During Intersession 2018, the Alfond Scholars and Bonner Leaders teamed up on an Immersion in Apopka, just 45 minutes from campus, where they worked alongside farmworkers in immigrant communities.

Rollins Ranked as a Leader in Alternative Breaks

Rollins has ranked No. 1 nationally for the highest percentage of students who participate in alternative breaks.


Rollins Ranked Among the Nation’s Best Colleges

For the 24th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins College among the top two regional universities in the South in its annual rankings of “Best Colleges.”

Photos by Scott Cook

Rollins College Participates in For Freedoms 50 State Initiative

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, The Alfond Inn, and the Olin Library will host For Freedoms election-related events throughout the fall.

Full Sail and Rollins Announce New Educational Partnership

Rollins Athletics teams up with Full Sail’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting to deliver next-level sporting events at the College.

Students in the community engagement course Strategies for Changemakers work with local nonprofit Fleet Farming to turn residential lawns into micro-farms. Photo by Scott Cook.

Rollins Named a Finalist for Most Engaged Campus

Florida Campus Compact has selected Rollins as a finalist for its Most Engaged Campus of the Year award.

Students in communications professor David Painter’s The Truth About Fake News course learn how to identify fake news and understand the psychology driving the demand for it. (Photo by Scott Cook)

President Cornwell on the Assault Against Facts in Today’s World

In a recent op-ed for the Orlando Sentinel, President Grant Cornwell says it’s more important than ever to pursue truth and facts.


Rollins Ranked Among Nation’s Top 25 Theater Programs

OnStage has ranked Rollins one of the top 25 BA theater programs in the country and the No. 1 program in Florida.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Ranked No. 2 Healthiest Employer for 2018

Orlando Business Journal ranks Rollins No. 2 in its annual list of Healthiest Employers.

21 Reasons We Can’t Wait for the New Mills

Earlier this summer, Rollins broke ground on an ambitious building project that will breathe new life into a campus icon, Mills Memorial Hall. When it’s finished next fall, the new Mills will serve as the beating heart of Rollins’ mission.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Earns Voter-Friendly Campus Designation

A pair of national nonpartisan organizations once again recognizes the College for its efforts to engage students in the electoral process.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Ranked No. 1 College in Florida for 2018

College Consensus—which combines rankings from top publishers and students—once again names Rollins the No. 1 college in Florida.


Rollins Named a “2018 Great College to Work For”

For the 10th consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Rollins a “Great College to Work For.”

“You can always use creative thinking—always.” — Nicholas Bowers ’14 (Photo by Laura Totten)

Future Proof

The job landscape in the year 2030 is a complete mystery. And that begs the question: How do you prepare students for careers that don’t even exist yet?

(Photo by Scott Cook)

College of Arts & Sciences

Video: Valedictorian Becca Wilson’s Commencement Speech

Becca Wilson ’18, Rollins’ 2018 College of Liberal Arts valedictorian, challenges her fellow graduates to go out into life with an open mind and be brave enough to embrace opportunity without fear of failure.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Video: Holt Outstanding Senior Doragnes Bradshaw’s Commencement Speech

Doragnes Bradshaw ’18, the outstanding graduating senior from Rollins’ Hamilton Holt School, reminds her fellow graduates that they will be defined by how they face adversity.

Photo by Scott Cook

In Memory: Philip Deaver

Rollins says goodbye to Professor Emeritus of English Philip Deaver, whose stories and poems—wrought with memorable characters and quiet humor—delighted readers throughout our community and beyond.

Photo by Scott Cook


Power Play

Four Rollins social entrepreneurship students are literally bringing power to the people with a portable upcycled battery that harnesses renewable energy for those who need it most.

Photo by Scott Cook


Rollins Ranked in Top 10 for International Business Program

Rollins’ international business program takes the No. 9 spot in the U.S. and No. 1 in Florida.

From left: Whitney Elliott ’21, Sunny Toreihi ’20, and James Payne ’20. Photo courtesy Sunny Toreihi.


Rollins Debate Team Victorious at Novice Nationals

Rollins debaters took home first- and second-place wins in the esteemed Novice Nationals championship.

Scholarships College of Arts & Sciences

Grundler ’18 Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Julian Grundler ’18 is one of just 58 fall-sports student-athletes to win the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

Chief marketing and community relations officer Sam Stark ’91 and senior associate director of international admission Brandy Fransen join the Riveras and The Florida Project’s producer Kevin Chinoy on a tour of campus. Photo by Phelan Ebenhack.

Child Star of The Florida Project receives scholarship to Rollins

Rollins gives a full scholarship to Christopher Rivera, a 10-year-old-turned-film-star from an underserved neighborhood in Kissimmee.

Rollins’ transfer-specific seminar course is designed to ease the transition to a new school and set up transfer students for success. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Named a Top College for Transfer Students

Phi Theta Kappa selects Rollins as a leader in transfer-student development and success.

Photo by Scott Cook

Harris Rosen Announces Scholarships to Rollins

Renowned hotelier and philanthropist Harris Rosen offers disadvantaged students scholarships to Rollins.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Ranked No. 1 College in Florida

Scores from College Consensus—which combines rankings from top publishers and students—place Rollins in the top spot in the Sunshine State.

