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 […]

VCU Living and Learning Program (LLP) Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to view the email that was sent out regarding the VCU Living-Learning Programs Update. Why are the living-learning programs merging? With the spirit of innovation in mind, the VCU ASPiRE, VCU Globe, and VCU LEAD Living-Learning Programs (LLPs) will be merging into one new LLP. This LLP reorganization brings together the combined […]

VCU Student Stories – Marko Alvarenga

What started as a trip to visit his recovering grandfather turned into a 17-day struggle to return home for VCU student Marko Alvarenga.  After his Spring Break plans were canceled due to COVID-19, Marko decided to change his plans to instead travel to Honduras to visit his grandfather who recently had surgery as a result […]

Updated Information for US Census 2020

Dear students, I hope that you have been able to adjust to the changes brought upon by the COVID-19 crises. I wish you continued good health for you and your family. Due to the crisis, the US Census Bureau has provided updates that we would like to pass along.  You, or your family at home […]

COVID-19 Message for Parents & Families

Dear VCU parents and families, Over the last week, we have shared several messages with you regarding changes to the operation of university and Division of Student Affairs services due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are at a critical juncture and continue to monitor the situation to ensure we do what is best for […]

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Student FAQs

For Monroe Park Campus students:VCU will hold remote classes for the remainder of the semester to ensure that students can complete the semester as safely as possible and with as much continuity as possible. For the full announcement, please visit: https://news.vcu.edu/article/Major_COVID19_announcements. For MCV Campus students:Students of the College of Health Professions, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, […]

COVID-19 and spring break

Dear students, With spring break approaching, we want to offer some additional guidance for staying safe and healthy. VCU and VCU Health continue to monitor and plan for the potential spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As of now, there are no confirmed cases in our community or in Virginia. We remain in close contact […]

Expressive Activity at VCU

Dear students, Like all Americans, every member of the VCU community has the fundamental and unalienable right to free speech. This right is true even when we find that speech to be abhorrent and antithetical to our core values as a university. Every member of our community should feel safe to express themselves in ways […]