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Orientation and Move-In

Orientation for New Students

 August 26-30 (Wednesday – Sunday)

New Student Orientations are very important contributors to student success at college.  The sessions and activities are designed to prepare you for the college experience and to provide opportunities for you to meet and connect with classmates.

Randolph College’s New Student Orientation is MANDATORY and will be held from Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday, August 30.  Mark your calendars, ask off work, make travel arrangements, arrange for childcare, and plan to participate in the entire orientation program!

If you have questions about new student orientation, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 434.947.8119 or

We look forward to meeting you!

Family Orientation

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Family support and understanding of the college experience are very important factors for student success.  Families are encouraged to participate in the Randolph College Family Orientation on Wednesday, August 26 to learn more about the many services available to students and meet and ask questions of the staff of the Student Financial Services and Business Offices. Families will be have an opportunity to reconnect with their student prior to leaving campus.

We look forward to meeting and partnering with you for your student’s success!

Move-In Information

New student move-in will take place on Wednesday, August 26,  9 a.m. – noon Note that you will NOT be able to check-in prior to 9 a.m. and the first orientation session begins at 2 p.m. Housing assignments can be accessed through the Randolph College Portal System. If you need log-in assistance, please call the Help Desk at 434.947.4005.

Cleared for Move-In?

Randolph College charges by semester with statements sent the first week of July for the fall semester and the first week of December for the spring semester. Semester payments are due accordingly on August 1 and January 1 prior to the start of each semester. These statements are also available in the student’s self-service account online.

Please understand that students cannot move into campus housing until 1) the outstanding balance is paid in full for the upcoming semester OR 2) they have registered for and started making payments on the Monthly Payment Plan. Room keys will be withheld from students who have not paid their tuition payment by the deadline. Class registrations will be cancelled on the first day of fall classes for any students with an outstanding balance due.

You can verify your Move-In clearance by logging into the Portal and selecting the “Student” tab. There you will find a new section titled “required actions”. If the line “tuition paid/cleared for move-in” is green, then you have met all requirements.

Steps for Move-In:

  1. Arrive on campus
    Enter the campus driveway off of Rivermont Avenue and head towards Main Hall.   Campus Safety officers will direct you to temporary parking for check-in at Main Hall.   (Campus Map and Directions)
  2. Leave your belongings in your car. 
  3. Check-in
    All students must complete the check-in process before receiving room keys. Check-in will be in Main Hall Lobby located in Main Hall. Once you have completed the check-in process and picked up your key you can begin moving into your room.
  4. Park and Unload
    Return to your vehicle and park near your designated residence hall to unload your belongings. Our Welcome Team will be located at tents to assist with unloading your belongings and transporting them to your room. Once the vehicle is empty, plan on parking in the Bell Lot to leave your vehicle for the duration of the day.
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