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Five Things Every New Graduate Should Do

As a Richmond graduate, your lifelong relationship with the University is just beginning. Here are five ways to stay engaged.

1. Embrace the Spider Network

As a University of Richmond graduate, there are a number of events designed specifically for you, during Homecoming and in our 45 regional groups where fellow alumni are eager to welcome you into the Spider network. And of course we hope you'll still cheer on Spider athletic teams when they play on campus or around the country!

2. Keep Us Updated

While on the move, don’t forget to update your directory information in UROnline and be sure to let us know your plans via the Gradute Outcome survey.  Also, send along your life updates for inclusion in the University of Richmond Magazine's Class Notes, which will now be hitting your mailbox three times each year. Photos are encouraged!

3. Use Career Services

You have lifelong access to Career Services resources and advisors, who can assist as you're looking for employment or working through graduate school applications. Whether you’re starting your career or looking to offer opportunities to current students through the Hire Spiders initiative, the Office of Alumni and Career Services and SpiderConnect are here to help – for life.

4. Use Campus Resources

As a Spider graduate, you are eligible for a one-year free membership to the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness the year after graduation.  After that, you’ll still enjoy reduced rates for membership at the rec center and for classes offered by the University’s School for Professional and Continuing Studies. Whether learning to cook gourmet meals or learning history and languages, you'll be able to take advantage of Boatwright Library's borrowing privileges for alumni. And if you’re applying for graduate studies, the Registrar’s Office will help you by providing up to 80 copies of your transcript.

5. Give Back

Your time, talent, and treasure matter greatly for ensuring that future generations of Spiders continue to have the same experiences you had at Richmond. Consider supporting your favorite departments or initiatives through annual giving, or volunteer with the University.