Start Becoming Part of the Movement Congratulations on your acceptance to Regis University! Our New Student Orientation program is specifically designed with you and your family in mind. Regis is a extraordinary university community of faculty, staff and administrators dedicated to making your collegiate experience a successful once and it all starts with New Student Orientation. OverviewHighlightsFrom 2012FAQsScheduleHotelsDirections& Maps In a three-day period that will leave you excited and well-equipped for the collegiate journey that a waits, you will be introduced to the many resources, programs, and individuals that will support you and your family through the transition to college. Whether you are a first-year or a transfer student, New Student Orientation is an exciting opportunity to meet new students (most of whom feel a bit nervous and excited just like you), begin building new friendships, connect with faculty, figure out where your classrooms are, and begin to make a place for yourself at Regis. Along the way you’re going to learn something about our mission, glean some tips about being a successful student, eat a bunch of free food, figure out what “intramural sports” actually are, and get to hang out with Father President Fitzgibbons, S.J. Then, when orientation closes out and classes begin, Regis does a Week Of Welcome – ‘cause just like you we know that some folks would spend that first week playing Call of Duty when they ought to be getting out and meeting people. Every night there will be something to do – Battleship on the Beach, live music and dinner on the quad, bowling, Free Friday Night Movie, and there is usually something happening in Walker’s Pub. Guaranteed. For family members that are able to attend, New Student Orientation also has a concurrent schedule tailored to your needs. We know that for many of you this is the first time you’ve been to campus and you want to know what to expect from Regis. With that in mind you’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself to your student’s faculty advisor, eat in the dining hall, tour campus, meet with the Dean of Students and the Student Life team, ask questions of Campus Safety, learn about University Ministry and the Office of Diversity and spend some time with Father President Fitzgibbons, S.J (just to name a few). So, whether you are a new student or a family member of a new student, be checking the New Student Orientation website for the preliminary schedule in early June. In the meantime you can check out the highlights from last year’s orientation program, the Frequently Asked Questions (which are generally timeless) page and don’t forget to check out the 1st Tracks Pre-Orientation Outdoor Experience put together by Wellness and Recreation. If you have any questions about New Student Orientation please contact the Office of Student Activities at 303.458.3505. New Student Orientation Learning Outcomes: New students will develop a basic understanding of some of the issues they may face as developing adults in a college environment and the skills to handle these issues. New Students will be familiarized with the University’s academic expectations. New students will be familiarized with campus services and resources that are available to them. New Students will be familiarized with the University mission. Reception with Regis University President John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J. A reception with the president at Sports Authority Field at Mile High! A chance to meet Regis University President Father Fitzgibbons, and Student Body President Grant Robbins. **To plan accordingly, the orientation staff needs to know the number of guests attending the Thursday evening reception at Sports Authority Field. This event is intended for the student and parents only. Please make alternative arrangements for other guests and return the RSVP Reply Card by August 1. If you have any questions or special needs, please contact us at 303.458.3505**. Craig Zablocki The speaker who brings laughter to life! Craig works with organizations using humor, creativity, spontaneity and laughter to break down barriers that get in the way of positive communication and teamwork. Craig's programs will not only leave you laughing and full of energy, you will be ready to begin your Regis experience! His programs are always participatory - you won't leave without becoming physically, mentally and emotionally involved. Should you think and act like a four-year-old? Craig's answer is yes! Four year olds laugh a lot, are creative, have passion, are spontaneous, take positive risks, live in the moment and don't let fear get in the way of their dreams. When we combine our knowledge and compassion with those wonderful traits the results are amazing. The Human Experience 22 Film Festival Honors including Winner of Best Feature Documentary - NY Int'l Independent Film & Video Festival 2009 From Grassroots Films of Brooklyn, N.Y., comes The Human Experience - the story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I? What is the reason for living? Have we forgotten what it means to be human? Their journey begins in the concrete jungle, where the brothers spend the two coldest weeks of the year living among the homeless on the streets of New York City. As their story unfolds, they find themselves among people from the far corners of the world: from the orphans and disabled children of Peru, to the abandoned lepers in the forests of Ghana. What the young men discover impacts them forever. Through one-on-one interviews and real life encounters, the brothers are awakened to the beauty of the human person and the resilience of the human spirit. View the trailer at www.grassrootsfilms.com. Brett Hite Saturday, August 25, 2012, at 8:30 P.M. in the O'Connell Bowl Born and raised in the little big town of Spokane, Wash., Brett Hite was never afraid to dream big and go against the grain. Growing up in an athletic family, Hite naturally pursued and excelled in athletics. He became a nationally recognized and highly recruited high school soccer player. After a less than desirable college playing