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A comfortable living environment is an important part of your learning experience at the University of Richmond. With so many options in our residence halls and apartments, 92 percent of Richmond’s students choose to live on campus for their entire undergraduate education.

We’ve gathered important information on room selection, what you need to know if you are a new student and how to secure summer housing. And be sure to read up on our exciting themed housing options.

The Housing Application for entering 1st year students, transfer students and exchange students is available in StarRez.  To access StarRez, sign on to Bannerweb, click on Student Services, click on Housing Menu, click on connect to StarRez.  Follow the instructions within StarRez to complete each page.  If you have questions or need assistance, email Carolyn Bigler.

Early Arrival:  August 20th and August 21st.  The early arrival application will close on Wednesday, August 19th.  Complete the Early Arrival application in StarRez.  Check-in Thursday and Friday:  Housing Office, Whitehurst 103, from 9 - 5:30; Whitehurst Duty Office 8 pm - midnight; Campus Police after midnight.  Email Carolyn Bigler ( if you will be arriving after midnight to request that your key be taken to Campus Police.  You must check in at one of these locations to have card access to your building/room.

If you will be arriving early with a group, do not complete this application.  Check with the Advisor or UR Staff to confirm the details of your group approval.  Individual requests to arrive earlier than the group will not be approved.  Belongings only in the room will not be approved.

Fall Check-in for returning students is Saturday, August 22nd.
Residence Hall check-in:  Whitehurst Living Room 9 - 5 pm.
Gateway and UFA check-in:  Commons Building at Gateway 9 - 5 pm.
Late check-in:  Whitehurst Duty Office 8 - midnight.
After midnight:  Campus Police

New this year:  You must check in at one of these locations to swipe your ID card into the Housing Management system for access to your building/room.  Access will be activated after you swipe your ID card at one of these locations.  UFA residents are required to check in at one of the locations.

New this year:  Lakeview, Robins, Thomas and Jeter are keyless entry buildings.  If you are assigned to these buildings or to one of the other keyless entry buildings (Gateway, Westhampton, Lora Robins, Freeman, Dennis) be sure to set up your 4-digit PIN at the One Card website.  You will use your UR ID card plus the 4-digit PIN and the #sign for entry into your room.