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Saturday, September 16

*An asterisk indicates that tickets are required.

9 a.m. Welcome and Information Center Opens

Saturday Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Jepson Alumni Center

Come to the official Family Weekend Welcome Center to pick up your registration packet. You will receive a parking pass, campus map, and tickets to the events for which you are pre-registered. 

9:30 - 11 a.m. Meet the Dean: Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Dean's Discussion
9:30–10:30 a.m. 
Jepson Hall, Room 118

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.

10:30-11 a.m. 
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.


9:45 a.m. - 12 noon Office of Admission Information Session & Tour

Queally Center

Geared toward prospective students and their families, this session offers a general introduction to the University of Richmond, providing information on academics, student life, the application process, and financial aid. The session typically includes a 30-minute information session and a 60-minute walking tour led by a current student. Be sure to dress in comfortable clothing and shoes for the tour. 

10 - 11:30 a.m. Meet the Dean: School of Arts & Sciences

Dean's Discussion
10 - 11 a.m.
Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305

This discussion with School of Arts & Sciences dean, Dr. Patrice Rankine, will focus on current initiatives and directions for our students in liberal arts education.

11–11:30 a.m. 
Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305

Enjoy treats from a local Richmond favorite, Pearl’s Cupcakes, and the opportunity to meet Dean Rankine, as well as other Arts & Sciences students and their families.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Meet the Dean: Robins School of Business

Dean's Discussion
10:30–11:30 a.m.
Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium

Join Nancy Bagranoff, dean of the Robins School of Business, as she takes you through a typical school year of learning and activities for a Robins School student. Learn about the academic programs, services, professional development, career planning, international and experiential learning opportunities, and special experiences the school is providing your student in preparation for successful academic and professional experiences.


11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Game Day Luncheon ($6.25 - $10 per person)*

Heilman Dining Center

Mingle with other Richmond families while enjoying good food and live music in Richmond's award-winning dining hall.  

Cost: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors age 65+, $6.25 for children ages 2-9, and free for UR Students with meal plans. Please include your student in your luncheon ticket count.

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Study Abroad Information Session

Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room

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. 

12 noon - 1 p.m. A Cappella on the Green

Millhiser Green (by Sarah Brunet Hall)
Featuring Choeur du Roi, the Octaves, Off the Cuff, and the Sirens 

Get ready to cheer on the Spiders at this festive, game day performance. With a casual, “feel-good” atmosphere, the University of Richmond a cappella performers will leave you wanting more. Tickets are not required for this event.

2 p.m. Richmond Spiders vs. Howard Bison - SOLD OUT*

Location: E. Claiborne Robins Stadium

Game tickets and tailgate parking passes for the Saturday, September 16 game against the Howard Bison are SOLD OUT. Please contact the Athletics Ticket Office directly at 1-877-SPIDER-1 with questions regarding football tickets or tailgate parking passes.

Football Ticket Office/Will Call hours and locations for Family Weekend are as follows: 

  • Friday, September 15, 9am-6pm, Robins Center ticket office (inside the main lobby of the Robins Center).
  • Saturday, September 16, 9am-3pm, Robins Center, North Entrance, Ticket Window #1 (across from Robins Stadium)

Cheer on our Spiders in the Robins Stadium as they host the Howard University Bison. Enjoy the festive atmosphere before and after the game, but don’t miss the hard-hitting action when head coach Russ Huesman's team charges onto the field. Also back by popular demand are FREE reserved tailgate spaces for families attending the game! When purchasing your ticket, be sure to indicate if you would like to receive your free tailgate space. Alternatively, parents are also encouraged to join the fun in the student tailgate lot! Students will receive information regarding how to claim their student tailgate parking permits at the beginning of the semester. Cost: $35 per person. Note: UR Students are admitted free to the official student section of Robins Stadium with their Student ID. 

7:30 - 9 p.m. Traditional Indonesian Shadow Puppet Play

International Center Commons

Skilled puppet artists from Indonesia join a local Richmond gamelan ensemble to present a traditional shadow play set to music. A family-friendly performance, enjoy an up-close and personal experience followed by a puppet demonstration, question-answer session, and the chance to operate the puppets. For more information, contact the Office of International Education at (804) 289-8836.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 2017 Showcase of New Faces in Theatre and Dance

Modlin Center for the Arts, Cousins Studio Theatre

Join us for an evening of scenes, monologues, songs, and dance, performed by freshmen and other new faces to the theatre and dance department. The event is directed and produced by upperclassmen, and is a fun showcase of UR talent. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Gracie Carleton at

9 - 10:30 p.m. Evening A Cappella Concert ($8 per person)*

Cannon Memorial Chapel
Featuring Choeur du Roi, the Octaves, Off the Cuff and the Sirens

Don't miss your chance to see all four student-led, University a cappella groups in Richmond’s beautiful Cannon Memorial Chapel. Nostalgic favorites as well as original pieces will appeal to all ages.

Note: This is a very popular event. Families are encouraged to purchase tickets early. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $10 per person. All proceeds benefit the student a cappella groups.

*Tickets are required for these events.

Welcome and Information Center

Friday Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday Hours: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Jepson Alumni Center

Come to the official Family Weekend Welcome Center to pick up your registration packet. You will receive a parking pass, campus map, and tickets to the events for which you are pre-registered. 


The new interactive campus map is quite comprehensive. To find a specific building, click on the drop down button in the upper left corner of the map for a complete listing of buildings.