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Operational Updates & Changes

The University’s senior leadership is closely monitoring COVID-19. On campus events involving external visitors are strongly discouraged until further notice and should be postponed. For more information on events, see our Interim Policies

Latest Updates

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is open to patient care on a reduced schedule. Please call 804-289-8064 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment as we are not accepting walk-ins and self-scheduling through the patient portal is suspended.

Dining Services

The Heilman Dining Center is open daily for customers to purchase and pick up meals at the following times:

  •  Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  •  Dinner/Breakfast: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

 ETC is open daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

We accept Spider Card, credit cards, cash, and meal plans for students approved to live on campus. Visit for menus and updates. All other dining locations are closed.

Boatwright Memorial Library

Boatwright Library is currently closed to the public. Please visit our Library Updates page to stay current with changes and new developments.

Weinstein Center for Recreation

The Weinstein Center for Recreation will remain closed through Wednesday, June 10 based on the current State of VA Stay at Home Order. We will continue to provide updates as the situation changes and we determine a reopen date. The health and safety of our members remains our first priority. Please visit for updates or call the Member Services recording at (804) 289-8361.

Career Services

All in-person advising, including drop-ins, as well as on-campus recruiting and programs for Career Services are cancelled through the remainder of the semester per the University’s guidance regarding COVID-19. Virtual advising is available and we are currently planning potential alternative platforms for Career Services programs. Likewise, some companies will be conducting virtual recruiting activities coordinated through the university. If you have any specific questions, please contact Visit our COVID-19 Career Services webpage to get the latest updates for our office.

Richmond Athletics

Richmond Athletics Cancels Sport Competitions Due To COVID-19

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Beginning Monday, March 16, CAPS will continue regular hours of operation and modify how our services are offered, as follows:

Per state licensing laws, CAPS clinicians are only authorized to provide services to clients who are in Virginia.  Routine counseling and psychiatric appointments for existing clients will be conducted by secure video-conference.  Current CAPS clients who are still in Virginia, and want to continue CAPS services should email their CAPS clinician or the CAPS front desk ( for video-conference instructions.

For students remaining on campus who are not current CAPS clients, but would like to initiate services, please call CAPS (804-289-8119) for further instructions on next steps.

Students on campus who are having a mental-health crisis:

During normal working hours (8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday), please call CAPS (804-289-8119).

For after-hours crisis, please call URPD crisis number (804-289-8911), dial 911, or go to the nearest ER.

Students who are returning home and need mental health services, are strongly encouraged to seek care locally.  If you need assistance in finding a provider, you can contact a university or college in your area and ask for their list of local providers. There are three online search engines which may also help:, and

Also, Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) is always available from any location and can provide you with tools and skills for a variety of different concerns. Follow this link for access to TAO: Self-help: If needed, you may also email your CAPS clinician for additional help in finding local resources.


On Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, the Weekend Connector will operated from 2:05 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. with the last shuttle leaving campus at 8:05 p.m. This will be the last weekend service until further notice. 

Starting Monday, March 23, the Willow Lawn Xpress, Weekend Connector, Campus Loop, Spider Mall Crawl and the Richmond Uber program will be suspended until further notice.

The Evening Circuit will operate on a modified schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 4:05 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. The last shuttle will leave campus at 8:05 p.m. returning to campus at 8:45 p.m. 

The Parking and Transportation office will have office hours on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. but will respond to all emails. Please send your questions or comments to  

For information on GRTC bus routes go to: