The Rams are celebrating 184 years of education.
There’s a lot to learn about Virginia Commonwealth University, so we’ve gathered eight facts about those in black and gold.
Happy Birthday VCU 🎂
Virginia Commonwealth University was founded as the Medical College of Hampden-Sydney on Oct. 20, 1838. It’s now home to 28,919 students.
Warm and fuzzy 🐏
All the alumni 🎓
Making the grade 📚
Students can expand their education beyond their major with unique classes like Curiousness (MASC 201) or Ballroom Dancing (DANC 141).
History within its walls 🏫
The Egyptian Building is the oldest on campus. It was the Hampden-Sydney Medical Department’s main building in 1844.
Hitting the court 🏀
VCU has 15 NCAA Division I teams, but no football squad. Last year, student athletes brought home eight A-10 championships to Ram Nation.
Health heroes 🏥
Ghouls on campus 👻
Buildings like the Ginter House, Willliam H. Grant House, and Brandcenter have had paranormal teams investigate their centuries-long histories before students came around.
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