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Spring Break

Spring break visits 2018

Are you planning to visit Virginia Commonwealth University during your high school spring break? If so, please review this page to learn more about special information sessions that will be offered and how you can register to attend.

Register to visit VCU

We ask prospective students to register online if they plan to visit VCU during their high school spring break. We are hosting extra information sessions for both prospective and admitted students during the most common weeks of high school spring break — March 26 through April 6 for this year.

During these weeks, VCU will host morning and afternoon information sessions for prospective students at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Welcome Center and the University Student Commons. Students who have already applied or been admitted to VCU can attend a special information session about next steps to becoming a VCU student — those will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Commons.

Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive on campus 30-45 minutes before their selected session.

Guided walking tours of the Monroe Park Campus will be offered after each information session and will last approximately one hour. The tour does not include a visit to a residence hall, but information about each hall, including general descriptions and floor plans, can be found online.

For questions about visiting VCU, contact the Office of Admissions at (804) 828-1222, (800) 841-3638 or

To attend an information session, RSVP online now.

Departmental overviews

Some VCU schools and departments feature special sessions during spring break. Separate reservations may be required.

School of the Arts

The School of the Arts hosts information sessions and tours of arts facilities every Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. To attend, please report to the Welcome Center at 1111 W. Broad St. by 12:45 p.m. Please RSVP for arts tours here. For more information, contact the School of the Arts at (804) 828-2787 or and visit the School of the Arts website.

College of Humanities and Sciences

The College of Humanities and Sciences will host information sessions Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. in the University Student Commons, located at 907 Floyd Ave. Registration is not required to attend. Sessions will take place in the following rooms in the University Student Commons:

  • 3/26 in the Commons Theater
  • 3/27 in the Commons Theater
  • 3/28 in the Commons Theater
  • 3/29 in the Virginia Rooms
  • 3/30 in the Commonwealth Ballrooms
  • 4/2 in the Commons Theater
  • 4/3 in the Virginia Rooms
  • 4/4 in the Commons Theater
  • 4/5 in the Commons Theater
  • 4/6 in the Commonwealth Ballrooms

School of Business

The School of Business will host information sessions and tours of the business building Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. To attend, please come to Snead Hall (301 W. Main St), room B1122 by 12:50 p.m. Appointments at alternate times may be possible for admitted students by request. For more information or to arrange an alternate appointment, please contact Ginny Wagg at (804) 828-1742 or

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering will host information sessions Monday through Friday at 9:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the College of Engineering Welcome Center, located in the College of Engineering West Hall, Room 233. To attend, please RSVP online (College of Engineering). For more information, contact the College of Engineering at (804) 828-2129 or and visit the College of Engineering website.

The Honors College

The Honors College will host information sessions Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. in The Honors College building at 701 W. Grace St., in the Multipurpose Room, Room 1303. To attend, please RSVP online (The Honors College). For more information, contact The Honors College at (804) 828-1803 or and visit The Honors College website.

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing will host short sessions and tours Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29 and Tuesday, April 3 through Thursday, April 5. Our Meet & Greet will begin in the lobby of Sadie Heath Cabaniss Hall located at 1100 E. Leigh Street on the MCV Campus, promptly at 12:00 p.m.; where the tour will then depart at 12:15 p.m. and will last 45 minutes. Visitors should allow time to find parking. There are several on-street parking options available (metered and lot), or guests can pay to use the 8th Street Parking Deck or the E and S Patient/Visitor Parking Deck. The School of Nursing does not validate parking; however, guests who have received parking validations from the Welcome Center for the West Broad Street Deck may also use the validation code for the 8th Street Deck.

Pre-Health Sciences

Pre-health Sciences will host an information table in the University Student Commons, located at 907 Floyd Ave. each day during spring break, Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Meet with pre-health advising staff on the first floor at their information table. No reservations are required.

Welcome Center closed March 31

The Welcome Center will be closed Saturday, March 31. Information sessions and campus tours will not be conducted. We resume regularly scheduled office hours, information sessions and campus tours on Monday, April 2.

Can’t come during spring break?

We encourage you to visit VCU when it’s convenient for you.  are held in the Welcome Center at 1111 W. Broad St. Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on Saturday 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, which lasts approximately one hour.