Mark your calendars:

July 17 - August 6, 2017

Lyndsay Out of Office If you have pressing academic advising questions during this time that cannot wait for my return on August 7, please contact Ms. Alaina Campbell, Director of Science Advising, at ahcampbell@vcu.edu.  If you need assistance finding a resource on campus, visit this guide for help.

All other emails will be returned in the order they were received beginning August 7.

July 21, 2017

3:30-4:30pm

MMEC 12-101 & 102

Balancing Professional and Personal Life

Dr. Rachel Stephens, Advanced Mental Health Resident, University Counseling Services

July 28, 2017

3:30-4:30pm

MMEC 12-101 & 102

How to Finish your Dissertation

Dr. Patty Slattum, Professor, School of Pharmacy

August 1, 2017

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Abstracts Due for 2018 Meeting

August 11, 2017

12:30pm

Prospective Undergraduate Tour for details, visit go.vcu.edu/frsctour 

August 11, 2017

Summer Classes end

August 11, 2017

3:30-4:30pm

MMEC 12-101 & 102

Dealing with Stress in the Lab

William King, University Ombudsperson

August 15, 2017

12:00 pm

Final Grades due

August 24, 2017

Fall 2017 classes begin

August 30, 2017 11:59pm

Add/Drop Ends.  Schedules must be finalized by this time.

Requests for override consideration for FRSC or FRSZ courses must be received by 3pm at go.vcu.edu/frscoverride.

August 30, 2017

Change of Major Deadline In order to submit a Change of Major request, visit this site.  If you want to change TO Forensic Science, please email frscadvising@vcu.edu to schedule an appointment.  If you want to change FROM Forensic Science, please submit your request using the link at this site and follow any instructions you receive; you are not required to meet with Lyndsay, but please let us know so you don’t end up with an Advising Hold!

September 4, 2017

University Closed

September 6, 2017

Part-Time Job Fair

Contact Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for details.

September 8, 2017

December Graduation Applications due through eServices

September 8, 2017

3:30pm-5pm

Harris Hall 2108*

* to be confirmed

How do I do research?

Email Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for more information.  

September 15, 2017

3:30pm-5pm

Harris Hall 2108*

* to be confirmed

What’s next: Masters, PhD, or work?

Email Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for more information.  

September 22, 2017

Incomplete Grade Conversion Spring and Summer grades of Incomplete will convert to FI unless a Change of Grade indicating otherwise is received before this deadline.

September 22, 2017

2pm-5pm

West Grace North Residence Hall

VCU Globe Open House VCU Globe will host an open house in the West Grace North residence hall. Come learn about the program and have your questions answered by Globe staff. We are now accepting applications and the priority deadline is Nov 3rd.

http://global.vcu.edu/vcuglobe/

September 22, 2017

3:30pm-5pm

Harris Hall 2108*

* to be confirmed

Applying for graduate school in the sciences

When do I take the GRE?  Who should serve as my references?  How do I write a Personal Statement?

Email Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for more information.  

September 29, 2017

3:30pm-5pm

Harris Hall 2108*

* to be confirmed

Navigating Conferences

Email Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for more information.  

October 1, 2017

Applications for Student Membership to American Academy of Forensic Sciences due visit https://www.aafs.org/ for details.

October 7, 2017

7:30am - 2:30pm

Open House for Prospective Students visit http://www.ugrad.vcu.edu/openhouse/ for more information.

October 11, 2017

Government & Public Service Career Fair

Contact Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for details.

October 13, 2017

3:30pm-5pm

Harris Hall 2108*

* to be confirmed

It’s time to apply for Summer Internships

Email Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for more information.  

October 16, 2017

Group Advising Begins for Forensic Science majors.  Check your email for details about scheduling.

October 16, 2017

12pm-3pm

Student Commons, VA Rooms C&D

BARstander Training: Intervention on Tap This workshop is intended to empower bartenders and wait staff to have an active role in ending sexual assault and harassment. In addition to providing tips to advocate for survivors and teaching pro-social methods of intervening before, during and after incidents of violence occur; participants will leave with concrete tools for how to create a safe space for someone experiencing sexual assault, develop plans specific for a bar setting, as well as information about community resources that are available. smithfm2@vcu.edu 

October 19-20, 2017

Reading Days, no day or evening classes held - Monroe Park Campus

October 24, 2017

6pm-8pm

West Grace North Residence Hall

VCU Globe Open House VCU Globe will host an open house in the West Grace North residence hall. Come learn about the program and have your questions answered by Globe staff. We are now accepting applications and the priority deadline is Nov 3rd.

http://global.vcu.edu/vcuglobe/

October 28, 2017

7:30am - 2:30pm

Open House for Prospective Students visit http://www.ugrad.vcu.edu/openhouse/ for more information.

