University of Richmond Photo Tour

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University of Richmond Photo Tour

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Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is a private liberal arts university located in Richmond, Virginia. The university is home to roughly 4,500 students across its five schools: School of Arts & Sciences; Robins School of Business; Jepson School of Leadership Studies; School of Law; School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Students are supported by an impressive 8 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 15. The university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

The University of Richmond's attractive 350-acre campus features Westhampton Lake and a host of red brick buildings.

Notable alumni include Bruce Allen, owner of the Washington Redskins, and Steve Buckingham, a multi-Grammy awarding-winning music producer.

Our photo tour begins with the Frederic William Boatwright Memorial Library. Built in 1955, the library holds more than half a million volumes of books, periodicals, journals, rare books, manuscripts, and more. The Galvin Rare Book Room houses 25,000 books, including rare Confederate Imprints and volumes from The Book of Kells. Also located within the library, the Parsons Music Library is home to more than 17,000 scores and 12,000 CDs.

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Brunet Hall at the University of Richmond

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Brunet Hall at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Brunet Hall was one of the original buildings on the University of Richmond campus. It currently houses the undergraduate admissions office, financial aid office, and student employment office.

And if you're planning to apply to the University of Richmond, you're going to need strong grades and standardized test scores. The university is highly selective. See how you compare to accepted, rejected and waitlisted students in this GPA, SAT and ACT graph for admissions.

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Weinstein Hall at the University of Richmond

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Weinstein Hall at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Weinstein Hall is home to the University’s journalism, political science, and rhetoric-communications departments. The 53,000 square foot building holds classrooms, lecture halls, and faculty offices. Weinstein Hall was named in honor of the Weinstein family of Richmond and features a sunken garden, grand common rooms, and a 24-study space.

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Booker Hall at the University of Richmond

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Booker Hall at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Booker Hall is home to the Department of Music and is connected to the Modlin Center for the Arts. Camp Concert Hall, one of the university’s main performance venues, is located within Booker.

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Gottwald Center for the Sciences at the University of Richmond

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Gottwald Center for the Sciences at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Completely renovated in 2006, the Gottwald Center for the Sciences houses biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science departments. The Center features 22 teaching laboratories and 50 student-faculty research laboratories, as well as a nuclear magnetic resonance center and a digital biological imaging center. The Virginia Institute for Scientific Research also shares space within Gottwald.

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Jepson Hall at the University of Richmond

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Jepson Hall at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Jepson Hall, one of the more prominent buildings on campus, houses the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. The school is the first school in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree in leadership studies. Founded in 1992, the school was named after Robert Jepson, Jr., a University of Richmond alumnus.

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Jenkins Greek Theatre at the University of Richmond

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Jenkins Greek Theatre at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Built in 1929, in the Classic Greek style, the Jenkins Greek Theatre is an outdoor amphitheater that can seat up to 500 people. The venue is used for concerts, alumni events, and live performances.

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Cannon Memorial Chapel at the University of Richmong

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Cannon Memorial Chapel at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Located at the center of campus, Cannon Memorial Chapel provides students with a place for worship and spiritual reflection. The Chapel is non-denominational and is home to most of the university’s religious groups. The Chapel was built in 1929 and is named after Henry Cannon, a Richmond tobacconist.

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International Center at the University of Richmond

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International Center at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The 57,000-square-foot Carole Weinstein International Center is home to the Office of International Education, as well as meeting spaces and the popular Passport Café.

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Tyler Hanes Commons at the University of Richmond

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Tyler Hanes Commons at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Tyler Hanes Commons is the center for student life at the University of Richmond. Since it was built over Westhampton Lake, Hanes Commons acts as a land bridge for students to get from one point of campus to another. As a result, each student typically passes through Hanes Commons at least once a day. Tyler’s Grill and The Cellar (the University pub) offer students a quick meal between classes. Many offices are located inside Haynes Commons, including the Office of Student Activities and the Office of Student Development.

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Gumenick Quadrangle at the University of Richmond

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Gumenick Quadrangle at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Gumenick Quadrangle is a quad area surrounded by connecting buildings Richmond Hall, Puryear Hall, and Maryland Hall.  Maryland Hall is the main administrative building on campus. It is home to the Office of the President.

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Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond

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Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Established in 1949, the Robins School of Business is home to 800 business students. The school offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, and Management Systems. The Robins Graduate School of Business offers a part-time MBA and MACC (Master of Accounting), and a 12-week Mini-MBA program.

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Queally Hall at the University of Richmond

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Queally Hall at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Queally Hall houses classrooms for the Robins School of Business.

 

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University of Richmond School of Law

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University of Richmond School of Law (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

There are currently 500 students enrolled in the School of Law with a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1. The school is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is on the approved list of the American Bar Association. The building features classrooms, seminar rooms, a moot courtroom, and a law library. The School of Law offers a joint degree program with Virginia Tech in Intellectual Property Law.

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North Court at the University of Richmond

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North Court at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

North Court is a residence complex that houses more than 200 upperclass female students. Rooms come in single, double, and triple occupancy, with communal bathrooms.

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Jeter Hall at the University of Richmond

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Jeter Hall at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

 

Jeter Hall is a female residence hall located across from Jepson Hall. The building houses 111 upperclass students in single, double, and triple occupancy rooms with communal bathrooms. Constructed in 1914, it is one of the oldest buildings on campus.

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Robins Hall at the University of Richmond

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Robins Hall at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Adjacent to Jeter Hall, Robins Hall houses first-year and upperclass female students. Rooms come in single, double, and triple occupancy, with communal bathrooms on each floor. The building was constructed in 1959 as a gift from University benefactor E. Clairborne Robins, Sr.

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Whitehurst at the University of Richmond

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Whitehurst at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Intended to be the “living room” of the University of Richmond, Whitehurst provides a common study space for students. It provides a large common area with gas fireplace, as well as a spacious game room with pool tables and snack shop.

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Milhiser Gymnasim at the University of Richmond

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Milhiser Gymnasim at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Completed in 1921, Milhiser Gymnasium houses indoor basketball and volleyball courts that are open to intramural sports and student athletes. The ground floor of the building houses the military science department. Outside the gymnasium, Milhiser Green is the annual site for commencement.

The University of Richmond Spiders compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. The school’s official colors are Blue and Red.

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Robins Stadium at the University of Richmond

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Robins Stadium at the University of Richmond (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The 8,700-seat Robins Stadium is home to the Spider football, lacrosse, and track & field teams. Opened in 2010, Robins Stadium features state-of-the-art synthetic turf and a 35-foot scoreboard. The stadium was named in honor of E. Clairborne Robins, Sr., a well-known university benefactor. Prior to 2010, Spider football played its home games at City Stadium, which was three miles from campus. The creation of Robins Stadium brought Spider football “back home” onto campus.

To learn more about the University of Richmond and what it takes to be admitted, be sure to check out the University of Richmond profile.

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