Thursday, October 18, 2012

Open house participants invited to homecoming

This weekend’s Open House at Randolph College includes a unique opportunity for prospective students to participate in the College’s homecoming festivities.

The open house begins at 1 p.m. with registration, refreshments, and campus tours starting in Main Hall. Starting at 2:30 p.m., the event will include a variety of opportunities to learn about Randolph, including a student panel about life at the College and an information session about admissions, scholarships, and financial aid.

When the open house concludes at 5 p.m., all participants are invited to attend Homecoming at WildCat Stadium. The women’s soccer Homecoming game vs. Hollins University will be in its second half at 5 p.m. At 5:45, visitors can witness the spectacle of the College’s annual Chariot Race, in which student teams from each class race around the track in homemade “chariots.”

Homecoming also includes a men’s soccer game vs. Shenandoah University, music by Randolph’s student-run radio station the WWRM, a tailgate party with food vendors, and a beer garden serving beer and wine (to guests 21 and older, of course). At 9 p.m., festivities wrap up with the Homecoming Bonfire in the recreation area next to Houston Memorial Chapel.

Prospective Randolph students from schools across the United States have signed up for Saturday's Open House. You can still register online.

If you can’t make it this weekend, there are two more opportunities this fall. You can register for an Open Campus Day on November 6 (Election Day) and meet professors and students as you attend a class, or another Open House at on November 10. Also, you can set up a personal time to visit when it is best for your schedule the best.