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Though we are navigating uncertain times, one thing is certain: our Spider community is strong, resilient, and caring. In an effort to sustain the spirit of our shared community, we are excited to offer new and enhanced opportunities for our Spiders to connect. Stay tuned for additional information on these programs and more! 

Want to host or participate in any of the listed programs? CLICK HERE to share your preferences, and we will be in touch!

Questions? Contact us at or (804) 289-8030.

Spider Community Outreach

Virtual Spider Check-Ins
While the world seems to be changing every day, we want to help provide comfort through the Spider community. If you'd like to be connected with a fellow Spider, please submit your contact information here. We will then virtually connect you with an alum who has offered a listening ear and a helping hand!

Virtual Topical Alumni Networking
Participate in a networking forum for Spider alumni to connect based on topics of interest, shared experiences, and/or skills.

Alumni Recruitment Committee
The Alumni Recruitment Committee (ARC) supports the efforts and initiatives of the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Sign up to communicate with admitted and prospective students, represent Richmond at college fairs, and conduct informational interviews virtually.


Virtual Book & Movie Discussion Groups
Join us for a virtual book or movie club, where alumni will come together to discuss different offerings. Titles will be provided weekly.

Faculty & Staff Educational Webinars


Virtual Alumni Concert Series
Enjoy and listen to live streaming musical performances featuring talented UR alumni in the comfort of your own home.

Virtual Alumni Demonstrations (i.e. Cooking Demo)
Participate in live demonstrations hosted by fellow alumni. Think cooking classes, crafting the perfect cocktail, painting lessons, and more!

Virtual Alumni Cookbook
Share a favorite recipe to be compiled into a virtually-accessible alumni cookbook.


Virtual Guided Meditation
Follow along as UR alumni and staff offer instruction in mindfulness and meditation.

Virtual Yoga & Fitness Classes
Join fellow alumni for live-streamed classes and enjoy the community of group workouts from your living room.

Wellness Resources
Online access to resources we've compiled and catalogued to help you stay well.

Career Services

Contact career advisor Becca Shelton at or (804) 289-8547.

Virtual Career Advising
Consult with a professional career advisor via phone & video chat.

Tips for Working Remotely
Advice on how to be successful when adjusting to working remotely.

LinkedIn Advice for Connecting Virtually
Advice on networking in a virtual setting.


Interested in volunteering? Give us a shout at or complete this survey and member of our staff will follow up with you!

If you have already been in touch with our team, please electronically sign and submit the following documents:

  1. Alumni Volunteer Code of Conduct

  2. Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement
    (Only submit if requested by Alumni Relations staff)

  3. Photo/Video Consent and Release 
    (Only submit if requested by Alumni Relations staff)
Spider Summer Social Challenges

It’s officially July, and we’re ready to celebrate all things summer! For the rest of the month, we’ll be inviting you to join us in a new Spider Summer Social Challenge every week, with some pretty sweet prizes up for grabs.   

How to win prizes: 

  1. Follow instructions on how to participate in each week's individual challenge. Stay tuned to our feeds or the calendar at each week for details. 
  2. Submit your pictures to us via direct message on Facebook or Instagram, tag us in your Instagram story, or email to
  3. We will draw winners at random every Thursday for the prize of the week, and enter all submissions throughout the month for a Grand Prize drawing, to be pulled on July 31!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alumni Relations at or call (804) 289-8030.

Virtual Alumni Events