Leadership Fellows are invited to participate in a tradition spanning over a decade, the Emerging Leaders Weekend.

An Introduction to Emerging Leaders Weekend

The Emerging Leaders Weekend is a pre-orientation program that welcomes our students to Randolph-Macon and prepares them for future success. Leadership Fellows get geared up for an exciting weekend of co-curricular experiences that will teach you about leadership, Randolph-Macon College, the Leadership Fellows Program, and other first-year Leadership Fellows.

First-year Leadership Fellows are encouraged to participate in the Emerging Leaders Weekend in their first year if at all possible. All Leadership Fellows must participate prior to completing the program.

The Leadership Fellows Program is fortunate to partner with the Truist Leadership Institute to produce Emerging Leaders Weekend.  In addition to stellar training provided by Randolph-Macon College staff and students, Emerging Leaders Weekend participants also receive the Truist Emerging Leaders Certification. The program focuses on self-efficacy, self-regulation, and personal development and growth. The Truist Emerging Leaders Certification is a highly valued credential, and we are so excited to work with our partners at Truist to deliver this high-impact experience that promotes communication, relational understanding, and positive psychology. 

When not learning about Leadership, New Leadership Fellows participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities. Seen here, a trio of Fellows are participating in Karaoke Night!

Quick Facts

When Is Emerging Leaders Weekend?

The 2023 Emerging Leaders Experience will be held Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30.


Students who wish to participate in the ELW experience this year should register by July 1.


Check-in on campus will be held on Friday, July 28, beginning at 9 a.m.


There should be plenty of parking near the residence halls and on Henry Street on campus for check-in.

Housing and Food

Housing will be provided during the Emerging Leaders Weekend in Andrews Hall. You will be assigned a roommate for the weekend. Additionally, all of your meals will be provided for you from 12 p.m. on Friday through the conclusion of the weekend at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

If you have special dietary considerations, please contact Dean James McGhee at jamesmcghee@rmc.edu or (804) 752-7266.


The registration fee for Emerging Leaders Weekend is $50.00. This fee covers food, lodging, and instruction for the Emerging Leaders Weekend. The registration should be paid online.

If you have an emergent financial need, contact Dean James McGhee at jamesmcghee@rmc.edu or (804) 752-3205. There are a limited number of scholarships available.


The program begins on Friday morning and concludes on Sunday at 11 a.m. You will be involved in a variety of activities throughout the weekend. A detailed schedule will be provided at check-in.

What Should I bring?

It is recommended that you bring the following for Emerging Leaders Weekend:

  • Umbrella (Just in Case!)
  • Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun Glasses
  • Casual Clothes (Shorts, T-Shirts, Polos, etc.)
  • Notebook
  • Pens/Pencils
  • An item that best describes your personality!