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Spring Break

Spring break visits 2019

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 — April 1-5 and April 15-19 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. Check back this winter for more details.

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 online for arts tours. For more information, contact the School of the Arts at (804) 828-2787 or and visit the School of the Arts website.

School of Business

The School of Business will host information sessions and facility tours 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 by request -- please contact Hawley Smyth at (804) 827-8888 or to arrange. Please email for parking information and directions to Snead Hall.

School of Education

For information about the School of Education (teaching, special education, counseling and leadership), please sign up for a time to meet with Dr. Jenna Lenhardt. You will have an opportunity to walk through program options that fit your future education and career goals. Meetings will take place in Oliver Hall (1015 W. Main St.) in the Dean's Suite on the second floor.

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 West Hall, Room 233. To attend, please RSVP online. For more information, contact the College of Engineering at (804) 828-2129 or and visit the College of Engineering website.

Welcome Center closed April 20

The Welcome Center will be closed Saturday, April 20. Information sessions and campus tours will not be conducted. We resume regularly scheduled office hours, information sessions and campus tours on Monday, April 22.

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.