Themed Year Programming

As part of Concept 30, A&S faculty, staff, and the dean strengthened the School's mission statement: "The University of Richmond's School of Arts & Sciences fosters a community of learners who thrive by questioning, knowing, and acting. A&S prepares our students to be committed lifelong learners who challenge societal and intellectual barriers, who provide ethical leadership, and who lead sustainable and meaningful lives."

Among our agreed upon goals, Concept 30 holds community as a high priority. One initiative that supports this goal is annual programming aligned with a theme to build interdisciplinary collaboration, foster creativity, and bring our community of learners together to discuss big issues of our time. Themed-year programming allows us to draw from our diverse disciplines and experiences in approaching a variety of topics. In doing so, we connect with the University of Richmond's mission of preparing students for lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a diverse world.