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For information on extracurricular activities, recreational facilities, intramurals, clubs and other organizations.


What kinds of extracurricular activities are available for students?

Something is always going on at VCU to encourage student involvement and there are a number of extracurricular activities available for students. VCU has more than 500 student organizations and 17 NCAA Division I sports in the Atlantic 10 Conference, which include men’s basketball, baseball, tennis, track and field, golf, cross-country, and soccer, and women’s basketball, volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse, tennis, cross-country, and track and field. In addition, there are intramural sports and more than 100 music, dance and theatre performances a year … and those don’t include the ones offered by the Richmond community.

What recreational facilities are available?

There are a number of recreational facilities available to students at VCU.

The Cary Street Gym includes the 18,000-square-foot fitness center, a rock-climbing wall, two pools, racquetball and basketball courts, a track and an aerobics mezzanine. The Thalhimer Tennis Center can be reserved for play.

The MCV Campus Recreation and Aquatic Center offers similar facilities and programs as well as a 25-meter, six-lane pool for lap swimming, water basketball and volleyball.

Outdoor Adventure Program provides a full schedule of day trips and weekend excursions focused on outdoor activities such as camping, kayaking, whitewater rafting, canoeing and caving, along with many more activities of interest to the outdoor adventure enthusiast.

Do you have an intramural program?

The university sponsors numerous intramural sports programs, which have some 60 different sporting events. All events have three divisions — men’s , women’s and co-ed. There are usually several different competitive levels from beginners on up.

What clubs and organizations are available to students?

VCU has more than 500 recognized student organizations. They range from social to political, from religious to academic, from honorary to student government. If VCU does not have a group that interests you, you can form an organization of your own.

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