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1 Welcome to VCU & Richmond, VA

2 Welcome VCU’s Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention would like to welcome you to VCU and Richmond, Virginia. In these slides you will find information helpful to your transition. Please contact us or visit our website for additional information or questions. Insight Into Diversity “Excellence in Diversity Award 2012” VCU’s “Make it Real” Campaign We would like to especially thank Thomas Rose, Real Estate Agent Long & Foster, for some of the content provided in these slides

3 Content Richmond’s Key Points VCU & VCU Health System Moving & Relocation Services Transportation Information Key Information Business Links Area School Systems Daily Life In Richmond Local Sports Teams Local Activities History and Museums Day Trips

4 Richmond’s Key Points State Capitol of Virginia, Nicknamed the River City Population of approx. 200,000 within the city limits and 1.26 million over the metropolitan area (3 rd largest in VA). Geographically located within 2 hours drive of Washington, D.C., Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach. Set on the fall line of the James River and the intersections of Interstates 95 and 64. Climate includes 4 distinct seasons. Mid summer temperatures reach into the 90s and winter temperatures ranging between the 20s and 40s. “Greater Richmond: Come & Stay” “Richmond: Love what you find”

5 Virginia Commonwealth University A premier public research university located in downtown Richmond with more than 31,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees (24,000 undergraduate). The largest undergraduate majors are Biology, Psychology, and Mass Communications while the largest Graduate majors are Social Work, Business Administration, and Nursing. The University had a record $256 million in sponsored research funding in 2011. The VCU School of Arts is the #1 ranked public school of arts in the country. VCU is comprised of 208 buildings spread over two main campuses, a 90 acre Monroe Park campus in Richmond’s Fan District, and a 52 acre MCV campus adjacent to the State Capitol. The University provides more than 43,000 jobs in Virginia. Information per VCU 2011-12 Fact Book

6 VCU Health System VCU Health System (VCUHS) is the clinical delivery component of the VCU Medical Center and is the only academic medical center in central Virginia. Originally established in 1838 as the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, it transitioned into the current VCUHS in 2000. VCUHS is composed of MCV Hospitals, the teaching hospitals, and MCV Physicians, a group of 600 physician faculty. “In addition to multidisciplinary centers for cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery, and transplantation, the VCUHS offers virtually every form of contemporary medical service.”* Information per VCU 2011-12 Fact Book VCU Health System Annual Report: Virginia Bio-Tech Research Park:

7 Moving & Relocation Services VCU is pleased to offer a relocation program for current and prospective university employees, utilizing relationships established with two local real estate firms, Joyner Fine Properties and Long & Foster. VCU's relocation program is dedicated to providing new and current VCU employees with quality service in all areas of destination services. In addition to options such as overview tours, drive- around rental assistance and lending services, employees of the University also have access to financial incentives and moving services. For additional information and to select the company that best meets your needs, please see their sites: Joyner Fine Properties Long & Foster

8 Transportation Information Department of Motor Vehicles Richmond International Airport Amtrak Railways

9 Key Information Crime tracking Major employers Cost of Living Comparison Richmond – The Good Life

10 Business Links Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce Greater Richmond Partnership VA General Assembly VA Business VA Chamber of Commerce VA Film Office Greater Richmond Technology Council

11 School Systems City of Richmond Henrico Hanover Chesterfield School Ratings

12 Daily Life in Richmond All About Richmond Greetings From Richmond, VA Outside Article Richmond – Easy to Love! The James River Park System Top 100 Place to Live Dining Venture Richmond Shopping Short Pump Town Center Stony Point Fashion Park Carytown Golf Richmond Golf Courses Attractions, sites, and tours Visit Richmond, VA

13 Daily Life in Richmond cont. Historic Richmond Botanical Garden/Zoo Links Tours For Kids

14 Sports / Athletics VCU RAMS Athletics VCU Recreational Sports Flying Squirrels Baseball Richmond Raiders Arena Football Richmond Sports Backers Colonial Downs

15 Local Activities Greek Festival (May 30-June 2, 2013) Virginia State Fair Strawberry Hill Races Watermelon Festival Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series Friday Cheers Concert Series Richmond International Raceway

16 Museums and History in Richmond Science Museum of Virginia Virginia Museum of Fine Arts American Civil War Center The Museum of the Confederacy – White House Black History Museum Virginia Holocaust Museum Children’s Museum of Richmond The Valentine Richmond History Center

17 Great Day Trips Virginia Beach (2 hours) Washington D.C. (2 hours) Historic Williamsburg (1 hour) Historic Fredericksburg (1 hour) Charlottesville Wineries (1 hour 30 min) Monticello (1 hour 20 min) Kings Dominion Amusement Park (30 min) Busch Gardens Amusement Park (1 hour) WinterGreen Ski Resort (2 hours)

18 ContactUs Dr. Tim L. Davey Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention Phone: (804) 828-2536 Email: Ijuanzee I. Isom Faculty Recruitment Program Coordinator Phone: (804) 828-3824 Email: Amy J. Unger Director of Human Resources Administration Phone: (804) 828-1484 Email: Shannon M. Foley Human Resources Program Coordinator Phone: (804) 828-6844 Email: Office of Faculty Recruitment & Retention

19 Make it Real…

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