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Registration is now open for Virtual Orientation

Welcome to VCU! We are excited for you to become a part of the RAMily! To ensure the health and well-being of you and the VCU community, this summer’s orientation will take place virtually. VCU requires all new, incoming students to complete virtual Orientation. New Student and Family Programs at VCU is committed to helping […]

Family Weekend 2019 Recap

Thank you all so much for joining us for Family Weekend! We had a wonderful time seeing your smiling faces on and around campus with your students. Check out a snapshot of a few of our events below: Richmond Bike Tours Families and their students biked through campus and around the museum district together Saturday […]

Family Weekend Final Reminders

We are excited to welcome you to campus October 4-6 to spend some quality time with your student and experience VCU and the Richmond community! Check out some final reminders below. Check-In Times and Location: Fri., Oct. 4, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Student Commons, 2nd Floor Virginia RoomsSat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m – 12 p.m. at Student Commons, First Floor Lobby […]

Welcome Message from Lynanne Yndestad, Director of New Student & Family Programs

Welcome to another exciting year at VCU! We are thrilled to have you join us for the 2019-2020 academic year, which promises to be full of events and resources to help your students thrive. We had a wonderful summer meeting our parents, families and new students at New Student Orientation, and we hope you did […]

Webinar Series 2019-2020

VCU New Student & Family Programs will launch a bi-monthly webinar series covering a range of topics from New Student Orientation and Move-In to preparing for Commencement and life as an alumni. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback in real time. For those who are unable to watch live, the […]

VCU Family Webinar: Equal Access for Every Student – How to Register Students for Accommodations

All VCU students deserve a learning environment where they have equal access to every aspect of the University’s programs, services, and activities. In this webinar, Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity will share how we do this through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff to promote students’ independence and to ensure the recognition of students’ abilities, […]

Facebook Live Video 6/10/19: New Student Orientation

If you couldn’t join us for our live Q&A session on Facebook yesterday, please see the recording below for the full live webinar. Captions have been built into the video and transcripts are available upon request.   If you have any questions for concerns, or to request a transcript of the video, please email

We’re going live on Facebook!

VCU New Student and Family Programs will go live on Facebook Monday, June 10 at 11 a.m. to discuss the details of New Student Orientation sessions. Lynanne Yndestad, Director of New Student and Family Programs, and Assistant Director Lauren Braun will cover why orientation is important, what to expect, what to bring and student and […]

Did you see our May newsletter?

Happy Wednesday parents & families! Did you see our May newsletter hit your inbox yesterday? If not, check it out here and email to get added to our mailing list. Want to catch up on all the newsletters we’ve sent out this year? Visit the Ram Family Update link under the VCU Families tab […]

Join us for this month’s Family Event at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts!

Hello VCU families and students! Our monthly family event for May is a trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. This event will take place on Thursday, May 9 at 7 PM. We are very appreciative of the VMFA for providing a FREE guided tour of the highlighted pieces inside the museum! The tour will last about 45 minutes and there will also […]

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