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VCUarts building access to move out and return equipment

We appreciate your patience as we developed a plan for students to move out of studios, collect items left behind during the spring semester, and return VCUarts equipment. VCUarts students can sign up for available days and times to access these VCUarts buildings: Bowe Street (AFO), Depot Annex, Fine Arts (FAB), Franklin Terrace, James W. […]

Update from Global Education Office

The most recent information for international students and their faculty, relative to COVID, may be found here: This page will be maintained to provide the most up-to-date information of relevance to new and returning students. Continue to refer back page for the most recent updates, especially over the summer as decisions continue to be made. […]

University announcement about summer 2020 sessions

Registration for summer 2020 classes is open, and VCU is offering discounted rates on select fees. May, June and July sessions will move to remote instruction (online). Additional information about summer session classes is at Additional details about this announcement, including frequently asked questions, is on the summer studies 2020 update webpage. If you have additional questions, […]

VCUarts Events

VCUarts events have been impacted or reimagined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent updates may be found on the VCUarts events calendar. If you are unsure about the status of a VCUarts event not listed below, please contact us at Postponed New dates are posted, if known. March 19–21: BFA Senior Capstone […]

Virtual graduation celebration

We are very disappointed that we cannot hold May commencement as planned, but are excited to celebrate you and your stellar achievements. VCU’s virtual commencement celebration will be an interactive online platform for recognizing May 2020 graduates. The site will be visible starting at 10 a.m. on May 8 at You will be able to download […]

Emergency funding for students

To be considered for emergency funding, students may complete an application and provide an explanation of their circumstances along with documentation. To find out more or apply, visit the VCU Student Emergency Fund page, maintained by the Office of Student Affairs or to Strategic Enrollment Management Financial Aid.

Update: Pre-College Summer Intensive

Dear Summer Intensive Community: We know this has been a challenging and unpredictable time for you and your families. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 projections, VCU has chosen to cancel most of our summer sessions in order to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. As a result, we have made the heartbreaking decision to cancel the 2020 VCUarts […]

Updated resources for artists

We’ve recently updated a selection of individual emergency funds and grants available for artists. Some opportunities are first come first served, some are by lottery, and some have deadlines. Contact with questions or for assistance.

Update: pass/fail grading option

The university has announced a new, temporary pass/fail grading option for undergraduate and graduate students. The VCU Faculty Senate passed a resolution in favor of the new grading option. Details are available on the Spring 2020 Pass/Fail Option webpage. In addition, emails announcing the new option have been sent to undergraduate students and to graduate students. VCU Records and Registration has created an electronic Change in Grade […]

Arts differential update

The Arts Tuition Differential is paid by all arts majors and covers access to specialized materials, services and equipment to support the learning experience, in addition to fixed costs such as software upgrades, new computers, and servicing equipment. VCUarts will be providing a partial credit/refund for the spring semester, in the amount of $350 for full-time students and $42/credit […]