A first-year student is any student attending college for the first time (not including dual-enrollment taken in high school). Orientation offers an immersive experience for students to learn about life at VCU, understand academic requirements, campus resources and to connect with VCU students, faculty and staff.
Transfer students and adult learners (students age 25+) must complete online Orientation. Transfer students are those that have attended at least one semester at another college or university and are transferring credits to VCU.
Family members of new first-year and transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete the online Family Orientation and attend virtual orientation events throughout the summer. As important partners in your student’s success, we have designed this orientation program just for you.