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Some schools and colleges at VCU offer their own information sessions about their facilities and programs. Learn more about them here.

Departmental information sessions

School of the Arts information session

The School of the Arts offers information sessions and facilities tours starting at the Welcome Center at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. During these sessions, prospective students have the opportunity to meet with a representative from the School of the Arts to learn about scholarship opportunities, additional admission requirements and to ask specific questions about the School of the Arts’ programs. Current students in the School of the Arts are available to provide tours of the arts facilities after these sessions. Information sessions typically run from 1-1:30 p.m.; tours run from 1:30- approximately 3 p.m. Register for the School of the Arts tour at http://app.art.vcu.edu/request/rsvp/. If you have questions about arts tours please call (804) VCU-ARTS. The School of the Arts does not host an information session or tour on Saturdays.

School of Business information sessions and tours

The VCU School of Business offers information sessions and facilities tours by appointment only. Prospective students who are planning to visit VCU are encouraged to call ahead and schedule a tour of the business facilities. Appointments are made Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. and include meeting with a business representative who will provide information about programs of study, scholarships and general School of Business information. Students will also have the opportunity to tour the business building with a current business student. To schedule a visit to the School of Business, call (804) 828-1742 or email avwagg@vcu.edu. The School of Business does not schedule visits on weekends and holidays.

School of Engineering information sessions and tours

The VCU School of Engineering offers information sessions and tours most weekdays at 9:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. You’ll need to check its online schedule and register to attend one of the sessions. The sessions are held in the School of Engineering Welcome Center, located in the School of Engineering, West Hall, Room 433. To learn more about the things that make a VCU School of Engineering education unique, prospective students are encouraged to plan a visit. Students will meet with an engineering representative who will provide information about programs of study, scholarships and admission requirements.

For more information, contact the School of Engineering at (804) 828-2129 or email askengineering@vcu.edu. The School of Engineering does not schedule visits on Saturdays.

School of Nursing information sessions and tours

The VCU School of Nursing hosts an information session most Fridays at 1 p.m. for students in traditional or accelerated nursing bachelor's degree programs. A tour of the school begins at 12:15 p.m. The information sessions are open to the public but require a reservation. For more information, contact the School of Nursing at (804) 828-5171 or (800) 828-9451. The school does not schedule information sessions or tours on university holidays or during major events.

The Honors College information sessions and tours

The VCU Honors College offers information sessions by appointment only. Prospective students who are planning to visit VCU are encouraged to call ahead and schedule an appointment for an information session and tour of the honors facilities. Students will meet with an honors representative who will provide information about programs of study, scholarships and admission requirements. To schedule a visit to The Honors College, call (804) 828-1803 or email honors@vcu.edu. The Honors College does not schedule visits on weekends.

Study Abroad information sessions

The Global Education Office offers an information session every Monday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the Education Abroad office located at 817 W. Franklin St., Suite 122 conference room. Education Abroad staff members discuss the various ways to study abroad and participate in international exchange at VCU, including details on program options, costs, credit/course offerings, scholarships, application processes and more. Appointments are not required; however, seating is limited to 10, so please arrive a few minutes early to secure a space. If you would prefer to schedule an individual appointment with an Education Abroad adviser, please call (804) 827-7882 or email abroad@vcu.edu. The Education Abroad office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments

If your department of interest does not conduct an information session, appointments to meet with faculty or departmental representatives are strongly recommended. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, except on holidays, and we encourage you to schedule the appointment at least one week prior to your visit. For more information about scheduling these appointments, please contact Nicole Patterson by phone at (804) 827-2224 or toll-free at (800) 841-3638, or by email at nlpatterson@vcu.edu.

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