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Orientation and Move-In

Fall Semester Online

Due to recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, Randolph College announced on July 23 that all classes for the fall semester will be held remotely online. Move-In is cancelled and students should not report to campus. New orientation will be held online.

For more information or questions regarding Orientation, contact the Dean of Students Office,, 434-947-8119.

Online New Student Orientation

Welcome to Randolph! Every important journey involves careful preparation. Your Online New Student Orientation will help you get acquainted with all of the great resources and services Randolph offers.

We will provide you with all of the information that you need to know to be successful at Randolph. The orientation modules will go live beginning August 17. All new students need to complete these modules prior to the first day of classes.

Once the modules are live, the orientation may take you a few hours to complete. But don’t worry, you can review them at times that are convenient for you. There will be a few short quizzes throughout to check your progress.

After you complete each section you’ll be prompted to move on to the next section. If you’re unable to finish the orientation in one sitting, don’t worry, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off.

Goals of New Student Orientation

The orientation will assist new students with their transition to college by focusing on several important factors:

  1. Introduce you to Randolph services that will support your personal and educational success.
  2. Review policies, so you are aware of behavioral expectations.
  3. Acquaint you to a variety of different staff members from around campus.
  4. Share resources and information that you may find helpful as you navigate your first year at Randolph.

Meet Your Davenport Leaders

All new students are assigned an orientation leader, referred to at Randolph as a Davenport Leader. Your Davenport Leader will serve as a mentor and coach throughout your Orientation experience, and into your first year of college at Randolph. They are here to answer your questions on a variety of Randolph topics, whether general, academic, or social.

Your Davenport Leader has already reached out to you via your Randolph email. Make sure to connect with your Davenport Leader as soon as possible in order to help in your transition to Randolph.


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Orientation Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.  Please check back regularly for updates.

Early August: Your Davenport Leaders will begin hosting virtual game nights or social activities/meetings.

Monday, August 10: You will receive an email with information about how to log-into your orientation modules on Moodle.

Monday, August 17: Orientation modules will go live on Moodle.

Friday, August 21:

  • 9:30 a.m.: Mandatory Virtual Group Advising *
  • 10:30 a.m.: Placement Testing (as needed) *
  • 10:30 a.m.: Consultations for Enrollment in Music Performance Courses *
  • All afternoon: Mandatory Davenport Meetings & Individual Advising sessions *
  • 7 p.m.: Meet and Greet with Residence Life *

Saturday, August 22:

  • All Day: Music Auditions *
  • Afternoon: Mandatory Davenport Meetings
  • 3:30 p.m.: Live virtual E-Sports Event *
  • 8 p.m.: Live virtual playlist bingo with prizes!! *

Sunday, August 23: The Student Government and Judiciary Board will host a ‘live’ event to discuss the Honor Code at Randolph College. *

Monday, August 24: First Day of Classes

Wednesday, August 26:  Convocation
Convocation is a celebration and the official opening of the College’s academic year. President Bateman and Ranita Opoku-Sarfo ’21, president of Student Government, will address the College community. Additionally, Provost Carl Girelli, will introduce new College faculty and present awards.

* – Link and/or more information will be provided at a later date and time.

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