Division of Student Affairs Updates

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 Advisory Council for the Vice President for Student Affairs: Members of this council will provide feedback about services, programs, and issues impacting students. Interested students can complete the Vice President for Student Affairs’ Advisory Council form by Feb. 1, 2023.
  • Student Representatives to the VCU Board of Visitors for 2023-24: Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 17, 2023 from students interested in serving as a student representative to the VCU Board of Visitors during the 2023-24 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 Sunday, February 12 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.
  • Do you want to grow as a leader? Apply by Jan. 27 to serve on the Students Today Alumni Tomorrow Leadership Council and gain real-world experience. Learn more and apply using the Students Today Alumni Tomorrow Leadership Council Application form.

Information and updates

  • TimelyCare: VCU students have access to free virtual care services through TimelyCare. Students can get the mental health support you need wherever you are, whenever you need it. Students can utilize TalkNow visits, scheduled counseling appointments and health coaching. Those services are in addition to the comprehensive clinical services, advocacy, recovery support, outreach, and professional training provided by University Counseling Services
  • Well-being and mental health: You@VCU is an 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
  • Health: Follow recommendations for isolation if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and what to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you are at high risk of getting very sick, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed.
  • On Campus Housing for 2023-2024: Students interested in living on-campus next year will need to complete a Housing Application for the Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 academic year. Housing Applications will open at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 25 and are due no later than Friday, Feb. 17 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.

Best wishes for a great semester.

Go Rams!

Aaron J. Hart, Ed.D.
Vice President
Division of Student Affairs

Categories Fall 2022 - Spring 2023