Family Weekend

We hope that you will join us for Family Weekend 2018—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.

Family Weekend will take place November 2-4, 2018.

To prepare in advance for the weekend, here are a few things you should know:

  • Book your hotel early if you are coming from out of town. You can find local hotel information at www.visitrichmondva.com/hotels.
  • Family Weekend events begin at approximately noon on Friday, November 2 and end at approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 4.
  • There are a few major events throughout the weekend designed to appeal to everyone as well as smaller events designed for unique audiences. Some of the major events include the Division of Student Affairs BBQ on Saturday afternoon, the Fall Block Step Show on Friday night, the Family Weekend 5K Fun Run on Saturday morning and the Family Brunch on Sunday morning. Some of the smaller events include walking ghost tours, art exhibits, adventure activities like whitewater rafting and bike tours, bus tours of the city, upperclassmen residence hall tours and more! There are over 75 events taking place in addition to all of the opportunities afforded by being in the city. There is something for everyone!

Get to Know the Family Weekend Schedule 

For quick reference to Family Weekend events, download the VCU Family Weekend guide on the VCU RAM Guide app. Once you have the app downloaded, open RAM Guide and search for the VCU Family Weekend 2018 to view the most updated information including schedules, maps and more. To view the Family Weekend guide and schedule on the web, please visit: https://guidebook.com/guide/102941/

Registration is now open!
Click this link to complete your Family Weekend Registration

Please talk to your student before registering as fees for Family Weekend are non-refundable. Keep in mind that your student may want to show you around campus or take you to some of their favorite spots in Richmond instead of participating in all of the official Family Weekend activities. You are welcome to attend Family Weekend activities without your student if they are unable to participate. 

Still have questions?
First, check out our FAQs page. If you have any additional questions regarding Family Weekend, please email ramfamilies@vcu.edu or call the Parent and Family Helpline at (804) 828-7322.

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