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Housing in Richmond


As a Pharm.D. student at Virginia Commonwealth University, you may choose to live near the MCV Campus in downtown Richmond. While the university does not offer housing designated for graduate or professional students, the city and surrounding counties offer a variety of apartment and condo housing just minutes away from campus by car or, in some neighborhoods, via public transportation.

Richmond is a great place to be. Centrally located with equal access to the mountains and beach, it’s big enough to attract world-class entertainment and small enough to know your neighbor. Among the recent accolades it has garnered, Richmond can brag about having one of the 16 best doughnut shops in America … being one of the top six places in the world for food travel … being one of the top nine great college basketball towns … and having one of the best river parks in the country. Learn more!

  • Off-Campus Student Services Office

    For information regarding off-campus housing, contact the VCU Off-Campus Student Services Office coordinator, Lisa Mathews-Ailsworth, at lmathewsails@vcu.edu or (804) 828-4514. The office is located on the Monroe Park Campus at the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave., Room 018K. It’s open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment.

  • Self-Search for Housing

    If you prefer to look for housing on your own, here are a few sites to start your search:

    You might also try contacting current School of Pharmacy students for suggestions via the class Facebook pages. Visit Facebook, then search “VCU School of Pharmacy Class of 2018,” “VCU School of Pharmacy Class of 2019” and so forth.