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Remote Learning Tips for Families

By now your student has a few weeks of online learning under their belt, but it might be difficult to see where you fit into your student’s new routine. Should you wake them up for their classes? Ask if they’ve completed their assignments? Here are a few tips to help you and your students continue […]

Powering Through to the End of the Semester

The number of warm and sunny days are slowly but surely starting to outnumber the frosty ones, and students are beginning to look towards the end of the semester! Warm weather can bring with it the temptation to head outside and save homework and projects for later, but we want to ensure students don’t fall […]

Is your student ready to register for fall 2020?

The fall 2020 schedule of classes for course listings and descriptions will be available soon, but it’s never too early for students to plan ahead for a new semester. VCU encourages all students to make at least two advising appointments each semester with their designated academic advisor. Ask your student if he or she has scheduled an […]

Family Webinar – A New Start – Second Semester Expectations

The second semester of college can be exciting as students get a fresh start! Maybe their first semester went just as smoothly as they’d hoped or maybe they are a bit anxious about getting back on track. Sometimes the beginning of a new semester can be met with hesitation from students because it lacks the […]

Welcome Back from Lynanne Yndestad, director of New Student & Family Programs

Welcome back to another semester at Virginia Commonwealth University! We hope you enjoyed some quality time with your students, and that they are feeling refreshed and ready for the semester ahead. Spring 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting time here at VCU for both students and their families and we can’t wait for […]

So Your Student is Leaving for College (Again!)

Doesn’t it seem like just a few days ago your student came home tired from exams and ready for the comforts of home? However you and your student spent the weeks of Winter Break, you are probably back to the routine you established before they left for college – which means you’ve got another adjustment […]

Has Your Student’s Roommate Withdrawn?

Winter Break is a time for students to rest, recharge and plan for the remainder of the school year. During this time, some students may decide returning to VCU for the Spring semester is not the right step for them and they may choose to withdraw from the university to explore alternative options. This means […]

Inclement Weather Alerts & Preparedness

The Spring Semester could bring inclement weather for which your student will need to be prepared. For the most up-to-date online information on inclement weather that may affect class cancellations and school closings, visit VCU Alerts. The university will also post urgent messages and alerts concerning weather on the main VCU website. Text Message Alerts If […]

Look Ahead to 2020-2021 with the Housing Reapplication Process!

Students interested in living on-campus next year will need to complete a Housing Application for the Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 academic year. Housing Applications will open at noon on Friday, January 17 and are due no later than Friday,  February 7, 2019, at noon. Students who submit an application by the deadline will be […]

Upcoming Breaks & Tips for Having Your Student Home

Are you ready for your student to come home for an extended break? Mark your calendars for Fall and Winter break now so you can count down the days! Upcoming Breaks VCU Fall Break is Monday, November 25 to Sunday, December 1, 2019. No classes will be held during this time, and the university will […]

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