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April Campus Police Updates

Safety and Wellbeing Advisory Committee (SWAC) In 2020, VCU created the Safety and Wellbeing Advisory Committee (SWAC) to improve its public safety model. One of the committee’s final recommendations in 2021 was that the university create a non sworn crisis and de-escalation unit.Starting in February, VCU Police activated a new, six-member team of unarmed staff […]

VCU Police urges the use of headquarters for online sales and exchanges

When selling (or buying) an item online, choose a public meetup spot with safety in mind. VCU Police has a “sell safe” location in its lobby, located at 224 E. Broad Street. It can be accessed by taking the Convention Center GRTC Pulse stops and visitor and bike parking is available behind the building. VCUPD […]

Q&A with VCU Police

Will more self defense classes be added? While there is a long wait list, VCU Police offers three classes each semester. Each class is four (3 hour) sessions. Due to space limitations, and student availability, we have found that the three classes were an appropriate amount. We have created flexibility in our registration process to […]

Family programs update

VCU Parents and Families, The Office of New Student and Family Programs has been reorganized effective Friday, October 15 to allow for strategic focus on each of the programs to meet the goals of the institution. New Student and Family Orientation (NSFO) will be returning to the Division of Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success (SEMSS) while Family […]

Submitting vaccination records

Dear VCU parents and families, Thank you to those students who have submitted their vaccination record or vaccine exemption request form. We are currently at more than 65% completed and growing. If your student has not submitted materials, we ask you to encourage them to submit as soon as possible. Students can submit their materials to University […]

Campus Services June Update

Dining Enrollment is now open for fall semester dining plans here. Swipes can be used at various food events throughout the semester, such as Midnight Breakfast and Food Truck Festival. Please watch our dining services video here to learn more about your dining options at VCU. RamTech RamTech’s Back-to-School Bundles are now available to purchase […]

COVID-19 Housing Update 3/26/2020

VCU parents and families,  We wanted to share with you a message that was shared with students. I want to extend a sincere apology for not notifying our students and their families connected to the Honors College sooner related to a recent emergency decision related to COVID-19 and their housing. This was specific to the […]

A Message from VCU Police regarding social distancing

The VCU Police Department asks parents and families to remind their students who are living in Richmond to please stay home and only go out for necessities. As President Rao said, “There has never been a more critical time than now to think and act in ways that benefit the community of which you are […]

COVID-19 Housing Update Message

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 […]

Summer Blog Post Schedule

Happy summer everyone! As the semester closes out and students venture out to work, relax or take intersession classes, we will be adjusting our blog schedule. Blog posts will now be posted once a week and will center around important updates, campus events such as New Student Orientation and Weeks of Welcome and important dates […]

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