Before even setting foot in a classroom, students can begin their Rollins experience with environmental studies professor Barry Allen’s First-Year Field Study to Costa Rica. (Photo by Scott Cook)


Rollins Top 10 for Study Abroad

The College was ranked No. 10 among master’s-granting institutions in the nation for the percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad.

President Cornwell addresses first-year students and the larger Rollins community at Convocation. (Photo by Scott Cook)

A Shared Vision for Our Future

President Cornwell reflects on the College’s new strategic framework, the initial instances of its implementation, and the power of a shared direction.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rankings Crummer Graduate School of Business

Rollins Ranked No. 1 MBA in Florida

Forbes magazine has named Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business the top MBA program in Florida in its biennial ranking of the nation’s best business schools.

Photos: SPARC Day 2017

Go behind the scenes of the 12th edition of Rollins’ annual day of service.

Rollins Ranked Among the Nation’s Best Colleges

For the 23rd consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins College among the top two regional universities in the South in its annual rankings of “Best Colleges.”

Rollins Among Central Florida’s Healthiest Employers

The College was ranked No. 1 among large companies in Orlando Business Journal’s 2017 Healthiest Employers awards.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins College Named a “2017 Great College to Work For”

For the ninth consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Rollins a “Great College to Work For.”

The Alfond Inn (Photo by Scott Cook)


Alfond Inn Named No. 2 Hotel in U.S.

Travel+Leisure recently ranked The Alfond Inn at Rollins College second on its list of the top 15 city hotels in the country.

(Photo by Scott Cook)


Rollins Named a Leader in Alternative Breaks

For the fifth year in a row, Rollins is ranked in the top five nationally for highest percentage of students who participate in alternative breaks.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Moves With a Mission

By moving key offices, services, and programs this summer, Rollins aims to better serve students and deliver on the College’s mission.

Rollins biology professor Susan Walsh works with Upward Bound students to analyze DNA and its effects on metabolizing caffeine. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Receives Federal Grant For Upward Bound Programs

Rollins College has been awarded more than $300,000 for programs that prepare low-income high school students for college.

Awards Rankings

Rollins Named a Best Value School

Rollins College has been named a Best Value School by University Research & Review for its academic quality, accreditation, student satisfaction, and cost to attend.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Named Voter-Friendly Campus

A pair of national nonpartisan organizations have recognized the College for its efforts to engage students in the electoral process.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Opens Hume House Child Development & Student Research Center

The new state-of-the-art facility features three children’s classrooms, an undergraduate classroom, and research and office space.

(Photo by Scott Cook)


Rollins Named Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students for Sixth Time

For the fifth consecutive year, Rollins College is one of the leading producers of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s institutions.

(Photos by Scott Cook)


Davidson, Libby, and Tatari Receive Cornell Distinguished Faculty Awards

Three Rollins professors—Alice Davidson, Susan Libby, and Eren Tatari—have been recognized for exemplary teaching, research, and service.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rankings Crummer Graduate School of Business

A Leader of Leaders

Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 1 for leadership and organizational development.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Named in Condé Nast Traveler’s 20 Most Beautiful Campuses

Rollins College is celebrated as one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses.

Cornell Campus Center (Photo by Scott Cook)

Cornwell: “Rollins is a compassionate, diverse community that celebrates cultural differences.”

In response to the White House Executive order on immigration, President Cornwell reaffirms Rollins College’s value of inclusion.

Marissa Corrente (center) and students visit HopeCommUnity Center to practice testing water in Lake Apopka before heading to the Dominican Republic. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Wins 3 Florida Campus Compact Awards

For the 10th straight year, the College has been recognized for advancing high-impact, transformational engagement practices that benefit students and communities.

A Rollins Year in Photos

From environmental field studies in Costa Rica and hands-on Immersions in our own backyard to epic internships at NASA and the fun and frolic of Fox Day, this past year was one for the books.

Rollins Faculty Selected to Participate in Science Pedagogy Seminar

A team of Rollins faculty members has been selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in a seminar focused on adopting active learning methods in the sciences.

Rollins Receives Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Rollins has received a Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant to support students at risk for suicide, depression, mental illness, and substance-use disorders.

Rollins Welcomes New Endeavor Faculty Development Director

Nancy Chick joins Rollins as the new director for the Endeavor Foundation Center for Faculty Development.

Emma Thvedt ’20 Earns Prestigious Boren Scholarship

Emma Thvedt ’20 is the latest Tar to earn the prestigious competitive scholarship, which is reserved for students who intend to pursue careers in federal national security.

10 Tars Among Winter Park’s Most Influential

Nearly half of Winter Park Magazine’s 2018 list of the city’s most influential people have a connection to the College.

Thomason ’02 ’04MA Promoted to Chief Information Officer

Alumnus Troy Thomason takes the helm as chief information officer after 15 years of serving Rollins in multiple information-technology roles.

Hawks Named Associate Vice President of Human Resources & Risk Management

A 22-year veteran of Rollins College, Matt Hawks has been promoted to the role of associate vice president of human resources and risk management.

New Curator Appointed to Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Gisela Carbonell joins Rollins as the new curator of Cornell Fine Arts Museum.