Family Weekend

Note: Family Weekend dates have changed, Family weekend will now run Friday, Nov. 3 to Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. 

We hope that you will join us Friday, Nov. 3 to Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 for Family Weekend -- an exciting opportunity to experience your student’s campus life, meet their friends, connect with other families and enjoy the VCU and Richmond communities. You are invited to participate in this annual fall event year after year as long as your student is enrolled in classes at VCU. 

For more information, email or call the Parent and Family Helpline at (804) 828-7322.  Check back later this summer for more details!


Families may registration for Family Weekend online. Registration will open in late August. There is a $5 registration fee per attendee for the event which provides each registrant with an access pass granting admission into non-ticketed Family Weekend events, as well as discounts at local restaurants and shops. In addition, there are low-cost ticketed events that you can register to attend. Ticketed events sell out quickly, so don't delay purchasing your tickets once registration opens. When you register, you may also purchase a commemorative Family Weekend t-shirt to serve as a memento of the great time you'll have with your student on campus!


Free and paid parking options are available. Paid parking will be available in VCU parking garages, and the city offers both paid and free street parking. Please adhere to all signage if you plan to park on the street.


Overnight lodging is not provided for Family Weekend but there are multiple hotels within walking and driving distance of campus. For our out-of-town guests, we suggest these Richmond-area hotels.

Activities and events

Register and enjoy fun activities and events both on campus and in the Richmond community throughout the weekend including these signature events: Rams Got Talent Show, First-Year Parent and Family Brunch, Family Weekend 5K, Richmond City Bus Tours, and Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tours. Most Family Weekend events are free and only require you to show your access pass for admission. A day-by-day rundown of what’s going on, what to do and where to go during Family Weekend 2017 will be posted in the early fall.

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