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Activities and events overview

Join us for Family Weekend and enjoy fun activities and events both on campus and in the Richmond community. Below is an overview of some of the featured events for this year. Some events will require additional registration or the purchase of a ticket in advance.

Can't attend in-person this year? Check out the schedule of Virtual Programs below!

Friday, Oct. 1

Saturday, Oct. 2

Sunday, Oct. 3

To view the full list of events and register for individual events (free and paid), visit the Family Weekend Events page. If you have not yet registered for Family Weekend, on-site registration will be open on Friday, Oct. 1 12-6pm and Sat. Oct 2 10am-1pm at the Ram Horns/Commons Plaza located outside of the University Student Commons, across from Harris Hall.

Family Weekend 2021 Virtual Programs

If you are unable to join us in-person this year, check out these virutal programs happening as part of Family Weekend. Open to all! Click the links below to register for these virtual events. 

Virtual EventDate/Time
Parent and Family Virtual Networking Hour with VCU Office of Alumni RelationsFri., Oct. 1 12- 1 p.m.
The Future of Global Learning and Education Abroad with VCU Global EducationFri., Oct. 1 12- 1 p.m.
Pre-Professional Health: Helping Your Student Become a Competitive Candidate with VCU Career ServicesFri., Oct 1. 1- 2 p.m.
Q&A with University Counseling Services Fri., Oct 1 2- 3 p.m.
Earn While You Learn: Searching for a Part-time of Federal Work Study Job with VCU Career ServicesFri., Oct 1 3- 4 p.m.
Free Money: Scholarships for your students to fund their passions with the National Scholarship OfficeFri., Oct 1 4- 5 p.m.
Virtual Paint n' Sip Party with local Richmond artistFri., Oct 1 6-8 p.m.

Things to see and do around RVA:

For an extensive list of Richmond attractions by interest, visit:

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