April 2023 Newsletter

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Traditions Week 2023 was a wild success! I hope that your Highlander was engaged in the weeklong celebration and took time to reflect on what this year has meant to them. Counting the wins is so important to developing resilience and the courage to continue moving forward, even when things are difficult. And thanking those who have impacted your journey is a skill that we should all practice and affirm. Your Highlander enjoyed a spectacular time at these special events. Here are just a few images to share the experience!

First Year Field Day15
Halfway There7
Junior Twilight39
Senior Block Party 23DSC02378
RUC Spring Fling23
First Year Field Day20
Halfway There17
Junior Twilight27
Senior Block Party 23DSC02229
RUC Spring Fling26
First Year Field Day4
Halfway There14
Junior Twilight6
Senior Block Party 23DSC02377
RUC Spring Fling25
First Year Field Day21
Halfway There13
Junior Twilight44
Senior Block Party 23DSC02387
RUC Spring Fling29

Residence Hall and University Apartments - Closing May 2023


By Friday, May 5, 2023 at 5:00pm

  • All campus housing – residence halls and apartments – will close on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 5:00pm
  • All residential students should plan to move out of campus housing within 24-hours of their last final exam or by 5:00pm on Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Students actively participating in Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 6, 2023 will need to complete an extended stay request and need to checkout by 12:00pm on Sunday, May 7, 2023

Checkout Process

  • On April 12, 2023, residents will receive building-specific instructions via email
  • In general, to check out, residents will need to:
    • Remove all belongings, clean their room, and reset any university furniture
    • Contact an RA who will be on-call or in the lobby
    • Staff will complete the closing room condition form with the resident
    • Once they return their room keys to staff, the resident is all set!
  • We will also have an express checkout option for residents in extenuating circumstances

We strongly recommend students check out in-person. Choosing to use express checkout waives the ability to appeal damage billing.

Spring 2023 Commencement


Get ready for graduation! This is a huge milestone for you and your student - and a lovely University tradition.  Find all the details that you need here! Also take a moment to pause and reflect. 

  • How has your Highlander grown since they started at Radford?
  • What are you most excited about for their future impact on the world?
  • How has your family grown and changed because of your shared Radford experience?

Be sure your Highlander stays in touch with Alumni Relations so we can keep them in the loop with future events, community building opportunities, and career leads!

Highlander Pantry Update

In an ideal world there would be no need for food pantries, but Radford University recognizes that a need does exist and has developed the Highlander Pantry.  

The Highlander Pantry is available to all members of the Highlander family - students, faculty or staff offering discreet access to free food items.

  • Located in Heth 243
  • Hours are:
    • Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
    • Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
    • Individuals can also come to the Dean of Students Office anytime Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for access to the Pantry.  Note:  The Pantry is not open when the University is closed.
  • For additional information, please contact the Dean of Students office at:
Highlander Pantry

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Find events to engage your Highlander at https://calendar.radford.edu/ and RUInvolved!

April 18 - 24th 32nd Annual Student Engagement ForumUndergraduate Resarch and Scholarship
Wednesday, April 26thFast Track Payment Deadline for Summer A 2023Bursar
Friday, April 28thLast Day of Spring 2023 ClassesAcademic Calendar
May 1st - 4thSpring 2023 ExamsAcademic Calendar
Wednesday, May 3rdPayment Deadline for Summer I, III, & Maymester 2023Bursar
Friday, May 5thAll campus housing closes at 5:00pmHousing & Residence Life
Saturday, May 6thUndergraduate Commencement Ceremony 10:00amFull Schedule
Monday, May 8thSpring 2023 Grades Due by 10:00amAcademic Calendar
Wednesday, June 14thPayment Deadline for Summer II 2023Bursar
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September 15 - 17, 2023Family Weekend 2023Family Weekend
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