Cary and Belvidere

301 W. Cary St.

How to read your housing assignment
How to read your Cary & Belvidere housing assignment: C N B - 2034B 1. This assignment reads: Cary and Belvidere, 2nd Floor, Apartment #2034, Room B, Bed Space 1.Please note that bed spaces within a room are interchangeable. You and your roommate can decide who gets which bed.

This assignment reads: Cary and Belvidere, 2nd Floor, Apartment #2034, Room B, Bed Space 1. Please note that bed spaces within a room are interchangeable. You and your roommate can decide who gets which bed.

When Can Sophomores (9-Month Residents) Move In?

General 9-month Move-In is Aug. 17. See when your floor can move in below: 

  • 1st and 2nd Floors: 8 - 10 a.m.
  • 3rd Floor: 9 - 11 a.m.
  • 4th Floor: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 5th Floor: 1 - 3 p.m. 

What happens at Check-in

  • Follow the red balloons and check in at the Cary & Belvidere courtyard, at 301 W Cary Street Richmond VA 23220 during your scheduled time. 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 do not have your VCU ID, a state-issued photo ID is fine. 
  • Residents should get in line to check in, while our volunteers help your family and friends unload the vehicle, and the driver moves it to the Jefferson Street parking deck for long-term parking (5 hours max). 
  • You will be issued your room key. Don't lose your key! The room key is $65 to replace. 
  • Once you have checked in, jump in the cart line (or avoid this line by bringing your own cart or dolly) and then start moving in! Utilize the stairs for lighter things to avoid the elevator lines. 


Parking and Unloading

For Saturday, Aug. 17, all unloading for Move-in will take place from Cary Street, the JL parking lot, and Jefferson Street Parking Deck. 

If you are an upperclass student arriving on a day other than Aug. 17, please pay attention to the City of Richmond parking signage and pay the appropriate meters to avoid ticketing/towing.

A limited number of 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 is color-coded red on the Parking and Unloading Map. After you unload your vehicle, you will be directed to the Jefferson Street Deck to park (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.

 To view parking visit Move-in Parking and Unloading Map.

What to Bring
  • Bath linens 
  • Bed linens for a twin 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 
  • Iron and ironing board 
  • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets 
  • Microwave (one per apartment)
  • Non-flammable decorative items 
  • Plants 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Toiletries 
  • Toilet plunger 
  • TV 
  • Wastebasket 


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 TV 

Cary & Belvidere has 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 be able to watch TV by using a Roku device or smart TV.  

Provided Appliances 

Dishwasher, stove, oven, refrigerator, and 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 
  • Hoverboards 
  • Landline telephones 
  • Pets 
  • Extension cords 
  • Shower rod, rings and liners (VCU provides these, but a decorative shower curtain can be added outside the liner)
  • 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 2019-2020 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 Cary & Belvidere are twin extra-long (36" x 80").

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