Jul 17, 2024  
2018-19 Hamilton Holt School Graduate 
2018-19 Hamilton Holt School Graduate [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Advising Resources

Community Responsibility

Career and Life Planning

Accessibility Services

Wellness Services


Campus Life

Advising Resources

The Associate Director of Student Services can help students with concerns regarding schedules, registration, transcript requests, and program specific scholarships. Students may also use the Tutoring and Writing Center. Visit www.rollins.edu/library/twc/index.html for more information.

In addition, the director of the program or his/her designee will perform the duty of a faculty advisor to the students in the program.

Community Responsibility

Rollins College is dedicated to fostering social responsibility as well as intellectual achievement and personal growth. For students to learn to live and work successfully with others, they must have respect for and be responsible to other members of the community, including other students, members of the faculty and staff, and residents of Winter Park.

The Code of Community Standards, created jointly by administrators, faculty, and students, is published annually on the Rollins web site (www.rollins.edu/community-standards-responsibility/) and includes the procedure for reporting of grievances.


Sexual Misconduct and Harassment

As a recipient of Federal funds, the College is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities. Sexual misconduct and harassment, as defined in this policy, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Rollins is committed to providing programs, activities and an educational environment free from sex discrimination. The Sexual Misconduct and Harassment policy is published on the Rollins web site www.rollins.edu/sexual-misconduct/index.html.

Center for Career and Life Planning

The Center for Career & Life Planning assists students and alumni in the career development process, focusing on self-assessment, career exploration, and career decision-making. The center provides a variety of services and resources including career counseling, various workshops focused on post-graduation employment and graduate school, and experiential opportunities such as internships and on-campus jobs. Students may schedule appointments to meet with a career advisor or come in during walk-in advising hours, weekdays from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information, including upcoming events and more complete descriptions of services available, contact the Center for Career & Life Planning at (407) 646-2195 or visit the Career Center’s website at http://www.rollins.edu/career-life-planning/index.html.

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides assistance to students with documented disabilities as they become independent and successful learners within the academically competitive environment of the College. It is the responsibility of the student who will be seeking accommodations for a disability to contact the Accessibility Services Coordinator. For more information on policies and procedures, please visit the website at www.rollins.edu/accessibility-services/.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call (407) 646-2354.

Please see additional requirements  specific to the ABACS program.

Wellness Services

Personal Counseling Services

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled through the Hamilton Holt School may call the Rollins Wellness Center for an appointment. The Wellness Center is open between the 8:30am and 5:00pm. Services are free to current, degree-seeking Rollins students. Individual therapy, group therapy, and consultation sessions are provided by licensed mental health professionals and/or graduate student interns under supervision with licensed professionals. Services are confidential. For more information or to make an appointment, call 407-628-6340. Rollins Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is closed during June and July except for brief crisis intervention and victim advocacy. In the event of a crisis during the summer, students may wish to call 211 or “Lifeline” at 407-425-2624.

Health Services

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled through the Hamilton Holt School may call the Rollins Wellness Center for an appointment. The Health Services staff provides episodic care for minor illnesses, STI testing, limited immunizations, and some preventative exams. Although office visits are free to current students, necessary testing, lab work, and other services may incur a fee. Please feel free to ask about cost prior to or during the appointment. Students with recurrent medical issues or outside the scope of services offered will be referred to medical specialists in the local community. To schedule an appointment, please call 407-628-6340. Health Services is closed during the June and July.

Victim Advocacy

Hamilton Holt students who have been the victim of violent crimes such as sexual assault, physical assault, harassment, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, hate-based incidents, and stalking may request the services of a confidential victim advocate at the office of the Title IX coordinator by calling (407) 691-1773 during regular business hours or at (407) 619-2329 after 5 PM. Victim advocates are on-call to assist students in understanding their legal options and to consider next steps in providing for personal safety.

Nonsmoking Policy on Campus

The Florida Indoor Clean Air Act prohibits smoking in all public facilities, including educational institutions. Smoking is prohibited in all College buildings, including private offices, dining facilities, and residence halls. Smoking is permitted on College grounds provided it occurs in designated areas. Smokers are reminded that improper disposal of smoking materials is a fire hazard and considered litter. All cigarette butts must be disposed of properly in an approved receptacle. The Non-Smoking Policy is available on the Human Resources website at http://www.rollins.edu/hr/policies/docs/safety/800250.pdf.

