Graduations Held at Siegel Center

On Tuesday, June 6th through Saturday, June 17th local high schools will be participating in graduation ceremonies at the Siegel Center.  Please be aware of the heavy traffic volumes in the area and plan to arrive early.  Welcome Center visitors will park in the West Cary Street Parking Deck.  If you have any additional questions, please contact (804) 827-2000 or toll-free at (800) 841-3638.

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.

Winter Break Closing

It’s December, and we all know that this semester is coming to an end.  The University will be closing for faculty, staff, and students for a much-needed break.  All VCU offices and departments will be closing to observe the winter break beginning Friday, December 23, 2016, until Monday, January 2, 2017.  We will resume our regular office hours Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Spring Classes will begin Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

All prospective students, please keep in mind of the application deadlines, VCU’s application deadline is January 15, 2017.

Thanksgiving Holiday Closing

The University will observe the Thanksgiving holiday beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, through Sunday, November 27, 2016.  As a result of the university closing, information sessions and campus tours will not be held on those dates.

Admissions Deadlines are approaching!

Prospective Rams, we hope that this academic quarter has been successful and that you are getting ready for a fantastic Thanksgiving Break.  But we want to give you a heads up on the approaching deadlines:

November 15 – Freshmen applying for guaranteed admissions to the School of Medicine (B.S. /M.D.)

November 15 – Freshmen applying for guaranteed admission to health sciences programs other than the School of Medicine

November 15 – Freshmen applying for scholarship consideration

January 15 – Freshmen applying for regular decision

Please note that our guaranteed admissions programs are housed in the Honors College.  In addition to applying to VCU for admission using the Common Application, there is a separate application that you will need to complete. For more information about this process, learn more here or contact their office by phone at (804) 828-1803 or by email at

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at (804) 828-1222 or by email at If you haven’t started yet, it is still not too late, begin your journey here!