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Event Schedule

Sunday, August 21

Arts Open House
6 p.m. • Modlin Center for the Arts, Booth Lobby

Monday, August 22

Recreation and Wellness Open House
3 p.m. • Weinstein Center
for Recreation and Wellness

Welcome Back with SpiderBoard
4:30 p.m. • University Forum
Hang out in the Forum and interact with our exotic petting zoo, snap a pic in the photo booth, and grab a Soul-Ice. Sponsored by SpiderBoard, your campus-wide programming board.

A Cappella Info Session
7 p.m. • Booker Hall Main Lobby

Tuesday, August 23

WC and RC First-Year Block Party
5 p.m. • Millhiser Green
Join Westhampton and Richmond colleges for the annual First-Year Block Party, with pizza, a raffle, a photo booth, personal trainers, and intramural games.

Sirens Auditions
6 p.m. • Booker Hall Practice Room

Thursday, August 25

Sport Club Showcase
4 p.m. • University Forum

Senior Toga Social
8 p.m. • Greek Theatre

Friday, August 26

The SEEDS Project
Meet and Greet
Noon • University Forum

Downtown Fridays
1 p.m. • UR Downtown
Join Downtown Ambassadors for a glimpse of the neighborhood around UR Downtown, including Capitol Square and the Virginia State Capitol, and the Arts District, home of RVA First Fridays.

 Color Wars
4 p.m. • River Road Fields
Grab your cup and get ready for this battle for bragging rights when the first year and junior classes take on the seniors and sophomores in a paint war.

United2Heal Social and Info Session
5 p.m. • Multifaith Room

UR Smash First Smash Friday
8 p.m. • Whitehurst Living Room
Kick off your weekend with pizza and Super Smash Bros. All levels of competition welcome.

Black Student Alliance Welcome Week Party
10 p.m. • The Web

Saturday, August 27

2 p.m. • Westhampton Green

SpiderNights: Carnival Night
9 p.m. • International Center
Come out for SpiderNights’ Carnival Night for a photo booth, airbrush tattoos, a mechanical spider (how long can you stay on?), popcorn, sno-cones, and cotton candy. Enter the pie-eating contest or outrace your friends at musical chairs.

Sunday, August 28

Sunday Stretch Yoga
Noon • University Forum

Monday, August 29

First-Generation Spiders
Meet and Greet
4 p.m. • Tyler Haynes Commons

Alpha Kappa Psi
New Student Welcome
6 p.m. • Alice Haynes Room

Tuesday, August 30

LGBTQ Welcome Home
5 p.m. • Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 329

Wednesday, August 31

RU Healthy?
11 a.m. • Heilman Dining Center
Find out how Richmond can help you stay healthy at this annual health fair.

3 p.m. • University Forum
This community engagement fair is for students, faculty, and staff interested in using their time at the University to make a difference in the Greater Richmond community.

Alpha Phi Omega Rush Informational Session
7:30 p.m. • Gottwald Conference Room, D100

Thursday, September 1

5 p.m. • University Forum
SpiderFest, the premier fall kickoff event, showcases some of the best aspects of Richmond in a fun and relaxed environment. Enjoy an evening of activities, music, and student organization performances while you connect with friends and more than 100 student organizations on campus.

Debate Club Meet and Greet
6:30 p.m. • Weinstein Hall, Room 400

7 p.m. • Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 340

Friday, September 2

OAR Whitewater Rafting Trip ($)
2:30 p.m. • Off campus
Join Outdoor Adventure and Recreation for a whitewater rafting adventure on the James River. Transportation, equipment, instruction, and snacks are provided. Advance registration is required.

THC Takeover
8 p.m. • Tyler Haynes Commons
Student organizations take over the Commons with gaming tournaments and performances from a cappella groups and Subject to Change.

Saturday, September 3

UR Anime Society Fall Social
6 p.m. • Tyler Haynes Commons,
Room 321


Anthony Crenshaw
Associate Director, Center for Student Involvement
(804) 484-1470