New student orientation

Each year, prior to the fall semester, the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Organizations sponsors an orientation to introduce new graduate students to VCU and the city of Richmond. Departments also conduct individual orientation sessions with representatives available to talk with students and answer questions.

Graduate School orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Singleton Performing Arts Center, 922 Park Ave., from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

**Reserve your place at orientation by completing this registration form by August 7, 2017. ** 

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Tennison at 804-828-2233 or
VCU ID Cards:  VCUCard is allowing students to submit photos online for ID cards and then pick up their cards at a later date. Submission instructions can be found here:
Departmental Orientations:
Schools and departments are currently scheduling fall 2017 orientations. They will be added to this page as they are announced.
School of Allied Health
Thursday, August 24,2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am (grab and go breakfast available at 8:30 am)
Larrick Center Ballroom
School of the Arts

Art History Department
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Buford House, Room 202
School of Business
VCU Brandcenter
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
103 S. Jefferson Street, Mike Hughes Hall
Specialized Master's and Graduate Certificate Programs
Thursday, August 17, 2017
5:30 - 7:30pm 
Snead Hall Atrium (1st Floor) 
Evening MBA* 
Monday, August 21, 2017
5:30 - 9pm
Snead Hall, Room B3114 (3rd Floor)
*Online MBA and Executive MBA cohorts will have separate orientation events
The College of Humanities and Sciences
History Department
Monday, August 21, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
811 S. Cathedral Place, History Department Conference Room
Math Department
PHD-SMS Program Orientation
Monday, August 21, 2017
4:00 pm
Harris Hall, Room 4114
Math Teaching Workshop/Orientation 
New and returning students in Systems Modeling & Analysis, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics
Thursday, August 17, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harris Hall, Room 4155
Friday, August 18, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Harris Hall, Room 4155
School of Education
Center for Sport Leadership
Thursday, August 24, 2017
10:30 am
Sports Medicine Building Parlors
School of Engineering
Monday, August 21, 2017
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Hall, 1st Floor
601 West Main Street
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
August 21 - 23, 2017
For more information, see MURP 2017 Orientation Agenda

School of Medicine
Advanced Degree Programs (MS, PHD, MPH, and CERT)
Monday, August 21, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Sanger Hall, Room 1-044
1101 East Marshall Street

School of Pharmacy
Thursday, August 17, 2017
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Smith Building, Room 224
School of Social Work
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Academic Learning Commons, Room 1107
1000 Floyd Avenue
Advising office hours will be held for newly admitted MSW students on August 18th from 12 - 2 pm following the New Graduate Student Orientation.
New Spring/Summer Students

Are you a new student for Spring or Summer? Check out these New Student Resources.