VCU’s diverse on-campus housing options are designed to meet the needs of any student who chooses to experience residential living. The VCU Residential Life and Housing Office operates a variety of 9- and 12-month living facilities, including traditional residential rooms, suite- and apartment-style buildings, and high-rise residence halls. Approximately 5,000 students choose to live on campus each year.
Residential life at VCU offers many rewards and provides students with the opportunity to gain personal experiences that supplement and complement the formal education gained in classrooms and laboratories. The Residential Life and Housing program offers students the chance to make new friends, meet like-minded academic peers, and develop leadership skills through participation in social, academic, governmental and judicial organizations.
The staff of the VCU Residential Life and Housing Office is dedicated to providing community living situations that support each student’s academic, personal and extracurricular pursuits, and its goal is to offer a sense of belonging for every residential student. Each residence hall is staffed with a coordinator of residence education, a housing manager, at least one resident director, and many in-house resident and community assistants.
New freshman students who submit a housing application by June 1 are guaranteed residential housing. Housing contracts for freshman residence halls are based on the nine-month academic calendar; housing contracts for residence facilities specified for upperclassmen are a combination of 9- and 12-month agreements. Single-semester contracts are available only to new students who enter the university in the spring semester. (See Room fees and housing costs section in “Tuition, fees and expenses.”)
All residence hall rooms are furnished and are wired for Internet, cable and telephone service. For detailed information regarding all VCU residence halls, including features and furnishings, visit the Residential Life and Housing Web site at www.housing.vcu.edu, or contact the Central Housing Office, Gladding Residence Center Room 159, 711 W. Main St., P.O. Box 842517, Richmond, VA 23284-2517; telephone: (804) 828-7666.