For Accepted Students


Students who participate in programs that take place over the summer have the option to live in university housing. Students are traditionally housed in Cabaniss Hall. To find out more about the location of student housing, visit the Residential Life and Housing website.

For students electing not to live on campus, or looking for a more permanent housing situation, the Off-Campus Housing Resource Center lists housing options near campus and around the Richmond area. Students who are new to the Richmond area will find the Off-Campus Housing Resource Center website easy to navigate and the site has many great tips.


There are many dining options on both the MCV Campus and the Monroe Park Campus, from on-campus options, lunch carts near the hospital or one of the many local restaurants.

To find out more information about VCU Dining Services, please visit their website.

A "Guide to Richmond," which includes dining, recreational and leisure options throughout the area, is provided during orientation.

Parking and Transportation

VCU offers on-campus parking for a fee during the summer. To find out more, visit the Parking and Transportation website.

There is a limited amount of metered street parking available on the MCV Campus and non-metered two-hour parking on the Monroe Park Campus.

VCU also has a free "Campus Connector" shuttle to and from various parking lots. Become familiar with the bus routes at

Richmond also has a GRTC Transit System that can get you around the city.

Campus Safety and Emergency Information

Visit the VCU Police website to learn how to keep VCU a safe campus.

In an on-campus emergency, call (804) 828-1234 (8-1234 from a campus phone) and in an off-campus emergency, dial 911. For all non-emergency situations or questions for the VCU Police Department, call (804) 828-1196.

The VCU Police Department offers an Security Escort Service to get students home safely from campus. Please call (804) 828-WALK (8-9255 from a campus phone) or visit their website for information on when the escort services are available.

Things to do in Richmond

The "Guide to Richmond" provided at orientation is filled with information about activities in and around the city of Richmond. You may also visit the All About Richmond website.