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Sophomore transition series: Spring 2021 edition

Are you ready to be a sophomore?

The Sophomore Transition Series is for all first-year students. In addition to one-on-one advising appointments, the sophomore transition series includes amazing opportunities to connect students with campus resources to prepare them for their second year at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

From Backpack to Briefcase: You're Hired! 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 3:30pm-4:30pm | Zoom

*Registration for this event is now closed. 

Do you know what skills you need in order to land your dream job? Have you acquired those necessary skills? It’s time to complete the “Gap Analysis” assessment. The assessment enables you to “identify the differences between your current skill levels and qualifications as compared to the requirements of the job you’re considering in order to develop your strategic action plan to bridge the gaps.” Come learn how to move from backpack to briefcase by using the gap analysis and major maps tools; as you prepare to hear, “You’re hired!” 

First-Year Achievement Celebration 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 4:00pm-5:00pm | Zoom | Register here

Join us as we host an end-of-year celebration honoring all first-year students for their dedication, fortitude, and tenacity as they transition toward becoming college sophomores! The event is open to the VCU community, all first-year students, and their families. 

Keynote speaker: Dr. Tomikia LeGrande, Vice President for Strategy, Enrollment Management and Student Success

Lunch and Learn: Financial Aid and Housing for Sophomore Year

Tuesday, April 20 | 12:00pm-1:00pm | Zoom | Register here

Thursday, April 22 | 12:00pm-1:00pm | Zoom | Register here

Wednesday, May 5 | 12:00pm-1:00pm | Zoom | Register here *This session is for Off-Campus Housing ONLY

Do you have questions about the financial aid process? Do you know how you will finance your education to make sure you continue next fall? Any questions about what to expect from your second year in on-campus and off-campus housing? Grab your lunch and come learn about important updates from VCU Financial Aid and Residential Life and Housing!

Get to Know Your Sophomore Advising Department

The majors listed below will be hosting events where you can meet an academic advisor or representative from that major department, and learn about the amazing experiences you can gain from your interested academic program(s). 





Biology (BIOL)

Go BIOL! Sophomore Transition

Check back here in May!


Robertson School (MASC)

Sophomore Orientation Video

On Demand

Watch here

School of Education (BSED)

Classroom Conversations with Alumni: Starting Your Career in Education

Saturday, April 17th

10am – 2pm

Register here

Environmental Studies (ENVS) 

Virtual Drop-Ins for Rising Sophomores

ENVS Careers and Conversations

Tuesday, April 20th


Friday, April 23rd


Virtual Drop in hours will be held here:

The Careers & Conversation Speaker Series events are held here:

Bioinformatics (BNFO)

Group Advising Session

Thursday, April 22nd


Attend the group session

Forensic Science (FRSC)

Scavenger Hunt for Sophomore Transition Series In Person and Virtual Option

Wednesday, April 14th


Register here to attend

English (ENGL)

English major overviews

Multiple dates

Register to attend

Psychology (PSYC)

Information Sessions/Overview

Monday, April 26th from 4-5pm

Thursday, April 29th from 11am-12pm

Attend the session

Interdisciplinary Studies (UNIV)

Information Sessions

Every Wed. at 10am

Sign up at our web site,



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