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News and information beyond the classroom

Important information about VCU’s vaccination requirements

Dear students, The VCU community is looking forward to being together on campus this fall! We want to assure you that you will enjoy a robust and engaging on-campus learning and living experience. As we prepare for the fall, VCU’s administration, in conjunction with VCU’s Public Health Response Team, is making certain to keep your […]

Responsible Together Course

Dear students, I wanted to ensure you are aware of two important items as we transition into the start of the fall semester next month. In June, VCU shared information regarding mandatory vaccination and health/safety requirements. Adopting measures to help promote a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, patients and the general public continues to […]

Congratulations, Graduates!

Dear Graduates: Congratulations on your graduation from VCU! We are very proud of you and your accomplishments! You demonstrated great perseverance in completing your degree which will undoubtedly serve you well in whatever endeavors you pursue. We wanted to remind you of a few important items as you prepare for your transition. Please read the […]

Reminder for graduating students

Dear Graduating Student: Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from VCU. I know that you and your family are very excited about completing your academic program and moving forward to your next endeavour. I wish you the best of luck! As you celebrate this special occasion with family and friends, I wanted to send a brief […]

Expressive activity at VCU

Dear students, VCU is a very diverse community with a host of differing viewpoints reflecting each of our personal lenses through which we see, and experience, the world. This diversity of viewpoint and opinion is a tremendous asset to our community. Our hope is that you engage in conversations with others who share similar and […]

Care for yourself and others

Dear Students, Our community has experienced profound tragedies with the recent deaths of Adam Oakes and Cody Woodson. It is hard for all of us to mentally and emotionally process these losses. Tragedies produce an array of emotions, already heightened by the anticipated stress and anxiety of the semester drawing to a close. Although these […]

Message to Campus Community Regarding the Death of Cody Woodson

VCU’s Division of Student Affairs joins President Rao, Provost Hackett and the entire VCU community in extending our sincerest condolences to Cody Woodson’s family, friends and all who knew him, during this difficult time. Cody Woodson, 20, a Computer Science major in the College of Engineering and student from Buckingham, Va., was shot and killed […]

Spring 2021 Commencement Reminders

Dear Graduates:  As previously announced, the universitywide virtual commencement will take place on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The celebrations will begin at 9 a.m. EST with a Zoom pre-party for students, and feature video clips and photos from graduates to commemorate their accomplishments, as well as traditional ceremony elements to celebrate the occasion of their […]

COVID-19 asymptomatic exit testing

Dear Students: Now is the time to plan for your optional COVID-19 exit test. VCU will offer a limited number of tests to all students at no cost to the student. Exit testing offers you the opportunity to test for COVID-19 as you prepare to leave campus for the spring semester. Students who plan to […]

Universitywide virtual commencement and application for student speaker

Dear graduating students, During this past academic year, your flexibility, resilience and commitment to academic success has been commendable. We want to recognize this momentous occasion and celebrate your achievements. VCU will host a universitywide virtual commencement on May 15 while also holding multiple in-person graduation ceremonies at the department, school and college levels. We are going […]

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