The facilities, services, and programs of the University Student Commons and Activities department are designed and implemented to bring together all members of the Virginia Commonwealth University community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests—thereby contributing to intellectual, emotional, and social growth through informal interaction.
A diverse offering of educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs represents an invitation to make use of personal time as an integral part of the college experience. Students develop and refine citizenship, leadership, management, and interpersonal skills through participation in programs, events, and organizations with administrative and advising support from staff.
Students also learn life-long work skills while working as partners with staff to deliver high-quality customer service in the cost-effective operation of facilities and services. The University Student Commons, Larrick Student Center and Hunton Student Center provide gathering places for the University community and services needed in daily life. The facilities and programs also serve as a gateway to the University for the community beyond the campus boundaries.