VCU Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Dear Parents of enrolled students,  Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 is VCU’s Family Weekend. We hope that you will be able to join us, as this is a great opportunity to experience your student’s campus life, meet their friends, and enjoy the VCU and Richmond communities.

For more information, email or call the Parent and Family Helpline at (804) 828-7322.


Online registration will open for Family Weekend in late fall. There is a $5 registration fee per attendee for the event. This fee provides each registrant with an access pass granting admission into non-ticketed Family Weekend events, as well as discounts at local restaurants and shops. VCU students and children 2 years of age and under will receive an access pass for free.

In addition, there are ticketed events planned throughout the weekend that you can register to attend. Ticketed events sell out quickly, so don’t delay purchasing your tickets once registration opens. If you plan to attend a ticketed event with your student, you must purchase a ticket for your student. When you register, you may also purchase a commemorative Family Weekend t-shirt to serve as a memento of the great time you’ll have with your student on campus!



Family Weekend check-in will begin on Friday, Nov. 3, and will be held from noon until 7 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 4, check-in will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Check-in on both days will take place in the Virginia Rooms located on the second floor of the University Student Commons. When you arrive at check-in, you will receive your Family Weekend access passes, special event tickets, any purchased apparel and a Family Weekend tote bag.

If you are unable to come to check-in during the hours mentioned above, please send your student to check-in on your behalf.

Activities and events

Register and enjoy fun activities and events both on campus and in the Richmond community throughout the weekend. The Family Weekend schedule is available electronically using your smart phone or device. Plan your experience by downloading the VCU RAM Guide from the Apple or Google Play app stores and searching for VCU Family Weekend. Personalize your schedule, browse events, view maps and stay up-to-date on the latest information from your phone, tablet or computer.

For more information about Parking and Accommodations please follow the original link.