Success in the classroom happens when students can take charge of their learning. Whether it’s fine-tuning tactics for time management or brushing up on the nitty gritty details from the syllabus, our academic support services are here to help students thrive.  

higgins academic center

From orientation to learning support, we fondly call it the “HAC.” It’s where students of all abilities jumpstart their academic careers.

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academic advising

When it comes to choosing courses, you won’t do it alone. Academic advising starts even before you matriculate in your first-year, and grows with you.

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mcgraw- page library

The library is our academic hub, where we advance knowledge, spark creativity, and connect communities. Search collections; try out the Makerspace; access books, laptops, and more.

Student pulling a book from a library bookshelf

orientation and transition for new students

A strong start matters! That’s why student leaders called Captains welcome new YJs and help them navigate their transitions with a special first-semester class called Yellow Jacket Success Strategies.

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They are the ones you’ll remember forever – mentors, advisors, and champions for your academic journey.

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support for all learners The Higgins Academic Center offers a variety of resources for extra support.

a little help from my friends

“As a busy student-athlete, the Higgins Academic Center has been pivotal to my academic success at Randolph-Macon. I have worked with subject-based student tutors every semester of my college career, and learning both content and study strategies from my peers has helped me to build my academic skills over my four years here.”

Tori Mumm ’23

Student tutors are nominated by faculty to offer support for their peers in nearly every subject taught at the College, and coaching for better work habits and study skills. The Office of Subject Tutoring and Learning Support selects and trains tutors, who are nationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).  Tutoring is available for nearly all subjects taught at the College, and is FREE to all RMC students.  


Randolph-Macon’s Office of Disability Services assists students who qualify with identifying and obtaining reasonable accommodations to provide access and support students’ academics. 

written and oral communication support

Supporting critical skills for class and life, the tutor staff in Academic Writing & Speaking provide students with peer writing and oral communication support. Writing Tutors can help students with their writing at any stage of the process and in any discipline. Speaking Tutors assist students with planning, putting together, and delivering speeches, presentations, and other forms of oral communication. 


Our campus-wide commitment to students’ success means issue-spotting and intervening. Our evidence-based engagement strategies help students connect with the resources they need. 

Academic Policy and Leadership

office of the registrar

The Office of the Registrar maintains the official academic records for current and former students. The office publishes the Academic catalog; coordinates registration; produces the final exam schedule; handles all corrections to student data; verifies enrollment and degrees; processes transcript requests; and prepares and mails diplomas.

provost’s office

The Office of the Provost supervises academic departments, and all academic support functions of the College. The Provost also provides leadership for the Athletics department, which is intricately linked to students’ overall experience at RMC.