Orientation at Randolph-Macon College is an opportunity for new students and parents
to familiarize themselves with the campus and all that the college offers.
Orientation, which was held on July 10 and July 11, 2012, included guided tours,
information sessions on academics and campus life, and lunch in Estes Dining Hall.
Students and parents started the day at the Frank E. Brown Plaza, where they will
be greeted by R-MC President Robert R. Lindgren.
Faculty and staff were on hand to assist students in registering for classes. Students
also met their orientation leaders and received identification cards and campus
While the newest Yellow Jackets familiarized themselves with the college and campus
life, their parents participated in a separate orientation. They received information
on financial aid,
internships, study abroad, disability
support services and more.
Students and parents also learned about the college’s
Four-Year Degree Guarantee, which pledges in writing that freshmen who meet
the Four-Year Degree Guarantee requirements will graduate within four calendar years.
Lindgren and Provost William Franz met with individual families in the
Brock Center to discuss and sign the Four-Year Guarantee partnership agreement.
The program concluded in Blackwell Auditorium, the R-MC Center for the Performing
Arts. Dean Grant Azdell’s “What’s Next?” presentation addressed practical concerns
that students and parents typically have about college life, such as Estes Dining
Hall’s hours of operation and where to find a nearby bank.