Atlantic 10 VCU Event Guide

There are several events happening for VCU fans in DC this week throughout the Atlantic 10 tournament. If you’re in the area for the tournament, we’ve got you covered with all of the official VCU events below.

VCU A-10 Kickoff Social

Thursday, March 10th

Join VCU Alumni, VCU Athletics, VCU Alumni DC Chapter, VCU Alumni Philadelphia Chapter and VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter on Thursday, March 10th at Walter’s Sports Bar for a Kickoff Social, as we prepare to cheer our beloved Rams to the A-10 Championship title. There will be Rodney the Ram, VCU Peppas and VCU spirit squads there.

When: 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Where: Walter’s Sports Bar, 10 N St SE, Washington, DC 20024

Cost: Free

To visit the Facebook page, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact event organizer Timmy Nguyen (B.S.’11/B) at [email protected]

Pre-Game Party

Friday, March 11th


VCU pregame party at Penn Social is sold out!

If you didn’t get a ticket to the pregame party at Penn Social, consider joining Ram fans at Jackpot D.C., 726 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, before and after the game. There will be VCU swag! Happy hour is 4-8 p.m. with $2 off any beer and $5 rails. The A-10 tournament special drink is Bulleit Bourbon and the beer special is Blue Point Anytime Sunshine. Food is not available for purchase.


Join VCU Alumni and the African American Alumni Council 2 1/2 hours before the first men’s basketball game at Penn Social for the pregame party.

When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Penn Social, 801 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004.

Penn Social is a three-minute walk from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station (Green or Red line) and an 8-minute walk from Metro Center Station (Blue, Orange or Green line).

Cost: $15 which includes 2-hour open bar, buffet, and VCU swag.

Questions? Email Lauren Leavy (Cert.’19/GPA), assistant director of DAR Signature Events at [email protected].



For Friday through Sunday, join other Ram Fans prior to each VCU game at Penn Social located at 801 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004. . Penn Social will serve as VCU headquarters throughout the 2022 Atlantic 10 Championship. This is the place to be!


Where: Penn Social, 801 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004.

Cost: FREE! (Exception of First game)



Capital One Arena has a bag policy for fans in attendance. Please make sure to read through the below guidance to be prepared for entry to the arena.

Bag Policy: Bags, backpacks and purses will not be permitted inside the Arena. Wallet-size clutches no larger than 5” x 7” and medical bags and parenting bags no larger than 14″ x 14″ x 6″ will be permitted. All bags permitted are subject to security screening. A Bag Check is now available for patrons whose bags do not meet the above requirements. The Bag Check is located near the corner of 6th and F Street. Space is limited and a fee of $15 per bag will apply.

Matt has been reporting on VCU sports for Ram Nation since 2007 with a focus on news, photos, and feature stories.
Don't pay attn to the dates guys. Matt must've smoked a phat one before typing this up because he has it wrong, lol.
Now that the buzz is wearing off, dates updated :)