Arriving Students

Welcome to the VCU Global Student Success Program!

Congratulations on making the decision to study at Virginia Commonwealth University! We’re ready to welcome you on campus. Here's a quick and easy checklist of what you need to do before you arrive in Richmond, Virginia.

Accept your offer and pay your deposit.

Send in any remaining documents and pay your deposit and fees.

Apply for your visa

Complete your visa application and prepare for your visa interview.

Make travel arrangements

Book your flights and plan to arrive in Richmond at least two days before orientation in case of travel delays.

Apply for housing

Be sure to apply for housing early on so you can choose from a wider variety of accommodation options, especially if you plan to live off campus.

Pack and prepare to carry important documents with you

You'll need to label your luggage, pack all necessary belongings and bring along important documents including your completed immunization form, medical records, prescriptions, academic transcripts, your financial documentation, I-20 and your passport.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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