Rome Program

Student & Family Orientation

Each year, the Rome Program hosts two Saturday-afternoon Student and Family Orientation sessions. The fall orientation, held in September or October, is for participants in the following spring Rome Program and their families. The spring orientation, typically held in March, is for participants in the fall Rome Program and their families.

Family members will learn what their students can expect when they study and live in Rome, view images of the College of Design's studio space in the heart of Rome's historic district, and learn about the history of the Rome Program. Faculty members will present details of the respective programs, and students who previously studied in Rome will share their experiences. Representatives from the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of University Counsel will also present information. The event concludes with a reception and informal Q&A opportunity.

Current Orientation

The next Rome Student and Family Orientation was held October 3 at 1:00 pm for architecture and landscape architecture students interested in the spring 2016 Rome Program and their families.



Presentations and Audio Recordings

  • Pre-presentation, slideshow of photos and quotes from previous participants
  • Welcome and Luis Rico-Gutierrez (.mp3), Dean of the College of Design
  • Tiffany Ahrenholtz (.mp3), Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Keith Bystrom (.mp3), Associate Counsel, Office of University Counsel

Unfortunately, technical difficulties prevented the recording of the audio from the faculty and student presentations:

  • Michael Martin, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
  • Other faculty for spring 2016: Karen Bermann, Associate Professor of Architecture and Mikesch Muecke, Associate Professor of Architecture
  • Sara Davids, fifth-year landscape architecture student, studied in Rome spring 2015

Please contact Jen Hogan, Director of International Programs, with questions regarding the event.