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VCU and VUU

Broad Street and Shafer Street

The VCU & VUU station on the GRTC Pulse bus route services both universities in the Richmond area - Virginia Commonwealth University - Monroe Campus and Virginia Union University. Frequented by students and professional staff alike, this station is centered in a bustling environment of restaurants, shopping and a sports entertainment center.

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Virginia Commonwealth University:

Founders HallFounders Hall, 2019 (Photo by Tre Rockenbach)

Two blocks south on Franklin Street is Founders Hall, an 1885 mansion that was built as a private home but later played an important role in the formative years of what became Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In 1917, a group of community leaders founded the Richmond School of Social Economy, which was soon expanded and renamed the Richmond School of Social Work and Public Health. In 1925, the school became affiliated with the College of William and Mary, and the house at the corner of Franklin and Shafer streets was purchased for its new headquarters. In 1939, the school’s name was changed to Richmond Professional Institute (RPI) of the College of William and Mary. From 1962-1968, RPI operated as an independent school before merging with the Medical College of Virginia to form VCU. Enrollment has increased from 51 full-time students in 1925 to a current VCU population of more than 31,000 students spread between the MCV campus downtown, the Monroe Park campus in the area around the VCU-VUU GRTC Pulse Station, and a branch campus in the State of Qatar. (827 W. Franklin St., 0.2 miles.)

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Upcoming Events in Museum/VCU

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Facing mounting opposition for earlier conduct, judge withdraws application for re-appointment
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 — all day
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Check in to Edward Hopper’s hotels, motels, tourist homes, and boarding houses in this first investigation of the celebrated artist’s images o…
Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 — all day
Science Museum of Virginia
Bionic Me explores the inventive and ingenious medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped humans change the world. With a mix of ha…
Bionic Me
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Science Museum Of Virginia
Speed, the Science Museum of Virginia’s newest permanent exhibition, features over 50 exhibits that immerse you into hundreds of unique experi…
Speed
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Valentine
Following Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018), the Valentine will host a follow-up exhibition entitled Monument Avenue: General Demot…
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ada Gallery
ADA Gallery, 228 W Broad St  (804) 918-6225
Ryan Browning Upcoming Show: 20019
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virginia War Memorial
From nineteenth century Scouts, to the Code Talkers and Combat veterans of the twentieth century, Native Americans have served in the U.S. Mil…
Divergent Paths
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Castleburg Brewery and Taproom
Take the spotlight & show everyone how talented you are!
Open Mic at Castleburg Brewery
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Isley Brewing Company
Isley Brewing Company presents Humpday HAHA's, an Open-Mic Comedy Night!
ISLEY presents Humpday HA HA's (Open Mic Comedy Night)
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emilio’s
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An Evening with Matt Monta
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Altria Theater
HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-…
Hamilton
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