Randolph College Convocation


In the late afternoon of the first Tuesday of the new academic year, the campus community attends the ceremony that is the official opening of the academic year - Convocation. 

The Dean of Students leads the senior class in procession behind a bagpiper from Main Hall into Smith Theatre. The faculty, in full academic regalia, process into the theatre followed by the Presidential party to join the community - students, faculty, administrators and guests - in celebrating the beginning of a new academic year.

The College President and the Student Government President address the community before the Dean of the College presents three faculty awards.

A more recent addition to this traditional event is the premier of a short video that highlights community members and student life.