Randolph-Macon Dedicates New Residence Hall
As the Yellow Jackets football team warmed up for their home opener on Saturday, students, alumni, faculty members, donors, friends of the college and many members of the Birdsong family gathered for the dedication ceremony of Birdsong Hall.
The new residence hall at Randolph-Macon College offers upperclassmen the opportunity to live on campus in the midst of the newly-renovated athletic complex and be fully integrated into the game-day experience. Utilizing the ‘village housing’ concept, the apartment-style units are designed to foster community among the residents and provide exterior spaces as a “third place” for interaction. The facility includes 30 apartment units each accommodating four students in single-occupant bedrooms, for a total of 120 beds.
Birdsong wraps the southern end-zone of the newly-renovated football field and the central Banquet Hall, where the dedication ceremony was held, is elevated to the second floor to provide an improved view of the field. During college President, Robert Lindgren’s remarks, several footballs flew into the windows behind the podium making everyone aware just how close to the action onlookers at Birdsong Hall can be. A third floor mezzanine and roof terraces create additional event space overlooking the field.
Thomas H Birdsong III, a trustee emeritus and Chairman of the Birdsong Corporation Board spoke fondly of his time at Randolph Macon and of his family who proudly embrace the mission of the college with many contributions over the years including dozens of sons and daughters over four generations making Randolph-Macon their alma mater.
We, along with McMillan Pazden Smith, were thrilled to be a part of this housing project, and we were honored to have been recognized at the dedication ceremony. It is our hope that all current and future residents of this facility are proud to call Birdsong Hall their home.