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Welcome, New Spiders!

Congratulations on joining the University of Richmond community. Get everything you need to prepare for your first semester at Richmond — see the list of required forms and browse programming for new students.

Information for New Spiders

Welcome Week

Every fall, Welcome Week kicks off the new year with a series of events and programs to welcome students (back) to campus and remind them why they chose to become Spiders.

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The Gertrude Murrel duPont Fund

Gertrude Murrell duPont Howland, W’31, believed that attending cultural events could be a powerful complement to your studies at Richmond. She established the duPont Fund in the 1950s to help eligible students attend cultural events — from dance and theater to concerts and exhibitions — throughout the academic year.

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Resident Students


of undergraduate students live on campus all four years. Richmond also offers living-learning programs that combine residential, academic, and social experiences around topics of interest.

Top Chefs

Top Chefs

UR's Dining Services has won a grand prize from the National Association of College and University Food Services for residential dining and catering, is in the top 50 best dining experiences by College Rank and also in the top 100 nationwide for best campus food with an "A" grade by Niche. Check out our chefs' culinary chops at eight dining locations across campus, ranging from all-you-care-to-eat to late-night grab-and-go options.


With 18 campus ministries, pilgrimage trips, and multifaith programming, the University Chaplaincy fosters an environment of inclusion and exploration to help students grow in their faith.


Getting Around

The University's transportation system connects campus to the city of Richmond — whether you're heading downtown to the Virginia State Capitol, shopping and dining at local boutiques and restaurants in Carytown, rock-hopping at the river, or just grabbing groceries.

Coordinate Colleges

Richmond’s distinctive coordinate colleges provide students expanded leadership opportunities, mentorship from the deans’ staffs, and co-curricular experiences that explore personal development through the lens of gender.