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ROAR - Frequently Asked Questions


We are excited to have you join the Royal’s community at Queens University of Charlotte, and we look forward to seeing you on campus this summer. We know you probably have some questions about new student orientation (ROAR). Here are some common questions students, families, and guests have asked. If you don't find the answer to your question here, please contact us!


Do I have to attend ROAR?

Yes, ROAR is required. Students must attend all of the scheduled events over the 2-day program. ROAR is intentionally designed to provide you with opportunities for success at Queens.

Can I bring a guest with me to ROAR?

Yes, we encourage students to bring family/guests to ROAR. During the program, there will be activities for both the students and their family/guests. One guest per student is invited to ROAR without added fees. If a student has additional guests, there will be a $20 fee collected during ROAR to cover the cost of meals.

What should I do if I'm not feeling well the day of my ROAR session? 

Please stay home and contact us at QUROAR@queens.edu. We will follow up with you regarding any next steps or adjustments needed to reschedule your orientation session. 

What activities will happen at ROAR? 

All ROAR activities are intentionally created to give students tools, relationships, and tips for success. The ROAR schedule will be coming soon. 

Do I have to stay overnight on campus? 

Students registered for June ROAR are required to stay on campus in one of our residence halls. This allows students to experience campus life and enjoy building relationships with new and current students. Students will be randomly roomed with another student of the same gender. 

Will I be able to meet with Financial Aid during ROAR? 

There will be multiple opportunities to connect with Financial Aid during ROAR. During ROAR check-in, students who need to provide additional documentation, will meet with a Financial Aid counselor to talk about next steps. There will be a Resource Fair during ROAR for another connection point. In the meantime, you are welcome to reach out to Financial Aid (finaid@queens.edu).

Who do I speak with regarding accessibility service (504 plans or other disability needs)? 

Students requesting disability accommodations (academic, housing, etc.) should reach out to sashelp@queens.edu to set up a meeting with our staff and provide documentation on their disability.

If students or guests require accessibility services during ROAR, please complete our ROAR 2023 Disability Accommodation Request form.

I’m a transfer student, do I need to attend ROAR? 

Transfer students are not required to attend the overnight ROAR experiences in June. We will have a special opportunity for a transfer orientation in August. More information will be available soon. 

I am an international student, do I need to attend ROAR? 

International orientation is hosted from August 22–25. International students can arrive on campus on August 21, and more details will be sent out on international move-in closer to that date. Please contact Kristin Tokic, International Student Advisor, if you have any questions. 

What do I need to bring to ROAR? 

Please refer to the Information for Students webpage.

Can I request a roommate for ROAR? 

We will try to honor all ROAR roommate requests, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate those requests. If you would like to request a roommate during ROAR make sure that you are attending the same ROAR session and please email QUROAR@queens.edu.  

Families & Guests

Why should I attend ROAR with my student?          

We encourage our families and guests of new students, especially first year students, to attend ROAR. While your student is learning about being a Queens student, you'll learn about being a parent to a Queens student. Our faculty, administrators and staff will be at ROAR so you can meet the people who will be working with your student during college. It's a great time to get those "last-minute" questions answered, experience our beautiful campus, and help your student prepare to join the Queens family.                                          

How much does it cost to attend ROAR?

One guest per student is invited to ROAR without added fees. If a student has additional guests, there will be a $20 fee collected during ROAR to cover the cost of meals. 

I can't attend ROAR with my student. Will there by someone to help them?

We will have numerous faculty, staff, administrators and current students assisting new students during ROAR. Families and guests are encouraged to attend ROAR, but if a student needs to attend alone, we will be available to help them guide students to sessions and participate in events. 

What are the overnight lodging options for families/guests?

Families and guests will need to find their own lodging. Queens partners with local hotels to be the preferred hosts of the Royals. You can also receive a special Queens rate while staying in these hotels. 

What should I do if either I or my student aren't feeling well the day of our scheduled ROAR session?

If your student isn't feeling well the day of their ROAR session, please have them stay home and contact us at QUROAR@queens.edu. We will follow up with them regarding any next steps or adjustments needed to reschedule their orientation session.

If you are not feeling well and are registered to attend with your student, you can either have your student attend by themselves (if feasible), or contact us at contact us at QUROAR@queens.edu to determine next steps and reschedule your student's orientation session. 

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