Do I get to pick where I live? Returning students participate
in housing selection processes during the spring semester of each year and do get
to select where they will live for the coming academic year. Returning students
can apply to live in R-MC's living and learning environments or participate in the
General Room Selection. New students are housed in the order that they pay their
deposit to R-MC. So, the earlier you commit yourself to R-MC the higher your name
is on the assignment list. Incoming students do not get to choose their residence
hall, but they pick a roommate. If an incoming student does not have a preferred
roommate, they will be assigned a roommate who has similar interests based off their
housing preference forms.
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What if I know someone and want that person to be my roommate?
All incoming students have an opportunity to request to live with someone they choose.
There is a space on the new student housing preference form where you can list someone
you would like to room with. There are two criteria for this kind of request: 1st,
the preferred roommate must also be an admitted student who has paid their deposit,
and 2nd, the preferred roommate must also list you on his/her form as someone he/she
would like to room with.
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Where do first year students live? Transfer students?
R-MC has a freshmen area where 100% of the freshmen class will live. These halls
in the Freshman Village are a combination of coed and single sex halls. We assign
transfer students with each other or upperclassmen in upper-class residence halls.
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Can I live off campus? Randolph-Macon College is
a residential college and all students are required to live on campus. However,
students may request permission to live off campus by submitting a written request
to the Director of Residence of Life and Housing office. The Director of Residence
Life and Housing will review all applications and determine those to be approved
according to the following guidelines:
Due to capacity constraints, there will be times when the College will permit other
students to move off-campus. When this permission is given, the criteria for students
selected will be based on class seniority and will be regulated by the Office of
Residence Life & Housing. The authorization to live off-campus will be granted
for that particular academic year only. A waiver must be signed and approved in
the Office of Residence Life & Housing for every student living off-campus.
Waivers may be revoked at any time due to the unacceptable behavior of that student.
If this Residence Requirement Waiver is not completed, the student will be billed
for room and board as a resident student.
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How can I request a single room or special accommodations?
Because there are only a few select designated single occupancy rooms on campus,
singles are given to students who have medical or disability needs for a single.
Students with special accommodation needs must go to the Office of Disability Support
Services, (DSS) adjacent to the
Higgins Academic Center on the first floor of Thomas Branch, to receive
the appropriate forms. The Disability Services Advisory Board will review all current
diagnostic documents and decide each request on an individual basis. All documentation
must be received by the DSS office by no later than April 1 during the Spring Semester.
Registering with the office and going through the review process does not guarantee
a single room. Requests received after the April 1 deadline will not be considered
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How do I get a senior townhouse apartment?
Students must qualify in three areas: seniority, scholarship, and citizenship. Once
applications are turned in and information is verified, a selection committee chooses
the top townhouse applicant groups and they are granted a townhouse. Then all those
who qualify will be entered into the Townhouse Apartments Lottery that is held during the Spring
How do I apply for Special Interest Housing? If a student
is interested in special interest housing they should click here for more information. Back To Top
How do I sign up for a room if I am participating in the Study
Abroad program? Students who will participate in the Study Aboard program for the fall semester are not assigned
a room and do not go through any lottery, room sign up, Special Interest House or
Townhouse application process. Because R-MC is a residential college we use all
spaces, as we house the student body, therefore we are not able to hold rooms or
spaces for those who will be abroad during the fall semester. Study abroad students
should contact the Office of Residence Life with their desire for a room when they
return. Residence Life staff will be in contact with students while they are abroad
to make sure they have their housing needs met upon their return. We will accommodate
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What do I do if I choose to live in a Greek house? Those
students who choose to live in a fraternity or sorority house do not participate
in any lottery or room sign up. Instead, their Chapter President will work with
James McGhee to turn in a Greek Roster for the upcoming year. These rosters are
generally due by April 1st. If you have any questions regarding your Greek housing
option you can ask your Chapter's president or James McGhee at
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When do I have to check out at the end of the academic year?
All students are required to move out of their rooms 24 hours after their final
exam with the exception of seniors, who are allowed to remain on campus through
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Do I need to check out of my room at the end of the academic
year if I am attending summer school? Please note that all students who
will be attending summer sessions are required to vacate the halls at the end of
the spring semester. Students will be allowed to move back into the halls prior
to the start of the summer session. You are not allowed to stay in the halls between
our official hall closing and the summer session. The college does not store belongings
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Can I bring a personal computer? Yes. About 80% of our students
bring a computer. Be sure to bring a surge protector. Each room is wired for Internet
access. Students are assigned e-mail accounts when they first arrive on campus.
