Excused Absences for Students Representing the UniversityAll student athletes should provide their schedule to the instructor at the beginning of the semester; other students who must miss class for official university functions should also provide written documentation for absences prior to the absence. Arrangements should be made with your instructor for due dates and make-up work, as needed.Campus Emergency informationWhat to Know and Do to Be Prepared for Emergencies at VCU Sign up to receive VCU text messaging alerts. Keep your information up-to-date. Within the classroom, the professor will keep his or her phone on to receive any emergency transmissions.
Know the safe evacuation route from each of your classrooms. Emergency evacuation routes are posted in on-campus classrooms. Listen for and follow instructions from VCU or other designated authorities. Within the classroom, follow your professor's instructions. Know where to go for additional emergency information. Know the emergency phone number for the VCU Police (828-1234). Report suspicious activities and objects. Keep your permanent address and emergency contact information current in eServices.Class Registration Required for AttendanceStudents may attend only those classes for which they have registered. Faculty may not add students to class rosters. Therefore, if students are attending a class for which they have not registered, they must stopattending. Withdrawal from ClassesBefore withdrawing from classes, students should consult their instructor as well as other appropriate university offices. Withdrawing from classes may negatively impact a student’s financial aid award and his or her semester charges. To discuss financial aid and the student bill, visit the Student Services Center at 1015 Harris Hall or contact a financial aid counselor at Student Financial ResponsibilityStudents assume the responsibility of full payment of tuition and fees generated from their registration and all charges for housing and dining services, and other applicable miscellaneous charges.VCU MobileThe VCU Mobile application is a valuable tool to get the latest VCU information on the go. The application contains helpful information including the VCU directory, events, course schedules, campus maps, athletics and general VCU news, emergency information, library resources, Blackboard and more. To download the application on your smartphone or for more information, please visit .Important DatesView important datesfor the Fall 2013 semester.
Make a Commitment to Community LearningYour learning here at VCU is not limited to what goes on in your classrooms; in fact, part of a full and rich college experience is tapping into as many different kinds of learning as possible. Learning happens as a result of being exposed to different ideas and different experiences, both in the classroom and beyond, in the larger University community.