Commencement

Meet the Class of 2017

Mitch MacDonald

On Sunday, about 140 graduates received their diplomas from Randolph College at the 2017 Commencement ceremony. A longtime tradition at Randolph is for each graduate to choose an important person in their life to serve as a squire and “hood” them during the ceremony. Here are a few of their stories:   Tia Jones: B.A.,... READ MORE >>

Randolph 2017 Commencement scheduled May 14

Commencement ceremony at Randolph College

Randolph College will hold its 2017 Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 14 at 10 a.m. in The Dell on Randolph’s campus. The event will be streamed live online at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/randolph/, and updates will be posted throughout the weekend on College social media accounts with #RandolphGrads. In addition to Sunday’s Commencement, other traditions and events are scheduled... READ MORE >>

Randolph names Nancy Cable as 2017 Commencement speaker

Nancy Cable

Nancy J. Cable, president of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, will serve as Randolph College’s 2017 Commencement speaker. Commencement is scheduled for May 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. in The Dell on Randolph’s campus. Recognized nationally as a leader in higher education access, finance, and affordability, Cable is known for her achievements in widening access... READ MORE >>

Randolph celebrates the Class of 2016

Graduates process into the Dell

Under a clear sky with a chilly breeze, families, friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Dell Sunday morning to celebrate the Randolph College Class of 2016. The message for the Commencement ceremony was one of courage and perseverance in the face of change, and speakers encouraged the Class of 2016 to go forward and... READ MORE >>

Randolph to celebrate the Class of 2016 at Commencement Sunday

Randolph College Commencement Ceremony, May 17, 2015.

Randolph College will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2016 in several events this weekend. About 142 students will receive bachelor’s degrees and approximately 10 will receive master’s degrees. On Saturday, the College will hold Baccalaureate, a celebration of faith and thanksgiving, at 11 a.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. Randolph English professor Gary Dop... READ MORE >>

Christman named 2016 Commencement speaker

Jolley Christman

Randolph College will welcome back an alumna and trustee emerita to serve as the 2016 Commencement speaker. Jolley Bruce Christman ’69 served on the College’s Board of Trustees for 10 years, beginning in 1997, and was president of the board during the College’s decision to admit men in 2006. Commencement will be held in the... READ MORE >>

Randolph College celebrates the Class of 2015

Students at graduation

With the weather alternating between sprinkles, warm sun, and overcast clouds, an audience of family, friends, faculty, and staff filled the Dell Sunday, May 17 for the 2015 Commencement ceremony. It was a celebration of endings and beginnings and a call for the graduates to use their leadership skills and passions to make the world... READ MORE >>

Randolph College celebrates the Class of 2014

The Randolph College community celebrated the success of more than 140 new graduates Sunday in the 2014 Commencement in the Dell. Students, faculty, staff, and the family and friends of the Class of 2014 cheered for the graduates as they accepted their diplomas and looked forward to the future. The College awarded baccalaureate degrees to... READ MORE >>

Randolph prepares to celebrate 2014 Commencement

Randolph College will celebrate the graduation the Class of 2014 in several events this weekend. About 121 students will receive bachelor’s degrees and approximately 20 will receive master’s degrees. At 9 a.m. Saturday, a hooding ceremony for master’s degree recipients will be held in the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. The College will... READ MORE >>

Randolph College announces 2014 Commencement speaker

Edward L. Ayers will deliver Randolph College’s 2014 Commencement address on May 18. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in The Dell. Ayers, who has served as president of the University of Richmond since 2007 and plans to step down from that role in 2015, is a historian who is well known for his books on the American south and the Civil War, as well as his digital historical archive projects. In 2013, President Barack Obama honored Ayers’ work by awarding him the National Medal for the Humanities.... READ MORE >>