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You’re in class four hours of the day. What do you do with the other 20?
Live. Play. Explore. Influence.

Life at VCU

Never a dull moment

We’re a big university in the middle of a bustling city. There’s a lot to do here. Explore below to get a sense of life at Virginia Commonwealth University and see just how full (and fulfilling) your days can be.

Students walking front of VCU’s Cabell Library

Living on campus

Where will you live? What will you eat? Don’t worry; you have options. Read more

VCU’s quidditch team

Ways to get involved

Don’t be a hermit. Meet people, make a difference and discover new interests. It will make your college experience so much better. Read more

Photo of students at Freshman Convocation in VCU’s Siegel Center

Spaces and places

Explore the spaces that VCU calls home and see how they fit with the city surrounding us. Read more

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Get to know Richmond

There are so many reasons to fall in love with this city. We couldn’t possibly fit them all on one page, but we tried our best. Read more

Pssssst…You can be an insider

How are current students keeping track of important campus events and information about student life? Download the VCU Mobile app from the Apple or Google Play app stores to view dining menus, see VCU Athletics schedules, reserve a study room at the library and more.


400+ student organizations

New York Times listed Richmond one of 52 places worldwide to visit in 2020

23 on-campus dining locations, plus hundreds of restaurants within a mile of campus

Everyone here is just so accepting. It’s such a lively city and vibe.

Emery Aaron Edejer
Political science
Class of 2019

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