New Spider Orientation

We are excited to welcome our new transfer Spiders to the University of Richmond in January 2022! As you embark on this journey, we know that you are excited (and maybe a little nervous) for your time as a Spider to begin. Everyone’s transition to college is different, and New Spider Orientation is designed to help you transition successfully, both academically and socially. New Spider Orientation is required for all new students, and occurs prior to the start of the spring semester.

During New Spider Orientation, you will:

  • Meet and get to know your fellow New Spiders, as well as be guided by an Orientation Advisor (OA)
  • Become introduced to the values that our Spider community embodies
  • Meet your College Deans and become equipped with a variety of resources available to help you succeed
  • Learn about living at the University of Richmond
  • Become acquainted with campus policies and procedures

New Spider Orientation for new transfer students is Sunday, January 9, 2022. Classes begin on Monday, January 10, 2022. New students will continue their orientation and transition throughout the spring semester through their required WELL 100 course.