VCU on-campus living offers students a once in a lifetime experience. Our unique urban campus gives residents the excitement of downtown living while being a part of an inclusive community. On average 80% of freshmen choose to live in our active communities.
In order to apply for housing, a student must first accept their offer of acceptance to VCU. Once that is done, a student will receive their eID, which is used to log in to the Housing Application. The application can be found on the Residential Life and Housing website, housing.vcu.edu. In the application, students will be able to list their building preferences. While efforts are made to place students in their top choice, that is not always possible. Assignment priority is based on when an application is completed and the $250 nonrefundable prepayment is received. The earlier a student applies and their prepayment is received, the more likely they are to receive one of their top choices.
When a student completes the Housing Application, they electronically sign the contract at the end of the application process. Instead of signing a specific contract for a specific room, students sign a general contract for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Housing Contract is not binding until the student receives their assignment. The 2017-2018 Housing Contract can be found at housing.vcu.edu/resources.
When wil I be assigned a room?
To be eligible to receive a housing assignment, students must have completed one of the following:
Even if a student has completed a housing application, they will not be assigned until they have completed one of these two items. Rooms are assigned in batches beginning in July and continue throughout the summer. All assignment information and other housing communications are sent to the student’s VCU email address.
Freshmen have the choice between four hall styles: traditional, suite, single bedroom with private bath and apartments. All options provide students the ability to succeed and take full advantage of on-campus resources and opportunities. Each hall style has its own strengths, so please review all the hall options and rates before listing your hall preferences.
Living-Learning Communities bring students with similar interests to live together in one community. There, students have opportunities to attend study groups, field trips, faculty presentations and guest lectures that focus on their area of interest. For more information on these freshmen communities visit the Freshmen Living-Learning Communities section.