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Winter Storm Diego

December 10, 2018

The Dining Center will close at 7:00 pm this evening. All other food operations are open as previously posted.

Lou's Cafe will remain closed for the remainder of the day, nearby Passport Cafe is available for service for lunch and dinner

Boatwright Drive between Three Chopt and Campus is closed due to stranded vehicles and no plowing. Plan on it remaining closed for the entire day.

December 09, 2018  7:00 pm - Campus Updates

Weinstein Center for Recreation will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on Monday, December 10

Dining Services for Monday December 10

H.D.C. will open at 7 am

Tyler's Grille, ETC, 8:15@Boatwright and Passports Cafe will open at 9:00 am

Lou's will open at 11:00 am for lunch.

Menu selections may be limited.

UR Transportation for Monday December 10

The Libbie Connector and UR Downtown will not operate.

The Willow Lawn Xpress will run from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

The Evening Circuit will operate a normal schedule 4pm to 10 pm.

The Campus Loop will have extended hours from 8 pm to 3 am tomorrow night.

December 09, 2018 5:50 pm - Campus Announcement

All campus events and classes scheduled for Monday, December 10, with the exception of final examinations, are cancelled due to the snow storm. Designated essential personnel should coordinate their work schedules with their respective supervisors. Non-essential personnel should not report to work.

All exams scheduled for before 2 p.m. Monday, December 10, will be rescheduled for the same time and location on Wednesday, December 12.

Exams scheduled for 2 p.m. and after on Monday, December 10, will be held as scheduled.

Faculty who are scheduled to give exams during the afternoon or evening of December 10 but are unable to do so as a result of difficult travel conditions should inform their respective students and contact the Registrar to reschedule their exam for Wednesday, December 12.

Students should be alert for information from their faculty members. Students coming from off campus should communicate with their faculty member if they are unable to safely travel to campus to take an exam scheduled for the afternoon or evening of December 10.

Individuals should use their best judgment in making safe travel decisions. The University is working diligently to clear as many roads, parking lots, and sidewalks as possible, but please use caution at all times.

The University anticipates operating normally Tuesday, December 11.

December 09, 2018 5:00 pm - Dining Adjustments

The H.D.C will close at 8:00 pm this evening

ETC, 8:15 @Boatwright and the Cellar will be closing at 10:00 pm.

Midnight Munchies at HDC has been cancelled

Tyler's Grill will close at 9:00 pm

The Dean's Den will operate until 1:00 am

Dining Services plans on opening on a normal schedule tomorrow, but some areas may have limited menu items.

December 09, 2018  10:30 am

Events scheduled at the University of Richmond are cancelled. This includes the Lessons and Carols candlelight services at 5 and 8 pm.

Any exam or course review sessions scheduled today will be held at the discretion of the individual faculty.

At this point the University expects final exams to be held beginning Monday.

Weekend staffing operations are normal.

Please check this page for any other scheduling changes.

We will continue to monitor the progress of the storm and provide an update by 6 pm today.

The Weinstein Center for Recreation will close at 9 pm this evening. 5:00 pm fitness class cancelled (updated 12/09 11:12 am)

UR Transportation has suspended service on campus. GRTC has implemented snow routes, currently all Pulse stations are open (updated 12/09 1:55 pm)

Ednovirus Notification 

 November 29, 2018

The University of Richmond is operating under normal conditions

A health bulletin related to the adenovirus has been disseminated to our Students, Faculty and Staff.

The Student Health Center has seen an increase in the number of students suffering from a respiratory illness with fever, sore throat and cough. A small number were tested and found to have the adenovirus, a respiratory illness. As a result, we want to share the following, which is based on information from the Virginia Department of Health.

Adenovirus is highly contagious. It can spread easily from one person to another and can survive for a long time on surfaces such as door knobs and cell phones.

Most adenovirus infections cause mild respiratory illness, such as the common cold. Some strains of adenovirus infections may cause other symptoms of illness, such as a cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, conjunctivitis (pink eye), and gastrointestinal illness, such as decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Good health habits can prevent the adenovirus from spreading. These include covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing;avoiding sharing cups and eating utensils; staying home from work, school, and errands if sick; and avoid close contact with people who are at risk.

