— TIR Virtual Orientation Schedule – Richmond University

VIRTUAL ORIENTATION SCHEDULE – FALL 2020

Review the Virtual Orientation Schedule below to find out what sessions are offered during the week. Be sure to save live virtual academic and social events to your personal calendar.

Many of our events will be hosted twice in a day and/or throughout the week to accommodate students from different timezones. The events listed below are in British Summer Time, so please make sure you keep that in mind as you plan your day. Find out what time that would be for you.

While we encourage you to attend as many live sessions as possible, we will also endeavour to record as many sessions as possible for students not able to attend during those times. Those recordings will be made available on the university portal, Blackboard.

Note: The schedules listed below are in draft form. We will be updating these schedules over the summer, so they are subject to change.

Have any questions?
Visit our FAQs section for more details about Fall 2020 Virtual Orientation.

VIRTUAL ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

Review the Virtual Orientation Schedule to find out what sessions are offered during the week.
  • Visiting Student Virtual Orientation: 2 September – 4 September 2020*
  • Undergraduate Student Virtual Orientation: 21 September – 25 September 2020
  • Postgraduate Student Virtual Orientation: 24 September – 25 September 2020

Many of our events will be hosted twice in a day and/or throughout the week to accommodate students from different timezones. The events listed below are in British Summer Time, so please make sure you keep that in mind as you plan your day. Find out what time that would be for you.

Any session listed in the Virtual Schedule as being “all day” instead of at a specific time are not live sessions. Instead, they are learning modules available to you at any point within the Blackboard Orientation course. We have spaced them out over the week within the schedule simply as a suggestion for how you may want to work through them.

Unless otherwise stated within the calendar, live sessions will take place on the university portal, Blackboard. While we encourage you to attend as many live sessions as possible, we will also endeavour to record as many sessions as we can for students not able to attend during those times, or we provide some alternative information. You will be given access to Blackboard closer to Orientation, if you follow the Orientation Step-by-Step Guide.

There are a number of sessions that are mandatory for you to complete within Virtual Orientation. Most of these sessions are not live, but rather learning modules found on Blackboard (the university portal we are using for Orientation). If we have any live mandatory sessions and you cannot make the time it is offered, then we will record them and you can watch it later or we will provide some other alternative.

Note: There are two mandatory visa sessions within the Undergraduate Virtual Orientation Week. However, only students attending Richmond on those visas will be expected to attend. These are the Tier 4 Visa and Short-term Visitors sessions. If neither of these sessions apply to you, then you do NOT need to attend.

You can find out if a session is mandatory or not by clicking on the event description within the Virtual Calendar. We will also list out all mandatory sessions within your Blackboard Task List.

Visiting Students are students attending Richmond as part of a short-term exchange or study abroad opportunity for a semester or year. For example, students here as part of a University of Southern California, Tulane University, Southern Methodist University, AIFS, Institut Supérieur de Gestion or Paris School of Business exchange, and any students applying directly for study abroad would fall under this category.

The schedules listed below are in draft form. We will be updating these schedules over the summer, so they are subject to change.

COLOUR CODE KEY

PURPLE = All Students Welcome | BLUE = Undergraduates only | RED = Postgraduates only | GREEN = RIASA only | YELLOW = Visiting Students only

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