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VCU is located in two central areas of Richmond’s buzziest communities. Here’s where you find out how to get to where you need to go.

Maps and directions

VCU consists of two campuses — the Monroe Park Campus, located in the picturesque early 20th century residential neighborhood called the Fan District, and the MCV Campus, located in Richmond’s thriving downtown financial area.

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On weekdays, Monday through Friday, visitors are invited to park in the West Broad Street Deck. Directions to the deck follows below. These decks will be closed on weekends; however, on weekends on-street parking is free in the city. Visitors who plan to attend a Saturday information session are welcome to park on the streets near and around the VCU Welcome Center. Parking meters and time limitations throughout the city are not enforced on the weekends, unless otherwise indicated.

Directions to the West Broad Street Parking Deck

Arriving from the east by Interstate 64W

  • Take Exit 190 for Fifth Street and Downtown/Coliseum.
  • Turn right at the eighth traffic light, onto West Main Street.
  • Follow West Main Street for 11 blocks and turn right onto Belvidere Street.
  • Follow Belvidere Street for three blocks and turn left onto West Broad Street.
  • Remain on West Broad Street for four blocks then turn left onto North Harrison Street.
  • The entrance to the VCU West Broad Street Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the left.

Arriving from the north by Interstate 95S

  • Take Exit 79 to right toward Powhite Parkway (Route I-195).
  • Bear left off the ramp onto I-195.
  • Take the exit for North Hamilton and West Broad streets, turn right.
  • Follow North Hamilton Street to and turn left onto Monument Avenue (second light).
  • Follow Monument Avenue east; its name will change to West Franklin Street.
  • Follow West Franklin Street and turn left onto North Harrison Street.
  • Drive one and a half blocks on North Harrison Street.
  • The VCU West Broad Street Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Arriving from the west by Interstate 64E

  • Take Exit 186 toward the Powhite Parkway.
  • Take the exit for North Hamilton and West Broad streets, turn right.
  • Follow North Hamilton Street to Monument Avenue (second left) and turn left.
  • Follow Monument Avenue east; its name will change to West Franklin Street.
  • Follow West Franklin Street to North Harrison Street and turn left.
  • Drive one and a half blocks on North Harrison Street.
  • The VCU West Broad Street Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Arriving from the south by Interstate 95N

  • Take Exit 74A onto the Downtown Expressway (I-195) – the exit ramp is on the James River Bridge.
  • Drive one mile and take the Belvidere Street exit. There is a 25-cent toll at the Belvidere Street exit.
  • Drive two blocks along Canal Street to North Belvidere Street.
  • Turn right onto North Belvidere Street.
  • Follow North Belvidere Street for four blocks and turn left onto West Broad Street.
  • Remain on West Broad Street for three blocks until Shafer Street and turn left onto Shafer Street.
  • The entrance to the VCU West Broad Street Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Directions to the West Main Street Parking Deck

Arriving from the east or south by Interstate 64W/95N

  • Take Exit 76A for Chamberlayne Avenue.
  • At the next light, turn right onto West Leigh Street.
  • At the next light, turn left onto North Belvidere Street.
  • Drive six blocks and turn right onto West Main Street.
  • At the first light, turn left onto South Laurel Street.
  • Entrance to the West Main Street Parking Deck is on the right.

Arriving from the west or north by Interstate 64E/95S

  • Take Exit 76B for Belvidere Street.
  • At the first light, turn left onto West Leigh Street.
  • At the next light, turn right onto North Belvidere Street.
  • Drive six blocks and turn right onto West Main Street.
  • At the first light, turn left on South Laurel Street.
  • Entrance to the West Main Street Parking Deck is on the right.
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