Guidelines for the VCU community during the COVID-19 pandemic
The campus experience is different than it was before the COVID-19 crisis. We all — the university, the students and the faculty and staff — have a role to play in fostering a safe campus during COVID-19. As guidance, best practices and circumstances evolve, changes in operations, modes of instruction and services at the university may be required. This website serves as your hub for the latest information and resources.
Spring semester update
VCU will resume offering in-person classes and hybrid courses beginning March 4. Course information for the spring semester was set previously and faculty are expected to follow the course modalities as listed in the revised and published spring 2021 Schedule of Classes. Students with question should check https://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/scheduleofclasses or contact their professors with questions about an individual class. Review the FAQs for additional information.
Virginia Department of Health's COVID-19 Vaccine pre-registration form
Visit Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Language translation available, TTY users dial 7-1-1.
Latest news and updates
- Student COVID-19 vaccination information update - March 3
- Call for volunteers to join VCU Vaccine Corps - March 1
- Weekly update for students - Feb. 26
- Weekly update for faculty and staff - Feb. 26
- Clarification on March 4 course modality for faculty - Feb. 22
- Additional information for faculty regarding the spring update - Feb. 19
- Message from leadership: Spring semester update - Feb. 18
VCU Return to Campus plan
See additional details about VCU's strategy for reopening in our VCU Return to Campus Plan . This plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the "Higher Education Reopening Guidance," which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health.
The spring 2021 semester began Jan. 25. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, VCU will not have spring break but instead will hold reading days on Feb. 23 and March 24. Classes will end May 5 for the Monroe Park Campus and May 7 for the MCV Campus, with exams to follow.
The spring 2021 academic calendar is available at https://academiccalendars.vcu.edu/default.asp.