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Join us for Open House

Open House

Virginia Commonwealth University wants to host you and your family during our upcoming in-person and virtual Open Houses! Join us for one or more of our events and hear from faculty, staff, students, and alumni from all of our different schools and colleges.

To ensure a safe in-person visit for everyone in attendance, and to comply with the health and safety guidelines set by university policy and guidance from public health officials, all registrants and guests who will join us at the Open House are asked to:

  • Wear a face mask, indoors and outdoors, for the duration of their time on campus.
  • Sanitize upon entry into buildings where hand sanitizer is available.
  • Monitor their health, and if not feeling well or are exhibiting symptoms, reschedule their visit or attend our virtual Open House instead.

Capacity at our in-person open houses is limited; once the events are full, students will be placed on a waiting list and will be alerted if they are moved from the waiting list to the attendance list.


Fall 2021 In-Person Open Houses

RSVP today for one of our in-person events. You'll receive details about parking, where to check-in, and other important facts about the day's activities via email closer to the event date.

  • Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. RSVP

Check-in, 9-9:45 a.m.

Check-in for this event will be held in multiple locations based on your academic area of interest. Welcoming remarks will take place starting at 9:45 a.m.

College of Engineering programs
Engineering Research Building
401 W. Main St.

College of Humanities and Sciences programs
VCU Life Sciences programs
Stuart C. Siegel Center, Lobby
1200 W. Broad St.

School of the Arts programs
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
922 Park Ave.

School of Business programs
Snead Hall, Atrium
301 W. Main St.

School of Education programs
Oliver Hall, Education Wing
1015 W. Main St.

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs programs
Academic Learning Commons, First Floor Lobby
1000 Floyd Ave.

School of Social Work programs
Academic Learning Commons, First Floor Lobby
1000 Floyd Ave.

Event Program, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

After a brief welcome at 9:45 a.m., all visitors will have the option to pick and choose the sessions they would like to attend. Sessions will be offered at multiple times throughout the afternoon.

9:45-10 a.m.: Welcome
10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Departmental overviews
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Guided tours of the Monroe Park Campus and breakout sessions focusing on student life, activities and student support services

Parking Information

All guests are welcome to park in one of our free parking decks, including:

W. Broad Street Deck (recommended for College of Humanities and Sciences, VCU Life Sciences)
1111 W. Broad St.

W. Main Street Deck (recommended for the College of Engineering, School of Business, School of the Arts, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, School of Social Work)
801 W. Main St.

W. Cary Street Deck (recommended for School of Education and additional overflow)
1201 W. Cary St.


Fall 2021 Virtual Open House

We will host Virtual Open House live sessions from Monday, Oct. 11 through Thursday, Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m. each night. Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to hear from various VCU schools and departments. Be sure to check out our virtual tours and resource fair videos.

RSVP for our Virtual Open House!

Live Chat Session Schedule

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 from 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 from 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 from 5-7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 from 5-7 p.m.

Life Sciences, 5-6 p.m

Every day from 5-7 p.m., Office of Admissions 

Chat with the Office of Admissions in a live Zoom session with Q&A each evening. Register to attend today!

Student Resource Fair 

ACE-It, Academic Advising, Alumni Relations, Career Services, da Vinci Center, Global Education, Military Student Services, RamTech, REAL, Recreational Sports, ROTC, Student Accounting, Parking and Transportation, Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, TRIO, University Student Commons, VCU Aspire, VCU Libraries, VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education, VCU Pipeline, VCU Police, VCU Student Health Services, VCU Writing Center