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Undergraduate Humanities Fellows Program

Brand new for fall 2015, humanities students will have the chance to first conduct summer research on a topic of their choosing, and then participate in seminar where they will read classic and cutting-edge work in the humanities, improve their research and writing, and reflect on the role humanities play on our campus and in our culture.

First-Year Seminars
Courses on a broad range of topics that are designed to help first-year students begin to develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and research.

Tocqueville Seminars
A three-year grant from the Mellon Foundation helped faculty develop innovative multidisciplinary courses that explore the United States and its place in the world.

Academic Resources

Academic Advising
Guidance through all of UR's academic offerings to ensure you make the most of your college experience.

Writing Center
Need help polishing that paper? The Writing Center is here for you!

Speech Center
Public speaking doesn't have to be scary. The Speech Center can arm you with tools and tricks to make your next presentation a success.

Academic Skills Center
No matter the subject, the academic skills center has skilled experts available to tutor you.

A&S Career Blueprint
Build skills that employers are looking for.

Center for English as a Second Language
Tutoring and support services for international students, whether they are on the university campus for a single semester or four years. For information on ESL service, please contact Dr. Leslie Bohon at

Global Studio
Helping students, faculty, and staff use technology to enhance language learning and effectively communicate across cultures.

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum
Get comfortable communicating in a foreign language.

Bridge to Success
A transitional program designed to prepare first-year students to meet the rigorous demands and expectations of the University’s academic program.

Roadmap to Success
A pre-semester experience that helps students make choices that maximize the opportunities the University of Richmond offers.