Photo by Scott Cook

Global Discovery Right Here at Home

Despite travel restrictions, Rollins has doubled down on its commitment to global learning with innovative opportunities for international engagement.

Photo by Scott Cook

A History for the Future

Rollins faculty, staff, and students are engaging in real-world research to uncover untold stories from the Great Migration for an original art installation coming to campus next year.

Study Abroad

10 Reasons Rollins Delivers the Best in Study Abroad

We’re looking forward to when the world once again becomes our classroom. In the meantime, explore 10 of the reasons Rollins continues to rank as one of the nation’s best colleges for study abroad.

The Rollins Gateway stands at the intersection of Fairbanks and Interlachen avenues. Photo by Scott Cook.

Publications

Rollins College and Winter Park: Exemplars of the American Renaissance

The iconic beauty of Rollins’ campus has historical roots in the urbanism movement of the early 20th century.

Rollins Reimagined

To deliver our signature brand of liberal arts education both safely and successfully, Rollins has been hard at work repurposing spaces and redefining collaboration.

A Light in the Dark

Now more than ever, we need the support of alumni, parents, donors, and friends to rally around our students as they face extraordinary challenges. When you share your light by giving to Rollins, you make it possible for our students to share theirs.

Photo by Zach Stovall

Rollins’ Economics Program Ranks No. 5 in Florida

College Factual has ranked Rollins’ economics program among the top 5 in Florida.

Photo by Scott Cook

Sunlit Sessions

Rollins had an outdoor classroom before it was cool. This semester, the College added six more alfresco spots to the mix to take advantage of the year-round sunny weather on America’s most beautiful campus.

Group service work as part of Rollins’ Immersion program shifted mostly to virtual deep-dives on topics like food insecurity and environmental justice. Photo by Scott Cook.

7 Ways Rollins is Building Community from a Distance

Tars are coming together safely in reimagined spaces and real-world settings to make a lasting social impact in our community.

Summer, Shared 2020

From career-defining internships to original student-faculty research, Tars share their top accomplishments from summer 2020.

Photo by Scott Cook

Cool Class: Writing Books for & with Children

This honors course pairs students with preschoolers to explore the fine art of children’s literature—and the takeaways extend far beyond the creative process.

Online Teaching Still Requires Personal Touch

In an article for the Orlando Sentinel, English professor Matthew Forsythe discusses how personal relationships are more important than ever amid challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo by Scott Cook

Wild Wonders

Service and adventure converge on an Immersion experience in the Everglades, where hands-on learning leads to lasting impact.

What It’s Like ... to Debate a Defining Moment in History

In a debate hosted by the Jamaican Association for Debating and Empowerment, Gabby Shepherd ’22 lends her voice to the complex fight for equality and justice.

Rollins’ interdisciplinary curriculum has nurtured Isaac Gorres ’21’s professional pathway, which combines his passion for art and science.

Undergraduate Research

Gorres ’21 Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Isaac Gorres ’21 has earned a Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and the natural sciences.

Engaged Learning from a Safe Distance

In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, Rollins responds with deep care, quick resolve, and close-knit scholarship to deliver our signature brand of engaged, personalized learning while prioritizing the health and safety of our community.

Photo by Scott Cook

Heller ’21 Named 2020 Newman Fellow

Eliane Heller ’21 has earned Campus Compact’s 2020 Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes and supports students committed to achieving social change.

Photo by Scott Cook

What It’s Like ... to Perform in Front of Millions

At Rollins, music majors like Chadonné Whiskey ’20 enjoy unparalleled opportunities to hone their craft, connect with audiences, and learn from masters in music.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Joins LECOM as an Early Acceptance Affiliate College

Rollins’ Pre-Health Professions Advising Program has partnered with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to provide early acceptance to qualified students.

Photo by Scott Cook

Study Abroad

Rollins Ranks in Top 10 for Study Abroad

For the past three years, the College has ranked among the top 10 master’s-granting institutions in the country for the percentage of students who study abroad.

