Summer 2021 Opportunities

This information reflects the current best thinking based on the experience in the fall semester. It is contingent on the future course of the pandemic and evolving health and safety protocols.

Summer School

  • Summer school coursework will be available to students in summer 2021. The schedule can be found here.
  • Courses will be offered in a mostly remote format, with a few potential in-person offerings. There will be no hybrid courses, so students who are studying remotely may not enroll for in-person courses.
  • General education credit will be available for remote courses that meet the University’s general education curricular requirements.

Study Abroad

There may be limited study abroad courses offered by the University for the summer of 2021. More information will be provided by Jan. 15. Weinstein grants for individual travel that already has other funding may be possible. Please contact the Office of International Education for more information. 


There will be opportunities for in-person faculty-mentored research on campus. Interested students should consult with their faculty research advisor.

Remote research opportunities may be available in limited circumstances for students living and working in certain states here in the U.S. Remote research opportunities will not be available for students who are living and working outside the U.S. Further information will be available in January.

The deadline to apply for a UR Summer Research Fellowship is Feb. 23 at 12 p.m. Research Fellowship applications will be available at the start of the spring semester.


Students who are interested in pursuing University-sponsored internships with external employers and organizations may apply for a UR Summer Fellowship by an initial deadline of April 9 at 5 p.m. In order to provide students with more time to find an internship, students may also submit an application by a second, rolling deadline of June 4 at 5 p.m. Students are encouraged to pursue remote internships where possible. Where it is appropriate based on local conditions, in-person internships will also be permissible, contingent on compliance with local public health guidance and the availability of opportunities with external employers and organizations. Applications will be available at the start of the spring semester. Please direct questions to

Campus Residency 

Students who will be eligible to live on campus this summer include those enrolled in an in-person summer school class, doing faculty-mentored summer research, participating in a University-sponsored internship in Richmond, and/or training with their teams as student-athletes. We anticipate the need for COVID-19 testing and adherence to all campus health and safety protocols will be required. Information will be available in the spring regarding application deadlines for students who wish to live on campus during one of the defined summer residency periods. To ensure adherence to health and safety protocols and best protect the health and safety of all campus community members, alternate move-in periods will not be permitted.