Bradley W. Bateman

Class of 2020 returns for in-person Commencement ceremony

Change, and lessons learned, were a running theme during a special Commencement ceremony held for the Class of 2020 on Sunday.... READ MORE >>

Commencement 2021 recap: Graduates celebrate accomplishments—and being together again

Eugenia Livings Welburn ’95 emphasized the importance of blazing your own path while addressing the Class of 2021 during a special Commencement ceremony on May 23. It’s something students are uniquely situated to do after facing the various challenges presented over the past year. “When you look back on your college experience, I am quite... READ MORE >>

Renowned poet, scholar Joanne V. Gabbin to deliver keynote at MLK celebration

Joanne V. Gabbin

Randolph College is pleased to host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public, and Joanne V. Gabbin, founder and executive director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and English professor at James Madison University, will... READ MORE >>

Randolph joins Growth4VA initiative

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Randolph College has joined a growing coalition called Growth4VA, which aims to make Virginia colleges more affordable and encourages lawmakers to invest more into the state’s future workforce. Growth4VA is a function of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council and is a broad-based coalition that includes people from business, industry, and higher education working together... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces launch of e-sports program

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Beginning next fall, Randolph will become the eighth college or university in Virginia to offer an e-sports program as part of the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE). Randolph e-sports team members will compete in online gaming against schools across the nation. E-sports is a rapidly growing program for women and men, both at the... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces a price reset for tuition, room, and board

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The rising cost of college is a concern for all college-bound high school students and their families. In an effort to bring more clarity and transparency to our pricing, today Randolph College announced a reduction of approximately 35 percent in our tuition, room, and board. Tuition will drop from $40,521 to $25,000, and room and... READ MORE >>

Randolph kicks off 2019-20 academic year with Convocation ceremony

Students sing school songs by the Sundial

President Bradley W. Bateman delivered a message about the value of a college education Wednesday as Randolph College officially marked the beginning of the 2019-20 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 wore funny hats and... READ MORE >>

The cat’s out of the bag: Wanda WildCat gets a makeover

The new Wanda WildCat on front campus

Wanda WildCat has been cheering on Randolph’s students and getting into mischief on campus for more than two decades. She can often be found wandering campus, giving high-fives, studying with students, and even dressing up like President Bateman. However, rumor has it she’s been feeling her age recently (it’s been nearly 15 years since her... READ MORE >>

Commencement 2019 recap: Richmond mayor encourages graduates to pursue compassionate, equitable, and successful lives

Families, friends, faculty, and staff gathered on a damp Mother’s Day morning to celebrate Randolph College’s Class of 2019. Because of heavy rain, the May 12 ceremony was moved inside to Smith Hall Theatre. MORE COVERAGE OF COMMENCEMENT 2019 Levar M. Stoney, mayor of the City of Richmond, Va., served as keynote speaker for the... READ MORE >>

Renovating RAD: Major upgrade of athletics facility will offer significant improvement for student life

An artistic rendering by Architectural Partners of the newly renovated RAD Center, which will be renamed the Michels Athletic Center (MAC).

Thanks in large part to the generosity of two supportive donors, Randolph will begin a nearly $3 million renovation to its Randolph Athletics and Dance (RAD) Center beginning later this spring. The significant enhancement and improvement of the building, which was originally built in 1962, was made possible by two leadership gifts. One of those... READ MORE >>