General schedule of events
This is a general schedule of events for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Preview Day for accepted students. A detailed schedule will be handed out at check-in.
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Check-in for Preview Day runs from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the following locations around campus:
9:45 a.m to noon
A detailed program will be provided at check-in.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tours of VCU's Monroe Park Campus will be available throughout the day and will depart from the University Student Commons. We will also offer tours of our residence halls, and several academic and recreational facilities including Cabell Library, Cary Street Gym and School of the Arts building.
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Register for New Student Orientation.
Stop by Hibbs Hall to be among the first to register for NSO. Please note that you must have accepted VCU's offer of admission to register for NSO. If you have not submitted your Response Form and tuition deposit to the Office of Admissions, you may do so during Preview Day at Hibbs Hall.
Noon to 2 p.m.
Fun on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus
- University services and resource fair
- Special interest sessions about the first-year experience and Education Abroad programs
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Financial aid assistance
- VCU financial aid counselors will be available to answer financial aid questions.
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
April 6 only:
VCU Intercultural Festival
Join the VCU and Richmond communities at this annual celebration of diversity. The Intercultural Festival at VCU, organized by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and current VCU students, features food, music, exhibits, demonstrations and performances by student cultural organizations. Students and their families who attend Preview Day are invited to participate.
Need more information?
If you have questions about Preview Day or need special accommodations, please call the Office of Admissions at (800) 841-3638 or (804) 828-1222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before the Preview Day you plan to attend.
If you cannot attend VCU’s Preview Day and would like to visit another time, daily information sessions are held in the Welcome Center, located at 1111 W. Broad St., Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (except on holidays and holiday weekends). Information sessions are hosted by an admissions counselor and are followed by a guided walking tour of the Monroe Park Campus, lasting just over an hour.
Parking and directions
Preview Day attendees are invited to park for free at any of the following VCU parking decks. Please click on a link below for more information, including directions:
Limited free parking may be available on city streets.
Places to stay
There are many hotel options in downtown Richmond. Upon booking, check with the hotel to see if any special rates apply to VCU visitors.