Health and safety is our top priority. Family Weekend program attendance will be limited to total room capacity. Guests will be welcomed on a first come, first served basis until capacity is met. Prompt arrival is recommended.

Friday, October 1

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  • Welcome Center

    Time: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Location: Jepson Alumni Center

    Description: Begin your visit at the Welcome Center. Staff will be available to answer questions and give directions, and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

  • Bonner Center for Civic Engagement Brown Bag Discussion

    Time: 1-1:45pm

    Location: Wilton Center, Multifaith Room

    Description: Join the Center for Civic Engagement and the Latinx Heritage Month Committee for a discussion. A moderated panel of students will be sharing their expertise centered on the theme of juntxs.

    The Brown Bag Discussion series supports campus and community in collaborative study, reflection, and action to address contemporary social issues. The Center for Civic Engagement is hosting hybrid Brown Bags on Fridays, from 1pm ¿ 1:45pm. We’ll have snacks to share, plenty of food for thought, and you’re welcome to bring a brown bag lunch with you. We hope to see you in person or online this Friday at 1pm!

    Register for this event here.

  • Jumm’ah Prayer

    Time: 1 - 1:30 p.m.

    Location: Wilton Center, Prayer Room

    Description: Muslim students, their parents and guests are invited to attend Friday/Jumm’ah Prayer. Jumm’ah (Friday) Prayer is a weekly congregational worship for Muslims. The regular dhuhr (midday) prayer on Friday is replaced by a khutbah (sermon) followed by prayer.

  • Residence Life and Open House

    Time: 1 - 3:30 p.m.

    Location: 1 Bostwick Lane

    Description: Curious about student life and programming in the residence halls, room selection, how rooms are allocated for students, summer housing, or the enhancements to existing facilities? Staff from the Office of Residence Life & Undergraduate Student Housing will be available during this hour to answer any questions you may have.

  • Academic Skills Center Open House

    Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

    Location: Boatwright Library, Administrative Wing, Suite 9

    Description: Families are invited to tour the Academic Skills Center. The Center assists students in understanding and learning ways to improve their cognitive skills, thus maximizing their collegiate experience and personal development. Academic Skills Center staff is engaged in helping students assess their academic strengths and weaknesses, hone their study skills, and encourage campus and community involvement.

  • Bonner Center for Civic Engagement Open House

    Time: 1:30- 3 p.m.

    Location: Tyler Haynes Commons 201

    Description: The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), prepares students for lives of purpose and connects student, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders in social change efforts that value the knowledge and potential in our communities. We envision that the University of Richmond will be a vital partner to a thriving Richmond region, catalyzing lifelong learning and civic engagement. CCE staff members and students will be on hand to talk about their own experiences in the Greater Richmond community, including research into social and civic issues, academically grounded internships, and service.

  • Speech Center Open House

    Time: 1- 3 p.m.

    Location: Weinstein Hall, Rooms 406, 409, and 411

    Description: Join your host, Director Linda Hobgood, as you tour the Speech Center and view examples of speech practice sessions conducted by student consultants. The University of Richmond’s Speech Center is a valuable resource to students, faculty, and staff. It has become a model for other universities of what can be accomplished when administrative support, student dedication, and prudent use of technology all converge in pursuit of a worthy objective. Early visitors will receive a tasty reminder that speeches can be both "sweet and salty." Be sure to "pop-in" for a flavorful treat!

  • Writing Center Open House

    Time: 1- 3 p.m.

    Location: Boatwright Library, Room 180

    Description: Join your host, Director Dr. Joseph J. Essid and student Writing Consultants, as you tour the Writing Center, which provides instruction to University of Richmond writers at all levels of experience.

  • International Education Open House

    Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

    Location: Carole Weinstein International Center

    Description: International Education invites students and families to its annual Open House. Stop by to meet our team, learn more about study abroad and international engagement at UR, and enjoy an internationally-themed sweet treat.  Please note that staff will also conduct a formal presentation on Richmond programs abroad on Saturday, featuring returned study abroad students and their parents.

