Beginning April 1 new students accepted to the university may apply online for on-campus housing at www.housing.vcu.edu. A housing prepayment fee of $250 (also payable online) is required at the time of application and is credited toward the student’s first-semester housing costs. New students accepted for the fall semester who cancel their housing assignment and contract on or before June 30 will be refunded the $250 prepayment fee. New students accepted for the spring semester have until Jan. 3 to cancel their housing assignment and contract and still be refunded the $250 prepayment fee. After these dates, cancellations are not permitted and students will be held to the terms and conditions of their housing contracts. Returning students will be allowed to cancel their contracts without penalty if a written request is received on or before March 12. After this date, cancellations are not permitted. The cancellation dates do not apply to Cabaniss Hall residents and ASPiRE program participants. Students are advised to carefully read the terms and conditions of their housing contracts prior to signing.
Housing contracts extend through the nine-month academic year or for a 12-month period, depending upon the type of residence hall assignment. Students are not released from their housing contract between semesters. Questions regarding housing contracts should be directed to VCU Residential Life and Housing via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (804) 828-7666.
Half the yearly housing cost is charged to the student’s account each semester and is paid the same time that tuition and other fees are due. Additionally, students will be held responsible for the cost of any damages to their room, its furnishings and its common living area during their residency.