COVID-19

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 >>

Randolph College continuing to offer test-optional admission

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In January, the College decided to change its standardized test requirement to test-optional for students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.... READ MORE >>

A message from President Bateman about Randolph’s international students

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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 >>

A tale of two projects: Summer Research studying actions and perceptions in the world

SRP 2020 Elizabeth Gross

Psychology professor Elizabeth Gross had a plan in place for Randolph’s Summer Research Program. Then COVID-19 happened—and she decided to switch gears with not just one but two different projects.... 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 >>

President Bateman’s message to faculty and staff on social distancing policies for fall 2020

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Dear colleagues, In the past few days, the COVID-19 Task Force has completed their discussions of several issues that will affect life on campus in the coming academic year, and I would like to share those decisions with you. The following procedures relate to gatherings and events: In-office meetings will be limited to no more... READ MORE >>

President Bateman’s message to faculty and staff on preparing for a pause in instruction

Dear Colleagues, I write today to share with you one of the many unique features of our return to campus this fall. As we work toward assembling the formal plan mandated by the Commonwealth to be submitted by July 6, one aspect of our planning that we are required to articulate is how and when... READ MORE >>

President Bateman’s responds to questions from faculty about fall classes

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Dear Colleagues, I wanted to share three things with you quickly. The first is to say that I have taken the advice of the FRC and formally added Adam Houlihan to the COVID-19 Task Force. Adam joined the Task Force this past week and it is very helpful to have him in our discussions. Second,... READ MORE >>

President Bateman’s message to faculty and staff on COVID-19 testing

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Dear faculty and staff colleagues, I am writing today to share information about one element of our preparations for re-opening for classes on campus this fall: COVID-19 testing. When the pandemic arose, the conventional wisdom was that “blanket” testing for COVID-19, done on a regular basis, was necessary because people can have (and spread) the... READ MORE >>