Welcome new students and family!

Congratulations on your admittance to Radford University!  We are thrilled you made the decision to come to Radford.  New Student and Family Programs’ goal is to help students find success while making a smooth transition to our Highlander family.  Through Quest, our new student orientation program, UNIV 100, our course to help new students make a successful academic, personal, and social transition to Radford University and UNIV 150, our course to mentor students in academic recovery, we strive to provide the best support to our students and our families.

If you have any questions or concerns at all, please do not hesitate to email us at orientation@radford.edu anytime or give us a call at 540-831-5923 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

With Highlander pride,

Joel Hanlon
New Student and Family Programs

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Apply to be a Quest Assistant!

Do you love Radford University?  Do you enjoy meeting new people?  Are you friendly and energetic?  Are you looking to develop your leadership skills?  Then this is the job for you! 

Apply to be a Quest Assistant (QA) today!

The Office of New Student and Family Programs is seeking QAs who will serve as mentors and role models to new students while assisting them during their Quest experience.  You will make many professional and social connections which will aid you throughout the rest of your time here and well into the future.  As a QA you will receive:

  • Housing during training and Quest
  • A meal plan during training and Quest
  • Free Radford University gear
  • And you get paid!  

It’s the best way to spend your summer, so don’t miss out!

Be sure to submit your application by Oct. 15. 
To start your application, click on the link above and log in with your MyRU username and password.


At Radford University's Quest Student Orientation program, we’ll help you prepare for your college experience. During Quest, you will learn about more our campus, explore your academic program and work with an academic advisor to create your class schedule. Please see our session dates below:

Our spring Quest session will be held in January just before our spring 2020 semester begins.  Registration for January Quest will open in November.  Please watch your email for more details!


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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