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The Spider's guide for Commencement

At Commencement, around 800 Richmond seniors will walk across campus one last time as students, receive their diplomas in the Robins Center, flip their tassels and become the next class of Spider alumni. Here are eight things Richmond seniors should know before becoming alumni. Read more

Get Involved

The Center for Student Involvement serves as a catalyst for student involvement, experiential learning through leadership, and helps foster strategic partnerships, collaborations, and programmatic participation among student organizations.Center for Student Involvement

Residence Life

Our Residence Life programs are committed to creating residential communities that encourage the personal growth and development of students on campus. Learn more

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Resident Students

87%

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.

Chaplaincy

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.

Transportation

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.