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Current students

Whether you’re a freshman or a medical student, you have a lot going on — class, papers, internships, volunteer work, student orgs. Not to mention a social life. 

We want this page to help you quickly get to the resources you need. Email homepage@vcu.edu to suggest an addition.

Resources you need

The essentials

  • eLearning: Home of Blackboard and other online learning tools
  • Class registration: Register for classes by logging into eServices
  • Contacts: General contact info for major units at the university
  • Email: myVCUmail is VCU’s implementation of Gmail for students
  • myVCU: Personal, customizable, online portal that provides access to Blackboard, email, VCUCard, events calendar, library record and more

Academic resources

Student support

Student life

  • Athletics box office: All regular-season home games are free for students but in some cases students must reserve tickets
  • Code of conduct: All students are responsible for knowing and following these policies
  • Dance box office: Tickets can be purchased or reserved online or in person
  • Dining: Offers more than 20 on-campus dining spots and lots of different dining
  • Division for Inclusive Excellence: Focused on creating an environment in which people of all life experiences and cultural backgrounds are valued and supported
  • Division of Student Affairs: Offers services and programs that help create a student-centered culture promoting community, encouraging engagement and developing students to be contributing citizens in a global and diverse society
  • Events calendar: Listing of the thousands of events that take place on both campuses each year
  • Housing: Offers a wide variety of safe, inclusive and well-maintained on-campus living options
  • Living-learning programs: Four programs for unique on-campus living with a focused academic experience
  • Music box office: Where students can present their IDs for free tickets for many departmental concerts
  • Off-campus housing search: Listing of off-campus rental options
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs: Offers cultural programs, discussion groups, student organizations, scholarship opportunities and more
  • Recreational Sports: Offers a variety of fitness, sports, outdoor, aquatics and wellness activities
  • Pay your bill: Bills issued electronically and payment due at the start of the semester
  • Student Media Center: Home to VCU’s student-run newspaper, radio station, literary magazines and more
  • Student organizations: More than 500 organizations to choose from
  • TheatreVCU box office: Where students often receive discounted rates for tickets
  • University Student Commons and Activities: The hub of student life at VCU
  • VCUCard: Official ID card of the university

Getting around campus

  • Maps and directions: Campus maps, as well as information and photos of each building
  • RamRide: Free shuttle service between and around campuses for faculty, staff and students
  • RamSafe: Free transportation to on-campus locations and nearby residences and buildings within defined boundaries between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.
  • Parking: Information on VCU’s parking decks and other facilities

Health and safety

  • Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: Safety guide produced by VCU Police that provides crime and fire statistics
  • Counseling services: Provides students with mental health care via appointments Monday through Friday
  • Emergency preparedness: Tips for how to stay safe in a variety of emergency situations
  • Health services: Clinics for students on both campuses that provide high-quality outpatient medical services, pharmacy services, after-hours phone consultation and more
  • Sexual violence reporting and resources: VCU’s Title IX office can help you navigate your options
  • Wellness Resource Center: Helps students achieve a healthy lifestyle by providing education on nutrition, stress, domestic violence, alcohol and substance abuse, and more
  • VCU Alert: Operating status, current advisories, preparedness information and text alert signup details
  • VCU Police: Safety resources and programs, daily incident logs and more

Technology needs

  • fixIT: VCU’s in-house computer repair shop, located in the RamTech store
  • IT Support Center: Offers 24/7 phone support, live chat and online help request submission, as well as walk-in support during certain hours
  • RamTech: VCU’s computer store located on the Monroe Park Campus

Just for graduate students

  • Graduate School: Provides resources to graduate students and assists schools and departments with administration of graduate programs
  • Graduate classifieds: Free place for graduate students to post ads for roommates, jobs, items for sale, etc.
  • Graduate Student Association: Advocates for graduate students and sponsors events

Just for international students

  • English Language Program: Helps international students learn English in condensed programs based on experience level
  • Global Café: Casual event held several times a semester where students, staff and community visitors come together to mingle, learn about a featured culture, contribute ideas and discuss upcoming semester activities
  • Global Education Office: A one-stop shop where international students can find services such as immigration, housing and financial assistance

Keeping up with VCU

Quick Facts

31,231 students total

928 Honors students

Biology most popular major