career Hite would return to the drawing board where music would reveal itself as his destiny. Now in his mid-twenties Hite is living out those dreams and is more determined than ever to never give up. After releasing his debut album “Visible” in May of 2010 Hite is now working on his next release with many top 40 producers including multi-platinum record producer Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Train, O.A.R.). After playing at more than 50 colleges in 2011 and an incredible arsenal of new unreleased songs, 2012 is shaping up to be a massive year for Brett Hite. Nonprofit Partners & Presentations Healing Waters International Healing Waters International builds water purification systems in poor urban communities in Latin America. To date they have built over 70 systems and supply approximately 120,000 people per day with safe drinking water. They operate in Mexico, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Safe drinking water is a basic human right and Healing Waters International is working to provide that through a sustainable solution that empowers the local community. Their mission statement is: Healing Waters International empowers local ministry partners to bring physical, social and spiritual transformation to poor communities by providing sustainable, safe water solutions. El Porvenir El Porvenir (EP) is an international nonprofit organization that empowers rural Nicaraguan communities to improve their living standards and reduce burdens on women through the sustainable development of clean water, sanitation and cooking systems, reforestation and health education. El Porvenir has 19 years of experience helping rural Nicaraguan communities build appropriate technology (wells, latrines, community washing stations and fuel efficient stoves) as well as providing communities with the tools they need to manage their water, sanitation and forestry resources. Their mission: El Porvenir assists people in rural communities in Nicaragua to improve their living standards through sustainable development in clean water, sanitation, reforestation and health education. To date, EP has completed 685 water and sanitation projects that now supply over 86,000 people with clean water on a daily basis. In Nicaragua, EP has a central office in Managua, and six regional offices in Cuidad Darío, Terrabona, Camoapa, San Lorenzo, El Sauce, and Wiwilí Project C.U.R.E. The registered trademark of the Benevolent Healthcare Foundation, PROJECT C.U.R.E. is a nonprofit, humanitarian relief organization that delivers donated medical supplies, equipment and services to medical professionals and the patients under their care in developing countries. Currently, PROJECT C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest organization of its kind, delivering on average two 40-foot cargo containers of medical relief every week, and having worked in more than 120 countries worldwide. Founded in 1987 to help meet the endless need for medical supplies and services in developing countries, PROJECT C.U.R.E. is headquartered in Centennial, Colo., outside of Denver. Distribution centers are located in Centennial, Colo., Phoenix, Ariz.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Houston, Texas. PROJECT C.U.R.E. collection centers are located in Albuquerque, N.M.; Austin, Texas; Basalt, Colo.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Lexington, Ky.; Sarasota, Fla.; and Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit www.projectcure.org. What is all of this information? This summer you will receive mailings from the Office of Student Activities that include a quick-guide brochure, pre-orientation activities information and a preliminary schedule. If anything is confusing or if you have any concerns, please call us. We have a summer staff working hard to plan for orientation weekend and to assist you in any way we can leading up to it. Please Note: You will receive a final orientation schedule when you arrive on campus in August. Do I have to go to Orientation? When do I need to arrive? Since New Student Orientation is crucial for a student's success at Regis, we require it for ALL new students. It is very important for the students to be here on Thursday to check in and that they participate in the activities throughout the weekend. Why is it important to RSVP? We need an accurate head count in order to ensure that we have enough food and that the venue sizes are correct. What if my parents cannot come? There are activities planned and free meals for families and guests of students at Orientation. However, it is fine if family members cannot attend the weekend. The majority of events are geared toward new students. What should I wear? Dress for orientation weekend is casual; shorts and jeans are appropriate for most events. The only exception is dinner Thursday, August 23, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High; dress for this event is business casual (Sunday best). How do I get my email address? Your email address will be available after you have cleared your financial account. After you are "cleared" you can get your email address by visiting the webpage located at https://insite.regis.edu. Follow the link for my RegisNet Account located on the left side of the page, and enter the request information. For additional help, visit the ITS help center in Carroll Hall during orientation. What computer should I bring to Regis University? Regis University’s computing environment is overwhelmingly Microsoft-centric. However, many of our students do come to school with Apple computers and are quite happy with them. There are important things to consider with any computer regardless of brand, and Regis' ITS department is happy to help with your computer needs. How do I connect my personal computer to the Internet? A wired connection is provided for each student in their residence hall room and a wireless network is available across the campus. Simply connect to one of these networks and follow the on-screen instructions to register the computer. Note: A valid RegisNET ID is needed to complete the registration process. Regis