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On-Campus Perks & Discounts

Athletics

Perks/Discounts: 

  • Faculty/Staff Tickets
    • Receive 50% discount on season tickets
      • $75.00 for football
      • $95.00-$160.00 for basketball
  • Receive free tickets to one game per season for all employees and employee’s family members
  • Free admission to all other varsity sporting events – soccer, baseball, lacrosse, etc.
  • McDonald’s Spiderlings Kids Club
    • $5.00 membership per child includes free tickets to select football and men’s basketball games, free tickets to all women’s basketball games, a free t-shirt, membership card, high-five tunnel at basketball games, exclusive events, weekly newsletter, and discounted ticket package for parents
    • Family Fun Zone at each football and basketball game
Center for Student Involvement

Perk/Discount: The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) maintains a book of potential student babysitters. Parents can also fill out their babysitting needs for potential student sitters to respond. The book includes contact information, experience, and availability of each sitter.

How to obtain: Visit the CSI to view the book or call 804-289-8505 for more information. CSI does not conduct background checks or verify any information provided in the book and information can be viewed in person only. 

Chaplaincy

Perks/Discounts:

Dining Services

Perks/Discounts: 

  • Discounted meals:
    • Breakfast: $6.00
    • Lunch: $7.00
    • Dinner: $9.00
    • Special Dinner Rate: $10.75
    • Discounts at most retail locations for bringing own cup or bag
  • Nutrition Assessments: Every Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Weinstein Center for Recreation & Wellness
  • Metabolic testing: Contact Karen Hensley, UR Dietician, for an appointment at khensley@richmond.edu.

 

Events & Conferences

Perk/Discount: Faculty and staff are able to reserve Cannon Memorial Chapel for weddings. The rental rate is dependent on affiliation to the University. For the most up to date rate information, contact 804-289-8585.

How to obtain: If you are interested in scheduling a wedding ceremony at the Cannon Memorial Chapel, begin your correspondence by completing the Wedding Ceremony Interest Form.

Human Resources

Perks/Discounts: 

  • Employee Appreciation events: Includes Outstanding Service Awards, SpringFest, Fishing Tournament, Busch Gardens Employee Appreciation Day, and Winter Celebration
  • Health Advocate: A free service available to all full-time employees, their spouses, same-sex domestic partners, dependent children up to age 23, parents, and parents-in-law. Health Advocate can provide no-charge assistance in solving your healthcare-related issues. You will be assigned a Personal Health Advocate (PHA) who will work with you one-on-one to find solutions to time-consuming issues such as billing concerns, scheduling specialized treatments, transferring medical records, finding eldercare, Social Security questions, and more. To take advantage of this service, call Health Advocate directly at 1-866-695-8622 or visit their member website.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): A free, confidential service that provides all employees and anyone living in their household with the resources needed to resolve personal problems that may affect their emotional health, well-being, and work productivity.
  • Piggy Banks for Children: Human Resources gives a gift certificate for a hand painted, personalized piggy bank for all newborn or adopted children of UR employees. Make sure to e-mail Human Resources at URHR@richmond.edu after having a baby or adopting a child to request your certificate.
Information Services

Perks/Discounts: The Information Services Help Desk provides basic support for personally owned machines of University of Richmond faculty and staff. The Help Desk will configure your machine to connect to the University of Richmond network via the VPN (Virtual Private Network). In order to connect to the network, we also require that you have the University standard antivirus (Sophos) installed, as well as Windows updates enabled, and your personal firewall turned on. These features help to protect your machine, and the University’s network, from compromise. The Help Desk will also provide trouble shooting services free of charge, but this work is done on an “as available” basis. During certain times of the academic year, the Help Desk may elect not to work on faculty and staff personally owned machines for short periods of time because of priorities associated with other University commitments.

How to obtain: Faculty and staff that wish to purchase new computer hardware at Education discount rates may visit the Information Services website to explore options available through IS resellers. This site includes information for both the PC and Mac platforms. Please contact the Help Desk at 804-287-6400, or email helpdesk@richmond.edu with any questions. 

Library and Media Resources Center

Perks/Discounts: Free access to the library, including:

  • All volumes of books, bound periodicals, journals, research databases, and books to check out for recreational reading
  • Access to audio and video playback equipment, CDs, music scores, and audiobooks
Modlin Center

Perk/Discount: Discounts are available for University of Richmond employees and students (undergraduate, law, graduate, and continuing studies) for Modlin Center performances on campus and at Modlin Downtown events. Employees may purchase up to four tickets at the discounted rate; students may purchase one ticket.

How to obtain: Ticket purchasing can be done on the Modlin Center's website. Please note your University affiliation when placing your ticket order. Refunds will not be issued after the sale is finalized. If ticket orders are placed online, tickets may be held for verification. Employees and students will be required to present their valid UR ID to pick up tickets.

