Census 2020

Dear students, I hope your semester is off to a good start. As you may be aware, this year marks the decennial census. In March, households will begin receiving official mail from the Census Bureau inviting them to respond to the Census 2020 online, by phone, or by mail. Even if you plan to leave the Richmond […]

Families of Students

A Timeline for Parents and Families Throughout the school year, your student will experience many different experiences. Whether your student is just beginning their at VCU, transferring from another institution or returning to the university, adjusting to a new environment can be challenging. Below are some tips on how to support your student throughout the […]

Staying Hungry

My favorite quote that I like to say to people around campus is to “”Stay Hungry”“ I appreciate that students at VCU are so driven , hungry and motivated. I admire that the majority of us students are engaged in the VCU community and willing to take on any obstacle that is in the way […]

VCU Unity

Please join VCU students, faculty and staff for VCU Unity on March 11, from 9 – 11 a.m. in Park Plaza. (Park Plaza is the courtyard/small amphitheater located behind Hibbs Hall and to the east of the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts.) This event will provide an opportunity to celebrate VCU’s diverse community […]

Weather Decisions

This semester the university experienced a number of inclement weather situations necessitating decisions regarding staying open or closing. Both Hurricane Florence and Michael brought their own unique challenges when assessing their potential impact on Virginia and the Richmond area. The university employs a group of strategic leaders to assess current and predicted conditions based on […]

Supporting VCU’s culture of inclusion

The Division of Student Affairs supports VCU’s culture of inclusion for people of all backgrounds and identities.  We believe in the fundamental goodness of each of our university community members and the rights of each human being. Recently there have been reports about the potential rollback of gender identity protections at the federal level.  We […]

Division of Student Affairs Conference and Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, May 31, more than a dozen people were honored during the Division of Student Affairs Awards Ceremony. Conference keynote speaker Patricia (Patty) A. Perillo, Ph.D., vice president for student affairs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, shared lessons he learned from her career in student affairs. The awards ceremony capped the second […]

New Testing Center and Offices ‘Day and Night’ for SAEO

Student-focused work stations, a series of study spaces and a reduced-distraction testing center are just a few major differences in the Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity office. During winter break, the SAEO office moved from a smaller office on the main level of the University Student Commons to a suite in the basement. “The only similarity is […]

Introducing New Leadership

Joslyn Bedell, Interim Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Provost  Education: BA in Latin, University of Georgia; M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, University of Vermont  Background: Student Activities Coordinator, University of Georgia; Service-Learning Coordinator, Georgia Perimeter College; Assistant & Associate Director, Office of Alumni & Career Services, University of Richmond What would you like to accomplish in […]

The Man Behind the Mascot: Meet Rodney the Ram

When Theo Malamatos stepped onto Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus as a freshman in the fall of 2014, he had hopes to pursue a degree in psychology. Fast forward four years later and Malamatos, a senior psychology major and religious studies minor, is a May 2018 VCU graduate. But before he donned a cap and gown, […]