Campus Life

Dining Services

Rollins is recognized for serving some of the best food in the country. With seven on-campus locations, serving everything from Starbucks coffee to freshly rolled sushi, this is nothing like your high school cafeteria

  • The Market Place
    Features five specialty stations, including vegan and vegetarian, allergen free, and made-to-order Sushi, and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday, and for brunch and dinner on weekends.
  • C-Store
    A mini convenient store featuring made-to-order subs and is fully stocked with snacks, groceries including a wide variety of organic and gluten free items, sundries, and gifts.
  • The Grille
    Open from lunch to late night, this casual dining hotspot serves charbroiled burgers, grilled chicken, steak sandwiches, salads, breakfast items, and wings. Old-fashioned ice-cream parlor favorites include milk shakes, ice-cream cones, and root beer floats.
  • Cornell Café
    When you need good food fast, this Café located in the Cornell Hall for the Social Sciences features deli wraps and sub sandwiches prepared on freshly baked sub rolls and made to order tortillas. Other options include soup, gourmet chips, bottled beverages, fountain sodas, and grab-n-go snacks.
  • Bookmark Café
    Great food for great studying, the Bookmark Café is located in the library and features Starbucks Fair Trade coffee, a variety of cold beverages, and quick grab-n-go snacks, sandwiches, and salads.
  • Bush Café
    Located in the Bush Science Center, the Café features fresh fruit smoothies, grab-n-go sandwiches and salads, Starbucks Fair Trade coffee, and assorted bottled beverages and snack items.

Student Identification Cards

The R-Card is the official Rollins College ID card. It is used for identification purposes and for access to facilities and services on campus. You may voluntarily deposit money into your R-Card TARBUC$ account to enjoy cashless purchasing campus wide. You can view your accounts and make deposits by visiting the eAccounts webpage at https://rollinsrcard-sp.blackboard.com/eaccounts/AnonymousHome.aspx.

R-Card Privileges

  • Bookstore
  • Building access
  • Copy machines
  • Dining services
  • Library
  • Parking garage
  • Post office
  • Publishing center

R-Card Office Hours
Monday - Friday

For additional information, please call 407-646-1564 or e-mail rcard@rollins.edu.


The Charles Rice Family Bookstore and Café is an important campus resource that provides students and faculty with the tools of their work. In addition to textbooks, the Bookstore has a large and current stock of learning materials and books for general interest. It is located on Fairbanks Avenue. Bookstore hours may be obtained by calling 407-646-2133. For more information, visit the Bookstore website.

Information Technology

Rollins has made a significant investment in technology. All residence hall rooms as well as classrooms, labs, and offices are wired to the campus network and to the Internet. Wireless access is ubiquitous - both within and outside of buildings.

Several computer labs provide general and special-use facilities for students. Public labs are available in the Bush Science Center, Cornell Hall for Social Sciences, and the Olin Library’s Electronic Research and Information Center. Computers are networked to printing facilities, the campus network, and the Internet. Computers for writing and quantitative learning instruction are available in the Olin Library.

Public computers are also available in the Olin Library and Cornell Campus Center to provide convenient Internet and e-mail access. Computer labs along with the student help desk are available more than 90 hours a week, with 24-hour access in the Olin Electronic Research and Information Center.

More than 95-percent of Rollins students either bring their own computer to campus. Both Macintosh and Windows computers are used on campus, preferences of Rollins faculty and students closely match those of the computer market in general.

A variety of microcomputer software is available in the labs, including word processing, multimedia and web design, programming languages, statistical packages, and discipline-specific software for individual courses. All students receive a Rollins email account that they may keep for life after graduation.

The Department of Information Technology offers credit-bearing courses throughout the year on Excel, Digital Video, and Web Development. For further information, visit the Information Technology website.

For additional information, contact the Department of Information Technology at 407-628-6363.

Classroom Technology

All Classroom Technology equipment is available to Rollins College Faculty, Staff and Students for instructional purposes on a first-come, first-serve basis. All requests are made through the Help Desk at helpdesk@rollins.edu or by phone (407-628-6363).

