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Operational impacts for Saturday, Oct. 23

Dear students, As a reminder, this Saturday, Oct. 23, the student organization Young Democrats at VCU, in partnership with one of Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, will host a rally on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. This event will be located on the Compass and will include President Barack Obama. This is not a […]

Information and resources for Election Day 2021

Dear Students: I hope you are doing well as the semester comes to its midpoint!  As you know, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 is Election Day, with polls in Virginia open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. According to the Fall Academic Calendar, VCU will be closed that day with no classes. Students who are eligible […]

Expressive Activity at VCU – Fall 2021

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 […]

Rams help Rams

Dear students, VCU has joined many other universities in creating a medical amnesty process in the Student Code of Conduct (pages 7-8) related to alcohol and other drugs.  What this really means is that students who seek medical attention for themselves or others for a condition related to alcohol or other drug use will not […]

Conduct update for Student Organizations

Dear students: I hope that your classes are off to a good start! We want to provide students who are considering participating in registered student organizations – including affiliated, registered, and sponsored student organizations – three important updates regarding student organization activities based upon the recommendations of both an internal and an external review of […]

Welcome to the 2021 fall semester from VCU Student Affairs

Dear VCU Students, Whether you are joining us on campus or online, welcome to VCU for the fall 2021 semester. Below are some points of possible interest and resources related to being on campus, success in the classroom, opportunities for involvement and the safety of our VCU community. As a university community it will continue […]

VCU shares findings of fraternity, sorority reviews

To the VCU community, This message shares the results of two important, extensive reviews of the VCU fraternity and sorority community. These reviews were initiated following the death of VCU freshman Adam Oakes at an off-campus residence in February. It is important to note that these reviews were not meant to investigate Adam’s death. The […]

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 […]

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