  • Well-Being Center Open House

    The Well-Being Center is a comprehensive and integrated facility that includes all campus health care in one location, providing easy access for students and designed to be a collaborative high-impact environment to support student learning, student well-being, and student success. The Center¿s staff and resources focus on the ¿upstream¿ approach by providing programs and activities that are associated with healthful decision making and prevention. Health Promotion and the Organic Krush Café are located on the first floor, Student Health Center is located on the 2nd floor, and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and The CARE (Center for Awareness, Response, and Education) are located on the 3rd floor. Also visit the adjoining Weinstein Center for Recreation where University Recreation is located. For additional information about UR Well, visit


    Date: October 1, 2021

    Time: 12:30-2:30 pm

  • Disability Services Office and Testing Center Open House

    Come check out the new(ish) Disability Services office and Testing Center, as well as meet our new staff! All students, families, faculty, and staff (regardless of disability status or Testing Center needs) are invited to attend a Disability Services Open House on Friday, October 1, from 2-4 p.m. Any and all are welcome to stop by our main office in Tyler Haynes Commons suite 338 to meet one of our Testing Center Proctors. In addition to a main office visit, we also encourage you to stop by the Testing Center just down the hall in Tyler Haynes Commons 348, where visitors can view the space and chat with Julia Kelly, Disability Services Coordinator, about Testing Center details. Goodies and refreshments will be available while supplies last!


    Tyler Haynes Commons

    Suite 338 & 348

    2-4 pm


  • Career Services Open House

    Time: 3:30-4:30pm

    Location: Tyler Haynes Commons 306

    Alumni & Career Services creates a Spider Network by cultivating a distinct community of students, alumni and employers, to make meaningful connections with one another. By combining our alumni and career services, our unique office is better able to foster those relationships, provide comprehensive career development and deepen Spider pride. Families - please stop by to learn more about the office, career development opportunities for students, professional development programs, and UR Fellowships.


  • Meet the Faculty: Business

    Time: 3- 4 p.m.

    Location: Robins School of Business, Moelchert Commons

    Description: University of Richmond offers many pre-professional programs and our faculty and career services advisors are available to help your student develop the best path to begin their professional careers. Meet representatives from the Robins School of Business’ accounting, analytics-operations, economics, finance, international business, management, and marketing departments, and learn more about preparing your student for success at Richmond and beyond.

  • Meet the Faculty: Pre-Health

    Time: 3- 4 p.m.

    Location: Gottwald, D100

    Description: The University of Richmond offers pre-professional programs and advisors to assist your student in developing the best path to professional schools. In this session, the Director of Pre-health Education will discuss the resources available to pre-health students at Richmond, application and health profession trends, and placement rates into professional school.

  • Professional Opportunities for a Leadership Studies Major

    Time: 3 -4 p.m.

    Location: Stern Plaza Tent

  • Family Weekend Welcome Dinner

    Visit with Westhampton and Richmond College Deans and join us for a special meal in the Heilman Dining Center. Registration is free to attend but tickets are limited. Registration is current full for this event.   Registrants will be checked at the door.

    Time: 5- 7 p.m.

    Location: Heilman Dining Center

  • Hillel Welcoming Shabbat

    Time: 5:30- 6:30 p.m.

    Location: Jepson Hall Faculty Lounge

    Description: Students and their loved ones are invited to join Jewish Life at UR to welcome Shabbat with candles, kiddush, and challah. We will hold a brief ritual to celebrate the arrival of Shabbat, followed by time to mingle over light appetizers.

  • Department of Music Family Weekend Concert

    Time: 7:30- 9 p.m.

    Location: Booker Hall of Music, Camp Concert Hall

    Description: Experience the talents of the Music Department’s student ensembles during the University’s annual Family Weekend concert. The concert will feature performances by the Women’s Chorale, Schola Cantorum, University Band, Jazz Ensemble, and the University Symphony Orchestra. The concert is free, open to the public. Tickets are required. Avoid the line and reserve tickets in advance. For more information contact 804-289-8980. 

  • Department of Theatre & Dance Presents: Scapino, The Trickster

    Scapino, The Trickster

    By Moliere
    Adapted and translated by Matt DiCintio

    Directed by Walter Schoen
    Costume Design by Johann Stegmeir 
    Light & Sound Design by Robby Williams
    Scenic Design by Vicki Davis

    September 29 -  October 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM
    Jenkins Greek Theatre

    In Moliere¿s homage to the slapstick elements of the classic comedy form known as commedia dell¿arte, Scapino ¿bamboozles¿ two crusty, old fathers to pave the path of true love for their children.

    Reserve free tickets at

     More information at

Saturday, October 2

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  • Welcome Center

    Time: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Location: Jepson Alumni Center

    Description: Begin your visit at the Welcome Center. Staff will be available to answer questions and give directions, and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

  • Meet the Dean and Faculty: Jepson School of Leadership (Dean’s Discussion)

    Time: 9–10 a.m. / Reception 10–10:30 a.m.

