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Student Organizations

Explore your interests through more than 175 student organizations — including groups based on academic interest, art and music, religion and faith, honor societies, special interest and service groups, Greek life, sports and recreation clubs — or even create your own. There’s no shortage of student government opportunities, either.

Center for Student Involvement

Students & Citizens

One in seven Richmond students devotes time to engaging with the local community through the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, which partners with area organizations for social change. Through courses, research projects, volunteerism, fellowships, discussion series, and reflection, the CCE explores community-identified needs.

Bonner Center for Civic Engagement

Natural High

Beyond the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, students can participate in outdoor Natural High programming, equipment rentals, bike sharing and recycling programs, and the on-campus high ropes course. With its URWell services, Richmond takes a holistic approach to student health and wellness by combining the expertise of the health center, counseling and psychological services, and health and wellness education.

Recreation & Wellness

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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.