Newly admitted students

Congratulations, and welcome to VCU Graduate School!

Once you've received your offer of admission, please refer to the graduate student checklist for a list of important next steps.  

You'll also want to connect with us on social media for the latest news, announcements and special events for VCU graduate students.

New student orientation

The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association sponsor 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.

View the Fall 2021 graduate student orientation slide deck.


Departmental orientation sessions

Schools and departments are currently scheduling fall 2022 orientations. Check back for updates as sessions are added.