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Grab your graduation robes and crazy hats—March 20 is Founders Day

Seniors will wear their graduation robes (decked out in buttons) and funny hats to the ceremony

Seniors will wear their graduation robes (decked out in buttons) and funny hats to the ceremony

Randolph College will hold its annual Founders Day celebration Wednesday, March 20, at 5 p.m. by the front steps of Moore Hall.

Founders Day is a tradition held each year in March to honor founder and first President William Waugh Smith. Seniors wear their graduation robes to the celebration, which includes a late-afternoon ceremony, a special Founders’ Day dinner, and displays about the College’s history.

This year’s event will include performances by student a Capella groups Songshine and Voices, the traditional sophomore serenade of the senior class, and remarks by Student Government President Tori “Tea” Green ’19 and President Bradley W. Bateman. Participants will also receive a 2019 Founders Day button, designed by Alissa Garcia-Cruz ’22.

The College was officially founded on March 10, 1891. However, since this date usually falls during spring break, the College celebrates Founders Day later in March.



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