The comforts of home

Our students come from all over the world and from diverse backgrounds. Many are leaving home for the first time. That’s why we make sure to offer plenty of options and all the comforts of home.

Residence halls at Virginia Commonwealth University come in all shapes and sizes — traditional, suite or apartment style. All buildings are secure, with a 24-hour information desk, and include laundry facilities, lounges, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and furniture.

Living on the VCU campus gives you more chances to get involved, connect with the university community and find your place at VCU. Residence halls provide new students with frequent social activities, not to mention easy access to a support network. Resident assistants, graduate resident directors and professional staff can help with your social and educational transition to college.


For more information, please visit: Residential Life & Housing.

Campus dining

We know you can’t study on an empty stomach. That’s why VCU has tons of on-campus dining options to fuel your 8 a.m. classes, your late nights and everything in between, all with a swipe of your VCU ID card. When you have a dining plan with VCUDine, our award-winning dining program, you have the flexibility to eat at 23 different locations across two campuses, including Panda Express, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A or the all-you-care-to-eat dining hall, Market 810. And with 10 different dining plan options to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find one that’s perfect for your stomach and your wallet.

Fresh menus, fun events

Thanks to partnerships with local farms and distributors, VCUDine is able to offer fresh, quality foods like local kale, sweet potatoes, Asian pears and tofu. Our creative menus incorporate unique holiday food traditions, and three times a semester we invite local, authentic and culturally diverse restaurants to serve up their specialties as part of our Guest Restaurant Program.

Richmond has good food. Really good food.

Richmond has become a dining destination, so much so that National Geographic put it at the top of their list of worldwide food destinations for 2016. Quirky coffee shops, Southern comfort food, taco bars, farm-to-table eateries, French cafes, food trucks, doughnut shops and more breweries than we know what to do with — they’re all in Richmond, many within a few blocks of campus.


For more information, please visit:

VCU Dine.

Getting around

Thanks to our urban location, walking is often the best way to get from point A to point B. But we make it easy to travel by your mode of choice, whether it’s bike, car or bus. The Campus Connector bus runs between campuses from early morning to midnight, and RamSafe, our late-night shuttle service, will pick you up and drop you off anywhere on campus or at nearby locations.