Lake Virginia at night. Photo by Scott Cook.

On Campus

Students on The Green

Signs of Autumn

As the temperatures break in Florida, students flock to The Green (formerly known as Mill’s Lawn). Here, students gathered to play lawn games like paddle ball and cornhole during Residential Life’s Block Party, which was held in October.

Lip Sync

March 21

Hundreds of students filled the Alfond Sports Center to watch teams (such as the Rollins Dancers, pictured here) compete for the title of Best Overall during Lip Sync.

Fox Day 2012

March 29

Students rushed to welcome the fox as the statue made its annual appearance on campus for Fox Day.

Debate Team

April 5

Rebecca Wilson ’15 and Melissa Fussell ’13 of the Rollins Debate Team faced off against the Cambridge Union Debating Society from Cambridge University.

Jane Goodall

April 19

Jane Goodall, world-renowned primatologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace, spoke at Rollins as part of a weeklong Earth Day celebration.


May 17

The women’s lacrosse team made its first NCAA appearance in the program’s 5-year history, falling to West Chester 19-10 in the national semifinal.


August 2

President Barack Obama became the third sitting U.S. president to visit Rollins.

Changemaker Campus

September 6

Rollins celebrated the distinction of being the first liberal arts institution in the South and the first college in Florida to join Ashoka’s Changemaker Campus Consortium.