November 1, 2017

The Experience Fair

Contact Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for details.

November 3, 2017

11:59pm on eServices

4:30pm in person at Student Services Center

Withdrawal Deadline Last day to withdraw with a grade of W.  Can do through eServices until 11:59pm.  If you have a hold on your account, you can withdraw in person at the Student Services Center on the first floor of Harris Hall before they close at 4:30pm.

November 3, 2017

3:30pm-5pm

Harris Hall 2108*

* to be confirmed

Exploring State Jobs in the Sciences

Email Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for more information.  

November 2, 2017

Application Deadline for VCU Globe http://global.vcu.edu/vcuglobe/ 

November 2017

Registration open for Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting in February 2018

November 6, 2017

Registration begins for Spring 2018 semester visit go.vcu.edu/frscgroupadvising to verify your registration date.

November 22-26, 2017

Classes that meet 12pm or later do not meet Nov 22

University Closed

December 9, 2017

Last day of classes for the Fall semester

December 9, 2017

Commencement The Department of Forensic Ceremony will be in the afternoon of December 9 at a location on or near the Monroe Park Campus.  Details will be communicated in mid October.  Tickets for graduating students will be distributed in the Main Office beginning in late November.  Contact jsmurphy@vcu.edu for details.

December 11-16, 2017

Final Exams for the Fall semester

December 20, 2017

12:00pm

Final Grades due

December 21, 2017 - January 1, 2018

University Closed

Spring 2018 Semester

January 2, 2018

University Reopens

January 15, 2018

University Closed

January 16, 2018

Spring classes begin

January 22, 2018 11:59pm

Add/Drop Ends.  Schedules must be finalized by this time.

Requests for override consideration for FRSC or FRSZ courses must be received by 3pm at go.vcu.edu/frscoverride.

January 22, 2018

Change of Major Deadline In order to submit a Change of Major request, visit this site.  If you want to change TO Forensic Science, please email frscadvising@vcu.edu to schedule an appointment.  If you want to change FROM Forensic Science, please submit your request using the link at this site and follow any instructions you receive; you are not required to meet with Lyndsay, but please let us know so you don’t end up with an Advising Hold!

January 24, 2018

Part-Time Job Fair

Contact Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for more information.

January 26, 2018

Graduation Applications due through eServices

February 2018

Business Services Scholarship Deadline visit http://bsv.vcu.edu/scholarships/ for details.

February 2018

College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS) Scholarship Deadline visit https://vcu.academicworks.com/ for details.

February 13, 2018

Summer Registration begins At this time, there are no plans to offer any FRSC or FRSZ courses.

February 14, 2018

Incomplete Grade Conversion Fall grades of Incomplete will convert to FI unless a Change of Grade indicating otherwise is received before this deadline.

February 21, 2018

Nonprofit & Social Sciences Career & Internship Fair

Contact Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for more information.

February 19-24, 2018

Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting

March 1, 2018

Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS) Scholarship Application due visit http://www.maafs.org/committees for details.

March 4-11, 2018

Spring Break for both campuses.  Advisors are here during this time.

March 21, 2018

Science & Health Career Fair

Contact Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for more information.

April 1, 2018

Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE) Scholarship Applications Due

Visit https://afte.org/resources/scholarship-program for details.

April 2, 2018

8am

Registration begins for Fall 2018 semester visit go.vcu.edu/frscgroupadvising to verify your registration date.

April 2, 2018

Just-in-Time Career Fair

Contact Jorge Piocuda jepiocuda@vcu.edu for more information.

April 15, 2018

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Scholarship Due

Visit http://www.ascld.org/nominations for details.

May 1, 2018

Last day of classes for the Spring semester

May 2, 2018

Reading Day, no classes held Advisors are here during this time.

May 3-12, 2018

Final Exams for the Spring semester

May 12, 2018

Commencement The Department of Forensic Ceremony will be in the afternoon of May 12 at a location on or near the Monroe Park Campus.  Details will be communicated in mid March.  Tickets for graduating students will be distributed in the Main Office beginning in late April.  Contact jsmurphy@vcu.edu for details.

May 15, 2018

12:00pm

Final Grades due