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Work/life and wellness

‌As a proud member of the College and University Work/Family Association, Work/Life offers faculty and staff a multitude of resources — at no charge — to help balance work and home responsibilities throughout the life cycle.

NEW! Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day: April 24

This year VCU will participate in the annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” On Thursday, April 24, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the university – through its Great Place Initiative (GPI) and Work/Life Resources program – will provide a series of activities for children (aged 8 to 12) at the Mary and Frances Youth Center on campus. Click here to see what's planned for the day.

Enrollment is limited to 30 children. To register children for this event or for questions, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at or 828-1521.  

As an alternative to this program, individuals or departments may plan, with supervisory approval, their own activities to celebrate the day. 

Work/Life Seminars

Click here to register. 

Please note: With supervisor approval, employees should be allowed time away from work to attend professional development training and educational programs offered through VCU Human Resources and other university areas (for example, Technology Services, Procurement Services, etc.). These opportunities can include job-related training, benefits and retirement education sessions and work/life resource seminars.  

April 17, noon to 1 p.m. - The Caregiver as Survivor: It Takes a Team to Succeed 
This session will offer insight into the essential roles that caregivers play within the health care team and explore how they can impact patient outcomes. 
Gale Davis, Geriatric Care Manager, VCU Health System  
Lindsey House Conference Room