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Arrival Information

AT Challenge participants will move in on Sunday, August 14, 2016.

Check-in occurs between 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. in the Whitehurst Living Room 108, located in Whitehurst (Building 51 on the campus map). At Whitehurst, students will pick up their SpiderCard and their residence hall room key. Students and families will also pick up their AT Challenge schedule and other AT Challenge specific information.

The check-in process can take about 15 minutes, depending on how many students are checking-in at that same time; check-in is the busiest between 9–11 a.m.

What to Bring
  • Richmond College will provide all necessary camping, food, and hydration supplies for the challenge.
  • Recommended items that each participant will need to bring include but are not limited to:
  • Comfortable athletic/hiking shoes
  • Comfortable socks and underwear (at least three pairs of each)
  • Comfortable/lightweight shorts and/or pants (enough for two days)
  • Personal hygiene products/medication (including OTC) you may need
SpiderCard

Students will pick-up their SpiderCard (student ID) upon arrival and check-in at Whitehurst. A student's SpiderCard gains them access to their residence hall (and room), meal plan, and stores several different accounts for students to use around campus.

Note: A government-issued identification card is required to pick up a SpiderCard. Only the student can pick up a SpiderCard. Parents and families cannot pick up for their student.

Post Office: Mailbox Keys and Package Pickup

The University Post Office will be open on Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. for package pick-up and mailbox key distribution only; no packages or mail can be sent on Sunday.

Bookstore

The campus bookstore (located in Tyler Haynes Commons) will be open on Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Dining

All meals beginning with Sunday dinner are included as part of AT Challenge.

Internet and Connecting to the University Network

Students wanting to connect their computers, tablets and other devices to the University network are able to upon move-in. Instructions for registering devices are available here. Our University Help Desk is only open by phone on Sundays between 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. by calling (804) 287-6400.

For non-students and parents coming to campus during AT Challenge, there is no open WIFI network available on-campus; our network is closed and secured. Information Services does offer guest accounts, but they do require advanced notice (at least two business days prior).

Move-in Assistance

Since you are arriving to campus before the regular move-in date, we are unable to offer staff assistance in physically moving items into the residence halls.

Handtrucks (or dollies) are available for checkout from Whitehurst.

Please note that only Lora Robins Court has an elevator in the building; the other first-year residence halls (Dennis, Wood, Marsh, Moore, or Robins Halls) do not have elevators.

Parking on Campus

Parking is available outside of Whitehurst while students and parents are checking-in.

You may park outside the residence hall, along the road/fire lanes, while you are actively unloading. We ask that as soon as your car is empty that you park in any student parking lot so that others can move-in and park as close to the building as well. There are hand-trucks available in Whitehurst that you may borrow to help bring items into the buildings.

Students who are bringing a car to campus are required to obtain a permit from Parking Services. During AT Challenge, there are some parking regulations in place, because of the high-amount of students moving to campus. Students and parents are reminded to park in student parking lots, and not within the faculty/staff parking lots.

Other Questions or Issues

On Sunday, students and families with questions or any issues can go to the check-in location and speak to someone at the AT Challenge table.