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 locations around campus. Students should check in at the location of the school they've been accepted to. A detailed program will be provided at check-in.

9:45 a.m to noon

Welcome presentations

Welcome presentations are at the following locations:

College of Humanities and Sciences, School of Education and VCU Life Sciences
Altria Theater
6 N. Laurel Street

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

School of Business
Snead Hall, Atrium
301 West Main Street

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

School of Government and Public Affairs, L. Douglas Wilder
Grace E. Harris Hall, Auditorium
1015 Floyd Ave.

School of Social Work
Academic Learning Commons
1000 Floyd Ave.

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 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Financial aid assistance

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

University College tours and registration for new student orientation.

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 new student orientation. 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 Admissions, you may do so during Preview Day when you visit the UC.

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

1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

VCU Intercultural Festival, Monroe Park

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 VCU Preview Day, please call the Office of Admissions at (800) 841-3638 or (804) 828-1222, or email For special accommodations due to a disability, please call the VCU Welcome Center at (804) 828-2000 or (800) 841-3638 by Friday, April 3, 2015.

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.