Transfer students

Transfer students must attend New Student Orientation on a date reserved for their school or college. You may select from one of the options below. We know you have some college experience, so these programs are designed to help you understand how things work at VCU.

Full-day transfer orientation: recommended for students who have completed less than 36 credits or students under the age of 22. If you are a transfer student with fewer than 24 credits, you may also participate in the two-day program for first-year students since you are still classified as a first-year student. This program will give you a more immersive introduction to VCU and connect you with other students who are similar in age and experience. To request participation in this program, please email or call us at (804) 828-3700

Half-day transfer orientation: recommended for students who have completed 36 or more credits, students who are age 22 or older or students with more than two years of college experience. Please note that not all majors participate in half-day transfer orientation programs. If a half-day session is not listed as an option for you, your major does not participate and you will need to select and attend a full-day session.

Transfer student Summer Orientation dates

The 2018 transfer student Summer Orientation dates are as follows:

June 14 (full-day program)

June 15 (half-day program)

July 19 (full-day program)

July 20 (half-day program)

August 15 (full-day program)

August 22


A nonrefundable program fee is required for all students and guests attending NSO and charged during online registration. Fee waivers are not available.

  • Summer orientation for transfer students: $75 students/$25 per guest
  • Winter orientation: $75 students/$25 per guest

Student fees for the full-day program cover lunch, parking, facility fees, orientation staffing and orientation materials. Guest fees for the full-day program cover program materials and lunch. Student and guest fees for the half-day program cover a voucher for lunch during the first week of classes instead of during the day of orientation. Overnight accommodations are not included. For options, check with Richmond area hotels.


During the full-day transfer NSO program, lunch is provided at the Shafer Court Dining Center. There, you’ll find plenty of options that are sure to meet your dietary needs. You can also purchase snacks at vendors throughout campus.

During the half-day transfer NSO program, no meal is provided. You will receive a voucher for a meal at Shafer Court DIning Center that you may use during the first week of classes.


Full-Day Transfer Student Schedule

Morning Transfer Student and Guest Schedules

Afternoon Transfer Student and Guest Schedules

Veteran Student and Guest Schedules

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