West Grace North

How to read your assignment
How to read your West Grace North housing assignment. W G N - 3204B 2. This assignment reads: West Grace North, 3rd Floor, Suite #3204, Room B, Bed #2.Please note that bed spaces within a room are interchangeable. You and your roommate can decide who gets which bed.

When can 12-month residents move in?

12-month residents can move in August 8 through August 21. Residents will receive time slot sign-up information in their VCU email the week of July 18, 2022. To avoid longer lines and traffic, avoid moving in during the 9-Month move-in dates, August 18-20.  

Check-in Tips

  • Check in at the West Grace North main entrance, 830 W. Grace St. Richmond VA, 23220. If you decide to arrive after normal business hours or on a weekend, be prepared to wait for an on-call staff member to check you in. 
  • Bring your VCUCard with you to check in. If you do not have your VCUCard, a state ID is also accepted.
  • You will be issued your room key. 
  • You will not receive a mailbox key, as West Grace North residents pick up their mail and packages from the Residence Hall Central Package Center located at 207 N Laurel Street. 
  • Moving carts are extremely limited; it is a good idea to bring your own dolly, wagon, or cart. 
  • Be sure to follow all Richmond City parking signs and pay for parking as necessary.


Parking and Unloading

Residents will receive a parking pass in their VCU email the week of move-in to use in the West Broad Street parking deck. This parking pass should be printed and placed on the dash of a resident's car. It is only valid for your selected move-in day. There will be unloading zones and parking signs around each residence hall. Residents are asked to unload their items at the curb and then immediately move their vehicle to the designated parking deck. Click here to view or print the Monroe Park Campus Parking Facility Map [PDF].


Suggested Items To Bring

  • Bath linens 
  • Bed linens for a full extra-long bed 
  • Pots and Pans 
  • Dishes and silverware 
  • Kitchen utensils 
  • Cleaning supplies for kitchen, bathroom, and living spaces 
  • Broom/Swiffer 
  • Desk lamp (without built-in outlets in the base)
  • Dish soap
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Electric power strips with surge protectors (no extension cords) 
  • Flashlight 
  • HE Laundry detergent and dryer sheets 
  • Isolation and Quarantine Kit items (see item list under “How can residents prepare for isolation and quarantine?” on the Isolation and Quarantine FAQ page)
  • Microwave
  • Non-flammable decorative items 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Toiletries 
  • Toilet plunger 
  • Wastebasket
  • Printers
    If you bring a printer, make sure 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 Services 

This hall has internet-based TV programming, instead of traditional cable. To learn more about residence hall streaming services visit housing.vcu.edu/help/watch.

Provided Appliances

Dishwasher, stove, oven, full refrigerator, and HE washer/dryer are provided in each unit.  


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
  • Pets
  • Extension cords
  • Shower rod, rings and liners (VCU provides vinyl liners and metal rings, but a decorative shower curtain can be added in front of the vinyl liner if the residents prefer)
  • 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 (Housing Policies).


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.

Mattress Sizes

Mattresses in West Grace North are twin extra-long (36x80)

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