Family members of new first-year and transfer students are strongly encouraged to participate in Orientation. As important partners in your student’s success, we have designed Orientation programs just for you that will happen in tandem with the student Orientation experience.

What's included in Family and Guest Orientation

Orientation sessions

Families are invited to join their students for their Orientation sessions. Select the appropriate program below to learn more about Orientation for new VCU families. We are thrilled to welcome you to the VCU RAMily!

Family and Guest fees by program

Ram Ready Orientation Modules for families

Ram Ready Orientation Modules for families will share information about academic programs, student life, safety and wellness, and opportunities for your involvement in the VCU community. You will have access to the same content your students will see in their program, but the program will also have tailored experiences just for you. To gain access to Ram Ready Orientation Modules for families, your student must add you to their registration. 

Visit the Registration page for more details on adding a guest. Once you have been added to your student's Orientation account, you will receive an email with more details on the program and how to access Ram Ready Orientation Modules for families.

Ram Family Update mailing list

Upon registering for Orientation, your student can add your contact information to be included on the Ram Family Update mailing list. Families on this list receive important monthly updates about what's going on at VCU and any relevant announcements that are communicated to your student. Additionally, you will receive invitations to both virtual and in-person events sponsored by VCU Families and VCU Family Council, a group of families selected to serve families and connect them to VCU.