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 at Lamplighters,a brew at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, or dinner at Lunch. Supper. Pack a picnic lunch with bread from Sub Rosa Bakery...to die for bread and it sells out quickly so plan accordingly!
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!
Mark just completed his freshman year and he is from New Jersey. One quirky fact about Mark..."I am a sailing instructor during the summers!"
Delaney just graduated and she is 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:
Mark - We have one of the best dessert bars of any college!
Delaney - The campus used to be divided -- Men on one side and women on the other side.
Vegetarian Hot Spot:
Delaney - The Daily Kitchen & Bar.
Diner and Favorite Dish:
Delaney - Galaxy Diner, pancakes.
Sushi spot and favorite roll:
Delaney - Osaka!!! Tokyo roll.
Things to do:
Night Spot for Music:
Delaney - Downtown Richmond.
Best Dive Bar:
Delaney - FW Sullivans.
Where to go for exercise classes, yoga, or the gym:
Mark - Weinstein Center of Recreation and Wellness.
Delaney - Hot Yoga Barre, Barre Method, Tidal Wheel or Weinstein Center of Recreation and Wellness.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang:
Mark - Next to the Westhampton lake.
Delaney - Lou's in the business school.
Where do you want to go on spring break:
Mark - Bozeman, Montana.
Delaney - anywhere warm!