College Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jan 16, 2022  
College Catalog 2021-2022

Letter from President

Dear Students:

Welcome to Richard Bland College of William & Mary (RBC). 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 seize your potential.

The exceptional RBC faculty and staff genuinely care about you and your success, and you’ll know it from your first visit to campus. Instruction is enhanced by an intimate classroom setting and abundant academic support resources. The RBC experience is custom designed to keep you engaged and on track to complete your degree.

Distinctive programs include a highly acclaimed academic Honors Program (with full tuition scholarships for highly qualified students), Statesman Athletics, Global Student Success services, and the unique W&M Promise Scholars program that provides a seamless pathway to a W&M baccalaureate degree.

You will have the option of studying in modern classrooms and labs, online, or whatever combination best accommodates your life and work schedule. Perhaps you will commute, or reside on campus in a fully equipped apartment suite. Either way, you will have the benefit of an expansive outdoor learning environment that features an Asian water garden and Virginia’s oldest and largest pecan grove. As part of the Greater Richmond area, RBC offers a vibrant local arts and culture scene.

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 Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) program assigns you a Learner Mentor who will be your advisor, advocate, and guide to your academic destination—whether that’s a career credential or a college degree. This personalized, “one size fits one” support system will enhance your educational experience and, at the same time, streamline your pathway to success.

On behalf of the William and Mary Board of Visitors and College faculty and staff, welcome to Richard Bland College. I look forward to seeing you around campus!


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