Guidelines and Procedures

Key Deposit

Radford University requires a deposit of $50 to cover a lost key. This deposit should be in the form of a check made payable to Radford University. The checks will he held throughout Governor’s school and will be returned to the parent at checkout when the student returns his/her key. Please write the student name in the memo line. If a student loses his/her key and has a new key made, the cost will be $50 even if the lost key is later recovered.

Check-In Procedures

Check-in will be Sunday, June 24 between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. At check-in, students will receive: room key, meal card, and Governor’s school ID. Once you arrive at on the Radford University campus, follow signs to Hurlburt Hall. Officials will guide you to the registration area and to your residence hall. Parents and other visitors should leave campus no later than 2:30 p.m. The Opening Ceremonies will begin at 4 p.m.

Note: Your forms should be completed and returned prior to arrival at Radford University. This will facilitate check in and prevent delays.

Cell phones

Students will be allowed to bring cell phones; however, cell phone usage will be strictly limited. Students must keep their phones in their dorm rooms at all times unless otherwise directed. If a student is seen with a cell phone outside his/her dorm room, the phone will be confiscated, and it will not be returned until the last day of Governor’s School. If parents/guardians need to contact a student during the day, they may call the Governor’s School office at 540-831-5177 or 5569. In the event of an emergency, parents/guardians can reach the student by calling Campus Police at 540-831-5500.


Student’s mail will be delivered by their residence counselor daily. If you wish to send mail to your child, use the following address:

  • Your students name
    Attn: Governor’s School Radford University
    PO Box 6968
    Radford, VA 24142
    "Counselor Group Number"

You will be given your child’s counselor group number at check in.  Please use this number when addressing mail to ensure timely delivery. If you receive packages through Federal Express, UPS, or other delivery services, the physical street address for the Governor’s School office is 801 E. Main Street.


Outside visitors are not allowed at anytime during Governor’s School. This includes family members and friends. This also includes the "Works In Progress" recitals and concerts conducted during the week. The Governor’s School strives to achieve a safe, cohesive, and self-contained environment in which students can study and come to know one another with minimal risk and distractions. Family members and friends are encouraged to attend the Showcases conducted on the final day of GovSchool!