Family Weekend

We hope that you will join us for Family Weekend—an exciting opportunity to experience your student’s campus life, meet their friends, connect with other families and enjoy the VCU and Richmond communities. You are invited to participate in this annual fall event year after year as long as your student is enrolled in classes at VCU.

Family Weekend will take place October 4-6, 2019.

To prepare in advance for the weekend, here are a few things you should know:

  • Book your hotel early if you are coming from out of town. You can find local hotel information at
  • Family Weekend events begin at approximately noon on Friday, October 4 and end at approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 6.
  • There are a few major events throughout the weekend designed to appeal to everyone as well as smaller events designed for unique audiences. Some of the major events include the Division of Student Affairs BBQ, the Family Weekend 5K and .5K Fun Runs and the Family Brunch. Some of the smaller events include walking ghost tours, paint and sip events, art exhibits, adventure activities like whitewater rafting and bike tours, bus tours of the city, upperclassmen residence hall tours and more! There are over 75 events taking place in addition to all of the opportunities afforded by being in the city. There is something for everyone!

Get to Know the Family Weekend Schedule 

For quick reference to Family Weekend events, download the VCU Families guide on the VCU RAM Guide app. Here, you can view the most updated information including schedules, maps and more. To view the VCU Families guide and the Family Weekend schedule on the web, please visit:

Registration opens this summer!
Registration for Family Weekend will open in the summer of 2019. Information will be sent out to all VCU Family Association members and posted here for your reference.

Please talk to your student before registering as fees for Family Weekend are non-refundable. Keep in mind that your student may want to show you around campus or take you to some of their favorite spots in Richmond instead of participating in all of the official Family Weekend activities. You are welcome to attend Family Weekend activities without your student if they are unable to participate. 

Still have questions?
First, check out our FAQs page. If you have any additional questions regarding Family Weekend, please email or call the Parent and Family Helpline at (804) 828-7322.

Registration will open soon!

An email will go out when registration opens for Family Weekend 2019. Please check back later in the summer to register.

About Richmond

It’s all happening in RVA. Plan ahead.

From historic attractions to outdoor adventures, shopping malls to one-of-a-kind boutiques, and a dynamic, eclectic arts, music and food scene, there are tons of activities and fun going on in and around the city.

Campus maps

We make it easy to navigate campus. Visit VCU maps for details on how to get to our event locations.

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