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The Richmond web reaches far. While we can't be at the place many of us have come to call home, we are still connected by our Spider spirit. As Dean Quiñones said, "Our closest held value at the Robins School is being student-centered. This current situation will challenge our ingenuity, adaptability, and cooperative spirit as we seek to live out this value in new ways."

In light of this new situation, the Robins School hopes to provide resources and information to help you navigate these uncharted waters. Revisit this page for weekly updates.

Live from Campus!


A Few Reminders

Let's Get Social (Distancing)! Tag @urichmondrobins in your photos so we can see where our Spiders are living and learning!

A virtual pre-business advising information session is available on YouTube. Email Laura Thompson, assistant dean, with any questions.

For Your Well-being

University Recreation is offering online resources and classes to keep Spiders healthy in both mind and body. Check out their Facebook page and join in weekly fitness challenges and sign up for their email to stay updated. 

Find UR's Office of the Chaplaincy on Facebook for opportunities for connection and reflection. 

For Your Education


People and organizations are already experiencing shortages of materials and products amid the economic fallout caused COVID-19. Shital Thekdi, associate professor of management, explains how supply chain disruption can be anticipated and managed using risk management and uncertainty analysis.


Steve Thompson, associate professor of management, and Jim Morrison, adjunct faculty member, detail how machine learning, artificial intelligence, and analytics can aid in pandemic response and management.

Tune into Dialogue on Decision-Making, a podcast featuring interviews with business leaders speaking on organizational responses to the massive upheaval caused by COVID-19. Episodes are uploaded weekly.

Show Us Your New Classroom!

How are Virginia CEOs Weathering the Storm?

Richard Coughlan, associate professor of management, sits down (virtually) with Scot McRoberts, executive director of the Virginia Council of CEOs, to discuss the economic outlook and expectations for local business leaders.