Category: Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Student speaker for virtual commencement celebration

Dear students, As you may have seen from President Rao’s email, VCU will honor the achievements of August and December 2020 graduates with a virtual commencement celebration on Saturday, Dec. 12.  This year, VCU will feature a student speaker for the virtual commencement celebration. The addition of a student speaker will provide a unique opportunity […]

Information and resources for Election Day 2020

Dear Students: I hope you are doing well! As you know, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 is Election Day with polls in Virginia open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. President Rao designated Election Day as a day off and you can view his election video message, which also includes reminders of important deadlines. Below are additional […]

Care kits provided to students in isolation or quarantine

The Health Promotion and Well-Being Center are providing care kits for students living in on-campus housing who are in isolation or quarantine. The hope is that these supplies and the additional resources offered will assist students in finding ways to Keep on Being Well. The supplies in the care kit include art materials, journaling activities, […]

Expectations and consequences

Dear students, Our semester has started and we appreciate each of you doing your part to contribute to a safe and healthy campus. Many of our students are doing exactly what we have asked of them to reduce the spread of the COVID-19. These students are engaging in preventative behaviors such as hand washing, wearing […]

Welcome to the 2020 fall semester from VCU Student Affairs

Dear VCU students, Whether you are joining us on campus or online, welcome to VCU for the fall 2020 semester. There is no doubt that this year will look different than years past. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our unwavering commitment to your success.  I encourage you to watch this brief video and below are […]

Returning to Campus with Ramantha: An interactive adventure

Put all of the knowledge you learned from the Return to Campus training materials to the test and help our friend Ramantha get through her first day! This “Choose your own adventure” style quiz will cover a variety of scenarios you may face coming back to campus and it’s up to YOU to make the […]

August programming and events for students

Many students are beginning to arrive for classes that begin on Monday, Aug. 17. Without question, return to campus events will look different this year as we continue to practice safety protocols. VCU staff is doing all that we can to create a positive and safe experience for our incoming students. There are many steps […]

Our commitment to the safety of our campus and communities

Dear students, I hope you are well as we approach the start of Fall Semester 2020. I know that this time has been challenging for you in many ways within our own, VCU and Richmond communities. At all times, we strive to maintain the university as a safe place for students to exchange ideas and […]

An important message from Dr. Rodriguez on social gatherings

Dear students, I hope you are well! As I am sure that you are, I am eagerly anticipating the first day of classes for Fall semester 2020 a month from yesterday. I am following up on our recent communication to you about Return to Campus plans from President Rao and Dr. Klink and our expectations of you to maintain […]

Return to Campus training and daily health check

Dear students, As we look ahead to our return to campus for the fall semester, I wanted to ensure you are aware of two important items during this transition. President Rao shared some updates in his message regarding the university’s plan for returning to campus. Adopting measures to help promote a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, […]

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