Here's Where we Begin!

New students starting classes on Monday, October 24, 2022, are invited to attend our 2022 Fall B New Student Orientation on campus on Saturday, October 22, 2022, along with a virtual Technology + App Training session on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (MST). These events are for students taking classes on ground.

Orientation is all about connecting with key staff members and preparing for your first week of classes. Learn about the campus culture, discover important resources and understand what is expected of you as an artist and designer within the RMCAD community.

Prior to attending the ground orientation, all students are required to complete their online orientation, RMCAD Launch. This was sent to you in an email. Please make sure you complete your online orientation to ensure there are no issues logging into your RMCAD accounts, including your email and the LMS.

Register for Orientation

Spring A Orientation
Tuesday, January 3, 2022

For on-campus students.

Spring A Virtual Orientation
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

For online students.


The New Student Orientation, taking place on campus, is for on campus students taking classes on ground. Online students taking classes strictly online do not need to attend the ground Orientation but do need to complete their RMCAD Launch before starting classes.

Orientation will run for approximately three hours. Please expect to be on campus for Orientation from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. MST.

Yes, we strongly encourage you to stay for the duration of the event so that you are fully prepared for your classes.

Orientation is meant for students who will be taking on-campus classes during their time at RMCAD. The program will include presentations from departments with important information, technology training, and an introduction to your first-year courses – all integral pieces to your success at RMCAD.

You will have your photo taken at check in for your student ID. IDs and RTD passes will be available for pick up from the Techbar during the first week of classes. If you plan to utilize your RTD pass to travel to Orientation, please email mkern@rmcad.edu so that we can accommodate your needs before the event.

Throughout the day you will meet key staff members who will share important resources and tools for you to utilize in your classes and as you complete your degree. You will also have the chance to meet the Student Ambassadors and spend time connecting with your peers as well.

You will receive a copy of your class schedule via email from your Academic Advisor. If you need to make changes to your schedule, the advisors will be on hand during the Academic Advising session to answer your questions.

You will be able to speak with some key staff members during Orientation. If the person you are looking for is not on the schedule, we will make sure you have their contact information so that you can follow up with them via email or phone call during regular business hours.

Please RSVP here by Wednesday, October 19, 2022 to attend the Fall B Orientation. You will receive a confirmation email and additional details once we receive your RSVP.

For more information or if you have any questions regarding on-campus Orientation, please email the Director of Student Life at orientation@rmcad.edu.

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