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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 revised fall 2020 schedule of classes is now live. 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

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Fall 2020: Dates to remember

August

Aug. 17: Classes begin (MCV Campus students follow departmental schedule)

Aug. 24: Last day to add a course and late registration

Aug. 31: Last day to drop a course

November

Nov. 24: Last day of classes for both campuses, last day to withdraw with a mark of "W"

Final exams

Nov. 30-Dec. 4: Final exams (held remotely) for MCV Campus

Nov. 30-Dec. 7: Final exams (held remotely) for Monroe Park Campus