Help From Around VCU



Your employment identification card is called the VCUCard. The VCUCard provides you access to a variety of services such as library checkout, VCU Shuttle Bus service, and building access. Additional optional services offered to holders of the VCUCard include debit accounts for convenient purchase of food and bookstore items on campus, purchases at some off campus retailers, vending accounts for copying and printing, and long distance calling card services.

VCU Libraries

Academic Campus – Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue, 828-1110
MCV Campus – Tompkins-McCaw Library, 509 N. 12th Street, 828-0636

The VCU Libraries offers a full complement of instruction and outreach services to facilitate the effective use of library resources and collections. Designed to meet the informational and research needs of VCU students, faculty, and staff, instruction and outreach services are free and available both on-site and via the web. The VCU Libraries is the 3rd largest research library in Virginia, advancing teaching, learning and research at VCU with a comprehensive collection of digital and print materials and outstanding physical facilities and computer resources for individual or group study. Many services and a rich array of library materials, including scholarly research journals, databases, catalogs, and electronic reserves, are available via the Web. Postdoctoral scholars have the same borrowing privileges as faculty.

Office of Parking and Transportation

Academic Campus – 1111 W. Broad Street, 828-8726
MCV Campus – 1000 E. Clay St., 1st Floor, 828-0501

Parking is available on both campuses of Virginia Commonwealth University and may be obtained by purchasing a decal at either Parking Office. Parking applications also may be obtained by visiting our website or by visiting or calling either campus location.

Technology Services

Help Desk: 804-828-2227

Academic Campus - Cabell Library, Room B-9
MCV Campus - Sanger Hall, Room B3-015

Campus Police

Emergencies: 804-828-1234
Information: 828-1196 information

The Campus Police assist employees in reporting crime on campus and respond to inquiries about safety issues. Other services include:

  • Security escort service provides a safe ride or walk to locations within the University’s service area from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. seven days a week upon presentation of a valid VCUCard; call 828-WALK (9255).
  • Victim witness program offers help to any victims or witnesses of crime occurring on or off campus through support, assistance with emergency housing, guidance in negotiating the court systems, and referral to counseling when needed.
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes are taught by trained police officers to provide skills for self-defense and escape. More information is available by calling 828-8730.

Off-campus housing

Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave.

VCU offers information about off-campus housing for rent.

Dining Services

1111 W. Broad St

The Dining Services webpage provides information for residential/retail campus dining locations, menus, dining plans, catering, vending, and program events. Additional information may be obtained by calling Dining Services at 828-1148 or by emailing

VCU Center for Psychological Services and Development


The VCU Center for Psychological Services and Development is a mental health training center that provides a range of counseling and career services to University employees and other consumers in the greater metropolitan area. Services include individual, couples, and family counseling for adults, adolescents and children. The Center also provides career counseling and career assessment. In conjunction with the Center’s Workplace Initiatives Program, training and consultation services are offered in the workplace. Call for an appointment or for additional information. The Center is located at 806 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23284-2018

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