First Gen Fridays Continue!

Strategic Enrollment Management presents “First-Gen Fridays”for students, faculty, and staff who will be or were the first in their family to graduate from college. Events last an hour with the first 15-20 minutes for a presentation and the rest of the time meet and connect with others. 

For more information, contact Elizabeth Bambacus at 827-3927 or bambacuses@vcu.edu.

  • February 9, 2018: Summer Studies — Some Things Are Just Better in the Summer (Commonwealth Ballroom A), noon – 1pm
  • March 16, 2018: Do the Math and Education Abroad (Richmond Salons III), noon – 1pm
  • April 13, 2018: First-Gen Stories (Honors College Multipurpose Room), noon – 1pm

Discover Health Care Fair

February 20

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The VCU Health Science Pipeline holds the “Discover Health Care Fair” in the Larrick Student Center for attendees to explore the numerous health professions offered at VCU. For more information, contact Taryn Hayes at Hayesta5@vcu.edu or visit https://dhsd.vcu.edu.

Financial Success Summit – Tuesday, October 3rd

Find out how to get ahead financially in school and after graduation at VCU’s 9th Annual Financial Success Summit. The event will be held in the University Student Commons. Attend a session to enter for a chance to win a $500 Amazon Giftcard.*

Session 1 (10:00 am-10:50 am) Student Loans: information on paying for college

Session 2 (11:00 am-11:50 am) Money’s Not Free: how credit and loans work

Session 3 (1:00 pm-1:50 pm) Adulting 101: financial independence for students

 Register today!

*No purchase necessary. See Official Rules.

Community Art Therapy Workshop

Monday, Sep. 25, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Sciences Club hosts an art therapy workshop in The Depot, Interdisciplinary Room. Attendees will join community members in making their own mixed media art therapy project. No art experience is necessary. Open to all ages and skill levels. For more information, contact Rachel Stevenson at easterre@vcu.edu or visit https://rampages.us/postbaccprehealth/2017/09/12/upcoming-event-community-art-therapy-workshop/.

TRIO Money Mondays Financial Literacy Series

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Money Mondays Financial Literacy series is designed to educate and assist students with one of the most important responsibilities they encounter when entering college: financial independence.  Learning how to navigate this newfound freedom can be confusing and often challenging. Knowing that a solid financial foundation can lead to a lifetime of financial success, VCU TRIO SSS has collaborated with the Virginia Credit Union to empower students with personal finance skills that can be practiced in their everyday lives.

DATE

TIME

EVENT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

RSVP Link

September 11th

12p-1p

Building a Better Budget

Commons, Alumni Board Room

Sept RSVP

September 25th

4:30p-5:30p

Building a Better Budget

Commons, Metro Room

Sept RSVP

October 2nd

12p-1p

Financial Independence

Commons, Alumni Board Room

Oct RSVP

October 16th

4:30p-5:30p

Financial Independence

Commons, Metro Room

Oct RSVP

November 6th

12p-1p

Paying for College

Commons, Alumni Board Room

Nov RSVP

November 27th

4:30p-5:30p

Paying for College

Commons, Forum Room

Nov RSVP

 

Building a Better Budget

“Building a Better Budget” is a hands-on workshop providing students with practical advice for creating and sticking to a budget with tools to track spending and establish college-friendly savings goals.

 

Financial Independence

This interactive workshop will cover money management principles and the financial challenges facing an emerging generation. The session includes an in-depth look at effective cash flow, understanding student loans, and building a savings and investment plan that will carry over to life after VCU.

 

Paying for College

Attendees will learn about different options to pay for college, including financial aid, scholarships, savings, and student loans.

Please feel free to share with students!  For more information about the financial literacy series and other TRIO SSS events, check out our VCU TRIO Google calendar.  Contact trio@vcu.edu for any questions.