For Jordan Smith, ’13, the road to the University of Richmond was familiar. She had visited campus several times over the years with her parents, Terri Huff Smith, W’86, and Steve Smith, R’86.

Jordan is among 76 legacy students — children, grandchildren or siblings of alumni — in the class of 2013. On move-in day, she settled into her new room in Robins Hall, the same building that her grandfather, W.W. “Binky” Huff, R’61, had lived in when he was a student at Richmond.

Smith is typical of the many talented students who come to Richmond each year. She was a straight-A student at Perkiomen Valley High School in Collegeville, Pa., and she participated in many community service projects with her church youth group.

She helped feed homeless people in Norristown, Pa., and she helped rebuild houses during two extended relief trips to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

When it was time to choose a college, Smith was leaning toward Georgetown but selected Richmond because she felt like she fit in better with the students and preferred a suburban campus to an urban environment. Also, “Georgetown focuses more on its four undergraduate schools, while here at Richmond I have the opportunity to learn about every subject,” she says.

Smith’s alumni parents did not pressure her to choose Richmond, but they are delighted that she did, and so is her grandfather. He and her grandmother visited Smith during her second week on campus. “He told every student we passed, ‘I went here in the ’60s,” she recalls. “And then he gave them the whole story.”

To meet other members of the the class of 2013, visit our alumni magazine.