Randolph to celebrate Founders’ Day March 21

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

Randolph College will hold its annual Founders’ Day celebration Wednesday, March 21 at 5 p.m. Due to forecasted inclement weather, this year’s event will take place indoors in the Hampson Commons. Founders’ Day is a tradition held each year in March to honor founder and first President William Waugh Smith. Seniors wear their graduation robes... 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 >>

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, 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 celebrates 126th anniversary of College’s founding

Erin McClelland '17 and President Bateman plant a rose on front campus, as is custom for the Founders' Day tradition.

With the establishment of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1891, William Waugh Smith fulfilled his vision of establishing an educational institution for women that was comparable to those provided for men. On Wednesday evening, the Randolph College community gathered to celebrate Smith and the others who worked so diligently to found the College 126 years ago.... READ MORE >>

Randolph to celebrate 2016 Convocation Tuesday

Procession to 2015 Convocation

The Randolph College community will celebrate the official opening of the new academic year with Convocation on Tuesday, August 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. Convocation will feature time-honored traditions, including lively cheering and singing among the seniors and their sister class, the sophomores. It will be the first opportunity for seniors to... 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 >>

Christmas Vespers performance set for December 7

Photo of Vespers Concert

The 2014 Christmas Vespers includes Hildegard Von Bingen’s O Virga ac diadema and Bach’s Cantate No. 64.... READ MORE >>

Randolph ghost stories video

Photo from Ghost Stories video

Just in time for Halloween, here is a video that tells a few of the stories behind supposedly haunted parts of campus.... READ MORE >>