Olin Library

When Rollins College was founded in 1885, its library collection consisted of a Bible and a dictionary. More than 130 years later, students have at their disposal considerable library resources ranging from ancient tomes to the latest technology in information retrieval.

The Library’s collections reflect the liberal arts mission of the College and strongly support the curriculum. Holdings currently include 138 research databases, over 318,000 volumes, access to more than 67,000 journals online and in print, a number of special collections, and thousands of documentaries and movies streaming online and on DVDs. Ten librarians partner with faculty throughout the College to teach students how to effectively search for, evaluate and use information resources, visiting over 100 classes each year and are available for individual research help by drop in or appointment, in person, online, and via phone for over seventy hours per week. Librarians are happy to sit down individually with Holt School students returning to school to bring them up to date with all that a modern academic library has to offer.

The Olin Library, a $4.7 million gift of the F.W. Olin Foundation, was dedicated in 1985. Rising impressively near the shores of Lake Virginia, the four-level, 54,000-square-foot structure retains the Spanish Colonial architecture that dominates the campus. A second gift of $2.7 million established the Olin Electronic Research and Information Center. The combined facility features the latest technology, including computer workstations, a variety of software applications, online databases, full internet access, color and 3-D printers, and digitizing equipment. These tools facilitate students’ creativity as they pursue research questions, and prepare multimedia presentations and web pages. Olin also houses Tutoring & Writing Consultations in which peer writing consultants work with individual students to help improve their writing and peer tutors help students improve their comprehension of course content. The main floor of the building is open 24/7 to all Rollins students through secure R-Card access.

The College Archives and Special Collections Department, housed on the first floor of the Olin Library, provides further opportunities for research in rare books and manuscripts and the historical records of Rollins College. Special collections emphasize the liberal arts character of the Library. Examples include the William Sloane Kennedy bequest of Whitmaniana; the Jesse B. Rittenhouse library of modern poetry and literature, including her correspondence with many literary personalities; the Mead and Nehrling horticultural papers; and an outstanding collection of Floridiana. The Archives offer a wealth of information to local historians, collecting both documents of the institution and extensive holdings on the history of Winter Park. The Olin Library has a robust wireless network throughout the buildings and houses the bookmark Café. It is an integral part of the instructional, intellectual, and cultural life of Rollins College.

For further information, call (407) 646-2627.

Parking and Campus Safety

All motor vehicles operated by students, faculty, and staff must be registered with the Rollins College Department of Campus Safety. Holt students must obtain a permit by filling out an application online http://www.rollins.edu/campus-safety/traffic-parking/vehicle-registration.html) or by visiting the Campus Safety Office, which is open 24 hours a day. Access to the SunTrust parking garage will be given, via your R-Card, once a Rollins College parking permit has been obtained. Please see the Campus Safety website for information on fees, citations, and other important parking information. Vehicle registration and an official Rollins College I.D. are required.

Campus Safety provides a variety of security services to the campus community. These include an after-hours (from dusk until dawn) courtesy escort to any location on campus, jump starting of batteries, printing of replacement R-Cards, managing lost and found and personal self-defense programs. Additionally, there is a system of emergency phones located at key locations on campus. Please familiarize yourself with all of the services, systems and programs aimed at reducing your risk of being impacted by criminal behavior and allowing you to make better personal security decisions.

Rollins also offers a personal safety app, Rave Guardian, which can be downloaded at no cost from Google Play or App Store. By installing this on your cell phone, you are able to have an emergency button, personal timer with guardians, and create a personal safety profile.

Rollins College is committed to assisting all members of the community and prospective students/employees in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety report is available on the Rollins College website at http://www.rollins.edu/campus-safety/clery-compliance/index.html

If you would like to receive a hard-copy of this report, you can visit the Rollins College Campus Safety Department in the first level of the Facility Management Building or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling, 407-646-2999.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the authority of the campus safety officers, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about fire statistics in Rollins Residence Halls and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Rollins, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Rollins College Campus Safety Department.