Undergraduate Research

Two Decades of Discovery

Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone, we’re looking back at 20 of the program’s most significant accomplishments.

Photo by Scott Cook

Investing in Opportunity

The second cohort of the Rollins Professional Fellows funded internship program proves there’s no substitute for real-world, hands-on experience.

The Liberal Arts of Leadership

Five executives share how a well-rounded education at Rollins prepared them for success, and what they’re looking for in the next generation of graduates.

Return Engagement

The Rollins way of doing things set these seven alumni professors up for postgraduate success—and pulled them back to teach.

Secret Code

Success in today’s high-tech workforce requires more than expert coding chops. Just ask Rollins’ 2018 computer science grads, whose 21st-century skills are helping them thrive in some of today’s coolest careers.

Models of Mentorship

The new Day With a Champ program adds to Rollins’ growing portfolio of programs aimed at developing powerful partnerships between alumni and students.

Photos by Rafael Tongol

Up to the Highest Heights

It all started with a Disney medley about flying. Now Jamey Ray ’06 and Voctave are soaring.

Photo by Scott Cook

Cool Class: Researching American History

Rollins students explore the history of diversity and inclusion in education and at Rollins through the Pathways to Diversity grant.

Photo by Bill Doster

Stronger Together

At Rollins, our diverse group of community engagement courses delivers on the College’s commitment to service, synthesizing classroom learning with real-world experiences in our own backyard.

Photo by Bill Doster

Cool Class: The Art & Science of Cell Death

Inside the innovative Rollins course that fuses biology, technology, sculpture, and abstract thinking in unconventional ways.

Photo by Scott Cook

Groundwork for Greatness

From curating a contemporary art exhibition to organizing logistics for race day, the crop of summer 2018 internships provided Rollins students with real-world experiences that were as diverse as they were productive.

Photo by Scott Cook

Allies in Inquiry

This past summer, students and faculty joined forces in tackling some of their fields’ toughest issues as part of Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program.

Photo by Scott Cook

Fledgling Fellows

A new funded internship pilot program aimed at delivering the best in hands-on experience puts Rollins students on the front lines of tackling some of today’s most pressing issues.

Service Learning Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Conferences

Summer, Shared 2018

From life-changing international adventures and career-defining internships to National Science Foundation-funded research, Tars share their top accomplishments from summer 2018.

The Millennium Fellowship empowers students to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which range from quality education to clean water and sanitation. (Photo by Scott Cook)

15 Rollins Students Selected for U.N.-backed Millennium Fellowship

The prestigious fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program that challenges students to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Announces New Social Innovation Major

This fall, the College will launch a new major in social innovation, giving Rollins students yet another way to make a difference in the world.

Photo by Scott Cook

In Concert

A budding partnership between the Rollins music department and Full Sail is paying dividends for students from the neighboring institutions.

Photo by Zach Stovall

What It’s Like ... to Debate a Movement That’s Changing the World

Once again, the Rollins Great Debate team takes home the trophy—and after a week of listening and learning, a whole lot more.

Photo by Scott Cook

Liberal Arts in Action

Many of our industrious students cut their winter breaks short to participate in Intersession, a weeklong course dedicated to an intriguing topic not typically covered during the regular semester.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

An All-Ages Education

Preschool and undergraduate studies converge at the new Hume House.

Jacob Riegler ’18 (Photo by Scott Cook | Illustration by Cliff Manspeaker)

Clinical Trials

For a decade, an intensive shadowing program at Florida Hospital has helped prepare Rollins undergrads for careers in medicine.

Photo by Scott Cook

Better Together

Sequencing the DNA of sea stars. Exploring authenticity in religion. Examining neurons of worms to better understand them in people. These are just a few of the more than two dozen research projects that Rollins students and professors partnered on this past summer.

Photo by Scott Cook

Study Abroad

Water Works

Science and service converge in a Rollins field study that has helped bring clean water to the Dominican Republic for more than two decades.

