traditions

Randolph marks 128th anniversary with Founders Day celebration

Students sing school songs around the Sundial

Randolph students, faculty, and staff gathered next to the front steps of Moore Hall Wednesday afternoon for the annual Founders Day celebration. The brief ceremony included speeches by President Bradley W. Bateman and Class President Libby Exline ’19, as well as musical performances by the campus a capella groups Songshine and Voices. The College was... READ MORE >>

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

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... READ MORE >>

Meet our Gold Key Guides: Rikki Carretta ’19

Rikki Carretta '19 next to the Odd Tree on front campus

Randolph College is excited to host prospective students and their families in a series of open houses this spring. The full schedule is available at http://www.randolphcollege.edu/admission/visit/, and personalized visits may be scheduled through our visit app or by emailing admissions@randolphcollege.edu. In preparation for the big day, we’d like to introduce you to some of our... READ MORE >>

Faculty, staff take center stage in The Show

Faculty and staff pose after their rendition of

On Tuesday night, Randolph students got to see faculty and staff in a new light as they performed their special “talents” in The Show.  The theme for the 2019 event was “The Greatest Show,” inspired by the musical, The Greatest Showman. This year’s iteration of The Show featured singing, dancing, music videos, and other “unique” performances. The event dates... READ MORE >>

Randolph president discusses value of respect, community in Convocation remarks

President Bradley W. Bateman speaks at Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman delivered a message about respect and community as key ingredients for an abundant life Wednesday as Randolph College officially marked the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year with Convocation. The ceremony began with the traditional procession of faculty and seniors from Main Hall into Smith Hall Theatre. Also following tradition, seniors... READ MORE >>

Code Girls Declassified: Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 can finally reveal her secrets as a WWII codebreaker

Dorothy Braden Bruce ‘42 holds a copy of the recently released book that details her previously top secret experiences as a WWII codebreaker for the U.S. Army.

Alumna’s role in top secret military program finally revealed Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 was one of the first to learn that the Japanese had surrendered and World War II was over—she even knew before President Harry Truman. But for 70 years, she and the rest of a top secret group of women recruited by the... READ MORE >>

Randolph marks 127th anniversary with Founders’ Day celebration

Sophomores carry the banner and lead the procession to the Sundial

Randolph students, faculty, and staff gathered next to the front steps of Moore Hall Wednesday afternoon for the annual Founders’ Day celebration. The brief ceremony included speeches by President Bradley W. Bateman, Student Government President Tetiana Poliakova ’18, and Class President Aubrey Fane ’18, as well as musical performances by the campus a capella groups... READ MORE >>

Randolph to celebrate Founders’ Day March 28

Seniors robes decked out in buttons from various events at the College.

UPDATE: The Founders’ Day Ceremony, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 28 at 5 p.m. Randolph College will hold its annual Founders’ Day celebration Wednesday, March 21 at 5 p.m. by the front steps of Moore Hall. Founders’ Day is a tradition held each year in March... READ MORE >>

Tradition rings on

Close-up of class rings from Randolph College and Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Last week, several class rings belonging to alumnae from past generations were handed down to Randolph juniors as part of the Ring Week tradition. Here are just a few examples of the connections made: Libby Exline ’19 from Julie Hudgins Carroll ’45 Julie Hudgins Carroll ’45 majored in Spanish and Latin. On campus, she was... READ MORE >>

Randolph to celebrate start of new academic year with Convocation

Seniors sing after the 2016 Convocation ceremony

The Randolph College community will celebrate the official opening of the new academic year with Convocation on Wednesday, August 30, at 4:15 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. The annual event will be the first opportunity for seniors to partake in a much-loved tradition, marching in their graduation robes with stoles decked out with buttons collected... READ MORE >>