Thrive Orientation is the transition program track of the Thrive Multicultural Experience for incoming multicultural First-Year students to help them build a community and familiarize themselves with the University of Richmond through a multicultural lens before New Spider Orientation (NSO). This track connects those students to resources and opportunities that they can use to support their wellness, growth, and experience at UR. Participants will also be introduced to faculty and staff that specifically support the multicultural student experience, so they are aware of the network of support available to them around campus.

Why Thrive?

Transitioning to college is challenging for anyone. A student typically comes to college alone where they’re immersed into a new environment surrounded by people they don’t know. Well now let’s put on the added layer of being multicultural, at a school that is primarily populated by other students that do not look like you. The Thrive Orientation program helps make that transition a lot easier. 

Students that participate in Thrive Orientation do not just leave with information, they leave with connections, friends, and a network of support. Students reported that their participation in the program made them feel more connected with UR and felt more equipped for NSO and the college experience overall in comparison to their peers that did not participate in the program.

Additionally, when students finish Thrive Orientation, they also have the opportunity to participate in the Thrive Community program that is designed to support multicultural students throughout their entire experience as a student at UR.

How to Register

Incoming First-Year students can register hereRegistration for Thrive Orientation closes on July 1st.