University of Richmond
The University of Richmond is a private liberal arts university with approximately 3,200 undergraduates located in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond consists of 12 neighborhoods offering craft breweries and distilleries, an array of dining options, river sports and more. One fun fact about Richmond is the seventh season of Homeland was filmed in Richmond in the fall of 2017.
Several notable Richmond “Spiders” are Bruce Allen - the Current President of the Washington Redskins, Kevin Eastman - the Assistant Coach of the Boston Celtics, Michael Dunkley - the former Premier of Bermuda, Josie Dago – Entrepreneur and Blogger at PreOwnedWeddingDresses, Wesley Schultz - the lead vocalist of the rock band Lumineers, Leland D. Melvin – a NASA astronaut, and Melissa Tavss - Founder of Tipsy Scoops.
"Top 5 Parent Picks" when visiting the University of Richmond:
Visit one of the 38+ breweries or distilleries throughout the city. Scott's Addition is the hot spot to hang out whether it is for coffee (Lamplighters is very cool), brew (Hardywood Park Craft Brewery had a fun Bluegrass festival during Parents weekend which was a blast!), or dinner (Lunch. Supper - incredible bbq).
Explore Carytown and indulge in a sweet treat at Shindigz!
Walk around the Momument Avenue Historic District.
Enjoy a cocktail at The Quirk Hotel Rooftop Bar.
The Virgina Museum of Fine Arts offers free admission every day so no excuses!
Delaney is a Senior from New Jersey. One quirky fact about Delaney..."I got bit by a dog for having a snickers wrapper in my backpack!"
Fun fact about University of Richmond: The campus used to be divided -- Men on one side and women on the other side.
Burger Joint and Fries: Jack Browns.
Finger Lickin' Good BBQ: Mission Barbecue.
Vegetarian hot spot: The Daily Kitchen & Bar.
Pizzeria: Christians, cheese.
Diner and Favorite Dish: Galaxy Diner, pancakes.
Favorite Mexican Spot and recommended plate: Don't Look Back, tacos.
Sushi spot and favorite roll: Osaka!!! Tokyo roll.
Breakfast Spot with a Friend or Date: Bakers Crust.
Where you would love your parents to take you for Parents weekend: Tobacco Company.
Things to do:
Night Spot for Music: Downtown Richmond.
Best Dive Bar: FW Sullivans.
Where to go for exercise classes, yoga, or the gym: Hot Yoga Barre, Barre Method, Tidal Wheel or UofR gym.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang: Lou's in the business school.
Where do you want to go on spring break: anywhere warm!
Where to Stay: The Westin.