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Randolph president discusses freedom and the liberal arts in Convocation remarks

Class banners at Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman delivered a message about the strong need for liberal arts graduates in a free society to the College community Wednesday as Randolph College officially marked the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year with Convocation. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGE The ceremony began with the traditional procession of... 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 >>

College reflects on history, looks to future at 125th Anniversary Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman speaks during Randolph's 125th Anniversary Convocation.

Alumnae and alumni, current students, and leaders from throughout Randolph’s and R-MWC’s history gathered in Smith Hall Theatre Saturday for a culminating celebration of the College’s 125th anniversary. A procession of delegates from each decade of graduating classes as well as current faculty members filed into the theatre, and Gordon Steffey, the Barbara Boyle Lemon... READ MORE >>

125th anniversary festivities to conclude with multiple events October 8

Celebrating 125 Years - Randolph College

Randolph College’s 125th anniversary celebration will culminate with several special events on Saturday, October 8. The day begins with a 125th Anniversary Convocation ceremony at 10 a.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. The formal event will feature an academic procession recognizing graduate classes through the history of the College as well as a series of distinguished... READ MORE >>

Randolph president emphasizes value of free speech in Convocation remarks

Convocation speakers: Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman (left), Student Government President Eva Heitbrink '17, and Chaplain Jennifer Moore.

Read Dr. Bradley W. Bateman’s Convocation Address (PDF) The Randolph College community celebrated the official opening of the 2016-17 academic year with Convocation on Tuesday. The ceremony began with the procession of faculty and seniors into Smith Hall Theatre. Seniors wore traditional funny hats and graduation robes decorated with buttons as they exchanged cheers and... 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 president encourages students to examine their own definition of an abundant life

The Class of 2016 celebrates following Convocation.

The Randolph College community celebrated the official opening of the 2015-16 academic year with Convocation Tuesday. The ceremony began with the traditional procession of faculty and seniors into Smith Hall Theatre. Seniors wore traditional funny hats and graduation robes decorated with buttons as they exchanged cheers and songs with the sophomores. During the event, Carl... READ MORE >>

Convocation to mark beginning of new academic year

Fall convocation September 2, 2014

The Randolph College community will celebrate the official opening of the new academic year with Convocation on Tuesday, September 1, 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 College president urges self-reflection and honorable living

Photo from convoation

As the Randolph College community celebrated the official beginning of the 2014-15 academic year with Convocation Tuesday, Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman encouraged the students to live honorably. “You become a better person because your values are transformed, because you make a decision to become a better person,” he said.... READ MORE >>