Schedule

Friday, Sep. 26

Family Weekend Registration Check-in
University Student Commons • Noon - 6 p.m.

Stop by the University Student Commons to pick up your registration packet.

Cabell Library Open House
Cabell Library • 1 - 3 p.m.

VCU Libraries welcomes families to stop by Cabell Library between 1 - 3 p.m. Library staff will be on hand to discuss details of our new library, the construction process itself, and upcoming changes during the year to Cabell Library. You can also learn about services available to your students during construction. Finally, please join us for a half-hour library tour where we’ll show you some of the changes in person, the tour will leave the front doors promptly at 2pm. We hope you’ll stop by!

Cabell Library Tour
Cabell Library • 2 p.m.

Join us for a half-hour library tour, incorporating information about the new library and the construction process. We’ll show you Cabell Library highlights and discuss the kinds of services available to your students and community members. The tour will leave from the front doors promptly at 2 p.m.

Student Involvement Open House
University Student Commons , Room 018 • 3 - 5 p.m.

Please join the Office for Student Involvement at their open house to learn more about student organizations, campus events, leadership, service, and involvement for the VCU student body. Light refreshments will be served.

Field Hockey vs. JMU
Cary Street Field • 3 p.m.

Free to all.

Family Picnic
Bear Hall Lawn (rain Location - Larrick Student Center) • 4 - 6:30 p.m.

Join us for horseshoes, board games, delicious food by Jonah's Catering Service and the sounds of the "Second Nature" band. They are absolutely awesome!

Recreational Sports Open Facilities
Cary Street Gym • 5 p.m. - Midnight

Come visit VCU's recently renovated and expanded Recreational Sports facilities. The guest fee is waived for Family Weekend guests of VCU students all weekend, The Cary Street Gym offers two swimming pools, whirlpool, a rock climbing wall, indoor track, courts for volleyball, racquetball, basketball, group exercise classes, and an extensive array of top of the line cardio and weight equipment. MCV Campus Rec & Aquatic Center has a swimming pool, whirlpool, racquetball and squash courts, a two court gym and the same high quality workout equipment. Our locker rooms feature showers and lockers with built in digital locks, so no need to bring your own. Just bring your athletic wear or swim gear and enjoy a fitness break as part of your weekend at VCU!

Men's Soccer vs. ODU
Sports Backers Stadium • 7 p.m.

Free to Students with ID and $3 for Family Weekend Participants.

APB Movie - Maleficent
Commons Theater, University Student Commons • 7 p.m.

APB Movie - Million Dollar Arm
Commons Theater, University Student Commons • 9:30 p.m.

First-Year's Got Talent
Commonwealth Ballroom, University Student Commons • 7 p.m.

The Office of New Students Programs is hosting its 4th annual “First-Years Got Talent” program, showcasing the many, many talents of VCU’s entering first-year students. Light refreshments will be served and audience members will have an opportunity to win one of many door prizes! Doors open at 6:30pm. Come out and support our first-year students as they show us what the Class of 2018 is made of! For more information please contact the Office of New Student Programs at nso@vcu.edu or 804-828-3700.


Saturday, Sep. 27

Recreational Sports Open Facilities
Cary Street Gym • 8 a.m. - Midnight

Come visit VCU's recently renovated and expanded Recreational Sports facilities. The guest fee is waived for Family Weekend guests of VCU students all weekend, The Cary Street Gym offers two swimming pools, whirlpool, a rock climbing wall, indoor track, courts for volleyball, racquetball, basketball, group exercise classes, and an extensive array of top of the line cardio and weight equipment. MCV Campus Rec & Aquatic Center has a swimming pool, whirlpool, racquetball and squash courts, a two court gym and the same high quality workout equipment. Our locker rooms feature showers and lockers with built in digital locks, so no need to bring your own. Just bring your athletic wear or swim gear and enjoy a fitness break as part of your weekend at VCU!

Family Weekend Registration Check-in
University Student Commons Information Center • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stop by the University Student Commons to pick up your registration packet.

First-Year Parent & Family Breakfast - REGISTRATION FULL
Shafer Court • 8:30 a.m., 9:15a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

The Office of New Student Programs invites parents of new students (fall 2014 entry) to attend the First-Year Parent & Family Breakfast in Shafer Court Dining Center. This is an opportunity for parents to network with other parents, as well as VCU faculty and staff. This event is free for 3 guests, each additional guests is $10. Reservations are required as space is limited.

Richmond City Bus Tour - REGISTRATION FULL
University Student Commons Floyd Street Entrance • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come and see the best of Richmond! Families can meet at the Floyd St entrance of the University Student Commons for an hour long tour of Downtown Richmond, MCV campus, travel down Monument Ave., and see what Carytown is all about. Tours will run every half hour. Snacks provided.

