Matriculation is one of the longest-standing traditions at R-MC.
Randolph-Macon College held its annual Matriculation Ceremony on Sunday, September
2, 2012 in Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts.
President Robert R. Lindgren and the faculty welcomed new students to the college
during the ceremony, one of the longest-standing traditions at R-MC. Its purpose
is to administer the Pledge of Academic Integrity to all entering students. Upon
completion of the oaths, new students are officially members of the Randolph-Macon
College campus and community.
The Class of 2016 is the largest freshmen
class in Randolph-Macon’s history. The 414 freshmen represent 20 states
and five foreign countries and are very diverse, with 54 percent female, 46 percent
male and 23 percent representing an ethnic minority group.
The ceremony began with the processional of the platform party, which included President
Lindgren, Provost William Franz and Faculty Marshals.
Lindgren led the Class of 2016 in the Matriculation Oath: “After having carefully
read the laws of Randolph-Macon College, I subscribe myself a student thereof. I
enter this college with a sincere desire to reap the benefits of its instruction
and with a determined resolve to conform to its laws. In testimony thereof, I hereunto
subscribe my name.” The newest Yellow Jackets then recited the Pledge of Academic
Integrity and signed the matriculation books.