Your RU Bucket List

Make the most of your Radford University experience! Put these items on your "Bucket List" and complete them before you graduate!

#1 - Attend an Athletic Event

Number 1: Attend an Athletic Event

With 15 Division I athletic teams and countless intramural sports, there is a game to watch for a fan of nearly any sport! 

#2 - Participate in a Research Project

Number 2: Participate in a Research Project

Participating in research projects helps you develop skills that will benefit you in your future career or in graduate education.

#3: Pull an All-Nighter in Young Hall

Number 3: All-Nighter in Young Hall

Young Hall is open 24 hours a day during the academic year. It's a great place to study alone or collaborate with friends.

#4 - Have Your Family Visit for Family Weekend

Number 4: Family Weekend

Every fall, Radford University hosts Family Weekend, which is a great time for your family to visit campus and explore Radford.

#5 - Attend a Visual and Performing Arts Production

Number 5: Attend an Arts Production

The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers dozens of opportunities to catch a play, dance performance, recital, fashion show and more.

#6 - Have a Snowball Fight

Number 6: Have a Snowball Fight

While major snowfalls are relatively rare in Radford, when they do happen, students flock to the Quads for snowball fights.

#7 - Visit the Selu Observatory

Number 7: Visit the Selu Observatory

Selu Observatory is free and open to the public every clear Friday night.

#8 - Attend a Major Concert

Number 8: Attend a Major Concert

Attend a concert in the fall or spring! Radford University hosts some of the biggest names in the music industry. Some past performers include Taylor Swift, Billy Joel, Ludacris and O.A.R.

#9 - Canoe on the New River

Number 9: Canoe on the New River

Radford University's location on the New River offers recreational opportunities including tubing, fishing, kayaking and more.

#10 - Take a Selfie with the Highlander

Number 10: Take a Selfie with the Highlander

Get a selfie with the Highlander ... because the Highlander is awesome!

#11 - Go on an RU Outdoors Adventure

Number 11: Go on an RU Outdoors Adventure

RU Outdoors is the adventure programming component of the campus recreation program at Radford University. 

#12 - Volunteer in the Community

Number 12: Volunteer in the Community

Volunteer! There’s no better way to get acquainted with the City of Radford community.

#13 - Climb the Rock Wall in Peters Hall

Number 13: Climb the Rock Wall

The rock wall in Peters Hall is free with a student ID!

#14 - Play Pool in the Bonnie Game Room

Number 14: Play Pool in the Bonnie

The Game Room in the Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center has pool tables, a bowling alley, board games and cards.

#15 - Take in a Show at the Planetarium

Number 15: Take in a Show at the Planetarium

The Radford University Planetarium is open during the fall and spring semesters when Radford University is open. All shows are free and everyone is welcome.

#16 - Meet an RU Squirrel (but don't get bit!)

Number 16: Meet a Radford Squirrel

You'll probably complete this item your first week of school. Radford squirrels are legendary!