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VSU Ranks Among Top HBCUs Nationwide

VSU Top Rank HBCUs Nationwide

Washington Monthly Magazine ranks VSU as the top HBCU in Virginia and in the top 12% of all Bang-for-your-Buck institutions in the southeast region of the United States.

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VSU Receives a $1.4 Million Grant for Enrolled Students Who Need Financial Assistance with Childcare

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine have announced that Virginia State University will receive $1.45 million to assist student-parents (students who are also parents) with childcare costs.

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VSU Partners to Win a Portion of $1 Billion Grant Challenge to Boost Virginia's Pharmaceutical Industry

VSU Partners to Win a Portion of $1 Billion Grant Challenge to Boost Virginia's Pharmaceutical Industry

Virginia State University, in collaboration with several strategic partners, submitted a comprehensive proposal to the Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC) to establish an advanced pharmaceutical cluster in Central Virginia.

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VSU Announces The Center For Biotechnology, Genomics, and Bioinformatics

Virginia State University (VSU) is excited to announce the establishment of the VSU Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, and Bioinformatics (VSU CeBiGeBi). The VSU CeBiGeBi, believed to be unique among HBCUs nationwide, will be a hub for interdisciplinary education and research on the VSU campus.

VSU Announces Fall 2022 Commencement Speaker

Virginia State University is pleased to announce that Mr. Thomas L. Ransom will serve as the fall 2022 commencement speaker. Mr. Ransom currently serves as the President of the Virginia Region at Truist Financial, where he integrates and brings the full set of Truist Financial solutions to the market.

Virginia State University Hosts a Federal Naturalization Ceremony

On Monday, November 14, 2022, Virginia State University hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on campus for 73 candidates to become sworn citizens of the United States of America. This is the first time a Naturalization Ceremony has been held at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).

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Fall 2022 Commencement

Fall 2022 Commencement

The Virginia State University Fall 2022 Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the VSU Multi-Purpose Center.

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VSU Winter Break

VSU Winter Break

The University will be closed from December 19, 2022- January 3, 2023. The University will reopen for business on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

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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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