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Need tips for navigating college? Ask VCU’s orientation leaders

Need tips for navigating college? Ask VCU’s orientation leaders

Orientation leaders at Virginia Commonwealth University have a lot of practice giving advice to new students. And they speak from experience, since they are all students themselves. With the school year set to launch next week, we asked a few of them for pointers and tips on how to successfully navigate the college experience.

VCU opens 2017-18 academic year

VCU opens 2017-18 academic year

Virginia Commonwealth University will welcome freshmen this week when the class of 2021 moves into the university’s on-campus residence halls, launching the annual Welcome Week schedule of activities that marks the opening of the academic year. For the first time, freshmen students who live on campus will not be able to bring cars, which is expected to reduce pressure on street parking in surrounding neighborhoods and encourage use of public transportation.

Incoming medical students celebrate milestone during annual White Coat Ceremony

Incoming medical students celebrate milestone during annual White Coat Ceremony

Incoming Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine students from across the country — with different backgrounds and from all walks of life — came together with family and friends to celebrate their milestone moment of being “cloaked” in their first white coat during the school’s annual White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 11.

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