Student support services

Orientation and Transition Programs

Orientation is your official welcome to VCU and will prepare you for your first semester. VCU offers a variety of Orientation programs based on your experience, so whether this is your first time at college, you are transferring from another school or you are returning after some time off, you can find the Orientation experience that works for you!

Adult and Non-Traditional Student Services

The Office of Adult and Non-Traditional Student Services helps adult learners maximize their VCU experience through programs, resources and support.

Career Services

Career Services helps students prepare for and achieve their professional goals through individual advising, programs and events. 

Military Student Services

Military Student Services works with veterans, active service members, spouses and dependents to ease the transition from military life to academics.


TRiO provides guidance, tools and resources that lead to academic success for first-generation students, low-income students and students with disabilities.

You First

Our You First program helps guide first-generation students through their academic career. 

First and Second Year Experiences

The Office of First and Second Year Experiences (FYE/SYE) works alongside campus partners to engage students in a myriad of activities that promote academic success, social engagement, cultural competence, civic engagement, and career and professional development.