The NEH Summer Scholars will stay in VCU’s honors dormitory in single rooms with private bathrooms.  All Summer Scholars will be on the same floor of the dormitory that also has common areas for reading or studying.  We strongly encourage all NEH Summer Scholars to stay in this facility as it is centrally located and easily walkable to various locations on campus and restaurants.  Only one person per room is allowed.

Check in is from 12-5pm on Sunday and check out is from 5-6pm on Friday or on Saturday morning, depending upon when you plan to leave.

The approximate cost including a registration fee, card access to the building, wifi access, cleaning fees, bed linens, pillow, towel, 2 mini refrigerators for the group, and lodging tax is:

$ 437.75 – 6-night stay (arrive Sunday – depart the following Saturday)

$ 375.95 – 5-night stay (arrive Sunday – depart the following Friday)


To reserve your room and pay the $100 deposit with a credit card, please visit this website:

Be sure that you select the correct week and the number of nights that you need. The balance is due upon check in.

For step-by-step instructions for the deposit, please visit this page [Link].


Additional, NEH scholars can choose to add the following options:
Parking – $10/day
Gym – $20/week


The address of the Honors Dorm is:
701 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23284-3010

To see images of the dorm, scroll down this page to where it says: The Honors College.  Please note that there are no kitchens available for the group to use.


If you have specific housing questions or need to pay for your entire stay up front, please contact:

Jonathon Logan Zumbrun
Conference Services Coordinator
Conference & Scheduling Services
Virginia Commonwealth University
office: 804.828.9585  email:



If NEH Summer Scholars prefer to stay in a hotel, the closest one with a VCU rate is the Linden Row Inn (  The special VCU rate is currently $99/night, though they can increase that at any time, and you should mention that you are with VCU when you book your room.  You need to contact them yourself and book your own room.  This is walkable to campus, but allow at least 20 minutes.



Richmond is home to many restaurants and a variety of types of food.

There is also a small Walmart on campus to purchase a convenience store items, located at 912 W Grace St. Richmond,VA 23284.


Sugar Shack Donuts
1001 N Lombardy St
(804) 278-5900


805 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23284
Phone:(804) 828-1018

810 W Grace St #2, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-5252

814 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 608-9873

Harrison Street Cafe
402 N Harrison St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 359-8060


917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 213-0190

Chipotle Mexican Grill
810 W Grace St
(804) 254-9425

Qdoba Mexican Eats
933 W Broad St
(804) 213-0047

Sally Bell’s Kitchen
708 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 644-2838

Shawarma Shack
31 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 342-7422

Hibachi Box
1, 411 N Harrison St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 204-1844

Noodles and Company
814 W Grace St
(804) 353-2836

Mama’s Kitchen
946 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 355-0055

Christian’s Pizza
(804) 204-1643


Edo’s Squid
411 N Harrison St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 864-5488

Graffiato Richmond
123 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 918-9454

Kuba Kuba
1601 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 355-8817

Tarrant’s Cafe
1 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 225-0035

200 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220(
804) 780-0004

The Betty on Davis
805 N Davis Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-1893

Mama J’s
415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-7449

Village Cafe
1001 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 353-8204

821 Cafe
825 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 649-1042

821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220
804) 678-9706

LEVEL Restaurant & Bar
2007 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 353-8885

626 China St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 918-6028

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