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College Catalog 2018 – 2019

Letter from President

PRESIDENT Sydow WEBSITE High Res Head Shot copyDear Students:

Welcome to Richard Bland College of William & Mary (RBC) and the 2018-2019 academic year. Yours is a dynamic campus powered by a richly diverse community of learners and buttressed 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 provides you with a Learner Mentor to be an advisor, an advocate, a sounding board, and a guide to help you along your pathway to the baccalaureate degree. This personalized, “one size fits one” approach will customize and 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 W&M and the Richmond/Petersburg region. RBC offers connections to 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 and technology. 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 new 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.

President Signature

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


As an extension of William & Mary, Richard Bland College is in the vanguard of learning-outcomes based liberal arts education for university transfer and a model for testing and applying outcomes-driven solutions in higher education.

General Contacts

General Information(804) 862-6100
Office of the President(804) 862-6221
Office of the Provost, Academic & Student Development(804) 862-6210
Office of Operations and Development(804) 862-6213
Cashier’s Office(804) 862-6213
Human Resources(804) 862-6215
Office of Information Strategy(804) 862-6230
Library(804) 862-6226
Office of Financial Aid(804) 862-6260
Office of Records & Registration(804) 862-6238
Learner Mentors(804) 862-6100 x8563
Office of Residence Life(804) 862-6161
Counseling and Support Services(804) 862-6263
Athletics(804) 863-1644
Office of Enrollment(804) 862-6249
Office of Communications(804) 862-6214

Richard Bland College of William & Mary is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Richard Bland College of William & Mary.

College Catalog 2018 – 2019

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