Weekly update for students: Supply kits, counseling services and more

As we plan the return to campus for the university’s students, faculty and staff, our priorities are the health, safety and wellness — both physical and emotional — of every member of the VCU community. Many details have been worked out, and many are still to come. This weekly update will be a resource to help keep you informed as details become available. All updates are available at together.vcu.edu. Receive notifications by downloading VCU Mobile from your iOS or Android app store.

Supply kits for students

VCU is providing, at no charge, supply kits for students and employees that include washable cloth face coverings, hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray. Some students and family members may have received messages from a vendor who was not acting at the request of VCU in offering an optional, paid kit. We apologize for any confusion. Learn more about VCU's return to campus plans at https://together.vcu.edu/.

New process for after-hours calls to University Counseling Services

In response to student concerns, as well as the university’s commitment to transitioning our public safety model, VCU students who are experiencing a mental health emergency after hours and on weekends no longer need to call the VCU Police in order to speak with a crisis clinician. Students can now call University Counseling Services (UCS) day or night to speak with a trained professional who can offer risk assessment and crisis stabilization for students experiencing a mental health concern. Contact UCS at (804) 828-6200 or uccounseling@vcu.edu.