Mister Rogers

Everyone’s favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers ’51 ’74H—whose lessons of kindness, responsibility, and community over the past five decades continue to endure—started discovering his purpose while studying music composition at Rollins. Here he learned the importance of relationships, a spark ignited in the intimate, personalized learning environment that became his home. Here he learned how service to others is life’s ultimate calling and that community is the driver of good. It’s this same environment—one rooted in experiential and relational learning—in which we’re preparing the next generation of responsible leaders and global citizens. Our students leave Rollins anchored by the values and ideals modeled by Mister Rogers as they set about to make the world a better place.

An illustration of Mister Rogers

The King of Kindness

Why is there a renewed groundswell of interest in Fred Rogers ’51? The answer is as radically simple as the man himself.

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A photo of the Mister Rogers sculpture at Rollins.

Mister Rogers Sculpture

Learn more about A Beautiful Day for a Neighbor, a sculpture depicting Fred Rogers ’51 ’74H.

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Mister Rollins News & Features

Learn more about Mister Rogers and find out how we’re keeping his legacy alive on America’s most beautiful campus.

Crafting an Icon

How renowned British sculptor Paul Day created a Rollins monument to the College’s most famous alum.

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7 Reasons Mister Rogers Would be Proud of Rollins

From building a better neighborhood to our focus on relational learning, explore all the ways Rollins lives out the values and ideals of its most beloved alumnus.

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50 Things We Love about Mr. Rogers

It’s been 50 years since the debut of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, so what better way to honor our most famous alumnus than by celebrating 50 ways he’s made a lasting impact on Rollins and the world.

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A map of the Misters Rogers walking tour at Rollins College.

Mister Rogers Walking Tour

Explore the neighborhood that helped shape Mister Rogers on this walking tour of Rollins College. You’ll walk in Fred’s footsteps, experience exclusive art and memorabilia, and see how we‘re educating the next generation of global citizens and responsible leaders.

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