Welcome new students and family!

Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation

Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation

How to Register

How to Register

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Start your Highlander Journey at Quest.

Welcome to the Highlander Family!  We can’t wait to welcome you to Radford University through virtual Quest orientation!  

In this new format, we ask students to continue to register for a virtual Quest orientation date.  Students who have already registered for an orientation session, there is no need to sign up again.  Quest will establish your Fall 2020 course schedule and also help you connect with other incoming Highlanders, advisors, and current students at Radford University.  Family members will also have their own program providing the opportunity to engage with various members of our campus community.   We will be communicating through email as dates get closer.  We look forward to connecting with you through our virtual format!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at orientation@radford.edu.  

Virtual Quest 2020 registration is now open!  Please log in to your MyRU portal and click on the compass/orientation icon to sign up today!

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What is Quest?

Learn more about what makes Quest, Radford University's New Student Orientation program, the perfect introduction to your college experience.

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More Resources for New Highlanders.

University 100

University 100

UNIV 100 teaches incoming students the skills and resources they need to be successful here at Radford University. We cover academic skills, university policies & resources and personal topics. The classes are meant to be interactive with lots of discussion, small group activities and campus engagement events to help students make friends and feel comfortable doing what they need to as a student here.

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Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities

Radford University offers seven unique freshman living-learning communities (LLC) (Biology ConnectionsAROCommunity of ArtistsCommunity of MakersThe SchoolhouseEntrepreneurship and ECO Connections) that provide students opportunities to deeply engage with faculty, academics and peers with similar interests.

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Radford University Quest App (RU Mobile)

Quest Guide App

Radford University's RU Mobile app is the official app for Quest!  You'll be able to interact with our faculty, staff, student leaders, and fellow Highlanders.  Not to mention access your courses, grades, a campus map, our Radford Transit bus routes, your ONE Card balance, and so much more throughout your time at Radford University.