In addition to the information and resources below, see VCU’s Keep on Learning site to help you find the resources you need during the current transition to online learning.Click on the plus (+) sign to open the category menu; click on the arrow to obtain a shareable link for each specific category.
Hibbs Hall, 1st Floor, 804- 827-8648
The Office of Strategic Enrollment Management provides academic advising for all first-year students and for those who are not yet admitted into a professional school or academic program. Your advisor can help you find your way around the university, especially in helping you understand academic requirements and policies, choosing an appropriate program of study, and identifying educational and career goals.
Website: library.vcu.eduLibrary Guides for UNIV courses:
- UNIV 101: Introduction to the University
- UNIV 102: Investigations in Learning
- UNIV 103: Education & Career Planning
- UNIV 111/112: Focused Inquiry I & II
- UNIV 200: Inquiry & the Craft of Argument
- UNIV 211: Food for Thought
Cabell Library on Monroe Park Campus offers comfortable study spaces, a wide variety of academic resources such as books, peer-reviewed articles, & DVDs, and research help for all VCU students, faculty, and staff. VCU Libraries’ Ask Us page lists the various ways to contact the library for research assistance, including chat, text, email, and in-person help. Other Cabell highlights include silent study spaces on the fourth floor, The Workshop–a digital and media creation studio–on the lower-level, and, of course, Starbucks, to fuel your study sessions.
Hibbs Hall, 1st Floor, 804-827-8108
The Campus Learning Center offers a variety of community learning opportunities to support your work in most 100 and 200 level courses. You can receive one-on-one or group based learning support at no charge. Study skills assistance is also available. Check out the CLC website for complete information.
Harris Hall room 5116
The FILL is an open work space for any students currently taking UNIV courses. The FILL provides private, individual, and group work spaces, stationary and mobile white boards, two computers, a scanner, and a pay-to-print station. The FILL is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, and 8:00am to 4:30pm on Fridays. Come join us!
Student Commons room 215
OMSA coordinates month-long celebrations such as Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBTQ History Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and more. Their programming also includes regularly intercultural dialogues, cultural excursions, a diversity film series, and discussion groups for men of color, women of color, and LGBTQIA students. Their second floor offices offer study and recreational space, and walk-in support for students.
Student Commons, Rm 121. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11-5pm
The RamPantry exists to address food insecurity by providing in-need VCU students with healthy, culturally appropriate, emergency food. Any VCU student with a VCU ID can access the pantry. Only one visit allotted per week. If you or someone you know is in need of emergency food, please visit or contact email@example.com. Volunteers and donations also welcome.
Recovery Clubhouse, 819 S. Cathedral, 804-828-1663, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rams in Recovery is VCU’s Collegiate Recovery Program which works to ensure that students do not have to choose between their recovery and their education. They support students inside and outside the classroom, organize events and trips, offer recovery housing and scholarships, and provide space and support for recovery meetings.
Student Commons room 018
The Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity (SAEO) office welcomes and serves VCU students with documented disabilities who are registered for classes on the Monroe Park Campus. They can help determine appropriate academic adjustments such as program and exam modifications, classroom accommodations, and auxiliary aids once students have self-identified and completed the eligibility process.
Monroe Park Campus: Student Commons, Rm 238, 804-828-6200
MCV Campus: VMI bldg, Rm 412, 804-828-3964
The aim of the University Counseling Services is to provide comprehensive evaluation and consultation for students on best options for their mental health care. This can include: case management, referral services to a community provider, brief individual and couples therapy, group therapy, consultation, and resiliency workshops.
Monroe Park Campus: 1300 W. Broad St., ste 2200, 804-828-8828
MCV Campus: 1000 E. Marshall St., Rm 305, 804-828-9220
The mission of University Student Health Services is to provide quality outpatient medical care and public health services, which includes health education programming that empowers students to become full participants in their health care.
The Common Book is intended to create the opportunity to explore complex social issues through an interdisciplinary lens. In addition to integrating the book into the Focused Inquiry curriculum of UNIV 111 and UNIV 112, faculty in University College foster partnerships across both campuses and within the broader Richmond community. Students are provided opportunities to explore the real-world application and problem-solving each fall.
Office of Sustainability, 203 N. Belvidere St., 804- 628-5199
The Free Store is an on-campus resource that promotes equitable access to everyday needs like school/art supplies, electronics, home goods and plenty more. VCU students, staff and faculty can donate items and can take items for free! Find hours of operation and items accepted/available on their website.
Academic Learning Commons, 4th Floor, room 4203. 804- 828-4851
The Writing Center offers support for currently enrolled VCU students and faculty. Services for students include one-on-one consultations and workshops on a wide variety of topics associated with academic writing, reading, and critical thinking. As you work on your writing assignments, you will benefit the most if you plan multiple visits to the Writing Center – for brainstorming and planning, for developing and organizing, and then for revising. Students are now able to schedule appointments online. They can do this via UCMe, or they can also click “Advising Appointments” in the VCU portal.
English Language Resources at the Writing Center provides specialized support to English Language Learners at VCU. This service encourages success by helping students develop their vocabulary and reading comprehension, fluency in composition, oral communication, and understanding of American academic rhetorical expectations.
815 S. Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23284. (804) 828-Well (9355). Email: email@example.com
As part of the Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, The Well’s mission is to actively create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for students, staff, and faculty to explore their own identities. Through our programs, policies, and services we seek to empower the members of our community to advocate for social justice and equity among all people. Visit the well to learn more about relationships and sexuality; hang out in their Recovery Clubhouse; seek support in recovery from addiction; complete the Pathways to Choices alcohol education program; learn more about how alcohol and drugs fit into your lifestyle; get resources, tools and information to manage anxiety/stress; practice mindfulness; learn more about sleep; snag a free condom or learn more about sexual health; get help quitting tobacco; or find out more about eating and nutrition.
Cabell Library, Lower Level. (804) 827-3594. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Workshop provides hardware, software, spaces, and expertise to help the VCU community produce creative work of all kinds. Practically, that means concentrating in three main areas: graphics, audio and video projects; the world of hands-on making; and exploring new and emerging technologies. Reserve equipment on their website; use the contact info above to schedule a consultation or ask a question. Drop ins also encouraged.