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VCU Orientation

New Student and Family Programs

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Families and guests

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Family members of new first-year and transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete the online Family Orientation and attend virtual orientation events. As important partners in your student’s success, we have designed this orientation program just for you. This program is separate from the student experience. Please know that Ram Ready modules are available 24 hours a day and they were specifically designed to allow for flexibility within your schedule. 

The Ram Ready modules for Fall 2021 will be available through October 31, 2021.

The Ram Ready modules for families will share information about academic programs, student life, safety and wellness, and opportunities for your involvement in the VCU community. You will have access to the same content your students will see in their program so that you can talk with them about it but will also have tailored experiences just for you! In order to gain access to Ram Ready modules for families, your student must add you to their registration. Visit the Registration page for more details on adding a guest.

For more details for Fall 2021 launch dates and virtual meeting times, check our Dates and Schedules page.

Once your student has added you to their Orientation registration, you will also be added to our Ram Family Update Mailing List to receive important monthly updates about what's going on at VCU and any relevant announcements that are communicated with your student. Additionally, you will receive invitations to both virtual and in-person events sponsored by the VCU Family Council, a group of families selected to serve families and connect them to VCU!


There is no fee for families participating in Orientation during Fall 2021. We hope this will encourage families to join us and help their students have a successful transition to VCU!

Check out the VCU Families website for more information on resources for families throughout the year!

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