The Other Side of Orientation: What Your Students Don't Tell You
TBD

Families will have the opportunity to speak with parents and students who have completed or are currently in their first year at VCU for an engaging discussion on campus life from the student perspective. Ask the parents and students anything you would like to know about what your child will experience while attending VCU! Topics covered will range from “cutting the cord”, to handling college as a full time job, to embracing the diversity of the community. Don't miss out on this interactive learning experience!

VCU Globe Open House
West Grace North Residence Hall (830 West Grace Street) • Noon - 2 p.m.

Beyond Orientation: Parent Course Meeting
Academic Learning Commons, room 1207 • 1 - 2 p.m.

By invitation only. For parents enrolled in the fall 2014 online course, Beyond Orientation.

Division of Student Affairs, Friends & Family Appreciation Tailgate - REGISTRATION FULL
Commons Plaza, University Student Commons (rain location Commonwealth Ballroom) • 2 - 4 p.m.

Families can meet other VCU Families, Administrators and Rodney the Ram! Entertainment provided by the VCU pep band, with activities, a DJ and delicious food!

A Cappella Concert
Commons Plaza, University Student Commons (rain location - Commonwealth Ballroom) • 5:30 p.m.

This concert brings together the diverse singing talents of several of VCU’s musical student organizations. The performances will include a cappella and music accompanied spiritual, contemporary and old school Pop and R & B tunes. Join us for an afternoon of great music! Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and University Student Commons and Activities.

Freshman Scholars BBQ
TBD • 4 - 6 p.m.

Freshmen who have received either a Presidents, Provosts or Dean's Scholarship are invited to attend a BBQ dinner compliments of the VCU Alumni. Students and up to two guests may attend free of charge. Others will be $10 per person. Invitees will receive an invitation to their home address as well as an email invite. Please email acgray@vcu.edu if you are eligible and have not received an invitation. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Gray at acgray@vcu.edu.

Fall Block Step Show
Siegel Center • 6 - 10 p.m.

This event showcases the tremendous stepping ability of VCU chapter members and is also an illustration of the dedication and hard work that every member puts into his or her membership. 29 years later, the Fall Block Step Show is the largest and most visible fraternity and sorority related event on campus.

APB Movie - Million Dollar Arm
Commons Theater, University Student Commons • 7 p.m.

Tom DeLuca - Hypnotist
Commonwealth Ballroom • 8 - 10 p.m.

A top draw on college campuses across the country. Tom’s hypnosis show is highly interactive, extremely funny, and leaves his audiences talking about it for days. Come and see the show...or BE the show!

APB Movie - Maleficent
Commons Theater, University Student Commons • 9:30 p.m.


Sunday, Sep. 28

Recreational Sports Open Facilities
Cary Street Gym • 9 a.m. - Midnight

Come visit VCU's recently renovated and expanded Recreational Sports facilities. The guest fee is waived for Family Weekend guests of VCU students all weekend, The Cary Street Gym offers two swimming pools, whirlpool, a rock climbing wall, indoor track, courts for volleyball, racquetball, basketball, group exercise classes, and an extensive array of top of the line cardio and weight equipment. MCV Campus Rec & Aquatic Center has a swimming pool, whirlpool, racquetball and squash courts, a two court gym and the same high quality workout equipment. Our locker rooms feature showers and lockers with built in digital locks, so no need to bring your own. Just bring your athletic wear or swim gear and enjoy a fitness break as part of your weekend at VCU!

Field Hockey vs. UMass
Cary Street Field • Noon

Free to all.

Registration

Please use the form found at the link below to provide your information and indicate which events you plan to attend during Family Weekend.

While not all events require a reservation or payment, we will use this information to ensure proper space and to provide the best experience possible for our guests. Events with space limitations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please include yourself and your student (if they plan to attend) in your final headcount. Only select headcount numbers for events you plan to attend. If you do not plan to attend a specific event, please leave that selection box empty.

For event descriptions, times and locations, please review the schedule above.

Click here to register

Lodging

Suggested lodging near VCU. Check more options
of Where to Stay in Richmond here.

Hilton Garden Inn
501 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219 (map)


Omni Hotel
100 South 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219 (map)


DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Downtown
301 West Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220 (map)

Sign up for Updates

For updates, registration information, hotel discounts and other important information enter your email address to the right. The Family Weekend schedule will be updated through September, please continue to check the webpage for the most up to date schedule.

Questions? Contact FamWeekend@vcu.edu

See you in September!

Parking

Guests of Family Weekend will be provided complimentary parking at the West Main Street Parking Deck, 801 West Main Street.

Maps