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University Response to COVID-19

University of Richmond officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19, a rapidly evolving health situation. The University is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health. As new information about the outbreak and its potential impact on the Spider community becomes available, the University will send updates via email and post to this site.
Latest Update: April 1, 2020

The University will move to remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester, shift to remote work for employees to the greatest extent possible, and celebrate the Class of 2020 Commencement at a later date this year. We also have updated information on academic policies, picking up student belongings, changes to fall registration, refunds, extension of compensation for non-exempt employees, the University's compliance with Governor Northam's executive order, and summer plans. Read the latest messages.

Recommended Health Precautions


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Cover your cough;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Don’t share food or drinks;
  • Get adequate rest and maintain healthy lifestyles (e.g. proper nutrition, exercise) to help ensure health;
  • Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging; and
  • If you get sick, stay home and rest.

Tips for Proper Handwashing from CDC