Bradley W. Bateman

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 >>

Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney to serve as 2019 Commencement speaker

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Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney will serve as Randolph College’s 2019 Commencement speaker on May 12. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in The Dell. “We are proud to announce Mayor Stoney as our Commencement speaker,” said Bradley W. Bateman, president. “His commitment to inclusiveness, service, and protecting the rights of all people... READ MORE >>

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 >>

Bateman to discuss ‘Hayek and Keynes on Economic Liberty’ at Arizona State University

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Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman will offer his expertise in economics to a forum at Arizona State University on March 14. The program is titled “Hayek and Keynes on Economic Liberty” and will be a discussion about famed economists F.A. Hayek and John Maynard Keynes and their thoughts about economic liberty. Bateman will join Bruce... READ MORE >>