Current students

The Graduate School at Virginia Commonwealth University fosters a community of students, faculty members and staff, and provides those affiliated with the school a wealth of resources and support services to assist in academic and research development.

Official requirements for your specific degree program are based on the Graduate Bulletin. Make sure to familiarize yourself with VCU’s policies and procedures, the VCU Honor System, the Graduate School, and your individual school and program.

Student resources

The Graduate School assists students with the following resources and services. There are also numerous resources throughout VCU to support you both personally and academically.

The Office of Student Advocacy serves as a one-stop shop for guiding students to resources and support services at the university. Students can schedule one-on-one appointments, attend drop-in sessions, or complete a request for support using their online request form. Students can reach the Office of Student Advocacy at or (804) 828-8940.