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June 8, 2015
10 Richmond Festivals You Can't Miss
Beth Anne Spacht

With summertime in full swing, Richmond is heating up with local events featuring the culinary and cultural flavors of homegrown RVA. From the Richmond Jazz Festival (one of the largest on the East Coast) and Riverrock (the nation’s premier outdoor sports and music festival) to the Greek Festival and Broad Appetite (arguably, the local foodie favorite), there’s never a shortage of things to do all year long in the great city of Richmond, VA.

Here's our guide to the top 10 must-see Richmond festivals.

June 3, 2014
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Richmond, Virginia
Tom Nicholas

When I travel the country to recruit students, I’m always intrigued to hear how people think of our home city of Richmond. Some know nothing about it; others think of it for its history; most know it’s the capital of Virginia. But more and more each year, I’m hearing people refer to it with words like “cool,” “up-and-coming,” “hip,” and “fun.”

April 12, 2013
Spinning a Web in the Real World - Reflections of a First-Year Spider Grad
Beth Anne Spacht

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Richmond! As an Admission Counselor and Class of 2012 graduate, I am so excited to introduce you to the next and best four years of your life. This May, I will celebrate my one year alumna anniversary in somewhat unusual fashion. Rather than toss my cap in the air, I prepare to welcome a new set of Spiders into my old University home.

March 9, 2012
Meet the Admission Committee - Richmond Edition!
Tom Nicholas

For the past few weeks the admission committee, comprising my colleagues and myself (14 of us in total, from admission counselors to the dean), has been in session. Our task has been to create the next class of Richmond Spiders by carefully considering and selecting from among the more than 10,000 applications we received this year.

Tom NicholasTom Nicholas
Senior Assistant Director of Admission 


A Richmond alumnus (Class of 2007), Tom has been working and blogging for the Office of Admission since he graduated. He loves his alma mater and the city that shares its name.

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Beth Anne SpachtBeth Anne Spacht
Assistant Director of Admission


Beth Anne was a double major at Richmond (English and Latin American & Iberian Studies) and now enjoys helping prospective students discover the best of her alma mater.

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