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VCU Orientation

New Student and Family Programs

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Welcome to VCU

Are you Ram Ready?

Orientation is required for first-year, transfer and adult learner, and international students as well as students returning to VCU after being away for more than three years. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to participate. Think of it as your formal introduction to VCU. 

Orientation will be virtual for students admitted for Fall 2021 and will take place over the summer.

Registration for Orientation is required. Please review the Accepted Student Checklists to complete other items prior to registering for Orientation.

Ram Ready Orientation

Ram Ready Orientation for Fall 2021 will be virtual. The virtual program will have several components:

First-year students must complete Ram Ready Online Modules, attend an academic advising meeting, and sign up for a two-week Orientation session during which they will attend two meetings with their Orientation team to build connections with other students, participate in an academic event, and attend a financial overview. All of these experiences are virtual.

Transfer students must complete Ram Ready Online Modules and attend a four-hour Orientation session meeting that includes an academic breakout session, a Q&A with campus partners, a financial overview, and a breakout session with their Orientation team. This experience is completely virtual.

All students are also encouraged to attend several virtual informational and social events throughout the summer.

Ram Ready Modules

After registering for Orientation, you should complete the Ram Ready Online Modules. These online modules cover all the basics and provide the information you need to successfully start the semester. Modules should be completed in order at the pace of each individual. Modules are tailored to the you based on your student status (First-Year, Transfer, International, or Student Veteran) and there is a special Family version of the modules available with bonus content specific to new VCU families. For more details on module topics covered in Ram Ready, visit the Schedules and Details page.

 

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