Passport Program

Develop, Orient, Introduce, Explore, Participate

It's your first year at Randolph College. It may seem like you've landed on another planet, or perhaps you feel like you've come home, but either way, the Passport Program is your guide to success at Randolph.

So get with the program, the Passport Program!

What is the Passport Program?

There is always something going on at Randolph College. Randolph students immerse themselves in everything the College has to offer - Vita Abundantior!

The Passport Program is designed to introduce first-year students to the Randolph Experience. You will attend twelve Passport Events during your first year as part of your First Year Experience. You can choose from more than 35 events - ranging from guest lectures and theatrical performances to cultural exhibits and sporting events.

How Does the Passport Program Work?


  • You will earn 1 pass/fail credit over the course of your first two semesters at Randolph by attending twelve events across campus. This goes towards fulfilling your FYS 103 and 104 requirement. All events must be selected from the Passport Program Event List (PDF).

Paw Pass

  • Bring your Paw Pass to each Passport approved event. We will swipe your Paw Pass at the beginning and end of each event. It is important that you stay for the entire event, or you will not receive credit for attending.


Required Events

  • There are four required events, two in the fall and two in the spring. These four events are designed to develop your planning skills and prepare you for a successful future.

Like It

    What happens if..'re feeling adventurous? Create a Wildcard! If there is an event that you would like to attend, and it's not already on the Event List, you can request to have it approved. Write a justification of why your event should be included. Submit your request to Event requests must be submitted two weeks before the event date. forget to bring your Paw Pass to an event? Don't Pass Go. Don't Collect $200. If you don't have your Paw Pass at the beginning of every event, you won't get credit. If you forget to swipe your Paw Pass at the end of every event, you won't get credit. Basically, don't forget! don't attend six events per semester? You will not pass that portion of the program. If you fail either the fall or spring semester, you will repeat that semester during your Sophomore year. Let's be honest, who wants to be in a First Year Program as a Sophomore? leave an event before it's over? No credit! In order to receive credit for a Passport event, you must stay for the duration of the event. If the event is going to conflict with something else in your schedule, for example, homework, practice, dinner etc, plan on attending a different event to receive credit. There are over 50 events on the Event List, so you have plenty to choose from.

    ...your Passport reflection receives a "does not meet expectations" grade? Revision! you will have the privilege of rewriting your reflection. You may be required to visit the Writing Lab. Tutors cannot write your reflection for you, but they are masters at providing tips for brainstorming, proper grammar usage, citation methods, content cohesion, and other areas that may be give you trouble.