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Julie Du Pont

Admission Counselor

(800) 700-1662 or (804) 289-8640
Fax: (804) 287-6003

Hometown: Wayne, PA

How you started in admission and came to Richmond: Richmond was the place that fostered my love for higher education. I started out as a tour guide and an intern in this office, which solidified my passion for the world of admission. After receiving my Master’s degree, I knew that I wanted to come back to Richmond. My friends now joke about how I could only stay away from UR for one year.

Favorite thing to do in Richmond on the weekends: Swim or kayak by Belle Isle; Attend the numerous festivals.

Favorite food on-campus: Lou’s Red Pepper-Gouda Soup. It is such a staple comfort food on campus and I used to get it all the time as a student.

A question you get all the time: “What’s your favorite Richmond tradition?” Midnight Munchies. As a study break during finals, D-Hall (the dining hall) opens late at night and supplies food and a DJ. It is so much fun!

The number one reason you tell students to check out Richmond: There are ample opportunities for experiential learning here. You do not just learn in the classroom. You learn by connecting service in the greater Richmond area to your academic knowledge, by holding leadership positions in student organizations, by working internships and research positions, by living with a host family abroad, by participating in a Living-Learning program—the list is infinite. Faculty and staff help connect you to these experiences, and the university helps to fund many of them.

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, exploring the restaurant scene, relaxing with friends, movies.