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New Spider Orientation

We are excited to welcome you to the University of Richmond! 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 first-year and transfer students, and occurs prior to the start of the fall semester. 

During New Spider Orientation, you will:

  • Meet one-on-one with your academic advisor, who will help you plan coursework and experiential learning until you declare a major
  • 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 students begins with move-in on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 and continues through Saturday, August 21, 2021. Classes begin on Monday, August 23, 2021.

We offer Parent and Family Orientation on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 and Thursday, August 19, 2021.

Have Questions?

We're happy to help! Please contact orientation@richmond.edu