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There's only one spider mascot in higher education.
And that is fitting, because there's only one school like Richmond.

Liberal Arts, Plus

A liberal arts core integrated with business, leadership studies, law, and continuing education

Guaranteed Fellowships

Guaranteed funding for a summer research or internship experience for every undergraduate

Leading Financial Aid

An admission process that does not consider financial need, plus a commitment to cover 100% of the costs the family cannot

No Teaching Assistants

All classes taught by faculty teacher-scholars—no teaching assistants

Division I Athletics

Highly ranked academics plus successful Division I athletics

Event Picks

May
05
Senior Celebration
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
A casual, fun event for the entire family to celebrate with friends. With DJ music as a backdrop, under a tent in the University Forum introductions to friends are made, singing, dancing, and simply seeing each other creates an atmosphere of excitement to begin the Class of 2017 graduation weekend...
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May
06
Senior Receptions
All Day
Richmond Scholars Graduation Breakfast; Westhampton Center Living Room 9 - 10:30 a.m. Science Graduation Reception; Gottwald Atrium 1:30 - 3 p.m. Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice: Senior Reception; Sociology and Anthropology Foyer (3rd Floor of Weinstein Hall) 1:30 - 3 p.m. Jepson...
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May
06
Candlelight Ceremony
10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
The Candlelight Ceremony around Westhampton Lake is a tradition initiated by students to have an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate their four years in a simple, meaningful ceremony. Parents, families and friends observe from Boatwright Lawn, in front of and around the Tyler Haynes...
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May
07
Baccalaureate
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Graduates and their families are invited to this inter-religious celebration of the senior class, including student speakers and musicians.
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Our men's tennis team won again today! Tomorrow they face off against VCU for the @a10conference championship. Let's go, Spiders! #SpiderPride

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When even the squirrels are stress eating d-hall cupcakes, you know it's #FinalsWeek! Hang in there, Spiders! One more day! #AlmostThere

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Wishing our #urichmond seniors a safe and happy beach week, whether spent here at #BoatwrightBeach or down at Myrtle. We can't wait to welcome you back to celebrate Commencement next weekend. #FlashbackFriday

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Let's hear it for our ambitious, impressive, and talented #RichmondScholars! Can't wait to see where life leads you. ️ #Repost @spider_diaries ・・・ ....Presenting the Class of '17 Richmond Scholars in our final picture together. I would not be here if it wasn't for the Scholars Program and I am eternally grateful that you put your faith in me, provided for me, and supported me these past four years. You gave me a life changing opportunity and I hope to repay you, to make you proud in the upcoming years. I love you and cannot express how positively you have affected me and my future. I am so lucky to be a Boatwright and so lucky to be a Spider. Thank you, UR. -With much love, Maddie, Class of '17.

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It's hard to top that feeling of handing in the last assignment of your college career — until, of course, you walk across the stage in the Robins Center! ‍‍ #SpiderPride #Repost @a_mcgonigle ・・・ Feeling this carefree after finishing my second senior thesis!!!! ‍ #doublemajor #politicalscience #history PC: @deviidoodle

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Sometimes you just need a break from studying — take it from @clemecollovati and @marziairis. Hang in there, Spiders! #finalsweek 🤓

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First-year Reuben Davis helps everyone shake off the rainy day blues with some live music and was taking requests at Study Break for the Soul, co-sponsored by CAPS, the Chaplaincy, and Rec and Wellness. #AlmostThere #FinalsWeek #destress

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Can't wait for you to get here and join our family! #SpiderPride #richmond2021#Repost @melissalovelewis13 ・・・ Thank God my arachnophobia isn't too severe, because I am incredibly happy and excited to announce I will officially be attending University of Richmond next fall!!! Go Spiders #universityofrichmond #universityofrichmondclassof2021

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Welcome to the #SpiderFamily! ️ #Repost @daguy11 ・・・ It was awesome getting to visit my home for the next four years today. Looking forward to taking on U of R with you Pam! #richmond2021 #spiderpride

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We are feeling the love from our newest crop of #Spiders! Can't wait for you to get here! #richmond2021#Repost @jacquelinpark ・・・ this is my new home for the next four years!! i'm extremely excited and grateful to be committed to the most beautiful university i've ever laid eyes on. so proud to be a spider!! thank you to everyone that helped me get here ️#universityofrichmond #ur21

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Spider born and Spider bred! Congrats, Morgan! Carry on that #SpiderPride #Repost @morgstrahan: Well, the legacy lives on. So excited to announce that my life-long dream has come true! Dad, I cannot wait to follow in your footsteps and attend the University of Richmond! #Richmond2020 #ROLLSPIDE

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Fall semester will be here before you know it! ️ #Repost @qze.samantha ・・・ Spending Earth Day at the place that's going to be my for the next 4 years #richmond2021

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