Welcome to VCU!!!

By Christal Holmes, admissions counselor for marketing and recruitment
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Welcome to VCU to the incoming class of 2013!  We hope that you are excited about joining us and starting a new chapter of your life.  By now, you have attended New Student Orientation, your class schedule has been created, room assignments have been given out, and it’s almost time to move in.


While classes begin on Thursday, August 20, move-in for freshmen will take place during the weekend of August 15-16.  After you move in, get ready to participate in VCU’s Welcome Week activities from August 15-22.  Welcome Week allows you to have fun with your new VCU friends while getting acclimated to the university and life in the city.  Throughout the week you will have the opportunity to enjoy a number of activities including:


  • Movies in the Student Commons Theater
  • Bowling at VCU’s Thunder Bowl
  • Morning yoga classes
  • Day climbing trips
  • Bike registrations with the VCU Police Department
  • Learn more about campus safety and security
  • Attend residence hall meetings with your Resident Assistant (RA)
  • Have breakfast with the dean
  • Learn about the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) and the diversity on campus
  • Attend the Student Organization and Volunteer Opportunities (SOVO) fair to find out how you can get involved on campus and in the city
  • Attend the Back to School Jam at the Siegel Center
  • Mix and mingle during the Fraternities and Sororities Bar-B-Que

 More information about Welcome Week, including a complete listing of the week’s activities can be found on the Web at http://www.welcomeweek.vcu.edu/.  Also, be sure to visit the Welcome Week Web sit to find out how you can enter to win a semester of FREE IN-STATE TUITION and other great prizes!  Questions about Welcome Week can be e-mailed to welcomeweek@vcu.edu.