Academics and classes

Latest updates


  • The decision has been made to move the summer classes that begin in July to remote (online) instruction, as are the sessions held in May and June. Instructional modes for summer classes on the MCV Campus vary by school; students should contact their dean’s offices for additional information. More information is available on the Summer Studies 2020 Update Webpage.
  • The Keep on Studying Abroad website offers tips for students to time their study abroad in light of COVID-19, connect virtually with a study abroad adviser, explore funding options and consider virtual internships and online classes.
  • Due to the continued risks associated with traveling abroad during the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, VCU has made the difficult decision to cancel all study abroad programs for fall 2020. This decision was also made in light of the U.S. Department of State's current Level 4 (Do Not Travel) global health advisory level. VCU has taken the proactive measure to cancel programs now to provide students with time to identify housing options and academic plans at VCU for the fall semester. This cancellation applies to all program types (exchange, direct enroll, provider programs) for the fall 2020 semester. The Global Education Office will provide students with refunds for any application fees paid to VCU, which may include the $150 GEO fee. These refunds will be issued to your original form of payment and will be available in the next 30 days.
  • VCU has established a COVID-19 emergency relief funding website, which outlines the qualifications to be considered for federal (CARES) or institutional relief funds. Review a copy of the email notification students received for contact information or visit the COVID-19 Relief Funding website for details about the two funds and to apply.
  • A temporary update to the Continuance in Undergraduate Program Regulation for summer 2020 has been made in order to protect undergraduate students from a negative change in academic standing. For details and FAQ, visit
  • Technology Services has provided information to help individuals navigate the process of improving their internet connections, or finding alternative means to connect while still maintaining social distancing so that they can teach, learn and work during the rest of this semester. Information about free and low-cost wifi, data and hot-spot options is also included at:

More from the Provost Office COVID-19 updates

Frequently asked questions

VCU will hold remote classes for the remainder of the semester to ensure that students can complete the semester as safely as possible and with as much continuity as possible.

Multiple resources have been developed and are being updated continuously. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions received through Additional questions as well as specific resources to support academics and research are available through the Office of the Provost's COVID-19 Updates website.

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