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16 Tidbits of Advice for Randolph College First-Years

Compiled from a Snapchat survey of alums and current students!

  1. Let your parents fuss over you. They’ll be gone before you know it, and you’ll miss them.
  2. 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.
  3. You don’t need all that stuff!!!! TRUST MEEEE.
  4. In the beginning, everyone is just as nervous as you. Everyone is also looking for that first friend. Just talk to people and you’ll make friends.Students walking and talking
  5. Talk to your roommate early about issues you have with them. It’s better to have a healthy relationship than a seemingly healthy one. It’s also sometimes better to have a good roommate than a good friendship.Roommates
  6. Each class roughly costs $20, so sleeping through your 8 a.m. is like wasting four Cookout trays.Classroom
  7. Your RA/HRs (pictured below) are here to help you! You’re here to discover your passions and figure out what makes you, YOU!RA staff
  8. Be ready to make new lifelong friends. Try to meet everyone on your dorm hall for starters.Students in residence hall
  9. Push yourself outside your comfort zone! As cliché as it is, you grow so much more as a person when you take on projects/experiences that are totally new to you!Student handling snake
  10. Get involved in life on campus to make the transition easier!125th anniversary birthday party
  11. Take a moment to admire the beautiful artwork that can be found all over campus! Students looking at art
  12. Learn how to do laundry and cook something other than instant noodles.Student doing laundry
  13. Join clubs and organizations! You’ll meet new people and have fun doing what you thought you would never do. Say yes to new experiences until you find what you love… do this all four years.Involvement Fair
  14. Enjoy it all—every moment—it will truly go by too fast. Snapchat, Instagram, Tweet your experience at the College. My best years were spent there.
  15. Join MAC cause it’s tons of fun!!Bonfire at Homecoming
  16. Learn three facts about yourself that you’ll want to share with the group. It will serve you well through Orientation. Welcome to the 434!Student holding sign
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