Palooza on the Plaza

The First and Second Year Palooza on the Plaza is one of the last transitional experiences you will engage in as you prepare to embark on your next academic year at VCU. 

At the Palooza, you will have the opportunity to engage with 45+ student success units across VCU who will support you during your sophomore and junior year. These include undergraduate academic advisors, academic support services, student clubs/organizations, residential life and housing, financial aid and much more!

The event will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 12-2 p.m. on the University Student Commons Plaza.

The following campus partners will be in attendance:

Academic units

  • College of Humanities and Sciences (including Interdisciplinary Science and the Office of Student Services)
  • College of Engineering
  • da Vinci Center for Innovation
  • Department of African American Studies
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of English
  • Department of Forensic Science
  • Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
  • Department of History
  • Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
  • Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research
  • Focused Inquiry Learning Lounge/Department of Focused Inquiry
  • Honors College
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Program
  • School of Business, Office of Student Engagement
  • School of Education
  • School of Social Work
  • School of World Studies
  • VCU Libraries
  • VCU Life Sciences (Bioinformatics and Environmental Studies
  • Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Campus Safety and Transportation Units

  • VCU Parking and Transportation Services
  • VCU Police

Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success units

  • Campus Learning Center
  • Office of First and Second Year Experiences
  • Summer Studies
  • TRIO SSS/STEM Program
  • University Academic Advising
  • VCU Career Services
  • Writing Center
  • You First at VCU

Student Affairs units

  • Off Campus Student Services/Ram Pantry
  • Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Peer Leadership Initiative
  • Residential Life and Housing
  • Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
  • Student Media Center
  • The Commons
  • University Counseling Services
  • VCU Global Education Office - Global Learning
  • VCU Recreation and Well-Being (RecWell)
  • VCU Transform