Are you Ram Ready?

Orientation is required for first-year, transfer and adult learner, and international students as well as students returning to VCU after being away for more than three years. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to participate. Think of it as your formal introduction to VCU. 

For students admitted for Spring 2022, Orientations will take place in December and January with both in-person and virtual options. Registration will open later this semester. See below and visit the Schedules, Dates and Details page for more details.

Registration for Spring 2022 Orientation is now open. Please review the Accepted Student Checklists to complete other items prior to registering for Orientation.

VCU Orientation

Orientation for students admitted for Spring 2022 has multiple components and will offer some limited in-person and fully virtual options. Orientations will take place in January, 2022 before the start of classes. Students will complete the Ram Ready Online modules and attend an in-person or a live-virtual session as part of the Orientation process. 

For students admitted for Fall 2022, more information and details will be available in the Spring semester. Orientations typically occur in the summer months. Check back in the new year for more details!

Orientation for Spring 2022 students includes the following components:

  1. Online Ram Ready Modules: After registering for Orientation, you should complete the Ram Ready Online Modules. These online modules cover all the basics and provide the information you need to successfully start the semester. Modules should be completed in order at the pace of each individual. Modules are tailored to the you based on your student status (First-Year, Transfer, International, or Student Veteran) and there is a special Family version of the modules available with bonus content specific to new VCU families. For more details on module topics covered in Ram Ready, visit the Schedules, Dates and Details page.
  2. Virtual or In-Person Orientation Session: Upon registering for Orientation, you will select a date and time for your Orientation Session which will occur either in-person or virtually. Visit the Orientation Dates section for dates and modalities available to you. (*Students must submit their COVID-19 vaccine records in order to attend any in-person Orientation events).
  3. Advising Meeting: You will attend an advising meeting either before or during your Orientation. You will receive more details on how to schedule this meeting after registering for your Orientation. You can click the appropriate link below for more details on advising for your first semester: