Graduate StudentsStudent Resources

Current graduate students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss any questions regarding program curriculum, schedule or any other student service needs, and to take advantage of our career services offerings.  

The Graduate School at VCU also provides a wealth of resources to assist in academic and research development.

Request an override

If you’re unable to register for a class due to a restriction message, you can request an override. This option is available to students in graduate business programs or students in other VCU graduate programs wishing to take a graduate business class.

Requesting an override indicates that you have satisfied the course’s prerequisite requirement. If you do not meet the prerequisite requirement, you will not receive an override or risk being removed from the course at a later date.

Computer requirements

Entering graduate students should have access to a laptop computer that meets VCU’s required laptop specifications. MS-Office Professional Plus is the standard software package used in the School of Business. Certain courses may require additional software, which will be listed in the course syllabus.


Currently enrolled graduate students can take advantage of our graduate scholarship opportunities. 

Graduation Application

Students should apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester in which all requirements will be completed. 

School of Business
Virtual Commencement Ceremony

August and December 2020 Graduates
Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 PM
Live Stream (link will be posted prior to event)

Dean Grier will kick off the virtual ceremony, a distinguished alumni will offer timely remarks, and all graduates will have their name read aloud by an Associate Dean. Please complete the form below so we may prepare for a successful event. A recording of the event will be available soon after.

Click here to complete the RSVP form

  • Full name with correct pronunciation
  • Photo for your virtual slide
  • Submit even if you are not able to watch the stream live
Please complete the RSVP form by Friday, November 20th.

In addition to this event, we look forward to inviting you to an in-person celebration when it is safe to do so.  

Is this different from the University-wide Commencement? 
Yes, but you are also welcome to participate in the VCU-wide virtual celebration. Details here. 

Ordering Regalia, Diplomas and more

Visit the VCU Commencement website for information on regalia, diplomas and much more.