Move-in Information

Preparations

  • Bring your VCUCard. Residents will need to bring their VCUCard to check-in to gain entry into the residence hall. They must have their VCUCard to complete their check-in process. If a resident does not have their VCUCard, then they must pick-up their VCUCard prior to their move-in time slot. 
  • Bring a cart, dolly or hand truck to assist with move-in/out. Residential Life and Housing will not be providing carts.
  • Do not bring pets as they are not allowed in the residence halls unless they are approved resident Emotional Support Animals or Service Animals. 

Expectations 

Residential Life and Housing is taking a variety of precautions as we are committed to the safety of our residents, their guests, and our staff. In an effort to provide a safe and seamless process, please adhere to the following expectations:

  • Two guests: Residents will be allowed two guests to assist them with the moving of items. Guests will not be able to stay beyond the 3-hour time slot. Residents and their guests should arrive on time as we cannot extend time slots or begin time slots early.
  • Wear face coverings: Residents and their guests must bring and wear face coverings at all times when inside the residence hall common areas.
  • Follow all signage: Residents and guests should follow all signage to properly check-in/check-out instructions.

Before Coming To Campus

24-48 hours before your scheduled move-in time slot you will receive an email from Residential Life and Housing with final move-in information including parking information and a temporary parking pass to print out and use once you arrive on campus. 

Before coming to campus you and your guests should ensure that you are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID19. If you are experiencing symptoms, contact your health care provider or your local health department for guidance about health precautions. Once your health care provider has advised you that you can be around others under CDC guidelines, VCU will evaluate your readiness to return to campus under VCU protocols. Contact Student Health Services Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. by calling (804) 692-6843.

First Year Move-in

As a reminder, move-in for residents living in Brandt, Gladding Residence Center, Honors College, Rhoad, and Johnson will take place from Monday, Aug. 16 - Sunday, Aug. 22 and will be done through an online appointment process. Residents who complete the requirements listed below will be sent instructions on how to sign-up for a move-in appointment.

Requirements

Housing assignments were sent via your VCU email account on July 7th. Before receiving instructions to sign-up for a move-in time slot residents must complete these requirements. Once a student has completed all requirements they will receive an email with instructions and access to sign-up for a move-in time beginning Wednesday, July 14.

For students approved for a COVID-19 vaccination exemption: alternative requirements to vaccination.

  • Take a COVID-19 entry test and receive a negative test result before moving into the residence hall
  • Participate in surveillance testing, a program that tests the prevalence of COVID-19 in the VCU community
  • Complete daily health checks
  • Follow quarantine procedures if exposed to someone with COVID-19 no matter if the student is symptomatic or asymptomatic.

Vaccinated students are exempt from these requirements.

Upperclass Move-in

Move-in will take place for Ackell, Broad & Belvidere (GLM Section Only), Grace & Broad and West Grace North from Sunday, Aug. 1 - Sunday, Aug. 22. For Broad & Belvidere (Non-GLM Section Only), Cary & Belvidere, and West Grace South, move-in will take place from Monday, Aug. 16 - Sunday, Aug. 22. This year move-in will be done through an online appointment process. Residents who complete the requirements listed below will be sent instructions on how to sign-up for a move-in appointment.

Requirements

Before receiving instructions to sign-up for a move-in time slot residents must complete these requirements.

For students approved for a COVID-19 vaccination exemption: alternative requirements to vaccination.

  • Take a COVID-19 entry test and receive a negative test result before moving into the residence hall
  • Participate in surveillance testing, a program that tests the prevalence of COVID-19 in the VCU community
  • Complete daily health checks
  • Follow quarantine procedures if exposed to someone with COVID-19 no matter if the student is symptomatic or asymptomatic.

Vaccinated students are exempt from these requirements.

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