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Fall 2017: Upcoming Events

Provost updates, Faculty

Author: Office of the Provost

As the spring, 2017 semester is winding down, we're already thinking ahead to fall. New Student Convocation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, 2017. New Faculty Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in addition to Faculty Convocation and House Calls for VCU's Residential Life and Housing. Faculty are encouraged to attend Convocation and then participate in the House Calls training and program. 

New Student Convocation 2017

New Student Convocation will be held on 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New Faculty Orientation

Orientation for new faculty members is scheduled for 8:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. More information will be posted soon. 

Faculty Convocation 2017

The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 3:30 P.M. in the Concert Hall of the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. An official announcement will arrive this summer. 

Residential Life and Housing: House Calls for New Students 

VCU's Residential Life and Housing is hosting House Calls on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, during fall Welcome Week. The Residence Hall House Calls program utilizes key academic faculty, staff and administrators to meet, greet, and interact with students in their own homes as a kick-off to the semester. Faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to answer any questions or address concerns students may have about their upcoming or continued experience at VCU, and to welcome students to our university community.

Residential Life and Housing seeks faculty and staff to volunteer as participants in the Residence Hall House Calls program on August 23, 2017. Dinner will be provided during a training session that precedes the program. The training and dinner is held on the Monroe Park Campus, but House Calls will be made on both VCU campuses.

Volunteers will be paired with a Resident Assistant and assigned one or two residence hall floors to visit. Visits include walking around the residential floors, knocking on doors, distributing goodie bags and interacting with students in their community.

Please sign up as soon as possible. Faculty and staff volunteers are essential to this program. Click here to sign up

Contact Megan Thurston, Assistant Director of Residential Life, via or (804) 828-7666 with questions. 

Training Dinner and Program Schedule on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Training and Dinner 5:30 - 7 P.M., University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms, Monroe Park Campus
House Calls Program  7 - 9 P.M., Monroe Park Campus
House Calls Program 7:30 - 9:30 P.M., MCV Campus (Cabaniss Hall)


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