The university provides orientation to all new undergraduate students. Orientation programs are designed to increase the students’ awareness of the university’s programs, services and facilities and to provide opportunities for faculty advising and registration for their first semester of classes.
After acceptance to the university, students are sent detailed information regarding the orientation program. Included in the summer orientation program is a program for the parents of freshman students that is especially helpful to their understanding of the university and its future relationship to their sons and daughters.
For additional information about orientation, contact New Student Programs, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 842002, Richmond, VA 23284-2002, (804) 828-3700; or visit the Web site at www.vcu.edu/uc/nsp. For information regarding orientation to MCV Campus programs, contact the individual department.