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Welcome to VCU

Are you Ram Ready?

Orientation is required for first-year students, transfer and adult learner students, international students and students who are 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. 

Registration for Spring 2021 has now closed.

For students admitted for Fall 2022, more details on summer Orientations and registration will be available later this semester. Please check back! Please review the Accepted Student Checklists to complete other items on the list before you register for Orientation.

Ram Ready Online Modules

Ram Ready Online Modules for Fall 2021 will be available this summer. After registering, you will receive information on how to access Ram Ready once it has opened. These online modules provide the information you need to successfully start the semester. Modules should be completed in order at the pace of each individual.

Ram Ready Module Topics:

Module 1: Welcome to VCU (Introduction to Orientation, VCU Overview, Technology)

Module 2: Take Care of Business (Housing, Dining, Textbooks, Software, Transportation, Immunizations, Transcripts)

Module 3: College Financing (Financial Aid, Student Accounting, Student Privacy)

Module 4: Academic Success (Major Maps, Accessibility, Academic Support, Academic Overviews, Advising)

Module 5: Career Pathways (REAL, Career, Work-Study, Mentoring, Alumni, Research, Education Abroad)

Module 6: Get Involved (Diversity and Inclusion, Student Organizations, Peer Leadership, Student Media)

Module 7: Be Well (The Well, Student Health, Counseling, Recreational Sports)

Module 8: Find Resources (Safety, Advocacy, Title IX, Campus Resources)

Module 9: Make it REAL (Expectations, Free Speech, Preparing for Arrival, VCUCard, Richmond)