Tentative schedule of events

We are no longer taking RSVPs for Block Party. If you are an accepted student who has not yet submitted your RSVP to attend Block Party, you are still welcome to join us. Please join us at the appropriate location (listed below based on the VCU program you’ve been accepted into) and register with us on Saturday morning. If you’re unsure about the program you’ve been accepted into, come to the University Student Commons on Saturday and someone will assist you.

This is a general schedule of events. A detailed schedule will be handed out at check-in.

9 a.m. to noon

Check-in and welcome presentations

Check-in for the Block Party will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in various locations around campus. Students should check in at the location of the school into which they’ve been accepted. A detailed program of the day’s activities will be provided to guests when they check-in.

Welcome presentations will begin in these locations at 9:45 a.m.

School of the Arts
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
922 Park Avenue

School of Business
Snead Hall Atrium
301 West Main Street

School of Education
University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-B
907 Floyd Avenue

School of Engineering
School of Engineering Building East Hall, Atrium
401 West Main Street

School of Social Work
Raleigh Building, Room B-01
1001 West Franklin Street

College of Humanities and Sciences and VCU Life Sciences
Richmond Landmark Theater
6 North Laurel Street

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Campus tours, residence hall tours, and Cary Street Gym, School of the Arts and VCU Life Sciences facilities tours

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

University College tours and New Student Orientation registration

Stop by the University College, more commonly known as the UC, and learn more about the services it provides. Also, be among the first to register for NSO! Stop by the UC and select a date to attend. 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 Undergraduate Admissions, you may do so during Block Party when you visit the UC.

Noon to 2 p.m.

Fun on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus

  • Student organizations, university services and resource fair
  • Special interest sessions about Military Science and Leadership and Education Abroad

Noon to 3 p.m.

Financial aid assistance

  • Financial aid counselors will be available to answer financial aid questions.

Noon to 6 p.m.

VCU Intercultural Festival, Monroe Park

Join the VCU and Richmond communities at this annual celebration of diversity. The VCU Intercultural Festival features more than 30 different VCU cultural student organizations, as well as members of the Richmond community and people from all over the country. The festival kicks off with a parade that will begin at noon. The VCU Intercultural Festival offers an array of activities, such as unique performances, cultural displays and exhibits, VCU art student showcases, various cuisines from local restaurants, and a fashion show. Several other exciting opportunities include dance lessons, arts and crafts from around the world, games, face painting and chances to win grand prizes. Visit the ICF website for more information at www.icf.vcu.edu.

If you have questions about the VCU Block Party, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions toll free at (800) 841-3638 or (804) 828-1222 locally, or e-mail us at ugrad@vcu.edu.

If special accommodations are needed because of a disability, please call Sharon Smith at (804) 828-6124 or (800) 841-3638 by Friday, April 1, 2011.