Summer Transition at Randolph (STAR) Program

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The Summer Transition at Randolph (STAR) program is a FREE two-week, residential session designed to make the transition to college just a little easier.

Not only will you get advice and guidance that will put you ahead of the game academically, you will get the chance to move in early, meet new friends, and adjust to college life before everyone else.

You will earn a total of 2.5 credits in the program and be able to polish and enhance all of those skills you will need to succeed in college—things like researching information, note and test taking, time management, and goal setting.

Don’t worry, college isn’t all work and no play! STAR students will have plenty of time for fun, with activities like movie nights, bowling, minor league baseball games, and other social events designed to help you get to know and connect with other students and the College.

Program Elements

The program includes 2.5 academic credits, group activities and entertainment, and room and board for a week of the two-week session.


The program is FREE to those selected.

Important Dates for Summer 2024

August 4      Move-in and program start

August 18    Two-week summer program ends

August 19     First-year orientation begins

August 22     Session one courses begin for fall 2024


STAR students will earn a total of 2.5 credits as they familiarize themselves with campus, establish relationships with faculty and staff, and share academic and enrichment experiences.

Students will take I ST 1140, The Creation of Knowledge during STAR. The course will explore how to use information for research in your courses in college.

Students will also complete the I ST 1101 course, Academic Strategies, which addresses skills, such as goal setting, self-regulation, time management, and note and test taking. I ST 1101 will help you hone your skills as a successful student in college.

College Life

The STAR program will give you the advantage of living on campus and adjusting to college life before fall orientation begins. The program is residential, and students will live together in one of Randolph’s residence halls. You will move into the room in which you will live for the year. Commuter students and residential students are encouraged to participate. Meals will be provided in the Dining Hall.

Inquire Today

STAR students must be enrolling, first-time, first-year students at Randolph College. If you wish to be considered for the program, please complete the STAR Inquiry Form (below). Candidates are encouraged to confirm participation by July 1. Space in the program is limited.

More information?

Contact Kim Sheldon, director of student success,, 434.485.8066.