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NOTE: This map only reflects some of the facilities and services available to students. To find out more about available resources close to each facility, visit the individual hall pages above.

Advantages of Residence Hall Living

The mission of Residence Education is based upon the concept of community living that supports a student's academic, personal and extracurricular pursuits.

Through the Residence Education program, living in campus residences provides each student with:

  • Professional and para-professional staff who are genuinely interested in meeting student needs and who have been trained to assist students in getting involved in campus life.
  • Immediate opportunities to become involved in service and leadership roles in the residence community through hall council government, the Residence Hall Association and building programs and activities.
  • An environment in which safety and security are major priorities. Staff members work with students to develop a partnership in maintaining a safe environment.
  • Numerous programs and activities on topics related to academics, recreation, personal safety and diversity, along with opportunities to socialize with peers.

Residence hall living may not be for everyone. There is the obvious give-and-take between roommates and among neighbors. However, the advantages far outweigh the compromises and it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make the college years much more memorable.

Top 10 Reasons to Live on Campus

  • VCU residential living can be one of your most rewarding (and fun-filled!) college experiences.
  • Living on campus makes your transition from high school to college easier.
  • As an on-campus resident student, you're more likely to complete your degree on time.
  • Living on campus provides you with built-in study partners, which can positively impact your academic achievement.
  • You get more involved in campus life by living on campus and participating in activities offered exclusively for resident students.
  • Unlike living in an off-campus apartment, you pay just one charge that includes all your housing costs (rent, heat, electricity, trash, water) and one charge for communications (high-speed Internet, cable TV and local phone service).
  • Each semester, your housing costs are automatically billed to your student account, where your financial aid can be applied toward these charges.
  • University residence halls provide 24-hour security by VCU Police-trained staff.
  • More than 79% of VCU freshmen live on campus, and they say it's a good choice.
  • You can experience the amazing diversity of the VCU residential community, making friends with students from different cultures and other regions of the United States - maybe even a new friend from your own hometown!