Students and recent graduates from across VCU are helping us better understand SARS-CoV2 and COVID-19. Among them is a trio from the VCU Life Sciences bioinformatics program. (Getty Images)

VCU graduate students use bioinformatics to help in the fight against COVID-19

May 27, 2021

Compiling and analyzing state data plays a major role in testing and the vaccination process.

School of Nursing graduates

Scenes from spring commencement

May 16, 2021

VCU photographers attended several of the university's in-person graduation events and captured the unique and emotional celebrations unfolding on and off campus.

Brandee Branche, Class of 2021 speaker. She received her M.D. from the VCU School of Medicine this weekend. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)
VCU will celebrate approximately 5,200 new graduates with a universitywide virtual commencement on Saturday. (University Marketing photo illustration)

VCU to celebrate spring commencement on Saturday

May 12, 2021

Members of the Class of 2021 will be honored at virtual and in-person events.

A batch of new fast-track opportunities this fall will allow academically qualified VCU students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from numerous areas of study in as few as five years. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

VCU launching 20 new accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree opportunities

April 19, 2021

The accelerated programs across the university will save students time and money.

Co-hosted by VCU, the River Management Society’s 2021 River Management Symposium, to be held April 12-15, will help shine a national spotlight on Richmond and Virginia’s diverse waterways.

Virtual symposium co-hosted by VCU to shine national spotlight on Virginia’s waterways

April 7, 2021

Rescheduled from 2020, the River Management Society’s biennial event will celebrate the recovery and adaptive use of local and statewide rivers, streams and creeks.

VCU's virtual commencement will take place on May 15. (Getty Images)

VCU will hold universitywide virtual commencement and in-person academic unit graduation ceremonies

March 25, 2021

The in-person ceremonies will follow updated guidance issued by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam in Executive Order 72.

Students attend an in-person class in September. VCU will resume in-person and hybrid courses beginning March 4. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

VCU will resume in-person and hybrid classes beginning March 4

Feb. 18, 2021

The decision is based on several factors, VCU President Michael Rao said, including an examination of COVID-19 positivity rates and a review of isolation space on campus.

At the beginning of the pandemic, the facilities management team created an assembly line in the department’s warehouse to bottle, label and put together 7,000 personal protective equipment supply kits. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

In State of the University speech, Rao reflects on recent challenges and the road ahead

Feb. 11, 2021

President praises the resilience of the VCU community and describes ambitious plans for the future.

Students and researchers explore the frozen landscape in “Frozen Obsession,” a documentary film about a Canadian Arctic expedition set to premier at the RVA Environmental Film Festival.

VCU alumni to share stories of their Canadian Arctic expedition at documentary film premiere

Feb. 9, 2021

A screening of the film “Frozen Obsession” and the accompanying discussion about the Northwest Passage Project will serve as the official kickoff to the RVA Environmental Film Festival on Feb. 12.