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Forms and Deadlines Checklist

The checklist of forms and deadlines is intended for students who have paid their deposit and received acknowledgement from the University. Once the checklist is posted, new spiders will want to be checking here often for all the information they need to get ready to begin classes in the fall. Please keep an eye on the checklist in the coming months, as more programs and deadlines may be added in the coming months.

Required Steps

Most of the forms and steps below can be completed in one sitting. * However, three forms require additional lead time: the Health History Record requires information from your physician; the Family Data Form requires detailed information about your family; and Alcohol.Edu is an online course that typically takes two hours to complete.


Activate Your Richmond Account
Many of the steps below require you to log in to your University of Richmond student account with your Net ID and password. Activating your account takes just a few minutes, so this is the place to start. Check your admission packet for your student ID number. **Note that you MUST have paid your enrollment deposit and received an acknowledgement from the university to activate a Richmond account.**

April and May

Complete Your Housing Application (Available April 17; Applications accepted through June 4)
The housing application is required for all students who wish to live on campus. The application will be available to entering first-year students on April 17. To access the application, sign on to Bannerweb, click on Student Services, HousingMenu, Connect to StarRez. Follow the instructions on each page within StarRez. You must complete each page to be able to move forward to the next page. The roommate section will open on May 19. Within this section, you will be able to request a specific roommate or search for a roommate. You are not required to choose a roommate. You will not be selecting a room. If you have questions, please email Ms. Carolyn Bigler. More details about first-year housing, including a suggested list of what to bring to campus, are available on the Student Housing website.

  • UR Online Payment System (Review)
    Students can sign their parents up for Richmond's electronic invoices. Additional information regarding invoices, payments, etc., can be found in the Student Accounts Handbook.
  • Health History Record (Due June 1) *IMPORTANT DEADLINE!*
    In compliance with state law, all full-time students are required to provide documentation relative to their health and immunizations. There are multiple steps to this process, so begin working on your Health History Record as soon as possible. No physical exam is required. For additional information please contact the Student Health Center at 804-289-8064.
  • Family Data Form (Complete by June 1)
    Please provide family contact information.
  • Information For Academic Advisor Form (Complete by June 9)
    This form is available in BannerWeb, at the bottom of the Student Services menu. This important form is used to match advisees with academic advisors. You will be assigned an academic advisor during August and meet your advisor during orientation.
  • ID Card and Advisor Form Photo (Complete by June 9)
    Upload your image for use on your student ID and advisor form.
  • Disability Accommodations (Review by June 1)
    If you need an accommodation based on a disability, please submit the Application for Disability Accommodation by June 1 (applications will be accepted throughout the year). More information is available on the Disability Services website.
  • BannerWeb Access Begins for first-year students. (Review starting June 7)
  • Expect a Call from an Academic Advisor (June 19 through July 7)
    Peer Academic Adving Associates (PAAs) will be in e-mail contact with all new students throughout the summer. In addition to PAAs, summer academic advisors will also call each student during late June/early July to discuss registration and help with choosing appropriate courses for fall. Be sure to read the Plan and Register section of this website and become familiar with the information you will need for registration. And, of course, the Academic Advising Resource Center staff is always available to answer your questions.
  • Richmond Scholars and NCAA Athlete Registration (Begins July 14)
    First-year students who have been named Richmond Scholars (a merit scholarship program) or Bonner Scholars can register today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. After this period, registration opens for all first-year students on July 17.
  • First-Year Student Registration (Begins July 17)
    Registration begins for all first-year students at 9 a.m. Register as early as possible today. Registration remains open to first-year students until the add/drop period at the beginning of the semester.
  • Alcohol Edu Requirement (Available mid-July, complete by August 23) All full-time degree seeking students are required to complete a comprehensive alcohol education and abuse prevention program during their first semester on campus. The first part of this requirement involves an online component that must be completed prior to the first day of orientation.
  • Tuition due for fall semester (Due Aug. 7)  
    Note: Tuition Insurance is available through Allianz Global Assistance. For information and enrollment please visit their website or call 1-888-427-5045.   
  • Move-In Day, Orientation Begins (Aug. 23)
    Note: Before you can be issued a University of Richmond identification card, you will be required to show proof of identification. Be sure to bring a valid state-issued driver’s license, a passport, a military ID or an official state identification card when you come to campus. Review the Housing Office's list of things to bring to campus and the Sustainability Office's Green Move-In Tips.
  • Textbook Requirements (Available Aug. 1)
    The book requirements for fall courses are posted on the University Bookstore’s website. In addition, if you are interested in purchasing a Fire Shield brand extension cord or surge protector (the only kind allowed in on-campus housing), you may do so here.
  • Set Your PIN for Keyless Entry into Residence Halls (Before you arrive on campus)
    Follow the instructions on the One Card website.
  • Parking Services (Review)
    If you are planning to bring a car or bicycle to campus it must be registered with Parking Services. Please familiarize yourself with the parking rules and regulations and register for a permit.
  • Police Services (Review)
    Read more about the Police Department's programs and services. Submit a Student Inventory Form to provide an electronic inventory of valuable items stored in residence halls or offices.
  • Welcome Week for new and returning students. (Begins August 27)
  • Classes begin Aug. 28
    Review the complete academic calendar for other important fall dates.
Pre-Semester Programs

Pre-Semester Programs run just prior to orientation. You may only participate in one of these programs. However, it is possible to participate in a pre-semester program and an academic year program (tab three). More information about each program, including contact information, is provided on the website linked within each item below. Note: There are no additional costs associated with participating in any of the programs below.