Police Department

Perks/Discounts: 

  • Vehicle Safety Day: Once a semester, the University of Richmond Police Department conducts a vehicle safety day, when students, faculty, and staff can have a safety check of their vehicle conducted for free. The safety day usually includes free pizza, drinks, and coupons for area establishments. Services include tire pressure check, vehicle fluids check, and a vehicle lights check. URPD will also assist stranded motorists who need a jump start. Call the URPD Emergency Communications center at (804) 289-8715 for assistance.
  • Finger Prints: The University of Richmond Police Department offers this service free of charge to all faculty, staff, and students. Fingerprinting is done Monday through Friday, from 9:00–11:00 a.m., and 1:00–3:00 p.m. at the Police Department. Call (804) 289-8715 with any questions.
  • Operation ID: Operation ID is a theft prevention program that involves marking and/or engraving property which allows law enforcement to detect, identify, and return stolen or lost property to its rightful owner. To have your personal property marked, please email police@richmond.edu. You may also register your property by filling out and submitting a Operation ID form.
  • Women’s Self Defense Instruction: The Women's Basic Self Defense class is a beginner-level course instructed by University of Richmond police officers. The two-hour class demonstrates physical techniques, including stances, strikes, kicks, and pressure points, as well as techniques to escape from wrist grabs, bear hugs, and chokeholds. The class is free for all female University faculty, staff and students. For more information or to schedule a class, send an email to ajohnso3@richmond.edu, ablizzar@richmond.edu, and pwitten@richmond.edu.
Print Shop

Perk/Discount: For personal projects, check with our UR Print Shop for ideas and to see available options. Full color posters, signs, personal invitations, announcements, photos, and most anything you might want is available for your personal or outside group’s needs. 

How to obtain: Visit the Print Shop or e-mail printshop@richmond.edu for a price quote.

Recreation & Wellness

Perks/Discounts: 

A free membership to the Weinstein Center for Recreation & Wellness (dependents included) for all full-time employees. 

  • This includes:
    • Fitness assessments (BMI, Body Fat Analysis)
    • Group fitness classes (no sign ups required)
    • Personal training sessions
      • 5 FREE sessions with student personal trainers, $20/session thereafter
      • $20 sessions with community trainers
    • Outdoor Adventure and Recreation trips at discounted cost
    • Equipment Rental: Daily and Weekend rentals for outdoor equipment
    • Working on Wellness Program (WOW): New employees have three free sessions with personal trainers with follow-up sessions at 6, 9, and 12-month marks
    • Screenings
      • Blood pressure screening with personal trainer or self-check with machine
      • Cholesterol screening offered monthly and/or by appointment
    • Massage Therapy: Five one-hour $20 massage therapy sessions offered to all employees per year
    • Chair massages: Every Friday from 11:00-1:00 p.m. in the Weinstein Center for Recreation & Wellness (first come, first served basis)

How to obtain: Get set up using the hand reader in the Weinstein Center upon employment and after receiving your UR ID number. After you are set up, all you need to enter the Weinstein Center is your UR ID number.

Membership Subsidy Program

  • The Membership Subsidy Program is the result of a generous gift from a member who wanted to help subsidize the cost of the Weinstein Center memberships for people who may need financial assistance.

How to obtain: If interested, please view and complete this document for guidelines and submit to the Member Services desk for consideration.

Sustainability

Perks/Discounts:

  • Community garden plots are available to University students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in participating, please email sustainability@richmond.edu for information.
  • Big Yard Sale: The Big Yard Sale is a two-day sale event of gently used student items (e.g., furniture, clothing, household items, etc.), which are collected by volunteers during move-out week. Proceeds from the sale go to the Falls of the James Sierra Club chapter and the University of Richmond's GreenUR student organization. Individuals with University of Richmond identification and their family members can attend the preview sale on the evening prior to opening to the public.
  • E-Waste Recycling Collection EventThis event is for University faculty, staff, and students to dispose of their personally owned electronic assets. Bring your old computers, printers, and accessories, phones, TVs, and other electronics ready for disposal. Staff will be available to help unload your vehicle. This event is held every Spring.
Transportation

Perks/Discounts: 

  • GRTC Bus: GRTC Bus-16 services campus from 5-9am and 3-7pm (full schedules are available in the Transportation Hub and online at www.ridegrtc.com). The University sponsors fare-free transportation to and from work (all swipes are monitored by the Transportation Services). Bus passes are valid for the entire academic year (with renewal required each August).
  • The Daily Connector: Runs everyday, every hour from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. with weekend hours from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • The UR Downtown: This shuttle runs Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. from campus to downtown. This offers rides to and from Maple and Grove shopping district in less than an hour. This shuttle is extended for First Fridays’ art walks on the first Friday of every month.
  • Bike Registration: Register your bike with UR Transportation Services. They will have your bike information on file in the event that your bike is lost or stolen. Bikes can also be transported on University Shuttles and GRTC buses.
  • Chartered Services: UR Transportation Services can provide a 12-passenger shuttle for class trips and special events for $15/hour with a four hour minimum. For larger groups, see the preferred vendor list at transportation.richmond.edu. Submit a transportation request form at least 1-2 weeks before your event.
  • Special Events: UR Transportation Services hosts a number of special events that faculty/staff are welcome to attend. Events include First Fridays, Spider Mall Crawl (Short Pump Mall Friday/Saturday), Folk Festival, 2nd Street Festival, Pony Pastures & Maymont Park, Halloween Haunt, and Ashland Berry Farm.
  • Zip Car: Zipcar is a ride sharing/rental car program. Begin by registering online at transportation.richmond.edu/zipcar to set up your own account. University of Richmond has five Zipcars on campus.
UR Downtown

Perk/Discount: Free tax preparation assistance for eligible staff members through UR Downtown's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Please see UR Downtown's website for more information and income parameters.

How to obtain: More information to be shared in SpiderBytes as tax season approaches. Sessions are offered January-April.