Religious Life

The mission of Knowles Memorial Chapel, led by the Dean of Religious Life, is to nurture the religious and spiritual life of the Rollins community. The character and programs of the Chapel are Interdenominational and Interfaith, seeking to serve and support all of the faith traditions at Rollins and to emphasize the conviction and commitments they share with one another. Each Sunday during the school year, there is a non-denominational Christian service at 11:00 a.m., and every Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m., there is a Roman Catholic Mass. Additionally, there are Friday prayers for the Muslim community at Rollins in the Interfaith Space, Classroom 102, each Friday at 1:30 pm Services of meditation, vespers, and gatherings for spiritual responses to crises as well as celebrations, weddings, and memorial services are offered throughout the year. The Dean of Religious Life is also available for personal pastoral counseling concerning personal or faith-related issues.

Hamilton Holt students may use the Knowles Memorial Chapel for weddings, baptisms, and memorial or funeral services. Contact the Chapel Office for details and reservations.

The United Campus Ministry offers programs and a variety of religious services to Roman Catholics, Christians of all denominations, Jewish students, and Muslim students.

For further information, contact Dean of the Chapel at 407-646-2115.

Sports and Recreation

Hamilton Holt School students are eligible to participate in the following varsity sports at Rollins: water skiing, sailing, and men’s crew. Eligibility includes enrollment in 12 credit hours and maintenance of a 2.0 GPA. To participate, students should contact the appropriate coach for more information. Each sport may require up to 20 hours of practice per week during the competitive season as well as some travel expectations.

Students enrolled in classes at the Hamilton Holt School may use the Rollins fitness and recreational facilities, including the Tiedkte Tennis Courts, the Alfond Pool, and the Alfond Sports Center fitness facilities during normal operation hours from the start date of the semester to the start date of the following semester. A valid R-Card is required.

Students with a valid Rollins identification card (R-Card) may attend sports events at no charge. Children under the age of 12 are admitted for free. Children between the ages of 12 and 18 and spouses are charged a nominal fee for entrance.

For additional information, please call 407-646-2660, or 407-691-1735.

Art and Theater

The arts have always been a highly visible part of the Rollins experience. Each year the College calendar is filled with concerts, exhibitions, lectures, readings, and performances that draw audiences from campus and the larger Central Florida community.

The Department of Music offers an eclectic array of concerts and showcases each year featuring distinguished visiting artists, faculty, and students. More than a dozen student groups, such as the Rollins Singers, the Rollins College Choir, the 10 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble, and the Percussion Ensemble, provide performance experiences for majors and nonmajors. The Annie Russell Theatre and the Fred Stone Theatre present plays and dance productions throughout the academic year. Each February, Winter With the Writers, a Festival of the Literary Arts, brings distinguished authors to campus for readings, interviews, and master classes. The Cornell Fine Arts Museum presents several exhibitions each year and holds a collection of nearly 6,000 objects from ancient to contemporary.

Student Activities and Organizations

The Hamilton Holt School Student Government Association meets once each month to identify and discuss student issues. Notice of these meetings is published on a term basis, and meetings are open to all Holt School undergraduate and graduate students.

Professional associations that are specifically related to graduate programs are also available. For instance, counseling students may join the American Counseling Association (ACA); human resource students may join the Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Central Florida Human Resource Management Association (CFHRM), or the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Liberal studies students may submit papers to be published in the Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies.

Center for Inclusion & Campus Involvement

The Center for Inclusion & Campus Involvement creates and foster learning environments for students to gain awareness of self and others, discover leadership as an action and value the responsibility to contribute positively to the campus and greater community.

Additional information is available at http://www.rollins.edu/inclusion-and-campus-involvement/index.html, or by calling 407-646-2624.

Study Abroad Opportunities and Grants

As part of the institutional mission of Rollins College, the Hamilton Holt School is committed to the education of students for global citizenship. See the Rollins College Mission Statement at http://www.rollins.edu/why-rollins/mission.html. International travel grants are available, on a competitive basis, to Holt School students participating in Rollins-sponsored travel courses offered through the International Programs Office, approved independent study and internship courses, and approved travel courses offered through other accredited institutions. Students must be currently enrolled in a degree program and be in good academic and social standing. Funding is limited, so students are advised to apply as early as possible in the academic year (specific application deadlines are posted for Rollins-sponsored travel experiences). Additional information is available from the Office of International Programs at http://www.rollins.edu/international-programs/ or by contacting Assistant Dean Sharon Lusk.