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Campus Visits

If you're looking for the classic college visit — an information session and a campus tour — join us for a campus visit. Available year round, campus visits are customizable and offer one-on-one engagement: add on a class visit or two and a Spider Chat to make a day of it. These visits often serve as a first look at campus, but also work as a follow-up if your first visit only included a tour.


Open Houses

For a high-energy, comprehensive visit experience, consider joining us for one of our open houses. These day-long events include everything from panel discussions with students and faculty to sessions on admission and affordability. Open houses can serve as an introduction to Richmond, or as an in-depth option for a follow-up visit.

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Information Session & Tour

Information Session & Tour

All Prospective Students (Especially First-time Visitors)

All first-time visitors are encouraged to schedule a regular campus visit, which typically includes a 30-minute information session followed by a 75-minute walking tour of campus led by a current student.

Campus visits are usually held at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on weekdays throughout the year, and at 10:00 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.

Schools and organizations wishing to bring a group of students to campus should request a group visit.


Informational Interviews

Spider Chats

Seniors/rising seniors
June to November

A Spider Chat is a one-on-one opportunity to meet with a current Richmond student, share your interests, explore Richmond as a match for you, and learn more about the University from someone who knows it well. Spider Chats typically last 20-30 minutes, and are available to current and rising high school seniors by appointment from June to November, with time slots both before and after our weekday information sessions and tours. Slots are limited, so you are encouraged to sign up early.

To schedule a Spider Chat, register online for an Information Session and Tour; available Spider Chats will display once you begin the registration process. (If you have already registered for a campus visit and wish to add a Spider Chat, you can update your existing reservation via the "cancel" link in the confirmation email you received.) You must register for a Spider Chat at least three business days in advance.

If you are unable to visit campus, a similar opportunity may be available in your area via our Alumni Spider Chats.


Spiders in Session (Class Visits)

Spiders in Session (Class Visits)

Seniors and Juniors
Mid-September to November
late January to mid-April

There's no better way to understand the depth of the academic experience at Richmond than to sit in on a class. During the fall and spring semesters, you may choose to visit up to two 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.

Scheduled class visits are available from mid-September to mid-November and from late January until mid-April. To schedule a class visit, register online. Be sure to sign up well in advance, as space is limited; you must register at least five business days prior to your visit.


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Open Houses

Preview Richmond

Prospective Students and Their Families
Friday, February 21, 2020

Preview Richmond events are day-long open houses for prospective students and their families. The Office of Admission typically offers a Summer Preview for high school seniors and juniors; a Fall Preview for high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores; and a Spring Preview for high school juniors and sophomores. Designed to provide a thorough look at what makes the Richmond experience truly unique, Previews typically include a welcome from University administrators; sessions on admission and affordability; campus tours; lunch on campus; and panel discussions with current students, faculty, deans, staff, and admission officers on topics ranging from academics to student life to study abroad, community service, career development, research, and residential opportunities.


(Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience)

Students of Color and Students Passionate About Multicultural Experiences
October 2020

MOVE is an overnight visit program for prospective students of color and students passionate about multicultural interests. Students and guests attend a two-day program learning firsthand about life and experiences of students of color here at Richmond from an academic, student support, and social perspective.