Family Weekend



The R-MC Bookstore is Open!  8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Brock Commons

Art Gallery Exhibit: Repository of Missing Places  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – The Flippo Gallery, Pace-Armistead Hall

    Chroma Projects is pleased to announce, in partnership with the Piedmont Council for the Arts, the award of a start-up grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to begin production of a book on Richard Crozier’s paintings. Titled Repository of Missing Places, a travelling exhibition of 50 paintings featured in the book of the houses, factories, small businesses and community halls that no longer belong to the landscape and social fabric of a once small but expanding and diversifying town.

Prospective Student Information Sessions and Tour, Office of Admissions  11:00 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. – Thomas Branch Atrium

    Designed for prospective students, please contact 804-752-7305 or admissions@rmc.edu.

Local Event: It All Comes Together  11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Gallery Flux

    Solo show featuring North Carolina artist, Matthew Scott Myers. He describes his paintings as Saturated Realism, or sometimes, Acidism, and then sometimes impressionism. Scott is a self-taught artist, looking to capture the vibrant world he sees around himself. The exhibit will be full of different scenes and subjects, but it all comes together.

Family Weekend Information Center, sponsored by the Alumni Office  2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Brock Commons Living Room

    Enjoy complimentary beverages and cookies, pick up local area maps, and mingling with other Randolph-Macon families. 

Resources for Student Success  3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Brock Commons, Living Room

    Are you interested in learning about our tutoring or mentoring programs?  Or, do you want to know more about what your student should be doing to become a more effective learner? 

Chaplain’s Office Open House  3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  – Brock Commons Living Room

    Visit to learn more about the various religious life groups on campus and all the opportunities for engagement

Student Life Engagement Center Open House  3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  – Brock Commons, Office of Student Engagement Suite

    Visit us to learn more about how we can help your student make the most out of his/her college experience.

The Edge Career Center  3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  – Brock Commons Living Room

    Stop by to learn more about how we give students the edge to compete successfully for employment and graduate school opportunities.

Study Abroad Open House  3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Brock Commons Living Room

    Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with the Office of International Education’s staff and get informed about opportunities to study abroad during J-term, summer, or for a semester or year.

A Conversation with the President, Provost and Dean of Students  4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Dollar Tree Room, Brock Commons 

    Join us for a panel discussion, open to all parents. Please register to ensure seating.


Make your local dinner reservations in Ashland early!



R-MC Bookstore is Open!  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Brock Commons

Local Event: Ashland Farmer's Market  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – 121 Thompson Street, Duncan Street behind Town Hall

    Stop by for the freshest Hanover-grown produce! Enjoy a variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, herbs, honey, and flowers, all locally grown!

Summer Research Poster Session  9:00 a.m. – Throughout Brock Commons

    During Summer 2017, nearly 50 students participated in the Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowships program, tackling timely and important research questions under the direction of a faculty advisor.  The results of their work will be on display in the Brock Commons.  Browse posters detailing their impressive research activities.

Ring Ceremony  9:30 a.m. – Blackwell Auditorium

    Highlights of our traditional Ring Ceremony include an address by President Lindgren and family members joining juniors and seniors onstage for the presentation of the students' college rings.

Local Event: Ashland Museum  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 105 Hanover Avenue

    The Ashland Museum tells the rich historical and cultural heritage of our town, Ashland, VA through words, images, voices, and objects.

Art Gallery Exhibit: “Repository of Missing Places” Art Exhibit  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – The Flippo Gallery

President’s Family Weekend Brunch  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – President’s House

    Open to all Brunch; Reservations requested

R-MC Women’s Soccer vs. Guilford College  1:00 p.m. – Day Field

Yellow Jacket Extreme Makeover  1:30 p.m. – Brock Commons Patio (Rain location: Birdsong Café)

Science Center Tour 2:30 p.m. – Brock Hall

    Join members of the R-MC staff as they show off our new facility.

R-MC Men’s Soccer vs. Randolph College  3:30 p.m. – West Field

R-MC Field Hockey vs. Bridgewater College  5:00 p.m. – Day Field

Movie: Moana  7:00 p.m. – SunTrust Theatre, Brock Commons

    Cost: $2 per person; Free to students

After Dinner Party  8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Frank E. Brown Fountain Plaza

    80s style music




Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church Worship Schedule  8:00 a.m.; 8:50 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. - Duncan Memorial UMC

    Rev. Dorothy McNeer O’Quinn and Rev. Joshua McCauley welcome Randolph-Macon College Chaplain, Rev. Kendra Grimes for a special family weekend message.

*Please contact the Chaplain's office for additional local worship information 804-752-7338.

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra Metro Collection 1
Pre-Concert Lecture
  2:00 p.m. - Brock Commons Dollar Tree Community Room

    R-MC Music Professor James Doering will lead a pre-concert lecture with the conductor prior to the concert. This event is free of charge.

Concert  3:00 p.m. – Blackwell Auditorium

    Steven Smith, conductor. Molly Sharp, viola. Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Clarke’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Davies’ Carolisima for Chamber Orchestra, Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 (Le Poule).

For ticket information, contact the RSO Box Office at (804) 788-1212. Admission at door: $22 – adults, $20 – seniors, $12 – children, $5 – all college students, R-MC faculty and staff with valid ID. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


NOTE: Guest parking passes are not required for Family Weekend. Parents may park in all student and faculty/staff lots.  We encourage casual, comfortable dress for the weekend!


Randolph-Macon College hopes you come back to campus again soon!   

Upcoming events:

Homecoming - October 27-29, 2017

Save the date for Family Weekend 2018 – October 5-7

 Updated 8/3/17

The Office of College Advancement • P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005 
parents@rmc.edu • 866-694-4574