The Commons

The Commons Logo

Think of The Commons as the downtown of VCU. At the heart of campus, The Commons is a central hub to hang out, eat in the food court, play pool or video games, or catch a movie at the theater. Ask any VCU alum ...they will tell you stories about The Commons. 

The Ram Horns Plaza at The Commons is Instagram-famous as it is THE iconic, selfie spot at VCU. If you attended new student orientation in recent years, you might remember the tradition of touching the Ram Horns sculpture and making a wish.

Offering a ballroom, a theater, lounge areas, meeting and event spaces, a food court, a convenience store, entertainment, and a variety of student and student org support services, The Commons is both a place and entity. The Commons enriches the 24/7 student experience at VCU by bringing students, faculty, and staff together as a community. 


The Commons: 907 Floyd Avenue Richmond, VA 23284, phone 804.828.1981.  Hours are on the home page at the bottom. 


The Commons Building Sign

Food Court

The Commons Food Court offers all your favorites. Find information about menus and hours of operations at VCU Dine

Pizza Hut
POD Market
Steak N' Shake 


The Ram Horns Plaza

An open-air, town center for all the hustle and bustle of life, the most prominent feature of The Ram Horns Plaza is, Ramifications, the 14-foot sculpture of two ram horns installed in 2009.  From concerts to fairs to the annual student organization fair, The Ram Horn Plaza is the heart of VCU.

Students Eating in The Commons Plaza

Rams Lounge

Rams Lounge, located in the lower level of The Commons, is a fun place to host events for students. A versatile space, the Rams Lounge features comfy couches and chairs, five large screen TVs, a speaker and microphone system, pool tables, gaming technology, and board games.

Information Desk 

Student employees at the information desk provide visitors with information including directions to different locations in and around the building.  

More Student Resources at The Commons