Although overnight lodging is not included during Family Weekend, VCU has working relationships with various hotels within walking and driving distance to campus. Stay downtown to enjoy the perks of our urban campus which includes access to the James river, restaurants, art galleries, and not to mention VCU! October is a busy time in the city so don't wait to book your stay! Follow the link to find the hotel listing. Please visit the Virginia Commonwealth University Hotel Partners page for more details.

You can also find accommodations in the Richmond area by visiting:


The following VCU Parking Decks will be open and free for Family Weekend guests, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. For addresses and maps to all VCU parking facilities, please visit the Parking and Transportation website.

  • West Main St. Deck* 

  • West Cary St. Deck

  • West Broad St. Deck (UPDATE: the entrance to the deck from Shafer St. is closed through Fri. Oct 1. Please enter this deck via Harrison St.)

*Parking in the West Main St. Deck will be limited beginning on Sat., Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. due to an event at the Altria Theater. Guests are encouraged to park at the other two decks at this time.

The city also offers both paid and free street parking. Please adhere to all signage if you plan to park on the street.