Welcome to Rio!
We’re excited to have you join the “Rio Family,” and we know your years here will be some of the best of your life. Along the way you’ll face new challenges, and we’re here to help make your Rio Grande experience the best it can be! We look forward to seeing you at our orientation program. Orientation is mandatory for all new students including transfer students, and there are several dates of which to choose. Please call Admissions at 1.800.282.7201, ext. 7208 for options.
What is Orientation?
This mandatory orientation prepares you for a successful tenure at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. By attending orientation, you will learn about the services offered at Rio Grande, meet current students and other new students, interact with academic advisors and register for classes.
For those students who do not have an ACT/SAT test score on file, the COMPASS placement test must be taken. Please contact the New Student Advising Office 1-800-282-7201 ext. 7004 to determine if placement testing is needed and when you can schedule your test or scheduling appointment. If you are a transfer student or have taken duel credit, PSEO coursework, or AP exams please try to obtain copies of your transcripts for scheduling. If you have any questions please contact the New Student Advising Office at the number listed above. Spring semester classes start January 13th . Please plan to schedule your appointment early.
To register for the spring semester New Student Orientation CLICK HERE