Gender Inclusive Housing for First Year Students

Virginia Commonwealth University Residential Life & Housing acknowledges and respects the diversity of our student population. In doing so, we offer living options to encompass all individuals. Gender Inclusive Housing is a living option within VCU residential communities that allows students to live together without regard to gender. Gender Inclusive Housing is a voluntary choice; no student will be assigned to a Gender Inclusive unit unless they have requested to be a part of a Gender Inclusive living space.


To reside within Gender Inclusive Housing units residents must be:

  • 18 years of age at the time of move-in
  • Eligible for University housing

Each participant will need to have completed the current Housing Application as well as the Gender Inclusive Housing Supplement.

Gender Inclusive Roommate Requests 

First-year student applicants who are interested in Gender Inclusive housing are encouraged to identify one roommate who is also interested in Gender Inclusive Housing. Both students must mutually request each other as roommates and both students must complete the Gender Inclusive application supplement. If you are interested in Gender Inclusive housing, but you are having difficulty finding a roommate, please call 804-828-7666 or email

My College Roomie is a resource that can help you find incoming VCU students who are looking for a roommate. To access My College Roomie, please see the My College Roomie Welcome Letter sent to your VCU student email account once you have completed the housing application.

Assignment into a Gender Inclusive space will be dependent on availability. Submitting a request for Gender Inclusive housing does not guarantee a placement will be available. If you apply for Gender Inclusive housing and we are unable to accommodate your request, you will be assigned by the gender designated in the information you provided when applying to the university.

Important Deadlines

The Gender Inclusive Housing Contract Supplement is typically due in June. 


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