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The future of STEM in the College just got brighter.

The College of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce the construction of a new $121 million 169,000-square-foot, six-floor building dedicated to STEM on the Monroe Park Campus. This new building will be the crossroads of instruction, collaboration and discovery for the sciences at VCU. Slated to open in 2023, the STEM building will expand teaching lab space while encouraging the exploration of new teaching methods. Our students will also have access to instructional and study spaces to create a interdisciplinary science community on Franklin Street.

The STEM building will provide resources for our anthropology, biology, chemistry, forensic science, kinesiology and health sciences, mathematics and applied mathematics, physics, psychology, statistical sciences and operational research and the interdisciplinary science program students.

Every day, the College of Humanities and Sciences delivers an innovative sciences curriculum seamlessly integrated with research. Our students learn, discover and innovate; they are the next generation of scientists, researchers, medical professionals and educators. The environment we provide to our faculty ensures that they can flourish in their field, take risks with their research and collaborate with their peers. We are committed to attracting, retaining and educating tomorrow’s leaders.

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Watch a live feed of the STEM building construction site.

Be sure to check out the time lapse!

Support our science disciplines today with a gift.

Every contribution is important. Your donation ensures that our students and faculty in the sciences can access their potential. To learn more about how you can support student scholarships or the STEM building, contact one of our gift officers.


During my time at VCU, my passion for the sciences has increased exponentially, and I have explored levels of curiosity I didn’t think possible. I now plan on continuing to study chemical education in graduate school.

Double major in chemistry and Spanish
Class of '20
"The College of Humanities and Sciences is committed to excellence in science teaching, research and education. Investments in the sciences at VCU ensure students and faculty can flourish in these fields through access, discovery, collaboration and innovation."

Don Young, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology