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Roadmap for Parents and Families

We appreciate that this is a bittersweet time for parents and families. Whether this is the first child to go off to college or one of several, it can be an emotional time for everyone. By participating in the Roadmap program, students begin their college experience on a positive note—having fun and making friends in a community of students and faculty who will become their support system during the sometimes bumpy road ahead. Our Roadmap faculty and staff are committed to making the Richmond experience a positive one.

We want parents and families to be involved with their student's Roadmap experience. We provide a Roadmap Parent and Family Orientation to give parents the necessary information and resources so that they leave campus feeling knowledgeable and assured about Richmond.

After the parent and family sessions on Monday, most parents and families depart campus. They may choose to participate in the regular New Student Orientation. There are many local hotels near campus, as well as plenty to do to explore the city.

Roadmap students begin the program on Sunday afternoon and continue through Wednesday morning, attending their short course class, seminars that introduce them to concepts and tactics to help make the most of their time at Richmond, as well as leaving campus on their chosen excursion into the City of Richmond. They also have opportunities to socialize with other students in the evening during formal and informal activities. After Roadmap is over for students, they will go directly into the scheduled New Student Orientation with the rest of their class.

Roadmap Parent and Families Orientation: August 19-20, 2018

Tentative Schedule for Roadmap 2018

Sunday, August 19

9 a.m–3:00 p.m.
Check-in for Roadmap and student move-in
Tyler Haynes Commons

6–7:30 p.m.
Parent Roadmap Reception with Roadmap Faculty
(reception menu features heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, both featuring local Virginia foods, wines and beer)
6:30 p.m.: remarks from Andrew Gurka, director of roadmap programs
Location TBD

An excellent opportunity to explore the city while students are engaged in evening activities

Monday, August 20

8:30–9 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Booth Lobby, Modlin Center (building 50 on map) 

9–9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction to a Richmond Education
Ronald A. Crutcher, President
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall (building 38 on map) 

9:30–10 a.m.
Coordinate College Welcome & Introduction
Joe Boehman & Mia Reinoso Genoni
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall (building 38 on map)

10:20–10:50 a.m.
Concurrent Session #1

11-11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session #2

11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Concurrent Session #3

12:10–1:15 p.m.
Have lunch with your student
An opportunity to say good-bye 

Concurrent Sessions
Parents will have the opportunity to hear from faculty and administrators about each of these topics:

Advising, Classes and All Things Academic
topics including—advising, schedules, high-impact practices, and academic resources like tutoring, writing and speech centers, and disability accommodations

Health and Safety
topics including—Title IX, counseling and health services, wellness requirement, police and safety on campus

topics including—Greek Life, Sports Club, student organizations, and ways that students get involved on campus

About Orientation

The information covered during the Roadmap Parent and Family Orientation is similar information that is provided during the regular parent portions of New Student Orientation. Roadmap Parents do not need to return to campus on August 23-24, 2018 for the parent portion of New Student Orientation.


We will post here PDF copies of all mailings that we send to parents of Roadmap students. Typically there are mailings in early June, July and August with important information about move-in and arriving to campus.

Roadmap 2017 Mailings:

May 26, 2017
Letter to Students (PDF)

May 30, 2017
Email to Parents (PDF)

July 3, 2017
Letter to Parents (PDF)

August 5, 2017
Email to Parents (PDF)
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