12.12.11Explorations recognizes that it can be difficult for our students outside the US to reach us via our hotline (407.691.1199) and that sometimes the phone is just plain easier than email. To make getting your questions answered more convenient, Explorations now has a staff member on Skype each work day from 9-10:30 am and from 4-5pm (Eastern Standard Time) from now until the 23rd of December. Hours will resume on the 2nd on January. Our username is explorationsrollins; look us up if you have any questions!
Rollins Explorations offers a variety of programs and resources to fully engage first-year students in their lifelong educational journeys while assisting them in making a successful transition to campus. Rollins Explorations helps students integrate the learning that takes place through the academic mission of the college and engage students in the academic community. Rollins Explorations focuses on synthesizing the liberal arts academic curriculum, student development, leadership development and community engagement to help first-year students become responsible leaders and global citizens.
While classroom learning provides students with a solid foundation of critical thinking, curricular and co-curricular studies and experiential education together offer “real life” preparation for future careers and communities. Rollins Explorations believes that learning occurs when students reflect, make connections between theory and practice, and truly apply their liberal arts experience. The critical thinking skills which allow students to excel academically also yield students who are committed to lifelong learning and servic
Dear Incoming Students!
Welcome to Rollins! Explorations, the office of First-Year Programs, is excited for your arrival in the fall. Rollins Explorations offers a variety of programs and resources to engage first year students in their lifelong educational journeys while assisting them in making a successful transition to campus. The purpose of Rollins Explorations is to help students integrate the learning that takes place through the academic mission of the college and engage students in the academic community. When you arrive at Rollins you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiences that will help you begin to explore your purpose and explore your place through our incredible academic community. As you probably already know Rollins prides itself on striving for excellence, a tradition of innovation, being a community of learners, valuing the applied liberal arts experience and a commitment to lifelong learning and service.
In preparation for your arrival this fall, please take a moment to explore our website. On this website, you will find valuable links on the left hand side of the page that we encourage you to check out in order to become familiar with the many aspects of the first year experience. Additionally, you need to begin your Explorations to do list. Your to do list will include imperative things such as complete forms to build your class schedule and assign you to a residence hall.
On the bottom left corner of the website, you will find a link to your Explorations To Do List. This list includes several forms that must be completed before your arrival. When you click on the link, it will take you to the FoxLink website; the Rollins web portal that every student uses for similar purposes throughout their college career. In order to ensure your identity, you will be required to have a login and pass code which was emailed to the email address you provided us on your admissions application.
Once you have logged into FoxLink, you can begin completing your to do list. These documents may take several days to complete so please start reviewing this material immediately. Instructions on how to submit this information can be found in FoxLink. All future correspondence from Explorations will be sent electronically to your new Rollins email address.
On behalf of Rollins, I look forward to meeting you at Fall Orientation starting move-in day Thursday, August 18, 2011- August 21, 2011. In the meantime, if you have any questions, concerns, or problems with the website, please contact the Rollins Explorations Hotline at 407-691-1199 or by e-mail at RollinsExplorations@Rollins.edu.
Welcome once again to Rollins!
The Explorations Team