First-Year Rising Ceremony

Congratulations on reaching this exciting milestone in your college career!

The First-Year Rising Ceremony is a culminating event that occurs at the end of VCU students’ first year of college; honoring students for their dedication, fortitude and tenacity as they RISE to their sophomore year. This event is open to the entire VCU community and all first-year students and their families/friends. 

The event is held every April.