Student COVID-19 vaccination information update

Dear students, Welcome to those of you returning to campus for the first time since fall semester. I am glad that a review of COVID-19 data and trends on campus and in the community by the VCU Public Health Response Team supports the decision to allow classes to return to their planned modality at this […]

VCU Launches Independent Review of Greek Life

Dear VCU students, faculty and staff, On behalf of all of VCU, we continue to mourn the death of Adam Oakes, a freshman who had a promising future ahead of him. Like our community, we fervently want to understand what happened. VCU is working closely with the Richmond Police Department, which is leading the investigation […]

Information about 2021 Commencement

Dear graduates,  Thank you for your patience as VCU continues to evaluate the safest way to celebrate your tremendous accomplishments and the resilience of the Class of 2021. You have displayed an amazing commitment to innovation and excellence during these unprecedented times.  Taking into consideration the desires of our students and the safety of our […]

Reminder of mandatory reporting of COVID-19 symptoms and surveillance testing

Dear students, With the spring semester underway, we want to provide another reminder of some very important expectations. VCU’s priority will continue to be adopting measures to help promote a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, patients and the general public. Your timely reporting related to COVID-19, including positive test results, and participation in the […]

What’s the Deal with Double Masking?

Wearing a mask (or two) has become a natural part of our daily routine. Until we achieve herd immunity through vaccination, we need to wear masks. And with new and more contagious COVID variants emerging, we need to up our mask game to get the most protection out of our mask. You might have already […]

Show your Ram Pride while learning virtually!

Dear students, Congratulations on completing your first week of classes for the spring 2021 semester!   You and your fellow students are working toward the completion of your degrees from all across the world! If we are able to return to on-campus instruction later this spring, face-to-face, hybrid and blended courses will return to their on-campus […]

Spring 2021 Division of Student Affairs department operations

Dean of Students OfficeOpen: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Visit the Dean of Students website for hours)Services Available: Virtual or phone meetings Health Promotion and Well-Being CenterOpen: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Visit The Well’s website for more information)Services Available: Virtual Hunton Student Center Open: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. […]

REMINDER: Please complete the Responsible Together Course by Jan. 25

Dear students, If you have already completed the Responsible Together course, please disregard this email. This is a reminder that all students are required to complete the Responsible Together Course by Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. This course, currently available for all students, serves as a refresh of expectations and responsibilities as well as new content and […]

Protect your future plans, understand academic integrity at VCU

Dear students, Welcome back.  Please know VCU is doing everything we can to support your academic success.  As we begin the spring semester, please be reminded that for a student to succeed at VCU, they must know, understand, and live within the parameters of the university’s policies, including the Honor System and Standards of Academic […]

Safety and well-being resources

The following was an email sent to residential students. This time has been tumultuous for our country and we anticipate that the next couple of weeks could present further disruptions. A VCU Alert was sent to the entire VCU community earlier today in anticipation of crowds and traffic for activities in the Richmond and Washington, […]

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