Sophomore Rising Series

Are you ready to RISE to junior status?

The Sophomore Rising Series is for all second-year students. The SYR includes amazing opportunities to connect sophomore students with campus resources to prepare them for their junior year at VCU. Our events align with the tenets and pillars of the VCU major maps to ensure you are equipped with the tools you need to RISE to your junior year.

Student Organization and Volunteer Opportunity (SOVO) Fair
January 20, 2022 - 11am-2pm
Student Commons Ballrooms 

Seasonal & Part-Time Job Fair
Wed., Jan. 25, 1-4pm
Richmond Salons
Co-Sponsored by VCU UAA and FYE/SYE

Peer Leader and Mentor Fair 
February 1, 2023 - 11am-1pm
Virginia Rooms, Student Commons 

Internships and Summer Opportunities
February 9, 2023, 4-4:45pm
University Student Commons - Virginia Room B
More details via Handshake 
VCU Career Services 
*Refreshments served

A Black Experience: Culture, Cuisines, and Conversations Fair 
February 22, 2022, 12-1:30 p.m.
Location: Student Commons, 2nd floor 
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Office of First and Second Year Experiences and Transitions

Popcorn with Professors
February 22, 2022 - 4-5pm
Richmond Salons II, Student Commons 

RVA Internship & Experiential Opportunities Fair
Wed., Mar. 1, 1-4pm
Richmond Salons and Commonwealth Ballroom
Co-sponsored by RVA Collab
Register here

Off-Campus Housing Fair
March 23, 2022, 11am-2pm
Student Commons, Ballrooms
Division of Student Affairs  

Popcorn with Professors
March 23, 2022 - 4-5pm
Richmond Salons II, Student Commons 

SOPHOMORE WEEK: March 27-31 

  • Monday, March 27th - Sophomore Social: Nachos + Chill + Live DJ
  • Tuesday, March 28th -  Pop Culture Bingo
  • Wednesday, March 29th -  Social Impact Career & Internship Fair
  • Thursday, March 30th - Sophomore Sundaes and Smiles (Class photo)
  • Friday, March 31st - RecWell After Dark: Sophomore Slam

Spring Career & Internship Fair 
Wed., Apr. 12, 1-4p.m.
Richmond Salons and Commonwealth Ballroom
Register here

Popcorn with Professors Dinner 
April 19, 2023, 4-5pm
Cary and Belvidere Hall

Culminating Experiences

FYE/SYE Palooza on the Plaza Carnival
May 2, 2023 - 12-2pm 
Student Commons Plaza