Virginia Commonwealth University

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Welcome to Virginia Commonwealth University

Congratulations on your new position and the decision to join one of the nation’s top research universities! You are joining a diverse and dedicated community of people who work hard to make VCU a success.

We encourage you to use the information provided in this site as a guide to your first-year experience at VCU.

Ready, Set, Go!

Use these action steps to get a head start on your new hire paperwork. This page also serves as a great resource – providing tools, tips and resources to use during your first year at VCU.

Orientation and initial learning opportunities

Find out all you need to know about orientation and learning opportunities for new employees (classified staff and faculty) here.

VCU benefits

VCU offers competitive and comprehensive benefits as part of a long-standing commitment to the health and well-being of our faculty and staff. Use the following links for an overview of your benefits package, information to help you make your health benefits and retirement savings selections and to learn about some of the other benefits of working here.

Additional VCU benefits


For information on relocation resources, click here.

Keeping up

There are several outlets available for keeping up with all things VCU. Now that you’re part of the university’s team, you’ll want to rely on these sources for keeping up with all of the latest news:

VCU mobile

If you own an iPod Touch, iPhone, Blackberry or another handheld device, you can carry much of the above information right in the palm of your hand. This includes access to the university's directory, events information, courses, maps, news and more.

For more information, visit your device's app store or click here.