Spring 2022 information

We look forward to an exciting campus experience this spring. Below are some key highlights as you plan your spring. 

Vaccine information

  • VCU continues to offer a number of on-campus vaccination opportunities by appointment. With the concurrence of our Public Health Response Team, VCU strongly encourages vaccination and boosters. Unvaccinated individuals are more likely to become infected and hospitalized compared to those who are vaccinated. 

    • Students can make an appointment online through University Student Health Services.
    • Employees can contact VCU Employee Health at (804) 828-0584 to schedule an appointment.
    • To search all vaccination opportunities near you, visit vaccines.gov.

  • Flu vaccines: Students and employees are also urged to receive their flu vaccine. Since flu symptoms are similar to COVID-19 symptoms, a flu shot can reduce unnecessary missed time from school/work and, above all, keep you feeling healthy. Students interested in flu shots through University Student Health Services can visit health.students.vcu.edu/immunizations/#flu.

Campus facilities will be open

Both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses continue to be fully operational. 

Classes and academic resources will be in person (with virtual options)

Course modalities

The Spring 2022 Schedule of Classes is now available and is searchable by course modality (how the course will be taught: in-person, online or a combination). Nearly 70% of total courses in Spring 2022 are significantly face-to-face instruction compared to the 57% in fall 2021.

Student support

Offices providing academic, career and financial support to students will be open for in-person appointments and will continue to offer virtual appointments. Hours and other details will be available on each office’s website.

Faculty resources

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Academic Technologies and Online@VCU/ALT Lab will continue to provide in-person and virtual resources for instructors.

Campus life will be supportive and engaging

Residential housing

Residential Life and Housing works closely with the university concerning safety precautions related to the residential experience. The most up-to-date information on safety guidelines can be found on the Residential Life and Housing website.

Dean of Students office

The Dean of Students office (including Ram Pantry and Off-Campus Student Services) will be available to meet in person or online with students who need assistance.

Recreation and Well-Being

RecWell facilities are open and require all RecWell participants to wear face masks indoors. The only exceptions are in the pools and showers. For the latest updates regarding RecWell facilities and programs, visit https://recwell.vcu.edu/.

University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services will be available to provide services to students both in-person, consistent with CDC and university guidelines, and virtually for counseling services.

University Student Health Services

University Student Health Services will offer both telehealth and in-person clinic visits when appropriate. COVID-19 screening and testing will continue to be available for students.

VCU Libraries

Both James Branch Cabell Library and the Health Sciences Library will be open, providing access to support student and faculty needs. In-person assistance, services and physical collections will be available. VCU Libraries will also continue to offer robust online support through chat, text, online consultations and librarian-led webinars and tutorials, plus access to streaming media, e-books, online articles, databases and more.