Common Application Goes Live

The Common Application goes Live on August 1, 2017, for Spring 2018 and Fall 2018.

New first-time freshmen applying to VCU must complete the Common Application. Students who apply using the Common Application can log in to their VCU VIP page to check their application status online to be sure we have received all required materials (admission decisions are not provided online).

The application fee for applying online is $65 and may be paid by credit card. The application fee is nonrefundable.

Please be aware that students interested in undergraduate programs on the Monroe Park Campus should submit only one application for a specific semester (for example, a student should submit only one application for fall 2018) and may apply to only one undergraduate degree program. If you need to make a change to your application once it has been submitted, please email your requested changes to your application processor in the Office of Admissions. You may determine who your processor is by visiting the processor contact information. Do not submit an additional application. If you submit more than one application for a semester, only one application will be processed.

Applicants should review the admission requirements. Some programs, including those in the School of the Arts require additional materials to be submitted in order for an application to be considered complete.

What to Bring and What Not to Bring to Move In Day

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It is almost time to welcome the VCU class of 2021 to our campus. We hope you are excited about coming to VCU this fall.  Freshman move in will be held on August 19, 2017.  Residential Life and Housing staff, as well as faculty/staff and students from across the university, will be on hand to assist with unloading your vehicle and getting your belongings into your residence hall room.

The following is a list of things to bring with you to move in:

  • Alarm clock and desk lamp
  • Pillows, Blankets and bed linens for an extra-long twin bed (Ackell & Broad & Belvidere residents should bring bedding for a full bed)
  • Bath linens, toiletries, shower caddy and shower shoes
  • Your favorite fish, in a 10 gallon or smaller tank
  • Flashlight
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Surge protectors with on/off buttons
  • Microwave, mini fridge, TV with QAM tuner, gaming systems (check with your roommate so you only bring one of each!)
  • Plants, posters, wastebasket, mirror (except Johnson Hall)
  • Non-flammable curtains
  • Toilet paper, toilet plunger, and bathroom cleaning supplies if staying in suite-style residence hall
  • Dishes, kitchen utensils, pots/pans, toilet paper, toilet plunger, shower curtain, and bathroom/ kitchen cleaning supplies if living in an apartment-style residence hall.
  • Only one microwave and mini refrigerator are allowed per bedroom.

What you should Not bring:

  • Additional furniture – wait until you have seen your room and how much space you have before bringing an extra chair. All VCU-provided furniture must remain in its assigned room. Non-VCU mattresses are not permitted without permission from Disability Support Services.
  • Loft materials (construction of loft beds is prohibited) or cinder blocks to raise beds (only designated bed risers are permitted)
  • Personal air-conditioners or space heaters
  • Landline telephones (courtesy phones are located in each building)
  • Pets that are not fish
  • Extension cords and items that require a flame to operate or that produce heat, such as candles (including decorative), incense and incense burners, plug-in air fresheners, grills, lanterns and halogen lights (a full list of prohibited fire/safety items can be found in our policy manual (insert link to policy manual)
  • Illegal drugs, fireworks, chemicals, firearms, and weapons of any kind. Students are expected to abide by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

If you need to pick up any last minute items once you arrive at campus, there are many stores located nearby.  Some local favorite options are the Barnes and Noble at VCU (1111 West Broad St.); Kroger (901 N. Lombardy St.); Target (5401 West Broad St.); Willow Lawn shopping center (1601 Willow Lawn Dr.); and Walmart (7901 Brook Rd. or 2410 Sheila Ln.). The Walmart on Campus is conveniently located on campus at 912 W. Grace St.  This smaller-scaled Walmart is designed with students’ needs in mind and includes a pharmacy.

If you have any additional questions, please contact VCU Residential Life and Housing by email at vcuhousing@vcu.edu or by phone at (804) 828-7666.

VCU will observe Independence Day

The university will be closed to observe the Independence Day holiday on tomorrow Tuesday, July 4th.  Information sessions and campus tours will not be conducted on this date.  The information sessions and campus tours will resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

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.