For parents and families

We understand that parents and families of first and second year students play an integral role in their student’s overall success and development in college. Browse our website to learn more about what our office does and ways we can engage in this journey together! 

Parents and families are invited to attend any of these First and Second Year Experiences initiatives:

VCU Orientation

Orientation offers an immersive experience for new, incoming students to learn about life at VCU, understand academic requirements, campus resources and to connect with VCU students, faculty and staff.

First-Year Rising Series

The First-Year Rising Series consists of exciting events and activities to engage and acclimate students during their first year in college and to support them as they transition to their second year.

First-Year Achievement Ceremony

The First-Year Achievement Ceremony recognizes all first-year students for completing their first year of college; an important milestone we celebrate with all first-year students, their families, and the entire VCU community.


Parents and families can explore additional resources through VCU Orientation and the Office of Family Programs