    Location: Jepson Room 118 & Heilig Meyers Lounge

    Description: The deans and faculty of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies invite parents, friends, siblings, and current and future students to learn more about the major and minor programs in leadership studies, followed by a reception in Heilig Meyers Lounge. Enjoy light refreshments while you visit with the deans of the Jepson School, Jepson School faculty, current students, and those visiting campus for Family Weekend.

  • Meet the Robins School of Business Deans

    Time: 10–11 a.m.

    Location: Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium

    Description: Hear from Dean Mickey Quiñones, Joyce van der Laan Smith, associate dean for undergraduate business programs, Tom Cossé, associate dean for international business programs, and Laura Thompson, assistant dean for undergraduate student services. Learn about the academic programs, services, professional development, career planning, international and experiential learning opportunities and unique experiences the school provides your student in preparation for successful academic and professional experiences.

  • Meet the Dean: Arts and Sciences

    A conversation with the Dean about learning in the Liberal Arts.

    Time: 11 a.m.–11:45 p.m.

    Location: Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room

  • Study Abroad Info Session

    Time: 12–2 p.m.

    Location: Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room

    Description: The Office of International Education invites parents and students to learn more about studying abroad from our panel of past study abroad participants, their parents, and University of Richmond staff.

  • Spider Tailgate

    Time: 12–2 p.m.

    Location: Robins Center Front Forest

    Description: Show your Spider Pride, fuel up and celebrate before the game with delicious eats from local food trucks! Food available for purchase and open to everyone. Tailgate parking not required.

  • Richmond Spiders Football vs. Elon

    Time: 2–5 p.m.

    Location: Robins Stadium

    Description: Show your Spider pride and cheer on the team as they face the Elon at Robins Stadium!

    Tickets are $35 and are on sale NOW. Call 1-877-SPIDER-1, or visit the Spider Athletics Football Ticket Page HERE, and enter the promo code FAMILY. Current UR students will be admitted to the game for free by presenting their UR ID at the entrance to the stadium. Students will be seated in a special Student Section. If you would like your student/s to sit with you during the game, you must purchase an additional ticket(s) when making your selection.

    Tailgate passes are no longer available. If parents do not have a tailgate pass, they are welcome to join the fun in the student tailgate lot. Students will receive information on how to claim their student tailgate parking permits at the beginning of the semester.

    Contact Us
    Please contact the Spider Athletics Ticket Office directly at 1-877-SPIDER-1 with questions regarding football tickets or other parking pass options.

    Spider Athletics Ticket Office/Will Call Hours and Locations
    Friday, October 1, 9am-5pm, Robins Center ticket office (inside the main lobby of the Robins Center).
    Saturday, September 2, 11am-3pm, Robins Center, North Entrance, Ticket Window #1 (across from Robins Stadium)

  • A Cappella Concert

    Time: 6-7 p.m.  NEW! A SECOND SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED FROM 6-7PM. Tickets for this bonus show can be purchased here

    Time: 8–9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.


    Location: Cannon Memorial Chapel

    Description: Featuring Choeur du Roi, the Octaves, Off the Cuff and the Sirens. Join all four student-led, University a cappella groups for a show for all ages. All proceeds benefit the student a cappella groups. 

  • Department of Theatre and Dance Presents: Scapino, The Trickster

    Scapino, The Trickster

    By Moliere
    Adapted and translated by Matt DiCintio

    Directed by Walter Schoen
    Costume Design by Johann Stegmeir 
    Light & Sound Design by Robby Williams
    Scenic Design by Vicki Davis

    September 29 – October 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM
    Jenkins Greek Theatre

    In Moliere’s homage to the slapstick elements of the classic comedy form known as commedia dell’arte, Scapino “bamboozles” two crusty, old fathers to pave the path of true love for their children.

    Reserve free tickets at

     More information at

Sunday, October 3

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  • Catholic Mass

    Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m.

    Location: Cannon Memorial Chapel

    Description: Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Cannon Memorial Chapel on Family Weekend Sunday. All are welcome. For more information, contact Deacon Thomas Mullen at (804) 287-6048, or

  • Chaplaincy Breakfast Reception and Open House

    Time: 10:30–11:30 a.m.

    Location: Wilton Center Multifaith Room

    Description: Students and families are invited to meet the Chaplaincy staff and learn more about the Chaplaincy’s programs and ministries while enjoying coffee and light breakfast fare