The Randolph-Macon College campus was abuzz on Friday, March 8, 2013 as a four-ton
cupola was installed on Brock Commons, R-MC’s new student center. Web viewers watched
it all happen via the Randolph-Macon College live
The cupola sits on mounting bolts welded to steel, and a worker using a scissor
lift tightened the bolts from the inside. The cupola was hoisted in separate parts
as a crowd of students, faculty and staff watched. The finial was attached by a
worker in an OSHA-approved "man-basket" suspended from a crane.
Scheduled for completion in spring 2013,
Brock Commons will include a movie theater, bookstore, dining services and
café, balcony, portico with tables, student mailroom, and multi-purpose rooms.
Brock Commons, an ideal venue for student engagement and interaction, will also
serve as a hub for organizations and campus events and activities.
Students can grab a cup of coffee, meet friends for a movie, buy books and other
R-MC memorabilia, or work together on projects—all in the same place. Brock Commons
is the latest addition to the campus in conjunction with R-MC’s Building Extraordinary
capital campaign. The transformation on campus can also be monitored on the R-MC On the Move web site.
Construction of Brock Commons is made possible by a $5 million gift from Joan and
Macon F. Brock Jr. ’64 and by the generous support from numerous alumni and friends
of the college.
Be sure to monitor the rapid progress of Brock Commons via the R-MC live
web cam and continue checking www.rmc.edu for the latest