Keep on Learning
Sometimes the unexpected happens. When it does, VCU is prepared to keep on teaching and keep on learning. Student success remains the core of our mission, and during these unprecedented times, our goal across the university remains to help all of our students successfully achieve their academic goals.
Throughout this website, you will find resources developed to support students as they keep learning. If you cannot find an answer to your question or need, however, please use our online help forms to reach out for additional assistance.
News and updates
The spring 2021 schedule of classes is now live, but please be aware that adjustments may continue to be made up until the start of the spring semester. For additional details about what this means for you, select a button below or use the navigation menu at the top of this website.
Accessing your courses online
VCU supports two learning management systems (LMS), Canvas and Blackboard. Your instructor will let you know which LMS they are using for their course in the course syllabus. You can access both Canvas and Blackboard from your my.vcu.edu portal, in the General Resources section of your student tab, or via the VCU Mobile application. Make sure to check both sites for your courses!
Tutorial: How to access your online courses in Blackboard and Canvas
Dates to remember
Oct. 23: Midterm grades posted by faculty, consult advisor with questions
Nov. 24: Last day of classes for both campuses, last day to select the pass/fail grading option or withdraw with a mark of "W"
Nov. 30-Dec. 4: Final exams (held remotely) for MCV Campus
Nov. 30-Dec. 7: Final exams (held remotely) for Monroe Park Campus
Winter Intersession and J-Term
Dec. 28-Jan. 9: Winter Intersession
Dec. 28-Jan. 15: J-Term
Jan. 25: First day of classes
Feb. 1: Last day to add a class
Feb. 8: Last day to drop a class
Feb. 23: Reading day
March 24: Reading day
May 5: Last day of classes for the Monroe Park Campus, last day to select the pass/fail grading option or withdraw with a mark of "W"
May 7: Last day of classes for the MCV Campus, last day to select the pass/fail grading option or withdraw with a mark of "W"