Economics professor Zhaochang Peng and his students assess the unique challenges and goals of Downtown Credo’s Church Street Exchange location. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Course Spotlight: The Global Economy

Students explore the economic relationship between the developed world and developing countries by partnering with a local direct-trade coffee shop.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Classes

Course Spotlight: Biosphere

Students in this core environmental studies course are learning that if you want to save the world, you have to get your hands dirty.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Course Spotlight: Film as Art

Behind the scenes of the Rollins class designed to instill a wider appreciation of films by allowing students to engage with more than 50 features, shorts, and documentaries during the Florida Film Festival.

History professor Julian Chambliss and his students explore rare newspaper clippings from The Advocate,
 an African-American newspaper published in 1890s Winter Park. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Recovering a Hidden History

Students’ award-winning website preserves stories from an African-American newspaper published more than a century ago in Winter Park.

Alyssa DeLucia ’18 (Photo by Scott Cook)

Undergraduate Research

DeLucia Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Alyssa DeLucia ’18 has earned a Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious award reserved for undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

Wildlife Conservation students observe habitats near Cape Canaveral. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Classes

4 Reasons Why a Rollins Intersession Course is a Must-Try Winter Experience

If you only take courses during fall and spring semesters, you’re missing out.

The great circular window in Knowles Memorial Chapel celebrates Rollins’ commitment to the age-old ideal of a liberal arts education. Wisdom is seated at the center, surrounded by seven figures representing the seven traditional liberal arts of the classical and medieval ages.

What’s the Big Idea?

Winter Park Magazine’s Randy Noles explores the Master of Liberal Studies program at Rollins College’s Hamilton Holt School.

On October 7, students in the RCC course visit the Cornell Fine Arts Museum to discuss interpretive frameworks for the AfroFantastic exhibition that runs January 14 through April 12. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Classes

Course Spotlight: AfroFantastic: Black Imagination and Agency in the American Experience

A new course for first-year students culminates with an exhibition at Rollins’ Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Deanna Loew ’17 consults with Farm & Haus founder Patrick Lyne at the food service startup’s East End Market location. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Real Clients, Real Rewards

Five students recently earned statewide recognition for helping local clients develop strategic communication plans.

Rollins students engage in a Q&A session with Winter Park High School students. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Classes

Course Spotlight: Real World Economics

Students at Rollins are getting a head start on career success while helping local high schoolers do the same.

Service Learning

Restoration With a View

From February 27 – March 5, a group of Rollins students went on an alternative spring break Immersion to Moab, Utah, for a service learning experience of a lifetime.

Cool Class: Difficult Dialogues in Health Communications

Tough conversations are the most meaningful in this community engagement class that offers a lifetime of takeaways.

Knight ’19 Awarded Payne Fellowship

Kate Knight ’19 was a study abroad superstar during her time at Rollins. Now, she has earned a 2021 Payne Fellowship to help make her dream of working in the Foreign Service a reality.

The Curiosities Around Us

Gene Albrecht ’69 arrived at Rollins as a teenager with wide eyes and big questions. Now, 50 years later, his $850,000 gift will enable future Tars to dig deep for answers to the little mysteries we see every day.

Pivotal Moves

When the world stopped in response to the COVID pandemic, these seven Rollins alumni did just the opposite. They didn’t just save their businesses—they made them better.

Lighting the Way

As students and grads face challenges unlike ever before, Rollins calls on alumni near and far to extend a helping hand.

New Recruits

Rollins alumni with ties to the Black Student Union are providing support to the next generation of talent as they enter one of the toughest job markets in modern history.

Sound Investment

Women in Finance, a pilot program launched by the Office of Business Advising, is opening doors for female students to secure internships and explore career pathways in the finance sector.

Club Spotlight: The Democracy Project

One of Rollins’ most popular and active student organizations, the Democracy Project creates a strategic road map to engage students in the electoral process.

Together in Discovery

This past summer, Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program produced some of its most powerful partnerships to date, showcasing the innovative ways our students and faculty are tackling real-world, relevant issues.