Gratitude Day

What is Gratitude Day? 

Hosted annually by the Office of Donor Relations, Gratitude Day is a special event that celebrates the far-reaching impact of donor generosity on the University of Richmond. We invite the Spider community to come together and share the things for which we’re grateful, write messages to those deserving of our thanks, and reflect on all the ways we are supported at the University. 

When is Gratitude Day?  

Our fourth annual celebration will take place Thursday, November 9, 2023, both on campus and around the world among the members of our Spider community. 

Who is part of Gratitude Day? 

Everyone! We all have something — or someone — that gives us a reason to be grateful at Richmond. Whether it's for the thousands of donors who give back every year, a scholarship, the staff, faculty, and volunteers who help create an amazing student experience, or a mentor that's helped guide us, this is an opportunity to say "thanks."

How can I celebrate Gratitude Day? 

For Spiders on campus, come to the University Forum (outside the main entrance to the Gottwald Center for the Sciences) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for cool giveaways, a chance to help build our "web of gratitude,” free coffee and treats, and more ways to show gratitude! 

If you’re not on campus, you are invited to express your gratitude on social media by using #SpiderPride. We will share your post and other fun content throughout the day.