Richmond Greek Festival

Hello Prospective Rams,

Richmond has so many wonderful festivals to offer during the summer months. The Richmond Greek Festival is held this year June 1st-4th, 2017.  This is the 42nd year that this festival has been held at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

The hours of operation for the festival are:  Thursday, June 1st- 11:00 am to 9:30 pm with the Cathedral Choir concert at 8:00 pm. Friday, June 2nd- 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. Saturday, June 3rd- 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.  Sunday, June 4th- 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

This festival will have different Greek main courses and sides to try and purchase like Calamari, Dolmades, Greek Salad, Spanakopita, Gyros and much more.  If you have a sweet tooth, they will have some delectable desserts to purchase like Baklava and Finikia to name a few.

Also throughout the days at the Greek Festival, you will be able to tour the Sanctuary to learn about the history of the Orthodox Christian Church. There will also be traditional music and dance from Greece to enjoy as well.  Please remember to stop by the vendors to grab a keepsake or souvenir.

If you are in the Richmond area during Thursday, June 1st through Sunday, June 4th enjoy the festivities of the 42nd annual Richmond Greek Festival and find more information on their website.

VCU will observe Memorial Day

The university will be closed for Memorial Day from Saturday, May 27th through Monday, May 29th.  Information sessions and campus tours will not be held on these dates.  Information sessions and campus tours will resume on Tuesday, May 30th.

VCU’s Spring Commencement to be held on Saturday, May 13

It’s one of the most exciting times of the year to be on VCU’s campus. We are preparing for our spring Commencement exercises, which will be held on this Saturday, May 13, 2017. Nearly 5,000 professional, graduate and undergraduate degrees will be awarded.

While the university’s main Commencement exercise will be held at the Richmond Coliseum, department-specific exercises will be held throughout the weekend on both the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses.

Several ceremonies will take place throughout the day at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, located across from the VCU Welcome Center. Visitors planning to attend our 10:30 a.m. information session at the Welcome Center, which is located across from the Siegel Center, may experience a higher volume of traffic on West Broad Street. Parking in the West Broad Street Parking Deck is free, but may be limited. On-street parking is free in the city on weekends, unless otherwise noted. Visitors are welcome to park on the streets near and around the VCU Welcome Center.

More information on VCU’s May commencement, including the schedule of departmental ceremonies, can be found at The ceremony will be live-streamed at and at