Thank you for your interest in becoming a Ram. VCU has a
great winning tradition and expects great things from all its
athletics teams and student-athletes. We hope this page allows you
to find all the information you need on your quest to join the
Black & Gold. We wish you all the best and hope to see you in
the near future.
Please contact the coaching staff of the respective sport in which you are interested in via the VCU Staff Directory.
· Official Website
· Strength and Conditioning Website
· Athletic Training
· VCU Student-Athlete Academic Advising
· Undergraduate Programs
Situated in the heart of Richmond, the capital of Virginia since
1779, Virginia Commonwealth University serves an integral role in
the economic health of the city — educating the current and
future workforce, reaching out to the community, advancing research
and enhancing patient care.
Since being founded in 1968, it has become one of the fastest growing universities on the East Coast and enrolls over 32,000 students between two campuses - Monroe Park and the Medical Campus. The Medical Center, including the university's health sciencies studies, offers state-of-the-art care in more than 200 speciality areas.
A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate studies are offered with 60 Baccalaureate and 67 Master's programs available for students.
An economically progressive city and Virginia's capital, Richmond offers a wealth of amenities not easily found among other East Coast municipalities.
Richmond's complete livability can be measured in numerous ways: beautiful, neighborhoods with striking architecture, a vast cultural and educational heritage befitting its more than 200,000 citizens and noted historic prestige tracing back to the early English settlers
Richmond's diversified employment base extends
from chemical, food and tobacco manufacturing to biotechnology,
semiconductors and high-tech fibers. The city consistently ranks
among "Best Places to Live and Work in America".
With less than a two hour drive to the ocean, mountains or Washington, D.C., it offers an ideal location for visitors or permanent residents. But you can stay within the city limits and find trendy boutiques and restaurants, numerous sports and entertainment attractions, outdoor pursuits among one of the nation's largest river park systems, and a treasure trove of historic landmarks that provide fun times galore.
For the five million who visit each year, Richmond is increasingly recognized for many distinguished yet unheralded qualities long enjoyed by those who already live here.
VCU is a volunteer member of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic 10 Conference. We are
committed to abiding by all rules and regulations of these bodies.
The NCAA governs the actions of our coaches and student-athletes,
and has explicit guidelines that regulate the actions of our
program. For further information on the VCU Athletics Compliance
office, please visit their main page.
Division I Academic Eligibility Requirements
Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete (PDF)
NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse
Extra Benefits and Inducements (PDF)
National Letter of Intent
NCAA Agents and Amateurism
NCAA Amateurism Certification
NCAA Transfer Guide (PDF)