College Catalog 2019-2020 
    May 31, 2020  
College Catalog 2019-2020

Letter from President

Dear Students:

Welcome to Richard Bland College of William & Mary (RBC) and the new academic year. Yours is a dynamic campus powered by a richly diverse community of learners and guided by faculty and staff who will inspire you to excel as you Create Your Journey.

Whatever your personal interests and goals—transferring to William & Mary (W&M) or any of RBC’s 45 university partners—your success is the College’s first priority. The Exceptional Student Experience (ESE@RBC) program assigns you a Learner Mentor who will be your advisor, advocate, sounding board, and guide to help you along your pathway to the baccalaureate degree. This personalized, “one size fits one” approach will greatly enhance your educational experience.

You’ll live and study on a beautiful campus featuring a spectacular Asian water garden and Virginia’s oldest and largest pecan grove, a campus steeped in the rich history of the Greater Richmond region. RBC offers connections to myriad historical attractions and a vibrant local arts and cultural scene.

The exceptional RBC faculty genuinely care about you and your success. Instruction is enhanced by an intimate classroom setting. The RBC experience is custom designed to keep you engaged and on track to your degree.

Distinctive programs include an acclaimed academic Honors Program (with full tuition scholarships for highly qualified students), Statesman Athletics, Global Student Success services, and the unique Promise Scholars partnership with W&M.

Some degrees are offered entirely online or in a hybrid format to give you maximum flexibility to complete your degree in whatever way best suits your interests and needs.

The next years of your life will be exciting, rewarding, and transformative. On behalf of the William and Mary Board of Visitors and RBC faculty and staff, I welcome you to Richard Bland College, and I look forward to seeing you on campus.


Dr. Debbie Sydow, President
Richard Bland College of William & Mary