Adenoviruses most often infect the airwaves leading to cold-like symptoms, including sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, cough, headache, chills, or symptoms of croup or bronchitis. Some people might also get a fever. Ill ness usually lasts a week, but serious infection could last for weeks.

Students with these symptoms listed above are encouraged to make an appointment with the Student Health Center or see another health care provider. Students with symptoms should avoid class and communicate with professors.

Treatment may include rest, drinking plenty of fluids, use of over-the-counter medicines to manage fever or discomfort, or use a cool-mist humidifier.

This link has additional details about the adenovirus:

Hurricane Michael Information

October 12, 2018 6:00 am

The University will operate according to normal schedule today, Friday, October 12.

We are working with Dominion Power to restore power to a limited number of affected buildings on campus. They are the Print Shop, facilities, stadium, law dorm, and Pacific and Atlantic House.

Towana Road between Three Chopt and Campus Drive is closed due to multiple trees and wires down. The River Road, College Road and Boatwright Drive entrances remain open.

Individuals should use their best judgment in making safe travel decisions.

October 11, 2018 3:50 pm

University officials are continuing to monitor weather conditions in our area. The University will operate according to normal schedule this evening. Any changes to individual facilities, programs, or events will be posted on this site. 

 We will monitor the course of the weather system overnight and will update the campus community as needed. Faculty, staff, and students are urged to remain attentive to developing weather conditions.

October 11, 2018 11:00 am

This morning, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch which is in effect for our area until 9 p.m. this evening.

A tornado watch is issued when severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.

Students, faculty, and staff are advised to be attentive to any developing weather conditions.


University officials will continue to monitor the progress of the storm and will update the campus community as needed.


In the event of an actual emergency, messages are communicated through the university’s mass notification system. If you have not yet enrolled in the university’s mass notification system, please go to Non-emergency message are communicated thru the university’s e-mail system.

October 11, 2018  6:30 am 

Weather Summary

 Tropical Storm Michael remains on the same track, which will remain southeast of us.

Rain Outlook

Heaviest rainfalls will occur between 2:00 pm today thru 5:00 am Friday morning.

Total amounts of rain approximately 4 inches for our area

 Wind Outlook

Wind gusts will begin to pick up this afternoon around 5:00 pm thru 5:00 am Friday morning.

Strongest sustained winds and gusts should be between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm this evening

Sustained winds during this period of 15-25 mph, and gusts between 30-40 mph. There is always the possibility of a couple stronger gusts.

 A flashflood watch is in effect for the Richmond area.

October 10, 2018 2:00 pm  

University officials have been closely monitoring the status of Hurricane Michael and its progress. The forecast track is holding steady at this time. Projections are that Michael will quickly track over central North Carolina and southeastern Virginia as a tropical storm on Thursday night. That means the impact to the Richmond area will be several hours of heavy rain between Thursday evening and early Friday morning.

At this time, no warnings or watches have been issued for our area. Accordingly, the University intends to operate under its current normal schedule. We will continue to monitor the progress of the storm and will update the campus community if needed.

In the event of an actual emergency, messages are communicated through the University’s mass notification system. If you have not yet enrolled in the University’s mass notification system, please go to Non-emergency messages are communicated through the University’s email system.

Our thoughts remain with those who may be directly impacted by Hurricane Michael.

Contact Information

UR Police, emergency
(804) 289-8911 (911 from a campus phone)

UR Police, non-emergency
(804) 289-8715

UR Switchboard
(804) 289-8000

UR Hotline
(804) 289-8760

Outdoor Warning System

The University of Richmond (UR) has an Emergency Notification System (ENS) with multi‐channel communication capabilities.  One component of the ENS is the Outdoor Warning System (OWS).  The OWS consists of clusters of outdoor speakers centrally located on campus. It is capable of playing a recorded message or live audio from the UR Police Department Dispatcher. The system is most frequently used to alert persons outside to seek shelter indoors immediately due to an approaching tornado.

The OWS will be tested once a semester.  The timing of these tests will be announced in advance.