Staying safe in off-campus experiences

Please see our guidelines for staying safe in off-campus experiences for information relevant to students, faculty/staff, and campus partners.

REAL graduation requirement

A student straightens his cap at graduationStarting in fall 2021, all incoming undergraduate students — in other words, first-year students and new transfer students in their first semester — will be required to complete at least one VCU REAL experiential learning activity before they graduate.

Once you have fulfilled the REAL requirement, you will not be required to do so again - even if you switch majors or return to VCU for additional degrees.

You can fulfill this requirement in one of two ways:

Find classes to fulfill the requirement

Courses and activities that meet the REAL graduation requirement can be found through either the VCU Schedule of Classes, or VCU Student Opportunity Center