Chock-full of history, character, arts, good eats and outdoor adventures, Richmond will present you with limitless opportunities to get involved and take in its beauty.

RVA My Way

Get a feel for the Richmond experience as shared by VCU students.

Geovanny was introduced to Richmond's thriving art scene through Art 180, a group that connects at-risk youth with the arts.

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Stay awhile

Come to RVA to earn your degree, and you may end up staying — just like 40% of our alums. There's many good reasons to call Richmond home. Case in point: RVA ranked ninth for the highest rates of hire and average open jobs from LinkedIn's 2021 U.S. Economic Graph.

Check it out

  • Paddleboarders on the James River
  • Richmond has a river running through it, waiting for you to play.
  • Pedestrians walking by musician playing violin on Cary St.
  • Visit the nearby Carytown shopping district to browse local stores and restaurants, or just to people watch.
  • An artist painting the pavement.
  • Giant murals are everywhere, on campus and throughout Richmond. Pause on your walks to look up and soak them in.
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball team mascot.
  • Our city is home to the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball team. The mascot’s name? Nutzy. Enjoy catching a game or two.
  • Statue wearing VCU scarf.
  • We’re a capital city, steeped in history, but not the stuffy kind. Landmarks include The Jefferson Hotel, an architectural gem.
  • People in line at outdoor coffee cart.
  • We’re hot on the food scene, dishing out eats from renowned chefs and local culinary artists.
  • Cyclists passing Richmond fire station.
  • Richmond hosted an international bike race — and that’s just one way we’re bike friendly. Bring your wheels with you to VCU.
  • Holiday lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
  • Nature makes people happy. Science says so. Take it all in at the world-class Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.