The second you step onto campus, you feel it — a big Ram welcome. We’re excited to meet you and show you around!
While you’re here, you’ll experience:
- A mix of historic and modern (Cool, old buildings are across from modern, academic spaces.)
- Sounds and sights of city life (We are interwoven with Richmond; you won’t find boundaries.)
- Smells of tasty things (Local coffee shops and eateries are on every corner.)
- Student waving bubble wand in Shafer Court [View Image]
- Members of VCU’s pep band play their instruments as they march down Broad St. [View Image]
- People eating inside a restaurant [View Image]
- Students walk in front of VCU’s Cabell Library [View Image]
- Pedestrians walk past a musician playing guitar on Cary St. [View Image]
- Interior of VCU’s Cabell Library [View Image]
- Historic VCU buildings lining Franklin Street [View Image]
- The rock climbing wall at VCU’s Cary Street Gym [View Image]
Pick a day, a time and the things you want to do. You’re in for a great day.
Get acclimated during one of our daily sessions; we host them Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m., except on holidays and holiday weekends. Just register for the day and time you’d like to attend.
You’ll start with a 30-minute info session at 1111 W. Broad St. in our Welcome Center, which is right next to the VCU bookstore (in case you want to grab a cup of coffee beforehand). Then you’ll get a guided walking tour of the Monroe Park Campus, which takes just over an hour.
While the tour doesn’t include visiting a dorm room, detailed information about on-campus housing — including floor plans — is available at www.housing.vcu.edu.
After the tour, spend time one-on-one with an admissions counselor if you have more personal questions.
Want a closer look at a school or department you’re interested in? The following programs offer building tours and information sessions about topics that include their programs, scholarships and admission requirements.
Many are by appointment only. If you’re planning to visit campus, contact the individual school or department below ahead of time to coordinate a visit.
James Branch Cabell Library: Visit go.vcu.edu/library-classes for a list of upcoming facility tours. To schedule a tour outside of the dates and times listed, contact Donna Coghill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of the Arts: Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. RSVP online. For more information, call (804) VCU-ARTS.
School of Business: Individual tours and pre-admissions advising Monday-Friday at 1 p.m. by appointment. Schedule an appointment or learn more on the school's visit page.
School of Education: Weekdays, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or learn more, contact the School of Education at (804) 827-2670 or email@example.com.
School of Nursing: Get details about visiting, online chats and open houses on the school’s visit page.
School of Pharmacy: Open Houses are held on Fridays from 2-4 p.m. and give prospective students an opportunity to learn more about the Pharm.D. program, ask questions about the admissions process, tour the MCV Campus and get a sense of student life from a current Pharm.D. student. Participants must register at least three days prior to the Open House they plan to attend. To cancel or reschedule an appointment, contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at least 24 hours in advance at (804) 828-3000.
VCU Honors College: Weekdays, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or learn more, contact the Honors College at (804) 828-1803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study abroad info sessions: Weekdays, 12:30 p.m. 912 W. Grace St., fourth floor. Seating limited to 10, no appointment required but arrive early for a seat. For individual appointments, call (804) 827-7882 or email email@example.com.
All other departments: Don’t see your school or department listed? We recommend scheduling an appointment with a faculty or department representative in your interest area — and doing so at least a week before you visit. For details about scheduling an appointment, contact Ryan Hannifin at (804) 827-2224, toll-free at (800) 841-3638, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialized graduate study info sessions and tours are available by appointment only. To make an appointment, email email@example.com with the date you’d like to visit, the graduate program you are interested in, your phone number and your email address. You will receive an email confirmation with more information.
Group visits and special requests
Visiting with a party of 10 or more? Request a special group visit by filling out the reservation form. Reservations are not finalized until you receive a confirmation email. If you have questions about your reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that group visits are not available during high school spring breaks due to an increased volume of visitors.
Interested in having a representative from VCU attend your upcoming event or college fair? Please email email@example.com with your request.
Transfer information sessions that focus on the unique details that apply to transfer students are hosted at 9:30 a.m. one Saturday every month and at 11:15 a.m. on select Fridays. Check our registration calendar to view and sign up for one.
Unable to attend a daily session or tour? We’ve got you covered with a walking map — just stop by the Welcome Center and grab a copy.
Hours and location
VCU Welcome Center
1111 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
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Park in the West Broad Street Deck, right above the Welcome Center and bring your ticket with you to the center to get it validated.
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Closed on holidays and holiday weekends. Visit Events for updates to our campus visit schedule.
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My prospective student visit became a permanent stay. I felt so welcomed and wanted while on campus.
Class of 2018