Family Resources - English
Primeros Pasos Event
VCU presents Primeros Pasos, a one-day program starting at 9 a.m. on November 13, 2021 at the Academic Learning Commons, that is designed to provide Latinx high school students and their families with an overview of the college experience and opportunities in higher education.
Where Can I Find ...
- BookHolders: http://www.bookholders.com/ (on-campus, low-cost book store can rent and buy used book at super-low cost)
- Student discount at Barnes & Noble: 10% off all items
Barnes & Noble Monroe Park Campus:
1111 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23284
Barnes & Noble VCU Health Campus:
601 N. 10th St.
Richmond, VA 23298
- Borrow books from VCU library through VCU Libraries Support for Textbook Affordability incentive: https://www.library.vcu.edu/
Local Food Resources
- IT Support System
- Request for Laptop or Internet Access
Support Application not available for the time being. For more information, visit: https://finaid.vcu.edu/manage/covid19funding/technologyfunding/
Location: 930 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23284
- Adelante Scholarship: Sirviendo la Comunidad Hispana
- RAMS Scholarship Hub
LatinX Heritage Month Events through the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
Follow the LatinX Student Association on social media for more events throughout the year.
For more groups and events, visit RamsConnect
- Sign in with your VCU Student ID. Click on the Upcoming Events tab to register for upcoming events, OR click on the Featured Groups tab (filter by desired interest) to join a new program group and get notifications from them on their upcoming events.
VCU programs for improving English:
- Talk with communication partners in GLOBE to practice English
- Cultural competency classes
- LatinX Student Association
- VCU English Language Classes (ELP)
- Website: https://global.vcu.edu/elp/ (not free, tuition-based)
- Self-learning programs you can access from home
International Student Services:
- For more information consult the VCU International Student Guide, pg. 5
- Immigration advising team and student visa information
- Global Education Office
Resources for DACAmented students:
1. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, or VMFA, is an art museum in Richmond, Virginia where you can learn and explore about art from around the world.
- 200 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23220
- (804) 340-1400
- Daily: 10am-5pm
- Wed., Thu., Fri.: 10am-9pm
2. Science Museum of Virginia
Interactive activities for the whole family
- 2500 West Broad St. Richmond, 23220
- (804) 864-1400
- Tue. thru Sun.: 9:30am-5pm
Hilton Richmond Downtown Hotel
- 501 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219
- (804) 344-4300
- 500 E Broad St. Richmond, Virginia 23219
- (804) 643-3400
Holiday Inn Express
- 201 East Cary Street, Richmond Virginia, 23219