The RollinsTogether Orientation Experience

Virtual Sessions for the RollinsTogether Orientation Experience will take place for all incoming students from August 5 - 12.

With recent changes to the fall semester calendar, the RollinsTogether Orientation Experience will now be a fully-online, engaging multistep program that will provide you with important information and opportunities to get to know the Rollins community. You will have the opportunity to meet new and current students, learn about student and academic life, and more! Orientation will include:

  • Pre-Orientation Modules that will be available on Canvas, starting on July 1. You will receive an invitation to join the RSPH Incoming Student Requirements Canvas Page, and must accept the invitation to access pre-orentation modules. Students must complete Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4 by Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:59PM EST. Module 5 will be available in mid-July. 
  • Required Readings for Orientation. At the Rollins School of Public Health, it is an expectation that our faculty, staff and students promote and foster a community of belonging. Throughout your time at Rollins, there will be opportunities to engage in conversations related to diversity, equity and inclusion in public health. During our Orientation Virtual Sessions, you will participate in a Cultural Humility Training, and learn more about the intersections of racism and COVID-19 in Atlanta during our Virtual CDC Day Event.

    Students are required to select at least one of the following books to read this summer

  • Virtual Orientation Sessions that will now take place from August 5 - August 12. Pre-registration for virtual orientation sessions will take place from July 20 - July 27. Virtual Orientation Sessions will include mandatory and optional sessions, which will be recorded. You can find the schedule below!

We are thrilled to welcome you to Rollins and will continually strive to ensure your successful transition!

Be sure to review the course syllabus for our Pre-Orientation Modules on Canvas!

Here is a schedule for our Virtual Orientation Sessions. 

Orientation registration is required for all MPH and MSPH students. Pre-registration for virtual orientation sessions and our virtual CDC Day will take place from July 20, 2020 - July 27, 2020.

Register for the RollinsTogether Virtual Orientation Sessions, which will take place on Wednesday, August 5 – Wednesday, August 12. Using this link, you are also able to register for our virtual CDC Day, which will take place on Friday, August 21. Please review the Virtual Session Schedule carefully prior to registering for events. Be sure to note which events are required or optional.

IMPORTANT: After you register, please check your Emory e-mail (including your inbox and your spam, junk, and clutter folders) for your Virtual Session Schedule and the webinar links that you will need to access each session. Be sure to save this e-mail, as it is necessary for your access to the sessions for which you registered. You will be able to access each webinar link 15 minutes before each scheduled event.

Be sure to review and complete items from the Admitted Students Checklist prior to Orientation! You can also find these items in Module 1 of the RSPH Incoming Students Canvas Page (Pre-Orientation Course).

Our Virtual CDC Day Event will take place on Friday, August 21, 2020 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM EST. Attendance is optional and the session will be recorded. You will have the opportunity to register for CDC Day when you register for Virtual Orientation Sessions.

This year, our theme for CDC Day is  Endemic Racism During a Pandemic: Navigating the Intersection of Racism and COVID-19 in Atlanta. 

Our keynote speaker for CDC Day is Dr. Angelica Fugerson, Chief Health Officer for the City of Atlanta, as well as our faculty and alumni panelists. More information about our special guests will be available this summer!