ODAC announces plan for return to competition this spring

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Presidents’ Council announced today its plan to return to competition in January. As part of the decision, ODAC leaders committed that the conference will follow all established NCAA testing recommendations. The ODAC Board of Directors and a number of working groups, including athletic training and sports medicine personnel, also... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces plan to reopen campus for spring 2021 semester

COVID-19 response

The following message was sent to the Randolph community on Nov. 11, 2020. Dear Randolph community, I would like to thank each of you for your patience in the past weeks as our COVID-19 Task Force has grappled with the decision of whether to reopen campus for the spring semester. Balancing the difficulties, such as... READ MORE >>

Update on plans for spring semester

Dear Randolph Community, I hope you are enjoying the autumn weather. Our campus is beautiful right now, and all of us miss our students greatly. I am once again writing on behalf of the COVID-19 Task Force. The group continues to meet daily as we work to finalize plans for the spring semester. I realize... READ MORE >>

Message from President Bateman on the results of the student survey about spring semester

Spring flowers grow on the trees next to Martin Science Building

Dear Students, I want to thank each of you who took the time to respond to the survey we sent out last Monday regarding next semester. More than 57 percent of students participated, which is extraordinary. Your input is appreciated by the COVID-19 Task Force as we work through our decision of what to do... READ MORE >>

Message from President Bateman about preparing for the spring academic term

COVID-19 response

Dear Randolph College students, I hope your semester is going well. I’m writing today on behalf of the COVID-19 Task Force. As I have mentioned in previous communications, the task force is actively planning and making decisions for next semester. This research includes discussions with other colleges and universities as well as health officials about... READ MORE >>

Update from President Bateman on COVID-19 actions and preparation efforts

COVID-19 response

Dear Students and Families, It is hard to believe that we are about to enter October. I hope that this email finds each of you safe and well. I know this has been an unusual and challenging year for everyone, but I am so grateful for how our Randolph College community has come together over... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces change to fall semester plan

COVID-19 response

The simple truth is that we do not see the situation in our country improving before our campus opens to our full student body in a month’s time. Because of this, we are not confident the College would be able to remain in-person the entire semester without serious COVID-19-caused disruptions.... READ MORE >>

ODAC issues statement on fall competition

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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Presidents Council has announced the postponement of all athletic competition for the 2020 season, due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19.... READ MORE >>

A message from President Bateman about Randolph’s international students

Randolph College banner in front of Main Hall

We are deeply saddened and concerned at the guidance issued this week by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which states that international students attending colleges and universities in the United States that operate entirely online will not be allowed to remain in residence in the country. This is a reversal of policy... READ MORE >>

President Bateman’s message to faculty and staff about the College’s reopening plan

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Dear faculty and staff, As I mentioned in a previous communication, the state is requiring all colleges and universities to submit plans for in-person instruction and reopening to the State Council of Higher of Education, which it will then review and certify. Reopening plans are expected to address a school’s ability to safely monitor and... READ MORE >>