Appalachian Trail (AT) Adventure

Application Deadline July 1
The AT Adventure is scheduled for the three days before first-year student move-in and orientation begin. Selected participants will move in on Sunday and prepare for a two-day (one-night), off-campus experience that will build leadership and communication skills, test mental strength, and encourage team work. Students will hike a through the Shenandoah National trails and climbs (rarely exceeding 500–1,000 feet) while enjoying its many vistas and abundant wildlife. While hiking and camping, participants will openly discuss the variety of challenges first-year students face to help prepare for the academic and social aspects of the University of Richmond.

Multi-Cultural Affairs Pre-Orientation

Application Deadline July 1
The Multicultural Affairs Pre-Orientation program is designed to enhance the transition of incoming multiracial/ethnic, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, African/Black, Native and other self-identified multicultural students into the University. This program begins Sunday, Aug. 20 and ends Tues., Aug. 22.

Roadmap to Success

Registration Deadline July 1
The Roadmap to Success program offers faculty-led short courses on interesting and diverse topics, combined with developmental and skill-building seminars. Roadmap for First-Year Students continues into the academic year with ongoing advising support from faculty and regularly-scheduled programs aimed at helping first-year students transition into the academic and social life of Richmond with greater success. The pre-semester programming of this program begins Sunday, Aug. 20 and ends Wed., Aug. 23.

Academic Year Programs

Academic Year Programs are programs for new students that run during the academic year, with summer application deadlines. These programs are available to students based on particular academic, social or residential interests. It is possible to participate in multiple academic year programs. It is also possible to participate in an academic year program and a pre-semester program (tab two). More information about each program, including contact information, is provided on the website linked within each item below.

Living-Learning Communities

Application Deadline May 14
In addition to traditional residential living options, the University of Richmond offers first-year students living-learning communities in which students with common interests live together, take a class together, and have many out-of-the-classroom experiences. There are ten communities for students to choose from, with both co-ed and single-gender communities options. Note: Students will apply for living-learning communities through StarRez while they are completing their housing application. Beginning April 14, students can access StarRez through BannerWeb (through the Housing menu).


Application Deadline May 9
URISE aims to increase the number of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences who complete a major and plan to continue to graduate professional programs in science. To be eligible a student must be passionate about science and interested in a research-based, interdisciplinary approach to their introductory science courses. Note: this program includes a 2.5-week summer experience prior to the first year of college.

Peer Advisors & Mentors Program

Application Deadline June 7
The Peer Advisors and Mentors Program pairs first-year students with upper-class student mentors who help first-year mentees navigate their first year of college through mentee/mentor engagements, group activities, and leadership opportunities. Retaining students is one of the program's chief goals—90 to 100 percent of PAM first-year mentees return to Richmond for their second year of college.

Integrated Quantitative Science (IQS) Course

Application Deadline June 30
The IQ science course is a first-year course for prospective majors interested in an integrated introduction to biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science. It is ideal for students with wide interests across the sciences, who like working with a team on challenging problems, and who want to view big scientific societal problems from multiple disciplines. If you have already been accepted to the URISE course, you do not need to submit an application for the IQS course.

Science, Math, and Research Training (SMART) Course

Application Deadline June 30
The SMART course is a year long double course that introduces the topics of chemistry and biology in an integrated fashion while relating concepts of calculus 1 and 2 to science. The program offers a hands-on, research-based learning environment where working as part of a team is important. If you are passionate about science but did not have extensive experience with calculus in high school, the SMART program may be for you. If you have already been accepted to the URISE program, you do not need to submit an application for the SMART course.

R-Business Learning Community

Application Deadline July 1
A co-ed, non-residential learning community, R-Business is for first-year students interested in exploring the many facets of today’s business world. The application process is open May 1 through July 1.

WILL Program

Summer Deadline Aug. 1
The nationally recognized WILL program explores gender and diversity issues both in and out of the classroom. Students strengthen their leadership skills as they actively work to create a more equitable world. WILL accepts applications from women, transgender and gender non-conforming students.

International Students Only

In addition to completing the required steps for new students (tab one), international students should also read the information provided below. International students may also apply for any of the academic year programs (tab three). International students may only apply for a pre-semester program (tab two) if they are not required to attend international orientation.



  • International Orientation
    International Orientation covers important topics such as immigration, health insurance, and cultural and academic adjustment. Note: This program is available only to international students who have been informed that they must attend. This program begins Sunday, Aug. 20 and ends Wed., Aug. 23.

Check Your University of Richmond Email (Google Apps)

Make sure to check your Google Apps account frequently throughout the summer. Many offices on campus will use Google Apps as their primary way to contact new students.