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Fall 2021 Commencement

Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 10 a.m. in VSU Multi-Purpose Center.

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Virginia State University fosters sustained excellence as a preeminent public land-grant university, providing access to higher education and a holistic, greater learning experience to produce world-class leaders and scholars.


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According to U.S. News and World Report, VSU places in the top 30 in the category of Best Overall HBCUs for 2022.  The annual list examines factors such as retention, alumni giving, faculty resources, graduate indebtedness, and student excellence.

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VSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Virginia State University COVID-19 Vaccinations FAQs, Virginia State University requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as we begin the fall 2021 semester.  The University will offer vaccinations on campus beginning Friday, August 6, 2021.  Full (or first dose) vaccinations are required to reside on campus and or attend face to face classes. Full compliance is required for all faculty, staff, and students who will be on campus and or attending classes by September 20, 2021.

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VSU to Require Proof of Vaccination for All Athletic Events

Virginia State University has announced new guidelines that will require all guests at Rogers Stadium and other campus athletic events to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entry. The new guideline is effective immediately and is part of an effort to help safeguard the health and wellness of the general VSU community and campus visitors. In addition, it aligns with the campus-wide requirement that all faculty, staff, and students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

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VSU Announces Fall 2021 Commencement Speaker

Virginia State University has announced that VSU Alumnus, Hampton University President, and Businessman, Dr. William R. Harvey will serve as the fall 2021 VSU Commencement speaker.

VSU Partners with FBI Richmond for Collegiate Mentoring Academy

Virginia State University is pleased to announce the inaugural graduating class of the FBI Richmond and VSU Collegiate Academy. Today’s graduation ceremony was the culmination of a partnership between the VSU Sociology and Criminal Justice Department and the FBI Richmond Division. The FBI Richmond and VSU Collegiate Academy offers unique mentoring and outreach opportunities that benefit students by introducing them to FBI work, experiences, and career opportunities. 

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University Winter Break

University Winter Break

VSU will close at 5pm on Friday, December 17, 2021 and reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022.

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Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 18, 2021

VSU Fall 2021 Commencement will be held Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center.


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Aerial Tour Video

While we hope you’ll take the time to visit our HBCU college campus in person, our aerial tour is the next best thing.

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