New student orientation

Each year, prior to the fall semester, the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association 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

Our Fall on-campus orientation was held on Friday, August 19, 2016.  If you were unable to attend, you can view the presentation here: New Student Orientation 2016

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

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: