Forms and Deadlines Checklist for First-Year Students

The following checklist is intended for new first-year students who have paid their deposit and received acknowledgement of acceptance from the University. Most of the steps below can be completed in one sitting, but several will require additional time to complete; please do not wait until the deadline to complete them.

If you are a spring-entry transfer student, please consult the Transfer Student Checklist

New Spiders entering in the fall, please check back in 2024 for more details!


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  • Activate Your Account

    Activate Your Richmond Account

    Setting up your University of Richmond student account is your first step in becoming a New Spider and it only takes a few minutes to do!

    Within a few days of enrollment AND deposit, you will receive an email with the subject "University of Richmond Account Activation," which will contain your unique activation link; to activate your account, please click on this link. You will need your UR student ID number, which you will find in your Spider Portal.

    If you have questions about your student ID number, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission

  • Family Data Form
    Confirm or update your parent/guardian information in your Spider Portal so we can contact them and keep them in the loop this summer!
  • Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

    The University of Richmond is committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of your education records; to providing you with appropriate access to your education records; and to compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), its implementing regulations, and applicable Virginia law.

    What is FERPA?
    Read about the university’s FERPA policy and what it means for you here: UR FERPA Statement. Then, log into your Spider Portal and complete the FERPA Waiver form. Have questions about FERPA? Please contact the Office of the Registrar