University ITS personnel will be available during orientation weekend to assist any students and parents who may have questions. Why does Regis University require me to have health insurance? Like most universities and colleges, Regis University requires students who have six or more credits in certain academic programs to be covered by comprehensive health insurance for their own continued wellness. Who is required to have health insurance? Students who are taking six or more credits and are Regis College students, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions pre-licensure nursing students, pre-licensure physical therapy students, pre-licensure pharmacy students, and students enrolled in graduate nurse practitioner programs must maintain health coverage. What are my options for health insurance? You must either enroll in Regis University’s Student Health Insurance Plan or waive the University plan and maintain an alternative health insurance plan at least as extensive as that provided by the University plan. If you choose to waive the University plan, you must provide the University with proof of that alternative coverage. Students must enroll in or waive the University plan during their first term and every successive fall semester. How do I enroll in or waive the Regis University Student Health Insurance plan You must enroll in or waive the insurance plan before Sept. 19, 2012. To do so, simply visit the Regis page at Aetna Student Health beginning June 3. Click Find School, enter Regis University, and click Enroll/Waive. If you have not completed this process before you arrive on campus, a computer will be available on the second floor of the Student Center for you to do so. Please see Celina Clymer in Office of Student Life, Room 223 in the Student Center with any questions. Note: If you do not complete the enrollment or waiver process before Sept. 19, 2012, you will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the University-sponsored Regis Student Health Insurance plan for the fall semester. How do I change my meal plan? Meal plan changes can be made at the Main Cafe on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you are unable to complete this process during the Services Fair, visit the Bon Appetit office in the Main Cafe (Student Center) upon arriving on campus. Bon Appetit is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All meal plan changes for the fall semester must be made by Aug. 31, 2012. Do I need a parking permit? How do I get one? All students who intend to park their cars on campus need permits. These can be obtained at the Services Fair on Saturday. After that, visit the Office of Campus Safety, Room 219 in the Student Center. How do I make sure my financial aid is in line? Students can review their financial aid status online through Web Advisor or can check their Registration Invoice. If students have questions, they can contact the Office of Financial Aid at 1.800.388.2366 ext. 4126 or 303.458.4126. How do I make sure my financial account is taken care of? All students are expected to make financial arrangements on or before the tuition due date of Aug. 1. Student Accounts will send you a packet information that includes your registration invoice which explains all charges, financial aid information and class schedule. Please be sure to pay in full, set up a payment plan, and/or have your financial aid awards in a guaranteed status (all required paperwork completed) before Aug. 1. The Office of Student Accounts will send out email reminders of important dates as the due date approaches. If you need additional information regarding your student account, please call 303.458.4126, stop by the 4th floor of Main Hall, or visit our webpage. What is the Student Resource Fair on Saturday, Aug. 25th? The Student Resource Fair is an opportunity for new students to meet with campus departments in order to do the following: obtain a parking permit, validate meal plans, make sure immunization records are in order, speak with a student employment representative, and get information about Family Weekend, student involvement, on-campus programming, and other campus happenings. What about setting up a bank account in Denver? Saturday's Student Resource Fair also includes local banks that will help new students set up accounts. Call the Office of Student Activities if you have questions about this service. When can I get my books? The Book and Bean (bookstore) is a hoppin' place during Orientation. The bookstore hours during orientation weekend are: Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Make sure to bring a copy of your class schedule, as it will enable bookstore staff to assist you in finding and purchasing your required course materials! When is Family Weekend and what are the activities for the weekend? Family Weekend will be held Sept. 27-30. The weekend will include fun activities for parents and students. Attend classes with your son/daughter, eat lunch, and enjoy live entertainment. More information on this exciting weekend will be sent in August. Where do commuter or transfer students living in the residence halls need to check-in? A check-in tent will be located in the Quad - the middle of campus - and our staff will provide students and families with their final orientation schedule and folders with pertinent information about the weekend. View the schedule of events and activities from our 2012 New Student Orientation themed "Passport to Your Future." North Denver Hotels Residence Inn by Marriott (Denver)* | 303.458.5318 or 800.331.3131 Offers shuttle service to downtown Denver and the Regis campus. Offers a free hot breakfast buffet and light-fare dinner Monday - Thursday. Visit website DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (Denver/Boulder)* | 303.427.4000 Offers a free shuttle to the Regis campus. The rate includes full breakfast buffet and a Doubletree Cookie at check-in. Visit website Residence Inn by Marriott (Westminster)* | 303.427.9500 Offers a free hot breakfast buffet and light-fare dinner Monday - Thursday. 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