VCU libraries

The James Branch Cabell Library will be physically open during Winter Sessions beginning Monday, Jan. 4. Staff will be available to answer questions remotely via chat, text (804-435-5420), or email (library@vcu.edu) from Dec. 28 through Dec. 31 during the hours listed above. Cabell Library provides computers and study rooms throughout the building for student collaborative use and private study. For library services and additional information call 828-1111 or visit http://www.library.vcu.edu/.

VCU libraries

The VCU IT Support Center will not be open during Winter Sessions. The IT Support Center provides telephone support 24/7 at (804) 828-2227 throughout Winter Sessions. Visit http://go.vcu.edu/itsc for more details.

Dining services

VCU Dining locations will be closed during Winter Sessions. For information on local coffee and food options, visit the Coffee Options for Winter Sessions doc.

VCU bookstore

Barnes & Noble @ VCU will be open during Intersession. Students are encouraged to pre-order their books for pickup in the bookstore.

Inclement weather

In the event of extreme weather conditions during Winter Sessions, we ask that you visit the VCU Alert website at http://alert.vcu.edu/ for closing information. If that website is unavailable, call VCU Open at VCU-OPEN (828-6736) or visit http://www.vcuopen.org/. If you have not already done so, please sign up to receive VCU Alerts by following the instructions at https://alert.vcu.edu/signup/index.php.

Media Support Services (e.g., Zoom)

Faculty are encouraged to test Zoom before December 15th.  During this time, on-site support staff can help with fielding any questions Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm at 828-1098.  From December 18th through January 3rd, a limited number of staff will monitor zoom requests through the itsupport.vcu.edu ticketing system. Office support will resume on January 4 from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Parking and transportation

During Intersession, daily and hourly parking is available at the West Broad Street Deck, West Cary Street Deck and West Main Street Deck, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Credit and debit cards, RamBucks and cash are accepted at these locations. Students, faculty and staff may purchase parking at a discounted rate of $33 for Intersession and will become available toward the end of the fall semester.

VCU’s shuttle service, RamRide, operates on a limited schedule during winter break. Visit the website for details.


Students on a 12-month housing contract can stay on campus during Intersession. Nine-month housing closes for winter break. For more information, contact Residential Life and Housing.