Shake it Up: VCU State of the University 2022
WOW! What a great way to start our morning. We have so many impactful stories to tell at VCU! Thank you for being here in person and virtually. Throughout the pandemic, there’s been one constant: your dedication and compassion to help those who need us most. At VCU, students and patients are at the center […]
May 2020 commencement update
Because of state and federal orders prohibiting large gatherings, I am sorry we cannot honor you in person at commencement next month.
COVID-19 update for April 7
Dear VCU and VCU Health Community, We are living in a world that none of us could have imagined, even a month ago. The COVID-19 crisis presents unprecedented challenges in our lives – none of us is untouched by this global pandemic. I am very proud of how the university and health system have risen […]
Flattening the curve
Though your college experience should be enjoyable and engaging, now is not the time for social gatherings. Now is the time to protect yourself and each other. Now is the time for social distancing, even if you’re asymptomatic and even if you don’t feel at risk personally because you’re young and healthy. We’re in this together. Let’s take care of each other.
Major COVID-19 announcements: remote classes, housing, refunds, commencement, teleworking
To the University Community, We all feel the loss of leading our normal lives for reasons that are beyond anyone’s control. We are in the midst of this unprecedented life-threatening situation, where there are no easy decisions or solutions. Our first obligation is, and will continue to be, to ensure your health and safety as […]
MLK Week 2020: Reflections on the fierce urgency of now
When Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous and moving “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington in 1963, he spoke of the fierce urgency of now. “We have … come to this hallowed spot,” he said, “to remind America of the fierce urgency of now.” He spoke of making real “the promises of democracy” […]