Expectations and consequences

Dear students, Our semester has started and we appreciate each of you doing your part to contribute to a safe and healthy campus. Many of our students are doing exactly what we have asked of them to reduce the spread of the COVID-19. These students are engaging in preventative behaviors such as hand washing, wearing […]

Welcome to the 2020 fall semester from VCU Student Affairs

Dear VCU students, Whether you are joining us on campus or online, welcome to VCU for the fall 2020 semester. There is no doubt that this year will look different than years past. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our unwavering commitment to your success.  I encourage you to watch this brief video and below are […]

Returning to Campus with Ramantha: An interactive adventure

Put all of the knowledge you learned from the Return to Campus training materials to the test and help our friend Ramantha get through her first day! This “Choose your own adventure” style quiz will cover a variety of scenarios you may face coming back to campus and it’s up to YOU to make the […]

August programming and events for students

Many students are beginning to arrive for classes that begin on Monday, Aug. 17. Without question, return to campus events will look different this year as we continue to practice safety protocols. VCU staff is doing all that we can to create a positive and safe experience for our incoming students. There are many steps […]

Our commitment to the safety of our campus and communities

Dear students, I hope you are well as we approach the start of Fall Semester 2020. I know that this time has been challenging for you in many ways within our own, VCU and Richmond communities. At all times, we strive to maintain the university as a safe place for students to exchange ideas and […]

An important message from Dr. Rodriguez on social gatherings

Dear students, I hope you are well! As I am sure that you are, I am eagerly anticipating the first day of classes for Fall semester 2020 a month from yesterday. I am following up on our recent communication to you about Return to Campus plans from President Rao and Dr. Klink and our expectations of you to maintain […]

Return to Campus training and daily health check

Dear students, As we look ahead to our return to campus for the fall semester, I wanted to ensure you are aware of two important items during this transition. President Rao shared some updates in his message regarding the university’s plan for returning to campus. Adopting measures to help promote a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, […]

Contacting University Counseling Services after hours

VCU students who are experiencing a mental health emergency can now contact University Counseling Services after hours and on weekends through ProtoCall, a specialty telephonic behavioral health service. Previously, students called VCU Police to speak with a crisis clinician. Starting in May 2020, students can now call University Counseling Services at (804) 828-6200, day or […]

Division of Student Affairs statements of support

Health Promotion and Well-Being Center (The Well) As all of us continue to reflect upon how privilege, power, and complicity impact our shared work and prevent us from realizing our vision of a better world, we must make continuous decisions to pursue meaningful change. Continued on their website. Recreational Sports We care about you and […]

Census 2020: May updates for students

Dear students, I hope that this note finds you in good health and that you had a successful end of the semester. Due to the current low response rates in select parts of Richmond, the US Census Bureau has provided updates that we would like to pass along. For off campus and students not living […]