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Friday, September 15

*An asterisk indicates that tickets are required.

10 a.m. Welcome and Information Center Opens

Friday Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Jepson Alumni Center

Come to the official Family Weekend Welcome Center to pick up your registration packet. You will receive a parking pass, campus map, and tickets to the events for which you are pre-registered. 

12:30 - 1:25 p.m. Bonner Center for Civic Engagement Brown Bag Discussion

12:30 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

Weinstein Hall, Brown Alley Room

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) invites students and their families to attend its weekly Brown Bag Discussion. The CCE initiated this discussion series in support of its mission to bring together campus and community members in collaborative reflection about social issues affecting our region and the world. A speaker or panel of speakers leads a presentation on a critical social issue and then opens up the floor to discussion. In addition to providing plenty of food for thought, the CCE also provides free pizza at each Brown Bag Discussion. 

1 - 2 p.m. Residence Life and Student Housing Information Session

1–2 p.m.

Whitehurst Living Room, Room 108

Curious about room selection and the lottery, how rooms are allocated for students who are returning from studying abroad, summer housing, or the enhancements to existing facilities? Carolyn Bigler, director of undergraduate student housing, will be available during this hour to answer any questions you may have. 

1 - 3 p.m. Career Services Resource Fair

1-3 p.m.

Jepson Alumni Center (near registration)

Career Services partners with students of every class year and every major to achieve career goals. Visit the Career Services’ Resource Fair to learn more about:

  • Career Exploration and Experiential Learning - Spider Shadowing, UR Summer Fellowships, Health Preceptors, Career Chats
  • Career Programs - Spider Road Trips, Deconstructing programs, other workshops
  • Outcomes and On-Campus Recruiting
  • Graduate School and Pre-Professional resources
  • Ways to engage with Alumni & Career Services
1 - 3 p.m. Campus Community Open Houses

From 1–3 p.m. on Friday, Richmond families are invited to attend open houses across campus to meet key University faculty and staff members and ask questions about the services and programs offered to students.

Academic Skills Center

Boatwright Library, Administration Wing, Suite 9

Families are invited to tour the Academic Skills Center. The Center assists students in understanding and learning ways to improve their cognitive skills, thus maximizing their collegiate experience and personal development. Academic Skills Center staff is engaged in helping students assess their academic strengths and weaknesses, hone their study skills, and encourage campus and community involvement. Director Hope N. Walton and Associate Director Roger Mancastroppa will be your hosts. 

Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) 

Multiple Locations; Please note that all Bonner Center open houses will begin at 1:30p.m.

CCE Main Office: Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 201

UR Downtown: 626 E. Broad Street

Richmond on Broad Café: 626 E. Broad Street

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), prepares students for lives of purpose and connects student, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders in social change efforts that value the knowledge and potential in our communities. We envision that the University of Richmond will be a vital partner to a thriving Richmond region, catalyzing lifelong learning and civic engagement. CCE staff members and students will be on hand to talk about their own experiences in the Greater Richmond community, including research into social and civic issues, academically grounded internships, and service. 

 

Speech Center

Weinstein Hall, Rooms 409 and 411

Join your host, Director Linda Hobgood, as you tour the Speech Center and view examples of speech practice sessions conducted by student consultants. The University of Richmond’s Speech Center is a valuable resource to students, faculty, and staff. It has become a model for other universities of what can be accomplished when administrative support, student dedication, and prudent use of technology all converge in pursuit of a worthy objective. 

Writing Center

Boatwright, Room 180

Join your host, Director Dr. Joseph J. Essid and student Writing Consultants, as you tour the Writing Center, which provides instruction to University of Richmond writers at all levels of experience.

2 p.m. Family Weekend Golf Outing ($50 per person)*

2 p.m. Shotgun Start (9-hole event)

The Crossings Golf Club

Families are invited to join their students for an afternoon of golf. This 9-hole event is open to players of all levels with the format of two-person captain’s choice. Students may invite guests to earn intramural points for their organizations and clubs, and players will have the chance to win door prizes and awards. The $50 per person registration fee includes greens fee, cart, and range balls. The driving range and practice green will also be available. For additional questions, please call (804) 289-8966.

Sponsored by Recreation and Wellness.

2 - 4 p.m. Passport Cafe Soiree

2–4 p.m.

Office of International Education, Carole Weinstein International Center

Families are invited to visit the Office of International Education and experience one of our popular outdoor soirées. Featuring complimentary fare from the Passport Café paired with internationally-inspired dialogue, these events promote community and the sharing of international experience among our campus residents. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about study abroad opportunities, international student services, and international events on campus. Please note that staff will also conduct a presentation on Richmond programs abroad on Saturday, featuring returned study abroad students and their parents.

3 - 3:30 p.m. Curator's Talk, University Museums

3–3:30 p.m.

Modlin Center for the Arts, Harnett Print Study Center

Sofia Nicolet, '19, 2017 Harnett Summer Research Fellow at University Museums, will present “How to Approach Contemporary Drawing,” in conjunction with the exhibition Iterations: Contemporary Approaches to Drawing, on view at the Harnett Print Study Center.

3 - 3:45 p.m. A Career Conversation with the AVP of Alumni and Career Services

3–3:45 p.m.

