A dynamic urban environment

It can be hard to tell where VCU ends and the city begins — and we wouldn’t want you to.

Our two main campuses are located a mile away from each other, both in downtown Richmond. The Monroe Park Campus is home to most of our undergraduate students and their classes. Our health sciences schools and college (six in all) and top-rated medical center are located on the MCV Campus. Both boast a mashup of old and new architecture, and a round-the-clock energy that never quits.

Maps and directions Parking and transportation

Places to know

When you’re a VCU student, these frequently visited spots will quickly become familiar haunts.

Getting around

Thanks to our urban location, you have plenty of options to get from point A to point B.

Richmond city bus

Students, faculty and staff can ride any GRTC bus for free, including the Pulse and Route 5, both of which provide an easy way to travel between VCU’s two campuses.

Photo of GRTC Pulse city bus


Our late-night shuttle service will pick you up and drop you off anywhere on campus or at nearby locations.

Photo of a VCU RamSafe bus


The RamBikes shop offers free bike rentals and repairs, do-it-yourself bike repair classes, and other bike-friendly events.

VCU RamBikes

Alternative Transportation

ZipCars, e-scooters, RVA Bike Share and area transit services — take your pick and leave your car at home.

Student skateboarding on VCU campus