Brandt Hall


710 W. Franklin St., Richmond VA, 23220

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Freshmen Move-in


RAM CAMP move-in is August 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

General 9-month Move-in is August 19. See the times below on when your floor can move-in. 

  • 5th, 9th, 13th and 17th Floors
    8:00 - 10:00am
  • 3rd, 7th, 11th and 15th Floors
    10:00 - 1:00pm
  • 2nd, 6th, 10th, 14th Floors
    1:00 - 4:00pm
  • 4th, 8th, 12th and 16th Floors
    4:00 - 7:00pm

What happens at Check-in

  • Follow the teal balloons and check in at Brandt Hall Community Room, 710 West Franklin St Richmond VA 23220 during your scheduled time. Remember, most likely there will be a line, so please have patience and introduce yourself to your neighbors.
  • Bring your VCU ID with you to check in. If you have not yet been issued your VCU ID, a state-issued photo ID is fine. 
  • Students should get in line to check in, while our volunteers help your family and friends unload the vehicle, and the driver moves it to a long-term parking deck.
  • You will be issued your room key and mailbox information, including your lock combination or key. Don't lose your keys! The room key is $65 and the mailbox key is $20 to replace.

Parking and Unloading


On Saturday, August 19, all unloading for Move-in will take place from Franklin Street, Pine Street, and the EE parking lot. 

Volunteers will be available to help unload vehicles and to answer questions. You should stop and unload in the unloading zone designated for your residence hall, which will be color-coded on the Parking and Unloading Map. After you unload your vehicle, you will be directed to the Laurel Street or Henry Street Parking Decks for long-term parking (maximum 5 hours).
 

*Move-In Volunteers are volunteers, not paid employees, and are intended to be an extra set of hands, not professional movers. Use volunteers at your own risk. 

What to Bring


  • Bath linens 
  • Bed linens for a twin extra-long bed (see Mattress Section) 
  • Cleaning supplies for your room, common space, and bathroom 
  • Broom/Swiffer 
  • Desk lamp 
  • Electric power strips with surge protectors (no extension cords) 
  • Flashlight 
  • Iron and ironing board 
  • HE laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets 
  • Plants 
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Toiletries 
  • Shower shoes 
  • Toilet Plunger 
  • Microfridge (one per bedroom)
  • TV 
  • Wastebasket 
  • Non-flammable decorative items 


Printers
If you bring a printer, make sure it is not a wireless printer, or that you can turn off the wireless capability. Wireless printers disrupt the wifi signal in the halls. The best choice is to go green and only print at the library when necessary. 

Streaming TV 
The residence halls have internet-based TV programming, instead of traditional cable. As a resident, you'll be able to watch TV from your mobile devices or computer without any additional equipment. If you decide to bring a TV, you'll only be able to watch TV by using a Roku 2, Roku Premiere+, or Roku Ultra device. 

Microfridge
Don't want to move in a microfridge? Rent one from us for the year and it will be in your room before you arrive. Visit Melvincorp.com for more information. Remember to coordinate with your roommate about Microfridge rental since only one microfridge is allowed per bedroom. 

Recommendations
We recommend that students contact their future roommate(s) to avoid possible duplication of items prior to arrival on campus. We also recommend that some items be purchased upon arrival.

What NOT to Bring


  • Additional furniture 
  • Loft materials (construction of loft beds is prohibited) 
  • Cinder blocks to raise beds (only designated bed risers are permitted) 
  • Personal air-conditioners 
  • Hoverboards 
  • Landline telephones 
  • Pets 
  • Extension cords 
  • Shower rod, rings and liners (VCU provides)
  • Items that require a flame to operate or that produce heat, such as candles (including decorative), incense and incense burners, plug-in air fresheners, 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.
  • For a complete list of prohibited items visit the Guide to Residential Living.


Note
All VCU residence halls are completely smoke-free. 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 
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.

Mattress Sizes


Mattresses in Brandt Hall are twin extra-long (36" x 80")