Highlander Days

Welcome to Radford University! All admitted freshmen and transfer students are invited to join the Office of Admissions staff for Highlander Days this spring. Highlander Days are a fantastic way to learn more about our campus community, meet current students and faculty, and ask questions about the enrollment process. We have four dates available:

  • February 25, 2017
  • March 18, 2017
  • April 8, 2017
  • April 29, 2017


Note: Highlander Days are recommended but optional for students. They are designed to assist students admitted to Radford University as they make decisions about where to attend next fall. They are not the same as Quest, our summer orientation program. Quest is required for all students; that's where you'll meet your advisor and register for classes. Please visit the New Student Programs website to learn more about Quest. 

This website aims to provide newly admitted students all the information they need to have a successful transition to college. Please explore the checklists below for an overview of enrollment steps and appropriate offices. 

Undergraduate Students

The following information outlines the next steps to becoming a Highlander!  Make sure you complete the following steps to confirm your space in the class.  If you prefer, you can download a copy of the enrollment guide for reference.

STEP 1: Make a Deposit

STEP 2: Attend Orientation

STEP 3: Register for Housing

STEP 4: Submit Your Final Transcripts

STEP 13: Purchase Your Books

STEP 14: Move In!

STEP 15: Participate in Welcome to RU Move-In Weekend

STEP 16: Start Working on Checking Off Items on Your RU Bucket List

Graduate Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a parking pass, and how do I get one?

In order to park your car safely around campus or in any of the school-owned parking lots, a pass is required. These can be acquired by visiting Parking Services, located in Heth Hall. Registering for a pass is simple and quick, and can be done online.

What is AlcoholEdu and Haven?

As part of our comprehensive community program, Radford University asks all incoming students to complete two online courses, AlcoholEdu and Haven.

AlcoholEdu provides valuable information about alcohol use and abuse while Haven addresses issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.  Learn more about these courses.

Where can I find information about jobs on campus?

There are a lot of opportunities to work on campus as a work-study. Contact Financial Aid and they will help you get set up! Other employment opportunities you can take advantage of without having to leave campus include Dining Services and the RU Bookstore.

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