Welcome to Ridgewater!

If you are just starting your studies at Ridgewater, watch for your invitation and don't miss this important opportunity!

IMPORTANT: You must pre-register online for orientation at www.ridgewater.edu/orientation Pre-registration is required.

Orientation – These sessions provide valuable information about everything Ridgewater has to offer. You’ll gain insight into the financial aid process, available technology resources, and the Business Office.

Advising – This is the process of discussing your educational goals with an academic advisor, counselor, or instructor. Through these discussions, you will develop an educational plan that serves as an academic roadmap.

Registration – Using the plan developed during the advising process, you will choose the classes to take for the upcoming session. Often there are many sections of the same class available, which aids in developing a class schedule that works best for you.


We offer a Parent/Family Session during the orientation session for students. We invite you to encourage your family to attend.


Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.