Preview Day Welcomes Incoming Students

This year’s Preview Day for accepted students is Saturday, April 5 starting at 9 a.m. until 6p.m. throughout all of Monroe Park Campus.

Preview day gives students the opportunity to get a glimpse of potentially spending their college experience as a Ram by providing informational sessions, tours, and student services to smooth the transition into college.Image

Incoming students such as intended nursing major Preety Kaur, and intended environmental science major, Jared Johnson, share what they are anticipating the most for Preview Day.

“I’m looking forward to finally getting to see the city life and all the diversity in Richmond,” Kaur said. “I’ve committed (to VCU) now and it’s so exciting but I’m also super nervous” she said.

Johnson is most looking forward to experiencing the city of Richmond. “I’’m extremely excited for the culture and urban vibe of Richmond and the diversity of VCU itself,” Johnson said.  “I’ve completely committed and I’m very proud to be an incoming student and soon to be ‘Ram Fam’.”

Accepted students will be given a comprehensive tour of VCU, including the residence halls and  inside Cary St. Gym. They will also get the opportunity to engage in an open forum about programs at VCU by the professors. Students will be divided by intended majors and spoken to by professors in the program.

The University College located on the first floor of Hibbs Hall will be open from 11:30-2 and will over tours of VCU as well as information about the services provided by the University College- such as tutoring or academic advising. The University Commons is also where accepted students can officially accept VCU’s offer of admission as well as register for NSO, pay the tuition deposit and submit response forms.

Financial Aid counselors will also be available on the first floor of Harris Hall to talk to students about financial assistance and funding the cost of attending VCU.

Representatives from the University Student Commons will be in Rodney’s on the first floor of Shafer Dining Court to talk to students about activities and programs coming up such as Welcome Week 2014.

Parking will be available in West Broad Street Parking Deck, West Main Street Parking Deck and Jefferson Street Parking Deck

Limited street parking will be available.

Students finished with preview day events can go to Monroe Park for the Intercultural Festival Lasting until 6p.m.

Students are required to check in between 9-10a.m at specific locations depending on their intended major. Check in and welcome presentations will be at the following locations:

College of Humanities and Sciences,

School of Education and VCU Life Sciences

Altria Theater

6 N. Laurel Street

School of the Arts

W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall

922 Park Ave.

School of Business

Snead Hall, Atrium

301 West Main Street

School of Engineering

School of Engineering East Hall, Atrium

401 West Main Street

School of Government and Public Affairs, L. Douglas Wilder

Grace E. Harris Hall, Auditorium

1015 Floyd Ave.

School of Social Work

Academic Learning Commons

1000 Floyd Ave.

Incoming students who are unable to attend preview day are encouraged to attend general information sessions held in the Welcome Center, located at 1111 W. Broad St., Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.



By Hannah Khan


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