Update for enrolled and wait-listed students

By Tom


That’s the collective sigh I can almost hear being released around the admission office this week. With fall travel, application season, spring visit programs, and most recently spring travel behind us, we have done the bulk of our work in bringing together the Class of 2013, and we can finally take a step back and breathe. It’s been a whirlwind of a year – a very exciting year – and it’s great to know that our hard work (and yours!) has paid off.

Enrolled Students

We’re thoroughly excited about the new first-year class. It’s probably the most exciting and dynamic class we’ve ever enrolled here at Richmond, and we look forward to welcoming you in August!

For all enrolled students, newspiders.richmond.edu is your new best friend. I’m sure most of you have created a student account and logged in to fill out some of the forms already (you have to wait for a snail-mail letter that includes your University login information in order to do so). The site gives you a calendar and lots of information about what happens next. Peer Academic Advisers should be in touch with you within the next month or two to help you as you begin to plan your schedule and get ready for life at Richmond. In the meantime, feel free to be in touch with any questions you may have!

Wait-Listed Students

For those of you on the wait list, here’s the news. We are not going to the wait list at this time, but we will be closely monitoring the situation over the next few weeks, as other universities go to their wait lists, to see how it impacts our enrollment. We’ll be in touch within two or three weeks to give you a status update and outlook. We’d just ask you to sit tight for the moment. If you have any questions, let us know.


  1. Caroline Eager
    Posted May 9, 2009 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Tom, thanks for the update. We are excited about the next four years at UR! Can you share the size of the incoming freshman class and any other stats?

    • Tom
      Posted June 1, 2009 at 9:11 am | Permalink

      Hi Caroline,

      We’re excited too!! The Class of 2013 is definitely the most competitive and diverse class in the University’s history. That being said, it’s tough to give any data on the class yet. We don’t really collect data or run our new first-year class profile until August, once everyone has arrived on campus; before then, there can still be some shifts as other universities hit their wait lists or students choose to pursue other opportunities. Bottom line, the class that shows up for Orientation in August is always inevitably a bit different than the class that is enrolled at the beginning of May. Come August, you can check out our Student Profile on the website to see everything you’d want to know about the Class of 2013!


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