Kick off your VCU experience at a Summer Send-off event

VCU’s Office of New Student and Family Programs and VCU Alumni are thrilled to invite new VCU students and their families to a Summer Send-off event! It’s our way of saying welcome, and it’s a great chance for you and your family to meet other incoming students and alumni. You can build your circle of friends while enjoying good food and hearing about the experiences of alumni and current students.

Make VCU real for you — reserve your spot for a VCU Summer Send-off!

Philadelphia, PA: Sunday, July 22 from 4-6 p.m.

Richmond, VA: Wednesday, July 25 from 6-8 p.m.

Charlotte, NC: Wednesday, July 25 from 6-8 p.m.

Virginia Beach, VA: Monday, July 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Washington, DC: Wednesday, August 1 from 6-8 p.m.

Roanoke, VA: Thursday, August 2 from 6-8 p.m.

For more information, call New Student and Family Programs at (804) 828-3700 or e-mail

Do you know where to go for Preview Day?

Heading to campus for Preview Day and not sure where to go? Don’t worry, all of our faculty, staff and students are here to help you navigate through the day!

Check-in locations are located in multiple locations across campus and divided by school/college. There are also a number of parking options that are centrally located to all of our check-in locations.

School of the Arts
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
922 Park Avenue
Guests going to the Singleton Center should park in the W. Broad Street Parking Deck, located at 1111 W. Broad Street.

School of Business
Snead Hall, Atrium
301 West Main Street
Guests going to Snead Hall should park in the Jefferson Street Deck, located at 100 S. Jefferson Street.

School of Engineering
School of Engineering East Hall, Atrium
401 West Main Street
Guests going to East Hall should park in the Jefferson Street Deck, located at 100 S. Jefferson Street.

School of Education, College of Humanities and Sciences, and VCU Life Sciences
Altria Theater
6 North Laurel Street
Guests going to the Altria Theater should park in the W. Main Street Deck, located at 801 W. Main Street.

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs and School of Social Work
Academic Learning Commons, Lobby
1000 Floyd Avenue
Guests going to the Academic Learning Commons should park in the W. Main Street Deck, located at 801 W. Main Street.

If you have any questions throughout the day, look for any of our staff members with black and gold “Ask Me” buttons or our Student Admissions Ambassadors and we’ll be happy to help you. We look forward to seeing more of #VCU22 and our new transfer students on campus soon!

Building bridges to VCU

For many students, going to a two-year or community college may be the most practical option for continuing their education for numerous reasons. Our counseling staff, including transfer counselors Chris Oliver and Philip Wilkerson, are available to help students build bridges to VCU as they prepare to transfer!

Thinking about transferring to VCU in 2018? Mark your calendars with these important dates:

  • November 1, 2017 – Spring 2018 application deadline
  • March 15, 2018 – Fall 2018 application deadline

Transfer students applying for admission to programs in the School of the Arts should visit their website for more information about requirements and deadlines.

In addition, the VCU Transfer Center offers a number of services and resources for transfer students, including information about credit transfers, course equivalency tables and unofficial transfer credit evaluations for prospective students.

Whether you have questions about the application process or next steps after being admitted to the university, we’re here to help!

Student Services Center open during move-in

With fall semester classes starting on Thursday, Aug. 24, we know that many of you will be in Richmond this weekend as we kick off Welcome Week activities. We’re excited to welcome you and your family to VCU!

If you’re on campus, be sure to stop by our Student Services Center on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Representatives will be on hand if you have questions about financial aid, student billing or registration. The Student Services Center is located on the first floor of Grace E. Harris Hall, 1015 Floyd Ave., next to the University Student Commons.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend and wish you a successful fall semester!

Have you registered for New Student Orientation?

Are you an incoming Ram for fall 2017? If so, don’t forget to sign up for New Student Orientation (NSO) this summer! During NSO you’ll have the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor, create your class schedule for the fall and meet other incoming VCU students.

In order to register for NSO, you must first accept our offer of admission and then take any required online placement tests.

Once you have registered for NSO, be sure to secure overnight accommodations for family members or guests who are accompanying you to Richmond (freshmen will be housed overnight in Brandt Residence Hall).

Should you or your guests need special accommodations due to a disability, or have further questions about NSO, please contact New Student and Family Programs at or (804) 828-3700.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!