Top 5 Dorms at VCU

VCU from the corner streetview

The dorm is one of the most frequented places in which you will spend much of your time during your college. The dorms can affect who you hang out with, the distance it takes to walk to your morning class, and where you eat.  Therefore, we have provided below the top five dorms at VCU.

1. Gladding Residence Center (GRC)

This is the outside of the newly built GRC.

Residence Address: 711 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220- 4130

This freshman dormitory is a new dorm that offers double bedrooms and four- person semi- suites.  The coolest aspect of this dorm, besides the new architectural design, is that all rooms have a micro fridge, a mini fridge and microwave and USB charging ports. This residence center is also home to the following living- learning communities: LEAD Explores, LIVE Well, and SPARK.

2. The Honors College

This is a picture of the outside of the Honors College building.

Residence Address: 701 W Grace St
Richmond, VA 23220?4116

The Honors College is traditionally a dorm for freshman Honors College students; however, there are some upperclassman that reside here as well. The greatest feature of this dormitory is that each student is guaranteed their own single room and a private bathroom. The dormitory is also located directly across from Chipotle, Panera, and CAVA  which is an added plus.

3. Grace and Broad

This is the outside of the Grace and Broad Residence Hall

Residence Address: 1000 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23220-3611

Grace and Broad is a dormitory reserved for upperclassman at VCU. This on- campus apartment style building is split into Grace and Broad 1 and Grace and Broad 2. Students live in a four person suite in which each student has their own bedroom.

4. West Grace North and West Grace South

West grace north vcu

Residence Address:

West Grace North: 830 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23220-4123

West Grace South: 835 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 2322-4123

West Grace North and West Grace South are upperclassman dormitories that face each other on West Grace Street. These apartment- style dormitories are known for their living and learning communities such as VCU ASPIRE and VCU GLOBE. These apartments are fully furnished and each student is guaranteed their own bedroom.

5. Cary and Belvidere

This is the outside of the Cary and Belvedere Hall.

Residence Address: 301 W. Cary St.
Richmond VA, 23284-5639

This apartment- style residence hall is reserved for sophomores at VCU. The apartments, which are located at the South side of campus, are also fully furnished and open during breaks. This residence hall is located near Chili’s, Starbucks, and Bleeker Street so the dining options are abounding.

Here is your Move-in Day Packing List at VCU

1. Room Basics

  • sheets, blankets, cover, mattress pad (Twin XL)
  • full length mirror
  • Plants
  • under-bed storage
  • robe

2. Food and Snacks

Food and snacks

  • ramen/ instant meals
  • microwave
  • mini fridge
  • utensils
  • granola bars

3. Tech and Entertainment

Samsung TV display screen

  • printer (not wireless!)
  • extension cords
  • speakers
  • headphones
  • chargers (laptop and phone)

4. School Supplies

School supplies scattered on the desk

  • Notebooks
  • Stapler
  • stationary: pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers
  • binders
  • index cards

5. Cleaning Up and Organizing

Cleaning supplies

  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Tissues
  • Air freshener
  • hand- held vacuum
  • Disinfectant wipes

6. Campus Gears

VCU sweater and shirts

  • Rain boots and umbrella (it rains unexpectedly and often in Richmond!)
  • tumbler/ travel mug
  • backpack
  • swimsuit (Cary Street Gym has a pool and hot tub!)
  • Sunscreen

7. Items you should ask first before bringing

A question mark drawn on a foggy window on a rainy day

  • bullet blender
  • candles
  • rice cooker
  • pets
  • toaster

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