Spring Return & Testing Schedule

In order to maintain the required physical distancing within our residential area, as well as decrease congestion during the return and COVID-19 testing process, the University of Richmond has staggered the testing and arrival process for all students.

All students will be required to be tested for COVID-19 when they arrive on campus. All students who are not registered as remote only must sign up for a testing time slot, and appointments will be limited for each time slot to increase physical distancing. Early arrivals or arriving on a date other than the time slot arranged will not be permitted.  

More information about the testing process will be made available in coming weeks. 
 

Schedule

  • Friday, Jan. 8
    • Resident Assistants, Spring Orientation Advisors, Student-Athletes, and students who remained on campus for Winter Break
      • Students in this group will receive a separate message that will provide an opportunity to sign-up for testing.
  • Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10
    • Students residing in Jeter Hall, Thomas Hall, Gateway Village Apartments, and the University Forest Apartments
      • Students in this group should sign in to StarRez and complete the Spring Return/Testing Appointment application that will be available in the top red bar of the webpage. 
  • Monday, Jan. 11, and Tuesday, Jan. 12
    • Students residing in Freeman Hall, Gray Court, Lakeview, North Court, South Court, and Westhampton Hall
      • Students in this group should sign in to StarRez and complete the Spring Return/Testing Appointment application that will be available in the top red bar of the webpage. 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13 – Friday, Jan. 15
    • Students residing in Dennis Hall, Lora Robins Court, Marsh Hall, Moore Hall, Robins Hall, and Wood Hall
      • Students in this group should sign in to StarRez and complete the Spring Return/Testing Appointment application that will be available in the top red bar of the webpage. 
    • Students residing off-campus who are not remote and are registered to take classes in person
      • Students in this group should complete this form.

Time Slots and Coordinating with Roommates

Students will be given one hour to complete their COVID-19 testing and an additional hour to get settled in their rooms. Students will register for a one-hour time slot to ensure they have adequate time to get through the testing and check-in process. Following completion of this step, each student will be given one hour to complete the move-in process to their room or apartment. At the end of the hour, all helpers will need to depart the residential areas to allow for physical distancing.

Roommates may not return and be tested during the same time slot. Students may sign up for a time slot for move-in and COVID-19 testing before they receive their housing and roommate assignment; however, students must coordinate their time slot with their roommates and change their time slot if necessary to ensure they are not arriving at the same time.

If necessary, Residence Life and Housing staff will adjust a student’s time slot to ensure appropriate health protocols. If a student needs to change a time slot, please log back into StarRez and choose a new time. Students will be permitted to change their time slot 72 hours in advance of scheduled move-in.

Additional Information

  • New first-year and transfer students will move in according to the schedule above and will then participate in new student orientation. Information on new student orientation can be found at the New Spiders webpage.
  • Returning students who have a first-year or transfer sibling may sign up for a time slot at the same time as their sibling by contacting residencelife@richmond.edu to submit a request.
  • All continuing international students should plan to arrive on campus in time for their testing time slot but, in any case, no later than Friday, Jan. 15.
    • If your arrival will be delayed beyond this timeframe or you have questions or concerns, please contact International Education at international@richmond.edu.