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Student Life Information for New International Students

Important Student Life Offices and Programs

What to Bring

Download this checklist of essential items you should bring with you.  During orientation, we will sponsor shopping trips to purchase residence hall room essentials and supplies.

Appliances in Residence Halls

Hot pots, popcorn poppers, coffee makers, MicroFridges and refrigerators with grounded plugs and less than 4.2 cubic feet capacity, hair dryers, and vacuum cleaners are appliances allowed in residence hall rooms.

Prohibited appliances include toasters, toaster ovens, hotplates, halogen lights and microwaves. Only students who have received authorization through the Health Center may use window units or other stand-alone air-conditioners.

You may rent a college-approved microfridge through the Melvin Corporation and have it delivered to your room on Move In Day.  Go to Microfridge Rental with questions or to make arrangements.

Banking

Many local businesses will accept an out-of-town check if it is printed with a student’s campus address and presented with a Randolph College student ID card. However, many students enjoy the convenience of having a local checking account. Regional banks, including Bank of America, BB&T, SunTrust, and Wells Fargo, traditionally have representatives on campus during move in and Orientation in August.

Because the College has a bad check policy linked to the Honor System, it is recommended students open checking accounts which include overdraft protection. BB&T is a five-minute walk from campus and has an ATM available around the clock. The other banks are a little farther away, but still easily reached. There is a BB&T ATM for student convenience on campus.

Mailroom and Copy Center

The Mailroom and Copy Center, located next to Lipscomb Library, provides mailboxes for all students, United States Post Office pickup and delivery, UPS pickup and delivery, and receiving for all major package delivery services. Visit their web page for more information.

Your Mailing Address for any type of mail or delivery service is

Your name
Randolph College
Box _____
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503-1526

Note: Using the nine-digit zip code speeds delivery to the campus.

Move In Day Shipments
The Randolph College Mailroom will be ready to accept shipments of luggage, boxes, and trunks from incoming students on August 1, 2016. Because space is limited, please limit the number of trunks to two per person, and ship as few boxes as possible.

Students may check out hand trucks from the Dean of Students Office to use for moving items from the Mailroom to their residence hall rooms.

E-mail Address
Your e-mail address is built using your  “first and middle initials” + “last name” + “@randolphcollege.edu”. For example, the e-mail address for Mary Elizabeth Jones would be mejones@randolphcollege.edu.

Fax number
Students may receive faxes at 434-947-8298 in the Dean of Students office.  Please include the student’s name on any incoming faxes.

Bringing Your Car to Randolph

All vehicles must be registered with the office of Campus Safety and Security to use College parking lots. Please review the information on registering your vehicle and all campus parking policies.

Auto Insurance
If you have a car at Randolph College, it is crucial you understand fully the requirements and the limits of the policy under which you will be insured. If your auto insurance is provided through someone else’s policy (for example, your parent), be sure you and the policy holder have a prior mutual and clear understanding as to how you will use the vehicle while you are in school. This will help prevent problems and misunderstandings later.

 

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