Families and guests

Family members of new first-year and transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete the online Family Orientation and attend virtual orientation events throughout the summer. As important partners in your student’s success, we have designed this orientation program just for you. This program is separate from the student experience. Please know that Ram Ready modules are available 24 hours a day from now until the end of the summer (although we recommend completing the first three before the next set of modules releases on June 29). They were specifically designed to allow for flexibility within your schedule. Please note: student zoom sessions are only for students and you do not need to log on at the same time as your student to access family and guest content.

During Family Orientation, we will share information about academic programs, student life, safety and wellness, and opportunities for your involvement in the VCU community. You'll also meet some of our amazing students and have the opportunity to ask questions of various students, faculty and staff. You will have access to the same content your students will see in their program so that you can talk with them about it but will also have tailored experiences just for you! 


There is no fee for families participating in Orientation during Summer 2020. We hope this will encourage families to join us and help their students have a successful transition to VCU!

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