coronavirus

Randolph announces new fall start date

Randolph College banner in front of Main Hall

Randolph College announced plans on May 29 to alter its fall academic calendar in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The College will begin classes Aug. 24 instead of Aug. 31, and students will leave campus for the semester at Thanksgiving break. In addition, exams will be held online following Thanksgiving. “As you know, our COVID-19... READ MORE >>

President’s Message to new students and families

Trees pictured in full fall colors in front of Main Hall

Dear new students and families, By now, I am sure you have read or heard about the varying ways colleges and universities across the nation are approaching the fall semester in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming months. The options range from going completely online to the other end... READ MORE >>

President’s Message to students, families, faculty, and staff

Students climb the hill from Martin Science Building

Dear Students, Families, Faculty, and Staff, By now, I am sure you have read or heard about the varying ways colleges and universities across the nation are approaching the fall semester in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming months. The options range from going completely online to the other... READ MORE >>

President’s end-of-year message to alumnae and alumni

Aerial view of Randolph and the surrounding community in Lynchburg, Va.

It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of the academic year. These past weeks have been filled with challenges and uncertainty as we have all tried to adjust to the world as we know it today.... READ MORE >>

A message from President Bateman to the Class of 2020

Commencement ceremony at Randolph College

In a normal year, we would be together in The Dell, celebrating this monumental achievement under a sunny, Sunday sky. Your family, friends, and professors would be surrounding you, cheering as you walk across the stage to receive your diploma. I know we can all agree that this is not a normal year.... READ MORE >>

2020 summer camps canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

In light of the continuing threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of protecting the health of campers and camp staff, Randolph College is canceling all summer camp programs for 2020, including computer coding, Randolph College Nursery School, sports, and theatre camps. We realize this is disappointing, but given the current landscape... READ MORE >>

Message from the President: Update for staff and faculty

A phased return of employees back to on-campus offices is planned for the summer. The timing will depend on the state’s decisions as well as an assessment of the progress of the pandemic in the Lynchburg area.... READ MORE >>

President to Students: Honor Code, tradition of self-scheduled unproctored exams will continue as usual

Student in apartment residence.

As a Randolph student, there is a lot that is expected of you during a regular year. This year, the expectations and challenges were even greater, yet you chose to make the best of a difficult situation. You have shown exactly why we are so proud of our students.... READ MORE >>

President’s Message to Students: Week 4 – We miss you and will see you in the fall

Faculty and staff volunteers pose with Wanda WildCat on the front steps of Main Hall

While what happens in the future with COVID-19 is out of our control, at this point, we fully expect to be open for on-campus learning as scheduled for the fall. In fact, we have already begun making plans and doing the work necessary for this to happen.... READ MORE >>

President’s Message to Faculty and Staff

Spring colors come out along the Red Brick Wall

…we are seeing many familiar Randolph sights every day: excellent teaching, friendly colleagues, and people working hard to provide a great education to our students. In this sense, it is business as usual at the College. We are dedicated to the College and our students and that hasn’t changed.... READ MORE >>