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Arrival Information

Appalachian Trail Adventure Transition Program students will move in on Sunday, August 20, 2017. 

Check-in occurs between 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at The Pier, located on the first floor of Tyler Haynes Commons (Building 4 on the campus map). At check-in, students will pick up their SpiderCard and their residence hall room key. Students and families will also pick up their Appalachian Trail Adventure Transition Program schedule and other ATA specific information.

The check-in process can take about 30 minutes, depending on how many students are checking-in at that same time; check-in is the busiest between 9–11 a.m. 

SpiderCard

Students will pick-up their SpiderCard (student ID) upon arrival and check-in. A student's SpiderCard gains them access to their residence hall (and room), meal plan, and stores several different accounts for students to use around campus.

Note: A government-issued identification card is required to pick up a SpiderCard. Only the student can pick up a SpiderCard. Parents and families cannot pick up for their student.

Post Office: Mailbox Keys and Package Pickup

The University Post Office will be open on Sunday from 9a.m.– 4p.m. for package pick-up and mailbox key distribution only; no packages or mail can be sent on Sunday.

Bookstore

The campus bookstore (located in Tyler Haynes Commons) will be open on Sunday from 10a.m.– 4p.m.

Dining

All meals beginning with Sunday dinner are included as part of Roadmap. Students will use their SpiderCard to access the dining hall during Appalachian Trail Adventure Transition Program. Check the Dining Services website for hours and menus.

Internet and Connecting to the University Network

Students wanting to connect their computers, tablets and other devices to the University network are able to upon move-in. Instructions for registering devices are available here. Our University Help Desk is only open by phone on Sundays between 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. by calling (804) 287-6400.

Non-students, parents, and short-term visitors to the University of Richmond campus may connect their Wi-Fi enabled device to the “VisitUR” wireless network for access to the commodity Internet and the public facing http://www.richmond.edu web sites.  Simply connect to the “VisitUR” wireless network and open a web browser. After being redirected to the logon page, please read the terms and conditions, accept them by checking the appropriate box, and click the “Log In” button.   Please note that “VisitUR” is not a secured wireless network and should not be used to send or receive sensitive information without another layer of protection such as HTTPS or IPsec.  “VisitUR” is limited to a 5 Mbps connection per visitor, which is more than enough for general web browsing, email, and high definition video.  Acceptance of the terms and conditions is valid for 24 hours, after which the terms must be accepted again.

Move-in Assistance

Since you are arriving to campus before the regular move-in date, we are unable to offer staff assistance in physically moving items into the residence halls.

Handtrucks (or dollies) will be available during check-in for shortterm loan.

Please note that only Lora Robins Court has an elevator in the building; the other first-year residence halls (Dennis, Wood, Marsh, Moore, or Robins Halls) do not have elevators.

Parking on Campus

Parking is available at each end of Tyler Haynes Commons, either by the lake or in the Dining Center parking lot, while students and parents are checking-in.

You may park outside your residence hall, along the road/fire lanes, while you are actively unloading. We ask that as soon as your car is empty that you park in any student parking lot so that others can move-in and park as close to the building as well. There are hand-trucks available that you may borrow to help bring items into the buildings.

Students who are bringing a car to campus are required to obtain a permit from Parking Services. During Appalachian Trail Adventure Transition Program, there are some parking regulations in place, because of the high-amount of students moving to campus. Students and parents are reminded to park in student parking lots, and not within the faculty/staff parking lots.

Other Questions or Issues

On Sunday, students and families with questions or any issues can go to the check-in location and speak to someone at the Appalachian Trail Adventure Transition Program table. Students and families will also be visited by their Transition Program Instructor during the day to make sure that everything is going well.