Don't have a computer yet? There are also plenty of computers located in the Copley
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What about a telephone? Rooms are wired for room
phones, but you are required to bring your own telephone to campus. Roommates in
each room have their own voicemail box. Due to room phones not being as popular,
Andrews Hall does not have room phone lines. Back To Top
Is there cable? Yes. Each hall is equipped with a basic
cable service that includes approximately 70 channels. Be sure to check out R-MTV
on Channel 16 for campus announcements. Back To Top
Can I bring my pet? With the exception of fish, pets of
any kind are NOT allowed in the residence halls. When pets are found you are in
violation of the Code of Conduct and will be held accountable for fines and the
removal of the pet from the campus.
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Is there a map of campus? Yes. Just click here to see it.
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Can I bring my car to campus? Although you really don't
need a car, students are allowed to have one on campus. If you do decide to bring
a car, you must register it with Campus Safety. Please remember that parking on
campus is limited. Back
Is there a place to keep my bicycle? Yes, bike racks
are located throughout the campus. If you decide to bring your bicycle, be sure
to have a lock and key. You must also register it with Campus Safety.
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Where do I eat? Chartwells is the dining service here at the College. Estes
Dining Hall provides three eating options, one in the traditional food court style,
the second in the form of a convenience store and the third is Macon Coffee. Your
meal plan is redeemable at any of these locations. Back To Top
Where do I cash checks? There are several financial
institutions in Ashland: many are within walking distance of campus. Be sure to
talk to a representative from each bank to make sure that your banking needs are
met. Often, banks offer different programs and some may be better suited for you
than others. Here is a list of a few banks:
Where can I wash clothes? There are four laundry facilities
on campus. The washers and dryers in our main campus laundry facility (behind Estes
Dining Hall) are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. There are also small laundry
rooms in Jones, Starr, and Garland Halls in the Freshman Village available 8am to
10pm. There is no charge to use the laundry machines for R-MC residential students.
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Where do I get my textbooks? The Randolph-Macon College
Bookstore is located temporarily next to the library. Store hours are 8 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Gift items, jackets, notebooks, writing supplies,
T-shirts, cards, magazines, toiletries and textbooks are available in the store.
This total could be more or could be less depending on the classes you are taking.
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Where can I find college policies for review? Fishtales
is the student handbook for Randolph-Macon. It contains all the information that
you will need as a student at R-MC. You should familiarize yourself with the policies
that are in Fishtales, especially the Code of Student Conduct and the Code
of Academic Integrity. The quiet hours and alcohol policies are also included in
detail in Fishtales so be sure you read and understand it. Residence hall
policies can be
found in Fishtales and online. Back To Top
Is there an escort service on campus? There are several
call boxes stationed strategically around campus that ring directly in the Campus
Safety office and all a student needs to do is push the button, to speak with a
dispatcher. When the dispatcher answers, the student may request a Campus Safety
officer to come escort him/her to their residence hall. Back To Top
What do I do if I want to change my room or roommate?
First talk to your Resident Assistant
(RA) to see if the RA can be of assistance. Also under our resources tab, read some
of our information regarding roommates. If the situation is not remedied, then the
RA will contact a member of the Office of Residence Life staff to assist with the
problem. There is a fee associated with room changes and it is only possible if
space is available.
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Who has access to the residence halls? All exterior
residence hall doors are locked 24 hours a day with a fob access system, which permits
entrance after a students fob is swiped to a proximity reader. Students are able
to access ALL residence halls from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily and they
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What happens if I forget my fob or room key? You should
go to Campus Safety and
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What size are the beds in the residence halls? Mattresses
in our residence halls are extra-long (36”x80”). The Office of Residence Life has
partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide our students with a convenient,
affordable way to purchase extra-long sheets and bedding items, as well as other
campus-living necessities. Proceeds from this program go to the Office of Residence
Life and are used for programming in the residence halls.
Please visit the RHL website. For specific information on bed lofting -
click here. Back