First-year

SUPER STARs: Randolph prepares to welcome first round of new students to campus

Students in the 2018 SUPER program raise their hands during a classroom activity

Tomorrow, first-year students enrolled in the College’s Step-Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER) and the new Summer Transition at Randolph (STAR) programs will arrive on campus to get a head start on college life.  In both of the two-week programs, students will participate in classroom activities as well as social events designed... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces new STAR program for incoming students

Professor Jeff Heinfeldt works with a student

Starting this summer, first-year students will have another opportunity to get a head start on college life and academics through the Summer Transition at Randolph (STAR) program. STAR is made possible thanks to a grant from The Endeavor Foundation, which encourages program development in support of the liberal arts. The STAR program is a free,... READ MORE >>

Living an Abundant Life: Randolph revamps its first-year common experience course

Philosophy professor Kaija Mortensen interacts with Olivia Chapin ’22 during a classroom discussion about the meaning of Vita abundantior.

Taking her seat in Thoresen Theatre, Maria Nimmo ’22 had low expectations for the lecture that was about to start. It was the first day of classes, and she was there for a required lecture by John d’Entremont, the Theodore H. Jack Professor of History. The topic? How to live a meaningful life. Forty-five minutes... READ MORE >>

16 Tidbits of Advice for Randolph College First-Years

New student with WildCat paw print tattoo

Compiled from a Snapchat survey of alums and current students! Let your parents fuss over you. They’ll be gone before you know it, and you’ll miss them. Don’t be a room potato. Use Orientation to meet people and get to know them because most likely they’ll be your bridesmaids/groomsmen at your wedding. You don’t need... READ MORE >>

Randolph College welcomes the Class of 2020 to campus

Move-in day at Randolph College.

Randolph College welcomed 231 new students to campus Wednesday. The College’s annual move-in day featured a large contingency of faculty, staff, and student volunteers who spent the day helping new students haul suitcases, boxes, and other belongings into the residence halls. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK “This is a wonderful time for the College, and... READ MORE >>

Saturday adventures help first-year students form friendships

Photo of students tubing in the James River

As part of Randolph College’s first-year orientation, members of the Class of 2019 spent their first Saturday exploring the wide variety of recreational activities Virginia has to offer, including tubing down the James River, hiking Sharp Top Mountain, engaging in paintball warfare in Glasgow, and studying acclaimed artwork at the Virginia Fine Arts Museum in... READ MORE >>