Student success

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We’re here to help

Contact the School of Social Work Office of Student Success with any questions or concerns.

Phone: (804) 828-1030
Online: Let us know your interests.

In social work, nobody goes alone, and we recognize that our students will need help along their journey.

The Office of Student Success embraces a holistic approach to support students from the moment they express interest in the School of Social Work to long after they’ve graduated. Whether working with a prospective student or one just weeks away from commencement, we believe in the power of individualized support and attention.

As students transition into our school, work to excel and make a difference, and connect with their peers and their communities, they’ll encounter student success advisors, administrators and mentors along their journey who will help light the path.

For prospective and newly admitted students

Scheduling visits, navigating the admissions process, writing your professional statement of intent and finding an apartment can be hectic and trying. But through the Office of Student Success, you can square everything away with the help of a wide range of services that include:

  • Discovery Days and open houses that provide a firsthand experience of what our programs are all about
  • Student success staff who remain in your corner from the moment you express interest in one of our programs throughout your academic journey
  • Peer mentors who can provide guidance and answer questions as only a current student can
  • Assistance to incoming students to aid with a successful transition to the social work program and the community
  • Information and assistance with financial resources, such as scholarships

For current students

Juggling course work, financial concerns and everyday life can seem overwhelming at times. The Office of Student Success can help each student navigate these demands and thrive through an expansive support network and services that include:


Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Social Work
Academic Learning Commons
1000 Floyd Avenue, Third Floor
Box 842027
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2027

Phone: (804) 828-1030
Fax: (804) 828-0716
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