New Graduate Student Orientation

by The Graduate School

Information Session/Open House Graduate Students

Tue, Aug 15, 2023

8:45 AM – 2 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association invite all new graduate students to join us for an orientation to VCU and the City of Richmond. You'll hear from leaders around campus, learn more about university resources, connect with fellow graduate students, and enjoy lunch with us.

Orientation will be held on campus. Please plan to arrive at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts between 8:45 and 9:45 a.m.

If you're unable to join us in person, a livestream of the formal program will be available at at the time of the event.

Important Things to Note:
  • Due to limited capacity, orientation is open to new VCU graduate students only.
  • As of March 21, 2022, masking is voluntary indoors and outdoors on campus.
  • The West Main Street Parking Deck offers visitor parking for a fee. 
  • Lunch will be provided following the morning presentation. Options accommodating a wide range of diets will be available, but please reach out to us at if you have concerns regarding dietary restrictions.
  • You can expect to hear from your department regarding an orientation specific to your program. A list of department-specific orientations can be found here.
  • The GradFest Resource Fair will be held in Cabell Library's third-floor lecture hall, which is on a quiet study floor. Please be mindful of volume when entering and exiting the lecture hall.
  • Check-in at the event will be completed through a QR code. You may find it helpful to download the CampusGroups app, available on the App Store (iOS) and Google Play Store (Android), prior to arriving at orientation.

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Co-hosted with: Graduate Student Association

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