STAR program

STAR program shows first-year students how to thrive in college

The College’s Summer Transition at Randolph (STAR) program is designed to ease first-years’ adjustment to college through a mix of academics and social activities.... READ MORE >>

Randolph Together: Professors take online learning to a new level with creative ways to engage students

Music professor Randall Speer recorded himself conducting with an accompanist to send to chorale and orchestra students, so they could record themselves performing along to the same master track. The video was shot from multiple angles to give each group a unique view.

“I see our faculty’s response as not an isolated reaction to our current circumstance, but an extreme example of qualities that have long been strengths of the Randolph College faculty, like accessibility, student-centeredness, and empathy,” said Provost Carl Girelli. “Our faculty have met the shift to remote learning as a challenge and an opportunity to gain and share skills, many of which will enrich the academic experience beyond this moment of crisis.”... READ MORE >>

Randolph's SUPER, STAR programs work to create connections during online learning

Professor Sarah Sojka teaches during the 2018 Step Up to the Physical Sciences and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER) program.

Both programs are both dedicated to helping first-year students adjust to college life. In 2020, that task became even more difficult, creating a sense of community with students who couldn’t be together in person.... READ MORE >>

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 >>