Jepson Alumni Center, Quigg Room

Learn from the new AVP about student career decision making and job market preparation. Specifics will be shared on Graduate Outcomes, myths and misconceptions about career development, and the importance of alumni and parent connections to Spider success. Stop by and join us in the exchange. 

3 p.m. UR Field Hockey vs. VCU

3 p.m.

Crenshaw Field

3 p.m. 29th Annual International Film Series Screening

3 p.m., Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium

The Kaiser's Lackey (directed by Wolfgang Staudte, Germany, 1951)

http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html
3 - 4 p.m. Pre-Professional Programs and Your Student

3-4 p.m.

Multiple Locations

The University of Richmond has a variety of pre-professional programs and advisors available to assist your student in developing the best path to professional schools. With advisors in pre-engineering, pre-health, pre-law, business, and a supportive advising program within the majors, your student has a number of resources. A representative for each pre-professional area will be available for office hours to discuss their programs and give you suggestions to help you assist your student in making good choices to prepare him or her for professional school and career success. Office of Alumni and Career Services staff members will also be available to answer questions regarding application requirements.

Business: James W. Monks, Ph.D., Robins School of Business Atrium

Leadership: Professional Opportunities for a Leadership Studies Major, Kerstin Soderlund, Ph.D., Jepson Hall

Pre-health: John E. Vaughan, Ph.D., Gottwald Center for the Sciences

4 p.m. Family Weekend Golf Outing ($50 per person)*

4 p.m. Shotgun Start (9-hole event)

The Crossings Golf Club

Families are invited to join their students for an afternoon of golf. This 9-hole event is open to players of all levels with the format of two-person captain’s choice. Students may invite guests to earn intramural points for their organizations and clubs, and players will have the chance to win door prizes and awards. The $50 per person registration fee includes greens fee, cart, and range balls. The driving range and practice green will also be available. For additional questions, please call (804) 289-8966.

Sponsored by Recreation and Wellness.

4 - 5:30 p.m. President's Performance and Reception with Ronald A. Crutcher

4–5:30 p.m.

Modlin Center for the Arts, Alice Jepson Theatre

Join us for a very special performance by University of Richmond President, Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher. Many new Spiders may not know that, in addition to being a national leader in higher education, Dr. Crutcher is also a distinguished classical musician. He is a former member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and currently performs in the U.S. and Europe as a member of The Klemperer Trio. Dr. Crutcher was the first cellist to receive the doctor of musical arts degree from Yale, where he also earned his master’s degree. Earlier in his career, he was President of Chamber Music America, director of the highly ranked Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, and dean of the Conservatory at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He currently serves on the board of the Richmond Symphony.

5 - 6:30 p.m. Hillel Welcoming Shabbat and Hors D'oeuvres

5-6:30 p.m.

Wilton Center Multifaith Room

Jewish students, parents, and friends are invited to enjoy light appetizers and welcome Shabbat together. For more information, contact Josh Jeffreys, Interim Jewish Life Advisor, jjeffrey@richmond.edu.

5 - 8:30 p.m. Challenge Discovery Odyssey High Ropes Course ($20 per person)*

5–8:30 p.m.

Intramural Fields

Looking for something fun to do with the family on Friday night? Join Challenge Discovery and get the chance to experience University of Richmond's own Odyssey High Ropes Course. Enjoy an extreme recreational activity guaranteed to provide an amazing bonding experience for your family, while still having a great time! No experience is necessary, but participants must be age 12 or older. If you have additional questions, please call Sarah Davenport, Challenge Discovery Program Manager, at (804) 876-9733.

Please note: Specific start times may be reserved and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, via the Family Weekend registration page. Individuals must register no later than September 8, and bring registration materials with them to the course, in order to participate. Program runs rain or shine. No refunds will be issued unless High Ropes is canceled.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Richmond & Westhampton College Receptions

Richmond College Reception: Whitehurst Living Room

Families are invited to meet Dr. Joe Boehman, dean of Richmond College, and his staff. Learn about the ways that the college supports students through individual attention, mentoring and leadership opportunities, and engaging programs and celebrations.



Westhampton College Reception: Westhampton Center Living Room

Families are invited to meet Dr. Mia Reinoso Genoni, dean of Westhampton College, and her staff. Learn about the ways that the college supports students through individual attention, mentoring and leadership opportunities, and engaging programs and celebrations.

7:30 p.m. 29th Annual International Film Series Screening

7:30 p.m.

Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium

The Kaiser's Lackey (directed by Wolfgang Staudte, Germany, 1951)

http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html

7:30 - 9 p.m. Department of Music Family Weekend Concert

7:30–9 p.m.

Booker Hall of Music, Camp Concert Hall

Experience the talents of the Music Department’s student music ensembles during the University’s annual Family Weekend concert. This event will feature performers from the Women’s Chorale, Schola Cantorum, the Wind Ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz Ensemble. The concert is free, open to the public, and no ticket is required. For more information, call the Music Office at (804) 289-8277.

Welcome and Information Center

Friday Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday Hours: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Jepson Alumni Center

Visit the Family Weekend Welcome Center to pick up your registration packet, including parking passes, campus maps, and tickets to the events for which you are pre-registered. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide directions.

Locations

The interactive campus map is quite comprehensive. To find a specific building, click on the drop down button in the upper left corner of the map for a complete listing of buildings.