At VCU, we know holistic wellness is important to your success as a student. There are a variety of offices that can help you focus on your physical and mental well-being.

Counseling services

University Counseling Services provides counseling, consultation, advocacy and prevention services to current VCU students and their partners. UCS provides a compassionate and welcoming atmosphere that creates spaces for healing and growth. USC demonstrates its commitment to social justice and cultural sensitivity through validation, empowerment and building wide-ranging relationships. These services are free and confidential. 

Health services

University Student Health Services is located on both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses. Students can make an appointment for a variety of services including primary care, lab work or sick care.


The Health Promotion and Well-being Center (The Well) has merged with Recreational Sports to form a new department: VCU Recreation and Well-Being (RecWell). Their goal is to empower the VCU community to prioritize well-being, connect with others and learn through play. You can work out at the gym, participate in group exercise classes, kayak down the James River, learn about meditation and more!


Food is fuel! There are a few offices that can support you with your nutrition needs.

Student Health has a registered dietitian nutritionist on staff, who offers free in-depth nutrition consultations for VCU students.

The Registered Dietitian for VCU Dine is located in Shafer Court Dining Center. The RDN can help you with one-on-one consultations, tour the dining facilities, and assist with allergies and special dietary needs. To contact the RDN, call (804) 828-0306 or email dietitian@vcu.edu.  

RamPantry ensures that no student in the VCU community goes hungry by providing access to nutritious food. Ram Pantry is located 930 West Grace Street. Refer to the website for operating hours, intake forms and special events. If you have questions, email rampantry@vcu.edu

Temporary expansion of SNAP eligibility

Effective Jan. 16, 2021, college students who are enrolled at least half-time may be temporarily eligible to receive monthly benefits to purchase groceries through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For more information, visit the Temporary SNAP Eligibility for College Students website. To sign up, visit the CommonHelp website.