Virginia Tobacco-free Higher Education Summit 

VCU Massey Cancer Center and UVA Cancer center are collaborating to offer the inaugural Virginia Tobacco-free Higher Education Summit. This free, day-long summit seeks to bring together university champions to end tobacco use among college and university students, staff and faculty in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

April 23, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
VCU Jonah L. Larrick Student Center
900 Turpin St., Richmond, VA

Register for the summit.

View the agenda (tentative)

Summit Goals

  • Bring together tobacco control and college health champions from higher education institutions in Virginia
  • Share information about tobacco control, education, cessation services and research
  • Share resources and best practices for improving campus-wide tobacco control efforts
  • Develop strategies to improve tobacco control through the implementation and tailoring of policies, education and cessation services for Virginia's higher education institutions.

Who Should Attend?

  • Staff, faculty and administrative personnel with an interest in improving tobacco control practices at their institution
  • Student health employees and wellness coordinators
  • Virginia Department of Health employees and regional tobacco control representatives


Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond Downtown
A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond Downtown at a discounted group rate of $147. Rooms are open on a space availability basis until March 20, 2019. 
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The Commonwealth Hotel
A very limited number of rooms have also been reserved at The Commonwealth Hotel in downtown Richmond at a discounted group rate. Reference group block code "VTF” when making your reservation. This group rate is good until April 4, 2019.
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Venue Parking
Limited validated parking for the Larrick Center is available at the 8th Street Parking Deck next door to the venue. Parking validation tickets will be available at the summit.