Hillcamp New Student Orientation

Hillcamp is a four-day new student orientation held in August before classes start.

August 11-14, 2021

Planned and produced for students by students!

Hillcamp is designed to help new students prepare for their college experience and give them the tools to be successful in college.

Held on the beautiful Rogers State University Claremore campus, Hillcamp is the best way to start building relationships and getting plugged in to your new life as a Hillcat.

While attending Hillcamp, you will meet fellow new Hillcats, current students, faculty and staff in a fun, success-oriented environment.

students under the gold dome“I am extremely quiet and nervous. Hillcamp was scary at first with so many people, but it helped me realize that everyone at RSU, including newbies, wants to make it feel like home.”

students posing on stairs
“Hillcamp allowed me to make friends outside of my major that I probably would never have met and for that I am grateful.”

Benefits of Attending Hillcamp

Attending Hillcamp at RSU will help you make a successful transition from high school to college. If you are transferring from a previous college, Hillcamp will help you transition seamlessly to university life at RSU.

Students living off campus will need to determine their living arrangements prior to Hillcamp. Hillcamp will provide everything else for students living off campus.

Here a just a few of the benefits that Hillcamp offers:

  • On-campus housing move-in if applicable
  • Establish connections with faculty and staff
  • Develop a strong sense of school spirit and what it means to be a Hillcat
  • Learn about the expectations of academic and social life on campus
  • Get to know other students
  • Learn your way around campus
  • Find out about important dates and events
  • Learn about all the different activities and organizations on campus and in the community
  • Learn how to financially survive
  • Get real information from current students
  • Find out about what services are offered from different departments across campus
  • Become the newest member of the #HillcatNation

What to Bring

The following items are some suggestions of what you should bring with you to Hillcamp.

  • Hand sanitizer and masks/face shields
  • Shorts, T-shirts, Jeans, Extra change of clothes
  • Socks and Tennis Shoes (closed toed shoes are required for some activities)
  • Raincoat and Umbrella (weather dependent)
  • Sunscreen, Bug Repellent and Water Bottle for outdoor activities

Watch the 2019 Hillcamp Video

Contact Us

If you have questions or need any additional information about Hillcamp, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Katie Warnick

Katie Warnick
Student Activities Coordinator