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Fall Break in Richmond

As part of the first-year living-learning community experience, students will participate in experiential fall break experience in the city of Richmond. The fall break experience will be a combination of exploring the city in which students live and study, having fun, and connecting their living-learning community theme to the city. Don't worry, there will be time to relax too! Students will live on-campus in their regular residence hall room assignment; the residence halls and dining hall remain open during the fall break.

While we will not have the full schedule for fall break completed until September, here are some excursions that students could expect:

  • The Richmond Folk Festival: last year this festival attracted more than 200,000 people to downtown Richmond's riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance traditional crafts, storytelling and food. The Richmond Folk Festival has become one of Virginia’s largest and most-loved events of the year and has been voted as the best musical festival in Richmond several years running.
  • Exploring Richmond Neighborhoods: explore some of Richmond's diverse neighborhoods like Jackson Ward, Downtown, historic Church Hill, the Fan, 
  • Iconic Richmond Landmarks: explore the James River, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia State Capitol, the American Civil War Center, and others!
  • Excursion with your first-year living-learning community: each community will spend a half-day on Monday with their professor and classmates in a customized excursion off-campus to further explore and examine the topic of your living-learning community, including having a meal off-campus!