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VCU Family Webinar – Helping Your Ram Be Well

This webinar will feature information on how a student can be well while part of the VCU community. Presenters from Student Health Services, University Counseling Services, and the Wellness Resource Center (The Well) will talk about everything from flu shots to recovery resources to support groups. Find out more about how your Ram can be […]

Family Weekend Final Reminders

We are excited to welcome you to campus October 4-6 to spend some quality time with your student and experience VCU and the Richmond community! Check out some final reminders below. Check-In Times and Location: Fri., Oct. 4, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Student Commons, 2nd Floor Virginia RoomsSat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m – 12 p.m. at Student Commons, First Floor Lobby […]

Conquering Midterms: Tips and Resources to Help Your Student Succeed

Advice for midterm exams from Lynanne Yndestad, Director of New Student & Family Programs. Your student may be preparing for one of the most stressful times of the semester –midterms! Many professors give exams or have students complete group projects or writing assignments during the month of October since it’s the midpoint of the semester. […]

Webinar Series 2019-2020

VCU New Student & Family Programs will launch a bi-monthly webinar series covering a range of topics from New Student Orientation and Move-In to preparing for Commencement and life as an alumni. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback in real time. For those who are unable to watch live, the […]

VCU Family Webinar: Equal Access for Every Student – How to Register Students for Accommodations

All VCU students deserve a learning environment where they have equal access to every aspect of the University’s programs, services, and activities. In this webinar, Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity will share how we do this through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff to promote students’ independence and to ensure the recognition of students’ abilities, […]

Move-In Day 2019

It’s almost time for students to move into the residence halls!  Move-in is Saturday, August 17, 2019. You can find out all of details you need to know by checking the VCU Residential Life and Housing move-in website here. On this website, you will find a move-in guide for your student’s residence hall and will find many helpful tips for […]

Ways to Support Your Student During Final Exams

The end of the semester can be a very stressful time for students, especially if this is the end of their first year. While they are in command of their own academic success, there are several ways you can support them while they work through the last week of the semester. Remind them of campus […]

Spring 2019 Final Exams

Final exams for students begin Thursday, May 2, 2019.  You can find the final exam schedule on the VCU Record and Registration website. Exam times are determined by the student’s class time. Here are some tips to share with your student to prepare for the next two weeks: Take advantage of VCU’s academic resources If your student […]

Residence Hall Move-Out 2019

Residents of Brandt, Cabaniss, Cary & Belvidere, The Honors College, Johnson and Rhoads will need to move out by May 11 at 10 a.m. For students remaining in their spaces, all personal items must be removed from commons spaces and stored in assigned bedrooms. Common room cleanings will occur. Sign-up for a checkout time 48 hours […]

RideSharing Safety Tips

We understand that your student’s safety is a huge priority for you and your family, so VCU Police is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment on both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses. Earlier this week, VCU Police shared some safety tips regarding the use of ridesharing apps like Uber or Lyft. They […]

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