Nearly two centuries ago, Randolph-Macon College was born of a need that the United
Methodist Church had for educated ministers to spread their new faith in the new
Since its founding in 1830, the mission of the college has been to develop the minds
and characters of young men and women who come to Randolph-Macon from all over the
United States and throughout the world. Through personal interaction that occurs
between our faculty and students, this "hand cultivation" has bonded relationships
that last a lifetime.
Randolph-Macon promotes the freedom and confidence that a liberal arts education
instills in students who leave the college as leaders and life-long learners. Our
graduates have made their marks in the halls of government, in boardrooms, operating
rooms and classrooms. Some have achieved financial prosperity and others popular
acclaim. Most have made a difference in their communities. All share a bond in that
Randolph-Macon nurtured their dreams and helped them take the steps that made these
dreams a reality. These bonds, these dreams and these achievements are the intangibles
that connect graduates, faculty and staff of the college across generations.
This 175th anniversary Web site is a celebration of these moments of connection.
Visit the College timeline or view the special Flash version of the Moments in R-MC history!