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New student orientation

The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association sponsors an orientation to introduce new graduate students to VCU and the city of Richmond. Departments also conduct individual orientation sessions with representatives available to talk with students and answer questions.

Graduate School Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Please check back for updates on times and location.

Fall 2021 Departmental Orientation Sessions

Schools and departments are currently scheduling fall 2021 orientations. Check back for updates as sessions are added.

College of Engineering 

Engineering New Student Orientation
Friday, August 20, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: West Hall, Room 101 and Online via Zoom
Contact: Lori Floyd-Miller

Biomedical Engineering
Friday, August 20, 2021
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: TBA 

Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Friday, August 20, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: West Hall, Room 401 

Computer Science

Electrical and Chemical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Pharmaceutical Engineering

College of Health Professions 

Health Administration - MHA
Monday, August 16, 2021 - Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: College of Health Professions Building, 900 E. Leigh St
Contact: Cameron Parkins

College of Humanities and Sciences 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - Monday, August 16, 2021
Location: Oliver Hall, Room 1024
Contact: Rhea Miller

Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Time: Online orientation at 12 p.m. and in-person social at 5 p.m.
Location: TBD (in-person social)
Contact: Karen McIntyre

School of Business 

Center for Sports Leadership
Monday, August 23, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Sports Medicine Building Parlors (1300 W. Broad St.)

VCU Brandcenter
Friday, August 20, 2021
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Contact: Ashley Sommardah

School of Education 

Doctoral Programs
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Zoom: TBA 

Masters Programs
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Zoom: TBA

School of Nursing 

Nursing Doctoral Program
Tuesday, August 24, 2021, & Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Location: Sadie Heath Cabaniss Hall (1100 E. Leigh St.)
Contact: Suzanne Ameringer

School of Social Work

On-Campus MSW Program Format
Friday, August 20, 2021
Time: 1p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Academic Learning Commons (MCALC), First Floor (1000 Floyd Ave.)
Contact: Sarah Burton-Everette


Graduate School Orientation Presentation 2020 - slides from the virtual orientation




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