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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: May 22, 2020

The University moved to remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester, shifted to remote work for employees to the greatest extent possible, and plans to celebrate the Class of 2020 Commencement at a later date this year. We also have updated information on academic policies, fall registration, refunds, summer plans, budget and operational updates, planning for the 2020–21 academic year, retrieving student belongings, and Governor Northam's phased re-opening plan. 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