School of Social Work

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Farewell: Sarah K. Price, Ph.D.

Sarah Kye Price, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.S., M.Div., participated in one final Commencement celebration at VCU after 17 years watching students walk across the stage and into the world to make a real, tangible difference in the lives of clients and communities. VCU awarded Dr. Price the honorary designation of Distinguished Career Professor in May 2023. […]

It takes two: Summer Jones is the name to know for social work Commencement

Spring Commencement for the VCU School of Social Work had a distinctly Summer feel to it in 2022. Among the nearly 300 graduates who received degrees on May 13 at the Siegel Center, two stood out in the list of graduates: Summer Jones and … Summer Jones. That was not a typo. Summer Caroline Jones […]

Social work graduates celebrate in the great outdoors

After a year’s absence, the School of Social Work held in-person Commencement ceremonies on May 14 for its B.S.W. and M.S.W. graduates at Richmond’s City Stadium, while Ph.D. graduates were honored at a separate event the same day. In total, the school recognized six Ph.D. graduates, 187 M.S.W. graduates and 107 B.S.W. graduates. Approximately 200 […]

M.S.W. Program Director Melissa Stewart retiring after 21 years with school

Melissa Stewart, Ph.D., is happy she will get a chance to participate in one final VCU School of Social Work Commencement ceremony, after the 2020 event was switched from in-person to virtual because of COVID-19.  With the return of an in-person ceremony in 2021, Stewart will be able to say one last goodbye – albeit […]

May 2021 School of Social Work Commencement details

The School of Social Work is excited to share that our spring Commencement ceremonies are planned for Friday, May 14, 2021, at City Stadium (3201 Maplewood Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23221; map with parking and accommodations highlighted). COMMENCEMENT RSVPS* Registration has closed for graduates and their guests who plan to attend the ceremonies. STREAMING THE CEREMONY* […]

School of Social Work’s virtual Commencement ceremony: 11 a.m. May 8, 2020

In this unprecedented time, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is holding a Commencement ceremony unlike any other – a virtual celebration of our graduating students via a live Facebook stream. On behalf of the administration, faculty and staff, the school cordially invites everyone – graduates and students, family and friends, and alumni […]

Welcome to the RAMily, 2020 grads! Stay connected with us!

Graduating students from the Class of 2020, when you leave the School of Social Work after earning your degree, it’s not the end of our connection. We want to send you our quarterly alumni newsletter; share events, networking and professional development or continuing education opportunities; and let you know about jobs for social workers. Please take […]

2020: Key dates, what’s happening at School of Social Work

As the 2020 spring semester has kicked off, the School of Social Work is highlighting key dates, new courses and great opportunities/events to take note of. Academic dates, spring 2020 Jan. 20: MLK Jr. Day holiday, no classes Jan. 24: Last day for degree candidates to submit graduation applications for May degrees Feb. 11: Summer semester advance registration begins […]

Ira Colby to deliver address at VCU School of Social Work commencement

Ira Colby, Ph.D., and VCU M.S.W. alumnus, will be the featured speaker for the  May 2017 School of Social Work commencement ceremony.

2017 commencement ceremonies

VCU School of Social Work Commencement 11 a.m. Friday, May 12 Stuart C. Siegel Center Students must arrive by 10 a.m. the morning of the event. No RSVP necessary and feel free to bring as many guests as you would like.