VCU Together Update for students - April 2

COVID-19 exit tests, pass/fail information and more

Our priorities are the health, safety and wellness — both physical and emotional — of every member of the VCU community. VCU continues to monitor, assess and address situations as they arise. This weekly update will be a resource to help keep you informed as details become available. All updates are available at Receive notifications by downloading VCU Mobile from your iOS or Android app store.

Are you interested in receiving a COVID-19 asymptomatic exit test?

Now is the time to plan for your optional COVID-19 exit test. VCU will offer a limited number of tests to all students at no cost to the student. Exit testing offers you the opportunity to test for COVID-19 as you prepare to leave campus for the spring semester. Students who plan to return home, especially those who may have contact with at-risk family members, are urged to participate in exit testing. To participate in exit testing, sign up here by 5 p.m. on April 9. Follow-up details and instructions will be communicated by email.

How to report your vaccination

If you received your COVID-19 vaccination, and you would like to report it to VCU, you can do so through VCU Student Health Services. In addition to guidance from public health experts, VCU relies on this timely information to make decisions that impact university operations and plan future vaccination events. Vaccinated VCU community members may also be exempt from surveillance testing and extended quarantine. Vaccination and reporting your vaccination to VCU are voluntary and not a condition of enrollment or employment. For information about how to submit immunization records to VCU Student Health Services, visit

If you are in the process of being vaccinated (if you have an appointment or are awaiting a second dose) and wish to report your vaccination at a later date, a link to this reporting form will also be available through your daily health check or myVCU portal.

Pass/fail option: What you need to know

May 5 is the deadline for undergraduate students to request the pass/fail option for eligible courses. Students may not use the pass/fail grade option to satisfy a prerequisite that requires a minimum grade of B, or for courses that may count toward the requirements of the student’s major. Students are encouraged to speak with their advisors about using the pass/fail option well in advance of the May 5 deadline. Please note that this regulation was updated in fall 2020 and is not as liberal as the temporary option that was available during spring 2020.