Bear, Delaware
Biology (Pre-Health)


Quidditch, Swimming, Music (Violin), Sustainability, Community Service

About Me
February 23, 2014
Out on the Town by Fun.

After having decided that I was coming to UR, I decided to look into Richmond’s music scene – remember at the time, I was very into bigger names – and I was very disappointed. However, I had yet to realize it's potential.

February 5, 2014
Enjoy the Ride by Krewella

I will be talking about my experience in a Living-Learning Program (Earth Lodge) and why I think it is one of the best opportunities Richmond has to offer.

January 17, 2014
Shark in the Water by VV Brown

As the fourth semester of my college career begins, I’m starting out on full speed because of the quickly approaching Study Abroad deadline.


December 2, 2013
Dreams by Youngblood Hawke

Over break, much of my family's conversations surrounded the topic of colleges, as my younger sister has just finished the application process. And this really got me thinking about what I went into the process looking for and how Richmond fit the bill.

September 15, 2013
How to Save a Life by The Fray

This past week, I arrived at a huge milestone in my career as a college student. I officially declared my major.

But I still don't know what I want to do with my life.

September 9, 2013
River by LIGHTS

One of the things that I wish I had done more often last year was get off campus. The city of Richmond has so much to offer and to take advantage of, including, as I was to find out, the wonderful James River.

August 31, 2013
Let's Get It Started by the Black Eyed Peas

Welcome back everyone! I know it’s been awhile and that you are all dying to hear more about my adventures here at UR.

For those of you that are new, Hello! My name is Garrett!

July 16, 2013
Summer Days by Breanne Duren

Guess time really does fly by when you are having fun...

May 5, 2013
The First One by Boys Like Girls

With all of my classes over and my freshman year coming to a close, I have started to look back on my time here so far, reflecting on what I’ve done and the memories I’ve made and also looking to the future about what I still want to get out of my time here at Richmond.

April 27, 2013
Hard to Believe by VOTA

This week was the last week of classes, not only for this semester, but also for my freshman year of college.

Specifically saddening to me is that this means the end of IQS.

Hello all! My name is Garrett and I hail from Delaware, just outside of Newark. I am now a sophomore here at the University of Richmond and I am a returning Spider Diarist.

I am a swimmer, a musician, and a nerd. I have been swimming competitively for 12 years now, and am on the club team here at Richmond. Similarly, I have been playing the violin for just as long and I am just a music lover in general (as evidenced in the titles of my posts) - I listen to practically anything and everything, known or obscure . Additionally, I am a member of the Club Quidditch team and consider it an integral part of my life here at UR. However, my main focus lies in academics, specifically in the sciences, as I am majoring in Math and Biology (potentially on a Pre-Med track) and am currently a research assistant in Dr. Malcolm Hill's Lab. Outside of these things, I really love nature and the outdoors, as I am a participant in the Living-Learning Community known as Earth Lodge, as well as getting to travel and experience new cultures, as I plan on studying abroad as much as possible during my four years here. For now, this is where I will stop and say - the best way to get to know me is to read my blogs!

Why UR?

Beginning with my first footstep on campus, I felt at home. I felt a sense of belonging amongst the sea of individuality and diversity. I mean, who else has a spider as a mascot? If that’s not unique, I don’t know what is. I also knew that coming to the University of Richmond meant being able to explore all of my interests and even getting to find new interests, while still being able to learn at an academically rich school. I knew that I could fit in because even though we are all different and unique, there exists an air of respect and acceptance of originality on campus. This welcoming atmosphere is what unified the University in my eyes and solidified it as my choice in a college.