Academics

M.F.A. program kicks off summer residency Saturday

M.F.A. faculty member Kaveh Akbar shares his work during a public reading at the first residency last summer

Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in creative writing program will welcome students to campus Saturday for its 2019 summer residency session. During the weeklong program, students will receive one-on-one mentoring from award-winning faculty, participate in collaborative writing workshops, and present their writing to peers and the community. In addition, the summer residency includes... READ MORE >>

Fiske Guide to Colleges touts Randolph as one of the nation’s “Best and Most Interesting” institutions

Featured in 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges

Randolph College was again recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The Fiske Guide to Colleges does not rank universities and colleges numerically, but assesses the strengths and weaknesses of what it considers the top institutions in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and... READ MORE >>

Symposium of Artists and Scholars highlights student research, creative endeavors

McKenzie Givens '19 delivers her presentation,

At Randolph’s 2019 Symposium of Artists and Scholars Friday afternoon, students presented the results of various research and creative projects on topics ranging from teaching strategies to rainwater harvesting to mobile app development. In its 11th year, the Symposium brings together students of all academic disciplines to share research results and highlight some of the... READ MORE >>

Month in Photos: January-February 2019

Collage of photos from January and February

The new year is off to a great start at Randolph! Here are some of our favorite photos from the month.... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces fall 2018 Dean’s List

Aerial photo of campus with the blue sky and mountains in the background

Randolph College is pleased to announce its Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester: A’Nyeja Adams Meredith Alwine Corrinne Anderson Lauren Appel Wajiha Ashraf Elisabeth Ayars Gladys Banton Brandon Braud Chloe Brazzi Anh Bui Joshua Bulavko Emily Butler Tyler Campbell Anna-Grace Cary Austin Collier Alexander Conway Taylor Craft Mary Dorman Hannah Edwards Paige Edwards Arthur... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program hosts winter residency

A panel discussion from Randolph College MFA faculty takes place during the winter residency program.

Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (M.F.A.) program held its winter residency at The Virginian Hotel from Dec. 29, 2018 through Jan. 7, 2019. During this time, M.F.A. students attended lectures and workshops, met with their faculty mentors, and attended readings. This was one of five 10-day residencies the students attend during... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program featured in Poets & Writers magazine

M.F.A. faculty member Phillip B. Williams reads his work during the M.F.A. residency at Randolph this summer

Randolph’s new M.F.A. in Creative Writing program was featured in the most recent issue of Poets & Writers magazine. The article by Rigoberto González highlighted the program’s first residency at Randolph this summer and included comments from both new students and faculty. Read the article in its entirety here. ... READ MORE >>

Major Growth: Sport and exercise studies major with liberal arts approach sees marked growth

Professor Carolyn Sarson’s Kinesiology class

Kinesiology is one of sport and exercise studies professor Carolyn Sarson’s favorite classes to teach. She’s even been known to spontaneously break into song and dance, like in a class last fall when she performed The Supremes’s “Stop in the Name of Love” to demonstrate movement using the shoulder girdle and scapula. The class is... READ MORE >>

Randolph faculty ranked 18th nationally by The Princeton Review

Princeton Review graphic

Randolph College’s faculty have once again been recognized as some of the best in the nation. The Princeton Review ranked the College 18th for most accessible professors in the 2019 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 384 Colleges. Randolph ranked 19th in the same category in the 2018 edition. In The Best 384 Colleges, The Princeton... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces Dean’s List for spring 2018

The Randolph College banner

Randolph College is pleased to announce its Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester: Marie Abowd Meredith Alwine Wajiha Ashraf Elisabeth Ayars Tristina Balsamo Gladys Banton Maggie Bargelski Carter Barnette Shannon Baskin Shearry Bates Elizabeth Beamon Di Bei Jonathan Black Adara Boling Chloe Brazzi Anh Bui Jessica Burroughs Ho’ola Bush Travis Byram Alexis Calloway Tyler... READ MORE >>