University Student Commons & Activities

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It is our purpose to plan and implement events for the entire University community on both the Monroe Park Campus and the MCV Campus. The USC&A staff provide event advising to student organizations as well as co-curricular opportunities for student involvement. We strive to assist students in developing an appreciation for diversity, responsibility, critical thinking and sensible skills to become life long learners, productive citizens, and community leaders.

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For a schedule of Summer Programs, click here!

Please note - Break Point summer hours are 12-5 pm, Monday through Friday

Virginia Commonwealth University has a series of University Traditions that are an important part of the student experience!

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is the week prior to the start of school

Student Organization & Volunteer Opportunities (SOVO) Fair

Get involved! Meet representatives from the over 500 student organizations and community nonprofits in the Siegel Center. Also get free stuff from area vendors.

First RAM Friday

Start your semester off with a bang with this program sponsored by the Programming Commission. Prizes, games, entertainment, free food and more! Fun activities take place all over the Commons.

First Ram Friday

Into the Streets Service Plunge

Join other VCU students as they participate in this one-day service activity designed to benefit various Richmond communities.

Family Weekend

A weekend filled with activities including concerts, recreational sports and the Family Weekend Celebration!

Family Weekend

Martin Luther King Day

Service is an important way to work together to meet critical needs and advance Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of opportunity for all, so please join us as we bring the celebration of Dr. King’s life, and service, to VCU.