Student Affairs Blog

News and information beyond the classroom

Dear VCU Students,

I hope that your spring semester is off to a good start and you returned to campus renewed and refreshed from your winter break. Below are some opportunities, reminders and updates I wanted to share with you as the spring semester is underway.

Opportunities for students

  • Student Representatives to the VCU Board of Visitors for 2022-23: Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 18, 2022 from students interested in serving as a student representative to the VCU Board of Visitors during the 2022-23 academic year. Information about eligibility and the application process can be found online.
  • Student Representative to the State Council of Higher Education: Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 11 from students interested in serving as the VCU student representative to the Student Advisory Committee for the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. Additional information about the council can be found online here. To apply, please complete this form.
  • Scholarship Money for 2022-2023: $300,000 of scholarship awards are being offered through the VCU Department of Business Services. These scholarships are open to all VCU students and vary from $5,000 to $7,500. Scholarships are submitted online and must be completed by February 18. Contact Stephen Monroe at (804) 828-3637 or smonroe@vcu.edu if you have additional questions about these scholarship opportunities.

Reminders about COVID-19 policies

We continue to appreciate the high vaccination rate of our university community and adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.

  • Student vaccine requirement: Vaccination is required for all students who live, learn, work or will be on campus for any reason (excluding those with religious or health exemptions). Everyone who is eligible for a booster must report receiving one to VCU by Feb. 1. For more information about full vaccination, documentation requirements, religious and health exemptions, confidentiality and vaccine manufacturers, see the vaccine FAQ.
  • Masking indoors: Masks will continue to be required indoors throughout the university and remain in effect for health system facilities. Classrooms will be at normal occupancy. Masks are also required at outdoor events with more than 50 people. 
  • Courses will continue to be delivered in the modalities published in the Spring 2022 Schedule of Classes.
  • The full list of requirements can be viewed on the Students page on the Better Together website.

Information and updates

  • Well-being and mental health: You@VCU is a new, interactive resource designed to help you succeed. We encourage all students to create a profile at you.vcu.edu and explore customized, multimedia content designed to support your specific well-being needs. You @ VCU is 100% confidential and anonymous. Watch the You@VCU overview video to learn more
  • All VCU students are also able to access the Mental Well-being course by logging in with their VCU credentials. This course is self-paced and provides important knowledge and tools to strengthen mental well-being, practice self-care and develop confidence to know when and how to seek help for yourself and others. 
  • Bookmark VCU Keep on Being Well webpage to easily access information on important programs, services, and resources to help you thrive. 
  • On Campus Housing for 2022-2023: Students interested in living on-campus next year will need to complete a Housing Application for the Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 academic year. Housing Applications will open at noon on Monday, Jan. 24 and are due no later than Friday, Feb. 11 at noon. Students can apply by visiting housing.vcu.edu/application.

Contributing positively to the university and greater Richmond community is an integral part of being a VCU Ram. As members of our VCU and Richmond community, it is important to practice civility and to be considerate of those living around you. 

VCU Police encourage students to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to report any suspicious behavior to police immediately. Additionally, all members of the VCU community are encouraged to become familiar with the Threat Assessment and Violence Prevention Policy.

VCU is committed to providing an environment free from sexual misconduct, assault, harassment or any sex/gender discrimination that may violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other state and federal laws. To make a report and for additional information, please visit the Title IX website.

Please feel free to contact me in person, by phone, or by email. I am always interested in your success and how we might support you in reaching your goals.

Best wishes for a great semester.

Regards,

Charles Klink, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost
Division of Student Affairs

Categories Fall 2021 - Spring 2022