Campus Information

Information about aspects of the University of Richmond campus and its main academic, technology, and safety services.

  • LIbrary

    Boatwright Memorial Library

    Boatwright Memorial Library is the main library on campus. The library, which faces Westhampton Lake, provides students with 24 hour access to its collections for the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and business. Boatwright is also home to the Media Resource Center where you can check out visual resources and the Digital Scholarship Lab to find open-access materials as well as articles written by University of Richmond professors. The collection has been developed to meet the needs of students and faculty. This collection of print and digital materials, not including those in the Law Library, consists of more than 500,000 volumes, access to more than 30,000 print and online journals, 245,000 electronic books, more than 300 online databases and a wealth of resources in media such as sheet music, DVD, audio CD, microfilm and audio books. Since 1900, the University of Richmond has enjoyed status as a depository for U.S. government publications. Boatwright Memorial Library holds more than 500,000 government documents in print and microform and provides access to government information through print and digital documents. The online library catalog (library.richmond.edu) provides access to the collections. The libraries participate in local and state consortia as well as national networks to obtain access to databases and to borrow items not held in the University's collections.

    Boatwright Memorial Library provides SPCS students with a Library Liaison who offers direct support to through group and individual instruction in how to most effectively utilize library resources. Group instruction may take place in the library or directly in the professor’s classroom. A formal introduction to library services and resources is a part of every Knowledge Management seminar. Individual assistance is available in person and online through various means described at library.richmond.edu/help.

    Boatwright Memorial Library offers a mix of study space suitable for individuals working alone or in groups as well as media viewing/listening carrels, private study rooms and more than 120 public computer workstations. Laptop computers are loaned for in-building use and connect to the University's wireless network. When classes are in session, the first and second floors of Boatwright Library are open 24 hours a day to members of the University community. Boatwright Library is also home to the Eight Fifteen at Boatwright coffee shop.

    A separate wing of Boatwright Memorial Library houses the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, a memorial to the Virginia Baptists who struggled to secure religious liberty in America. The library holds thousands of books, church records, manuscripts, and personal papers related to Virginia Baptist history and heritage. The Society also manages the University’s archives, a large collection of books, photos, and memorabilia related to the University's rich history.

  • Computing

    Technology

    The University of Richmond has a strong commitment to prepare students to work in technology- and information-centered environments. The University provides computers, software, and specialized equipment for student use in labs, public areas, and classrooms. The entire campus is blanketed with a high-speed wireless network that provides students, faculty, staff, and guests with secure access to a wealth of resources.

    The University maintains a robust network infrastructure. The wireless network supports mobile computing in every building on campus, and provides coverage in most outdoor locations and public gathering spaces. Information Services maintains University-owned systems loaded with up-to-date versions of the latest software tools and anti-virus software. All users must have an active University computer account to log into any lab machine. To help ensure the security of the University systems and network, the University requires all users to change passwords annually in order to maintain an active account. Policies, including the policy Regarding the Use of Technology and Information Resources, are posted on the Information Services website (is.richmond.edu).

    The ground floor of Jepson Hall houses many computing resources, including a general purpose computer lab open to all faculty, staff, and students. In addition, there are two classrooms with PC workstations, three classrooms with Mac workstations, and a new state of the art, active learning classroom space equipped with 24 laptops, and wireless presentation capabilities associated with all seven display locations. Each classroom is also equipped with full multimedia capabilities, including HD projection, and AMX control system technology for video and audio source control. When classes are not in session, the Jepson Hall computer classrooms are open for student use. Jepson Hall is also the location of the Computer Help Desk, a resource that provides assistance with computing-related issues for the entire campus. A listing of the current hours of operation for all of these resources may be found on the Information Services website (is.richmond.edu).

    The Technology Learning Center (TLC) is a unique resource located on the second floor of Boatwright Memorial Library. It is devoted to servicing specialty software and multimedia needs of students, faculty, and staff. This area offers PC and Mac workstations equipped with high-end Web development, multimedia (including the Adobe Creative Cloud), animation, 3-D modeling, and audio-video recording and editing software. Scanners, high quality printers, large-format plotters, digitizers, and digital video and still cameras also are available. In addition, the TLC contains a photography studio, a small recording studio, and a One Button studio. The TLC is staffed by experts who can help students, faculty, and staff effectively use the specialized tools.

    Technology training for students, faculty, and staff is available in a variety of formats, including books available through the Library catalog, more than 14,000 online video courses from LinkedIn Learning, and one-on-one training sessions, which are available through appointments at the TLC. TLC hours of operation and current technology training classes may be found on the Information Services website (is.richmond.edu).

  • Arts

    Arts & Culture

    The Modlin Center for the Arts presents more than 70 performing arts events each year through its Modlin Arts Presents series, the Department of Theatre and Dance performances, and the Department of Music's free concert series. University Museums also showcases annual exhibitions of national and international art and artifacts along with student work in its several locations around campus. Additionally, the Jepson School of Leadership, the WILL program, and other academic departments sponsor diverse lecture series throughout the year. More information can be found at the Modlin Center website.

  • Parking

    Parking Services

    The University of Richmond Parking Services strives to provide safe, convenient and accessible parking for faculty, staff, students and visitors. All cars, motorcycles, golf carts and mopeds parked on the University of Richmond campus must be registered with Parking Services and will be assigned a parking lot. Parking regulations will be issued with all parking permits and passes and can be found on the Parking Services website.

  • Police

    Police Department

    The University of Richmond University Police Department, a nationally accredited police department, is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. The University of Richmond Police Department provides 24-hour uniformed response to calls for service, provides routine and directed patrol activities, performs vehicular crash investigation and performs the investigation of criminal offenses. Additionally, all police officers are Red Cross First Responder/CPR certified. Uniformed security officers also assist with building security and other calls for service as needed. All crimes that occur on the campus should be reported to the University Police in person or by calling 911, (804) 289-8911 or (804) 289-8715. More information about the police department, including crime statistics, can be found on the Police website.

  • Crime Stats

    Crime Statistics

    University of Richmond is committed to assisting all members of the university community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the Police website. If you would like to receive a copy of the security report which contains this information, you can obtain a copy online, stop by the University Police Department at Special Programs Building, #31 UR Drive, University of Richmond, VA 23173 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (804) 289-8722.

    The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, University police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by University of Richmond and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

    This information is required by law and is provided by the University of Richmond Police Department.

  • Transportation

    Transportation Services

    The University of Richmond offers a robust transportation system which offers on and off campus shuttle services, free ridership on the GRTC buses, Zipcar and Zimride programs. The shuttle routes and times can be found in the Transportation Hub in the Tyler Haynes Commons or on the transportation website. All University shuttles can be located online through our GPS Tracking System. Links for the GPS Tracking can be found in the Transportation Hub and online.

    SPCS certificate or degree-seeking students are eligible to receive the University bus pass. The UR GRTC bus passes can be obtained on the Police website.