New Student Orientation

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This orientation is for our Radford University Carilion (RUC) students on our Roanoke campus only.  This is not Quest orientation for our incoming students on our main campus in Radford.  Incoming students attending our main campus, please sign up for Quest through your MyRU portal.

Welcome to Radford University Carilion (RUC)!  We are really looking forward to seeing you at New Student Orientation!

New students for the fall 2020 semester are required to attend New Student Orientation.

When:  Friday, August 21, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
(Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for check-in, breakfast, and an information fair.)

Where:  The Berglund Center, Performing Arts Theater (710 Williamson Rd NE, Roanoke, VA 24016).  Parking is free and available on site. 
(Directions to the Berglund Center)

Who: New undergraduate and graduate students at Radford University Carilion (select programs are exempt as noted below).

Please register for New Student Orientation online

At New Student Orientation (NSO), students will be introduced to campus life at RUC and learn how to access services and resources.  Topics include information technology, financial aid, academic assistance, campus life, and library resources, among others.

Prior to the 8:30 a.m. start time, there will be an information fair where students can meet representatives from various campus departments.  Students will also receive their proximity (prox) cards upon checking in.  Prox cards will allow you electronic access to RUC campus facilities and you will also be issued identification badges.  Breakfast will be provided, and students may bring guests.  Attire is causal.

Please note that this is the university-wide orientation for all RUC students.  Students may have an additional orientation for their specific academic programs.  Information about program orientations will be communicated directly to students by their academic program or department.

Due to the online nature of these programs, students enrolled in the following are exempt from the on campus New Student Orientation and information about an online option for NSO will be forthcoming:

  • Healthcare Management 
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • Public Health
  • RN- BSN Program
  • MSN Program
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Health Sciences
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice