Arriving at VCU
There are several services that will take you from the airport to either of VCU’s two campuses.
- Public Cab Inc. Pay by cash or credit card.
Phone: (804) 248-0021
- Metro Taxicab. Pay by cash only.
Phone: (804) 353-5000
- Yellow Cab. Pay by cash only.
Phone: (804) 222-7300
NOTE: Virginia law requires children to be in certified child safety restraint seats. Taxis outside the airport terminal will not transport children under age 10 without proper safety seats which you must provide. Virginia Airlink has child safety seats, but must have advance notice if you will bring children and their ages. GEO is unable to transport children.
Climate and Clothing
Richmond is located in the mid-Atlantic region on the East Coast and is about 100 miles south from the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The average temperature in the city is 33 degrees Celsius / 91 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 5.5 degrees Celsius / 42 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months. The four distinct seasons require a variety of clothing, including warm clothing for the winter. The dress code on campus is generally informal, and most students wear casual clothing to classes. However, students are advised to have clothing appropriate for professional and special social functions that may arise.