VCU Alert

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Off-campus emergency: 911
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Current advisory

National Weather Service Forecast as of Oct. 4, 8 a.m.



A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.


A chance of rain, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 57. North wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.


A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. North wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. North wind 6 to 8 mph


VCU is monitoring Hurricane Joaquin



It is essential to be prepared for emergency situations and to be cognizant of ways to prevent crime and avoid dangerous situations.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department would like to remind students, in particular, to keep personal safety in mind. There are certain things you need to be aware of as residents of an urban environment, as crimes may occur in our community.

The best defense is to be prepared and to take responsibility for your own safety and for that of your friends and fellow students. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, walk with a friend and make use of RamSafe, VCU’s security escort service. For additional safety tips from the VCU Police, please see and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to read VCU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Get Adobe Reader and to share this information with other members of the community.

VCU is dedicated to promoting a safe and secure environment for learning, living, working or visiting.