The Office of Admission offers a variety of daily visit options throughout the year, in addition to special open houses on select dates. Prior to calling the office to schedule your visit to campus, please review your options and plan your ideal visit in advance.
Also, please note the time of year each option is available, as well as the intended audience for each event.
Time of year: Year-round
All first-time visitors are encouraged to schedule a regular campus visit, which typically includes an information session (a 45-minute presentation by an admission representative) and a campus tour (a 90-minute walking tour of campus led by a current student).
Campus visits are usually held at 9:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. on weekdays throughout the year, and at 9:45 a.m. on many Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters.
View our searchable calendar to see upcoming availability and to register for a campus visit. Registration is not required, but is preferred.
Audience: Seniors/rising seniors
Time of year: June to early December
The University of Richmond offers only non-evaluative interviews; that is, there is no formal assessment made that affects your application for admission, and interviews are not required. Instead, our optional, informational interviews are a great opportunity for you to share your interests, explore Richmond as a match for you, and learn more about the University from someone who knows it well. Interviews may be scheduled either on campus with an admission fellow (current Richmond senior), or regionally with an alumni interviewer.
On-campus informational interviews are available to current and rising high school seniors by appointment from June to early December, with time slots both before and after our regular campus visits (weekdays only). Slots are limited, so students are encouraged to register early. To schedule an on-campus informational interview, call the Office of Admission at (804) 289-8640 prior to your arrival on campus.
Audience: Seniors and Juniors
Time of year: Mid-September to mid-November (seniors); late January to mid-April (seniors/juniors)
There's no better way to understand the depth of the liberal arts experience at Richmond than to sit in on a class. During the fall and spring semesters, you may choose to visit up to two (2) classes, in which you'll sit side by side with current Richmond students and meet professors who are knowledgeable in the subjects that matter most to you.
To schedule a class visit:
- View the list of classes (available here during class visitation months). Please take note of the date and time of the class you choose.
- Call the Office of Admission at (804) 289-8640 at least five (5) business days in advance to register. Professors may not always allow class visits, and we cannot guarantee that all requests will be filled.
Scheduled class visits are available to high school seniors from mid-September to mid-November and to high school seniors and juniors from February until mid-April (priority of class space is given to seniors).
Audience: Seniors and Juniors
Time of year: October-November (seniors); February (juniors)
An opportunity for prospective students to eat lunch with a current Richmond student, who can talk about their experience at Richmond and answer any questions about student and academic life. Lunch takes place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Visitors meet their lunch host at the Office of Admission. Family members are welcome to eat in the Dining Hall; however, the scheduled lunch is for current and prospective students only.
To schedule lunch with a Richmond student, call the Office of Admission at (804) 289-8640. Spaces are limited to two prospective students per Richmond student during an individual lunch. You must register at least five (5) business days prior to your visit; we are unable to accommodate walk-in requests.