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The 2019 tentative Summer School schedule is now available online!

The tentative schedule shows classes for the School of Arts & Sciences and the Robins School of Business. SPCS classes will be released on March 5, 2019.

The tentative schedule will be updated as new details are released. Look for specific course update information in the Comments column of the schedule.

The full Summer School schedule, including SPCS classes, will be released on March 5, 2019. Registration for Summer School opens for continuing UR students on March 19. Specific dates will be announced as they are released.

About Summer School

Summer School Logistics

The UR Bookstore, centrally located in the Tyler Haynes Commons and online, stocks all required texts and supplies requested by the instructors for Summer School classes. Non-required books, supplies, insignia gifts and clothing, and sundry items also are available for personal shopping.


The Registrar’s Office maintains the official academic calendar for Summer School, including term start and end dates, exam dates, and class holidays. Summer School terms include 5-Week I & II, 6-Week I & II, 8-Week, 12-Week, Summer I/II and Summer Study Abroad.


Classes are held in air-conditioned classrooms, conveniently located to the parking areas, and scheduled with the student in mind.

Identification (Student ID)

Continuing UR students may use their current One Card for Summer School.

Non-UR students admitted to Summer School should visit One Card services with a photo ID to obtain a student ID.


The University of Richmond libraries consist of the Central Library, Business Information Center, and Media Resource Center in the Boatwright Memorial Library; and the Music Library, located in the George M. Modlin Center for the Arts. The University of Richmond School of Law Library is administered through the Law School.

University Libraries are available to Summer School students. Use your One Card (UR student ID) when checking out books. Use your netID (UR network ID) to log onto computers.


The Summer School office is located in SPCS on the second floor of the Special Programs Building. The office is open 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Parking permits are required and may be obtained free of charge from the University Parking Services located on the ground floor of the Special Programs Building. The current year parking permit is in effect throughout the summer. Students are restricted to student lots. Parking lots are lighted and patrolled by University Police.

Recreation and Wellness

The University of Richmond has a comprehensive Recreation and Wellness program. Non-UR Summer School students are charged a discounted membership fee for access to the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness. Review membership eligibilty and rates for more information.


The following apply specifically to Summer School and may not have analogous policies in Schools’ academic catalogs.

Changing Course Levels

Designated courses are available for students to take at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Requirements for students who wish to take a course at the graduate level are outlined below. Accreditation standards require that students at the graduate level complete more work, often additional papers or projects, and achieve at a higher level. The requirements for each level are clearly defined on the course syllabus.

Students can change the level of a course they are registered for through the Add/Late Registration date as specified on the Summer Calendar. For special short classes, no level changes can be made after the second day of the course. Students who change the course level will be refunded or charged the tuition difference.

Graduate-Level Courses

All 500-level courses are open only to graduate students. Undergraduate courses offered for graduate credit are designated in the schedule. Graduate students taking these courses are expected to complete more work and achieve at a higher level than undergraduate students.


Approximately 95 percent of our summer faculty hold doctorates, and most teach in the regular session of the University. Outstanding visiting lecturers also participate in the Summer School.

Independent Studies and Internships

Summer I/II terms are for independent studies and internships that do not have regularly scheduled meetings. Students must complete an Individual Instruction Request Form and return to the University Registrar’s Office (SPCS students may return their forms to the Summer School Office). No independent study/internships will be accepted after July 8.

Policies & Procedures

Non-UR students admitted into Summer School are governed by policies, including the University Honor code, as stated in academic catalogs.

  • For enrollment in courses whose course numbers end in “U”: SPCS Catalog
  • For enrollment in courses whose course numbers do not include “U”: Undergraduate Catalog

Continuing UR students are governed by the appropriate catalog (based on date of admission) of the school to which they were admitted.

Confidentiality and FERPA

Review the Registrar’s Office FERPA page for details on directory information, confidentiality, and student right to know.

Select Facility Hours
Boatwright Memorial Library

Boatwright Library hours for the summer are posted on the Library website.


Bookstore hours are available on the UR Bookstore website.

Summer School 2019 Terms

Term Tentative Dates
6-Week I May 13-Jun 22
12 Week May 13-Aug 3
5-Week I  May 20-Jun 22
8 Week May 20-Jul 12
5-Week II Jun 24-Jul 27
6-Week II Jun 24-Aug 3

Review official Academic Calendars

Contact Us

Office of Summer Studies
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays