Richmond ELEVATE Tour

VCU Alumni is embarking on its first tour, and the excitement starts Jan. 9 in Richmond, Virginia.

The tour puts our new strategic plan, ELEVATE (Expanding Leadership, Enrichment and Volunteerism for Alumni Through Engagement), in motion and brings new opportunities and programming to elevate your alumni experience. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience your home city like never before. RSVP for one or more events today.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Continuing Medical Education Lecture: The Opioid Crisis

As the opioid crisis continues to impact every corner of America, two VCU professors shed light on two aspects of the crisis: the addiction itself and crime labs. Join us for a night of continuing medical education and insight into this crisis at the iconic Egyptian Building, where you have the chance to hear from Michelle R. Peace, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’05/M), assistant professor in the Department of Forensic Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences, and Mishka Terplan, M.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology and psychiatry at the VCU School of Medicine and director of the VCU Health Multidisciplinary Outpatient Intensive Addiction Treatment Clinic. Registration includes valet parking and light refreshments following the lecture.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This lecture is also being offered to those in the dentistry indusrty for a Dentistry CE Credit. Please indicate below if you wish to attend for either credit.

Location: Egyptian Building Auditorium, 1223 E. Marshall St., Richmond, VA 23219
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $15

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Alumni ELEVATE Roundtable Lunch

Pick your table and interact with fellow alumni and the Office of Alumni Relations staff to learn more about the ELEVATE strategic plan and how you can be involved.

Location: University Student Commons, Richmond Salons, 907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA 23284
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Cost: $5

New Year, New Career Networking

Network your way to a new career from the comfort of your home. Connect online with fellow alumni, get advice and share tips on what it takes to keep your New Year’s career resolution.

Location: Online
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Thursday, Jan. 17

Engineering Third Thursday

Network with College of Engineering alumni and faculty and representatives from RVA engineering firms.

Location: Capital Ale House, 13831 Village Place Drive, Midlothian, VA 23114
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Education Alumni Happy Hour

Join the VCU Alumni Education Alumni Council for happy hour at Three Notch’d Brewing Co. Connect with fellow School of Education alumni and hear the latest updates from the school and VCU. Wear your favorite VCU gear or come as you are and enjoy the first two drinks on us.

Location: Three Notch’d Brewing Co., 2930 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23230
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Rock Climbing

Come climb to new heights with fellow alumni, friends and family. Cost includes a day pass for top-rope climbing and bouldering, harness and belay device. Comfortable clothing is suggested and close-toed shoes are required to climb. You can rent climbing shoes for $3.50 plus tax. First time climbing? We won’t leave you hanging! Staff are available to belay for you. You will need to sign a waiver to climb; save time and fill it out before you come.

Location: Peak Experiences RVA, 1375 Overbrook Road, Richmond VA 23220
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for 12 and younger

Friday, Jan. 18

VCU Alumni Family Day at Cabell Library

Bring the whole family for a visit to VCU’s James Branch Cabell Library. Enjoy children’s activities with School of Education students, have your picture taken with Rodney the Ram and spend reading time with fellow alumni and their families.

Location: James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall, 901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Saturday, Jan. 19

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer with the Richmond Metro Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Chesterfield County. Help organize donated items, clean the store and assist customers. Please come dressed to change into a VCU shirt. Participants receive a T-shirt. Limited to 14 people.

Location: ReStore Chesterfield, 1201 Mall Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23235
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (arrive by 8:45 a.m.)
Cost: Free

Registration is closed.