VCU is a unique school in hundreds of ways, primarily because of its urban-centered campus. While this is a great place for students to become acclimated to city living, it can make the transition from on-campus to off-campus housing a bit more difficult than on other campuses. VCU doesn’t require students to live on-campus, and has a lottery system for upperclassmen housing, so finding off-campus housing is the route many students take.
A water main break at the intersection of Harrison Street and Parkwood Avenue left Richmond residents, students and businesses without water Monday morning.
The flooding of the third-level basement of Sanger Hall late last year resulted in about $6 million in damages, but because Virginia public institutions are self-insured for damages up to $4 million, VCU’s private insurance company will foot the remainder of the bill.