WHEN to Check In
Brandt Hall, Cabaniss Hall, Gladding Residence Center, Johnson Hall, Rhoads Hall, Honors College, and freshmen assigned to West Grace South:
|Last names A-G||Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
|Last names H-M||Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012
2 - 7 p.m.
|Last names N-S||Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
|Last names T-Z||Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012
2 - 6 p.m.
For upperclassman students assigned to Ackell Residence Center, Broad and Belvidere Apartments, Cary and Belvidere Apartments and West Grace South (12-month, year-round residence halls), Move-In begins Wednesday, August 1, 2012. For a complete Move-In schedule, with dates and times, please click here. NOTE: This schedule was updated July 18, 2012.
MCV Campus Low-rise Halls & Health, Professional and Graduate Students
Students assigned to the MCV Low Rise halls may move into their assigned rooms on either the Saturday or Sunday before their program officially begins. To arrange your move-in date and time, please call the MCV Campus Housing Office at (804) 828-1800.
|Ackell Residence Center||Main entrance, 1100 West Broad St.|
|Brandt Hall||Brandt Hall Community Room, 710 West Franklin St.|
|Broad & Belvidere||Main entrance, 700 West Broad St.|
|Cabaniss Hall||Front desk, Cabaniss Hall first floor, 615 N. 8th St.|
|Cary & Belvidere Apts.||Main entrance, 301 West Cary St.|
|Gladding Residence Center (GRC 1, 2 and 3)||Main entrance, 711 West Main St.|
|Honors College||Main entrance, 701 West Grace St.|
|Johnson Hall||Main entrance, 801 West Franklin St.|
|MCV Low Rise Halls||Front desk, Cabaniss Hall first floor, 615 N. 8th St.|
|Rhoads Hall||Brandt Hall Community Room, 710 West Franklin St.|
|West Grace South||Main entrance, 835 West Grace St.|
For the weekend of Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th only, all unloading for Move-In will take place from blocked-off parking areas on the city streets surrounding the VCU residence halls. Student greeters wearing yellow shirts will be available to help unload vehicles and to answer questions. You should park in the unloading zone designated for your residence hall, which will be color-coded.
Prior to Move-In Weekend, students will receive (via U. S. mail) a map indicating unloading zones, as well as a vehicle hang tag, both of which will be color-coded to correspond with your specific assigned residence hall. Please display the hang tag from your vehicle's rear view mirror so you can be identified as a VCU student moving into a residence hall. Your color-coded hang tag will serve as both your "unloading zone" pass and your long-term parking pass. After you unload your vehicle, you will be directed to an on-campus parking deck for that long-term parking (maximum 5 hours).
- Report to your assigned residence hall. Remember, there will be a line of other students checking in also, so your patience will be greatly appreciated.
- You will be issued your room key.
- You will be issued mailbox information, including your lock combination or key.
- You will be issued a temporary entry pass.
- You will receive information on how to access the Residential Life Handbook online, which will include resource information and University policies. Be sure to review this information as you will be held responsible for being familiar with all University policies.
Tips for a successful move-in:
- Please arrive on your specific designated date and time for move-in. Your cooperation and patience will greatly assist our staff and will help to make your move-in as smooth as possible.
- Please bring only one vehicle per family. Parking is limited.
- Please do NOT bring U-Hauls or trailers. Parking for these types of vehicles is not available.
- If you have access to a hand truck or dolly, we recommend that you bring it, as it will make your move-in easier. We will have only a limited number of carts available.
- Be prepared to wait for an elevator. Consider taking the stairs, or use the wait time to introduce yourself to a few of your new neighbors.
Move-In Activities: Fun and Games in the Park
- Be sure to check out the "Welcome to VCU" activities in Monroe Park and on the Health Sciences downtown campus lawn during Move-In Weekend. We will have a variety of fun, family-oriented activities to help you relax and enjoy the day after you finish moving in.
- Welcome Week activities for new students will begin Sunday night, August 19th and will continue through the following week. Activities will include academic, social, sporting and cultural events. In addition, Residence Assistants in residence halls will hold floor meetings, which all new students are required to attend. Be sure to get involved!
Alarm clock, blankets, bed and bath linens, desk lamp, flashlight, iron and ironing board, electric power strips with surge protectors, pillows, plants, posters, stereo, toiletries, wastebasket and non-flammable decorative items.
Students living in apartment-style residence halls should bring dishes, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, toilet plunger and kitchen and bathroom cleaning supplies (including sponge mop and sponges). We recommend that students contact their future apartment-mate(s) about possible duplication of items prior to arrival on campus.
One compact refrigerator (1.6 amps or 4 cubic feet, UL approved) and one small microwave oven (0.8 cubic feet, 755 watts, UL approved) per room are allowed in the 9-month residence halls.
The University provides a 2-door, 2.9 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer in rooms in Cabaniss Hall and the Gladding Residence Center Phase II (GRC2), and a full-size refrigerator is supplied in the GRC Phase III (GRC3) suites. Again, it is recommended that students contact their future roommate(s) about possible duplication of items prior to arrival on campus.
Additional furniture; loft materials (construction of loft beds is prohibited); cinder blocks to raise beds (only designated bed risers are permitted); personal air-conditioners; landline telephones; pets; standard extension cords; and items that require a flame to operate or that produce heat, such as candles (including decorative), incense and incense burners, plug-ins, grills, lanterns and halogen lights. Illegal drugs, fireworks, chemicals, firearms and weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited. Students are expected to abide by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
NOTE: All VCU residence halls became completely smoke-free effective August 1, 2010. No smoking will be permitted within residence hall bedrooms, common areas, hallways, stairwells, outdoor walkways, balconies or courtyards, or within 25 feet of all residence hall entrances.
Landline Phone Availability: Separate landline telephone connections are no longer provided in students' rooms within VCU residence halls. Students should not bring their own landline phone. However, "courtesy" landline phones are available throughout each hall. If a student wishes to use a courtesy phone for a long-distance call, he or she will need to provide their own calling card.
- Mattresses in the following residence halls are full size (53" x 80"): Ackell Residence Center, Broad & Belvidere Apartments and the MCV Low-Rises (Bear, McRae, Rudd, and Warner halls).
- Mattresses in the following residence halls are twin extra-long (36" x 80"): Brandt Hall, Cabaniss Hall, Cary & Belvidere, the Gladding Residence Center, Rhoads Hall, Honors College and West Grace South.
- In Johnson Hall, mattress sizes vary. Mattresses on floors 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 are all twin extra-long (36"x80"), with the exception of the following rooms: 1010, 1102, 1111 and 1112, where the mattresses are regular twin (36" x 75"). Mattresses on floors 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 are all regular twin (36" x 75"), with the exception of the following rooms: 208, 213, 220, 221, 313, 322, 413, 522, 613, 703, 704, 712 and 713, where the mattresses are twin extra-long (36" x 80").
For questions which are not addressed here, please e-mail: email@example.com.
New Incoming Students (2013-14)
- 2013-2014 Housing Contract Terms & Conditions
- 2013-2014 Proposed Housing Rates (updated 04.22.13)
- Residence Hall Policies
- 2013-2014 Housing Prepayment Form (check/money order)
Current Students (2012-13)
- 2012-2013 Housing Contract Terms & Conditions
- 2012-2013 Housing Rates
- Maintenance Requests
- ResNet Support Requests
- Residence Hall Policies
Office of Residential Life & Housing
301 W. Cary St.
P.O. Box 842530
Richmond, Va. 23284
Phone: (804) 828-7666