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Residence Hall Move-Out 2019

Residents of Brandt, Cabaniss, Cary & Belvidere, The Honors College, Johnson and Rhoads will need to move out by May 11 at 10 a.m. For students remaining in their spaces, all personal items must be removed from commons spaces and stored in assigned bedrooms. Common room cleanings will occur. Sign-up for a checkout time 48 hours […]

RideSharing Safety Tips

We understand that your student’s safety is a huge priority for you and your family, so VCU Police is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment on both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses. Earlier this week, VCU Police shared some safety tips regarding the use of ridesharing apps like Uber or Lyft. They […]


The Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals (AHEPPP) wants to hear from you! They are currently doing research into family engagement and parenting trends and would value your feedback to benefit all our higher education institutions. Survey topics include: Parent access to campus resources Parent perspective on their student’s access to resources Parent-student communication […]

Roommate Issues: Powering Through the Rest of the Year & Picking for Next Year

Is your student struggling to pick roommates for next year? Constantly complaining about their current roommates and how much of the semester still stretches ahead? Whether students have lived with siblings or have been an only child all their lives, living with another person can seem impossible at times. Making it through the rest of […]

Spring Fever: How to Balance Work & Play

With the arrival of warmer weather and sunny days often comes temptations to blow off homework and be outdoors. Even the most dedicated students can find it hard to resist the incredible weather that is great for exploring the areas around VCU and Richmond, especially if friends are out enjoying the day. Here are a […]

Should your student file a tax return?

Tax season can be a confusing and stressful time no matter what age you are, but many students struggle with whether or not to file a tax return. Parents and families are encouraged to talk to your students about tips and tricks for filing a tax return, and whether or not they need to file […]

On-and-Off Campus Housing Tips 2019

Has your student thought about where they are going to live next year? There are several options and resources both on-and-off campus your student can take advantage of to find a place. Students interested in living on-campus next year will need to fill out a housing application for the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 academic year. Housing […]

Inclement Weather Alerts & Preparedness

VCU may have already had one snowstorm this year, but the Spring Semester could bring more inclement weather for which your student will need to be prepared. For the most up-to-date online information on inclement weather that may affect class cancellations and school closings, visit VCU Alerts. The university will also post urgent messages and […]

Cold & Flu Season Resources and Tips

Have you ever gotten a call from your student asking how to cure a common cold? Students can often become sick during the winter season and aren’t always sure where to go or how to take care of themselves. There are several resources available to students on campus to help them stay healthy, or get […]

Spring Fever

The sun is shining, birds are chirping and the weather is getting warmer every day. Now that we have sprung forward and spring break is behind us, the spring semester coming to a close before we know it. Warmer weather means planning more outdoor activities on campus and around Richmond. Places like Belle Isle and […]

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