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Friday, September 15

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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

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

Whitehurst Living Room, Room 108

Curious about student life and programming in the residence halls, room selection, how rooms are allocated for students, summer housing, or the enhancements to existing facilities? Staff from the Office of Residence Life & Undergraduate Student Housing will be available during this hour to answer any questions you may have.

1 - 2 p.m. Jummah Prayer

The Muslim Campus Ministry team invites Muslim students, their parents, and guests to attend Jummah Prayer.

1 - 3 p.m. Career Services Resource Fair

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

Multiple Locations

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) 

All Bonner Center open houses will begin at 1:30p.m.

Locations:

CCE Main Office inTyler Haynes Commons, Room 201

UR Downtown and 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 - 3 p.m. Navigating the Dining Hall: Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs

Heilman Dining Center, Richmond Room

UR Dining Services strives to provide students with a wide variety of nutritious, enjoyable, and safe food selections daily. Meet University of Richmond’s Registered Dietician, Karen Hensley, and learn about how the University ensures that your students can eat safely and make the right choices for their dietary needs. For questions, please contact Karen Hensley, at 804-289-8521.

2 - 4 p.m. Passport Cafe Soiree

Carole Weinstein International Center Courtyard

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.

2:15 - 4 p.m. Office of Admission Information Session & Tour

Queally Center

Geared toward prospective students and their families, this session offers a general introduction to the University of Richmond, providing information on academics, student life, the application process, and financial aid. The session typically includes a 30-minute information session and a 60-minute walking tour led by a current student. Be sure to dress in comfortable clothing and shoes for the tour.

http://admissions.richmond.edu/visit/index.html 

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

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

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. 29th Annual International Film Series Screening & Discussion

Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium

Film: The Kaiser's Lackey (Der Untertan)

Dir. Wolfgang Staudte | GDR | 1951 | 105 min.

Introduction and post-film discussion led by Dr. Kathrin Bower, Professor of German Studies and Film Studies.

This historical satire based on Heinrich Mann’s Der Untertan is among the greatest German films of all time. In Mann’s biting WWI-era critique of conservative Wilhelmine Germany, Diederich Hessling learns an important lesson for an ambitious man: one must first serve power to gain power for oneself. From then on, his modus operandi is to bow to superiors and kick underlings. This event is free and open to the public, all films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. The International Film Series is sponsored by the University of Richmond Office of International Education and Boatwright Memorial Library’s Media Resource Center. For more information, visit http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html.

3 - 4 p.m. Pre-Professional Programs and Your Student

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-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. 

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, Rm 120

Pre-Engineering: Ovidiu Lipan, Ph.D., Gottwald Center for the Sciences, Rm D107

Pre-Health: John E. Vaughan, Ph.D., Tyler Haynes Commons, Rm 348

Pre-Law: Stephen A. Simon, J.D., Ph.D., Pre-Law Advisor; Weinstein Hall, Rm 202-G

4 - 5:30 p.m. President's Performance and Reception with Ronald A. Crutcher (SOLD OUT)*

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 p.m. UR Field Hockey vs. VCU

Crenshaw Field

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

Jewish students, parents, and friends are invited to enjoy light appetizers and welcome Shabbat together. 

5 - 8:30 p.m. Challenge Discovery Odyssey High Ropes Course (SOLD OUT)*

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. 

Cost: $20 per person. Click here to purchase tickets.

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.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

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

Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium

Film: The Kaiser's Lackey (Der Untertan)

Dir. Wolfgang Staudte | GDR | 1951 | 105 min.

Introduction and post-film discussion led by Dr. Kathrin Bower, Professor of German Studies and Film Studies.

This historical satire based on Heinrich Mann’s Der Untertan is among the greatest German films of all time. In Mann’s biting WWI-era critique of conservative Wilhelmine Germany, Diederich Hessling learns an important lesson for an ambitious man: one must first serve power to gain power for oneself. From then on, his modus operandi is to bow to superiors and kick underlings. This event is free and open to the public, all films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. The International Film Series is sponsored by the University of Richmond Office of International Education and Boatwright Memorial Library’s Media Resource Center. For more information, visit http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html.

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

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.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 2017 Showcase of New Faces in Theatre and Dance

Modlin Center for the Arts, Cousins Studio Theatre

Join us for an evening of scenes, monologues, songs, and dance, performed by freshmen and other new faces to the theatre and dance department. The event is directed and produced by upperclassmen, and is a fun showcase of UR talent. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Gracie Carleton at gracie.carleton@richmond.edu.

9 p.m. Comedian & Magician Michael Kent ($10 per person at the door)*

Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room

Michael Kent gives magic a facelift with irreverent comedy and satire. His unique style of performing magic has made him a FAVORITE in over 500 college campuses he’s visited. Named ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR by Campus Activities Magazine and MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR by The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities, Michael uses a style reminiscent of a late-night talk show, to invite the audience to laugh with him at the absurdity of a modern-day magician. Experience what it’s like when a stand-up comic performs (and occasionally pokes fun at) the art of magic.

Please note: TICKETS will be sold at the Family Weekend Welcome Center, and at the door to the venue prior to the performance.

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.