WELCOME WEEKEND ’21

Residential Student Check-In Procedure

 

Move in Days/Times

New Students: Thursday, August 19th   12pm-4pm at Lyne Center

Returning Students: Friday, August 20th   9am-1pm at Lyne Center

*Students needing to arrive outside of those times should submit the Request for Different Check-In Form. Failure to receive approval may result in 1) a $50 fine assessed to the student’s account or 2) the inability to check-in upon arrival.

COVID Testing

                All residential students, upon arrival to campus, must check-in at Lyne Center to either 1) receive a rapid COVID test (if unvaccinated) or 2) submit a copy of their COVID vaccination card (if vaccinated). Students will not be permitted to check-in at their residence hall until being cleared by Health Services. If a student is vaccinated but unable to produce their vaccination card they will be required to test. If a student has tested positive for COVID within 90 days of check-in and can provide documentation they will not be required to test.

Facial Coverings

               Rio requires the use of facial coverings in indoor settings on campus for staff, students, and guests who are not vaccinated. Please bring your own covering or a temporary covering can be provided to you. Please communicate with housing@rio.edu if you have a documented medical condition preventing you from wearing a facial covering.

Limitation of Guests

In order to decrease congestion in the residence halls, a student may only be accompanied by two guests at check-in.

Role of volunteers

Volunteers will be available throughout move-in to assist with larger items. If you know you need assistance, please email housing@rio.edu ahead of time so we can coordinate some volunteer efforts.

Entrances/Exits

Entrances and exits to buildings will be marked and directional arrows will be placed throughout the buildings. The main entrance to each building will serve as the only entrance; all other doors will serve as exits. Please follow the arrows in order to decrease congestion.

Parking

Campus Police will direct you upon arrival to campus. The attached map highlights our residential buildings, main entrances (denoted with a star), and traffic flow on check-in days. Automobiles may be parked in “check-in” zones (denoted by the colored arrows) temporarily for unloading but then should be moved to any of our parking lots so that others may check-in.

Fall Athlete Check-In

Some of our fall teams begin pre-season training prior to traditional check-in. Please check with your coaching staff if you are to report to campus early. Additional check-in information will be sent to players on these teams.

 

Map for Resident Student Move in

Welcome Weekend Activities

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

12:PM-4:00PM
NEW STUDENT MOVE IN-RESIDENT HALLS
Students will be greeted at their residence hall by members of the Resident Life staff. Welcome to Rio!

5PM-7:30PM
DINNER-CAFETERIA
Enjoy our all-you-can-eat buffet! All students are welcome to eat for free at any meal service throughout the weekend.

7:30PM-8PM
RESIDENTIAL STUDENT MEETING-AMPHITHEATRE
Learn more about what living on campus has to offer and be introduced to the Residence Life team.

8PM-9:30PM
BUDDY BUSTERS-BELL TOWER
Nervous about the first day of classes? Interact with some of your gateway to success classmates and have the opportunity to win prizes!

9:30PM-10PM
FLOOR MEETINGS-RESIDENTS HALLS
Meet your new neighbors and your Residence Advisor – your person to answer any questions you have about Rio.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

7:30-10:00AM
BREAKFAST-CAFETERIA

9:00-1:00PM
RETURNING STUDENT MOVE IN-RESIDENT HALLS
Students will be greeted at their residence hall by members of the Residence Life staff. Welcome back to Rio!

9AM-11AM
MAKE YOUR MARK-BELL TOWER
Want to show off our creative side? Stop by to paint/draw/express yourself and have the canvas displayed on campus!

10:45AM-1:30PM   LUNCH-CAFETERIA

1PM-3PM
THE AMAZING RACE-ACADEMIC BUILDINGS
Like the TV show, faculty are set up around campus with challenges and tasks for you to complete – can you do it?
Compete with your Gateway group for the chance to win prizes! The event will kick-off and conclude at the Bell Tower.

3PM-5PM
BACK TO THE RIO GRINDE-STAFF OFFICES
Have any last questions? Here’s a chance to ask! Staff are available – no appointment necessary.

5PM-7PM
ALL AMERICAN COOKOUT-CAFETERIA
What’s better that grilling out, jamming to music, and roasting s’mores – am I right?

9PM-11PM
LATE NIGHT BOWLING-SKYLINE BOWLING CENTER
Put on your bowling shoes (or borrow some of ours) and enjoy Skyline, reserved just for us!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

10AM-11AM
YOGA-BELLTOWER
Kick off the morning with some relaxation – hosted by Dr. Kristin Chamberlain, Assistant Professor of Psychology

11:30AM-1PM
BRUNCH-CAFETERIA

2PM-10PM
CONCERT ON THE GREEN-CAMPUS GREEN
Throw down a blanket and relax as a lineup of local bands play on the Green. This event features food trucks,
a beer garden, and activities hosted by Rio alumni!

5:30PM-6:30PM     
DINNER-CAFETERIA

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

11:30AM-1PM        BRUNCH-CAFETERIA

1PM-5PM
DOWN ON THE FARM
Enjoy a day on the farm with kayaking on Raccoon Creek, hiking the trails, fishing and more!
Sponsored by our Greek alumni!

5:30PM-6:30PM    DINNER-CAFETERIA

8PM-10PM
LATE AT LYNE-LYNE CENTER
Check our campus recreation center! Everything is open, including our Olympic-size swimming pool.

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