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New Spider Orientation has moved from a paper schedule to the Guidebook app as part of the University’s commitment to sustainability. Please go to to access the guide. As you scroll down the page, there will be links to download the Guidebook app on iOS and Android platforms, as well as a direct link to access the New Spider Orientation guide using your web browser.

Move-in Day
Wednesday, Aug. 22

New Student Orientation (Required for students)
Begins Wednesday, Aug. 22 and continues through the evening of Saturday, Aug. 25

Parent Orientation (Parents are encouraged, but not required to attend)
Wednesday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug. 23 at 2:15 p.m.

Other Programs of Interest to New Students
Eager to get to campus? Looking for additional ways to connect with your new classmates? The University offers a number of additional programs for new students that run either prior to orientation or throughout the academic year. Applications for these programs have summer deadlines, so if you're interested, check the Forms and Deadlines Checklist "Pre-Semester Programs" tab for more information.


One Book, One Richmond Program

All new students are invited to participate in the One Book, One Richmond program. This program is a great way for new students to integrate themselves into the UR community.

Move-In Day Details

First-Year Students: Wednesday, August 22, 9:00am-3:00pm
Check-in for all first-year students will take place in the Alice Haynes Room, THC. Tents will be located near each first-year residence hall to provide information and assistance. See more information on first-year housing