Psychology Undergraduate Advising, PSYUGRAD, serves to advise all psychology sophomores, juniors, and seniors on a walk-in basis. PSYUGRAD advisors offer students support, resources, and information and assist students with:
- career/educational planning
- the navigation of university procedures, rules and regulations
- course selection
- on-time progress toward the degree
Advisors are available for walk-in appointments during regular office hours (see schedule, below); no scheduled appointment is necessary. PSYUGRAD is located at 806 W Franklin Street, room 107.
Students are encouraged to be in touch with the PSYUGRAD advising center early and often to resolve questions about degree requirements, course selection, graduation checks, and other academic matters.
Our mission is to serve as a liaison between undergraduate psychology students and the university’s administration. We strive to empower students to take ownership of their college experience while offering support, resources and information. We also serve to advocate for students as well as the university. Our highest aspiration is to make our students feel valued while positively contributing to their academic success.
Much of the research VCU Psychology faculty conduct includes opportunities for majors to gain research experience and earn research internship credit. Students who register for PSYC 494, Research Internship, are mentored by a faculty member and are often part of a team working on various phases of a research project (design, data collection, data entry, data analysis). Research internships enhance the undergraduate experience and can support career/educational goals such as graduate school or post-baccalaureate employment. During Fall 2013 and Spring 2014, approximately 405 undergraduate students actively participated in research with over 32 faculty members.
Psychology research opportunities are primarily advertised through the semi- annual PSYC 494 Research Recruitment Fair hosted by PSYUGRAD Advising. Please see the PSYUGRAD Blackboard site for upcoming event dates. Additional opportunities not represented at the fair are advertised on the PSYUGRAD Blackboard site. Permission of a faculty research supervisor must be obtained prior to registration. Prerequisites include PSY 214, 317, or permission of instructor.
PSYUGRAD Office hours for Spring 2015 final exams week:
Wednesday 4/29 Office CLOSED for Reading day
Thursday 4/30 11:00-7:00pm **OPEN LATE**
Friday 5/1 9:00am- 4:00pm
Monday 5/4 9:00am- 4:00pm
Tuesday 5/5 9:00am- 4:00pm
Wednesday 5/6 9:00am- 4:00pm
Thursday 5/7 9:00am- 4:00pm
Friday 5/8 9:00am- 12:00noon
PSYUGRAD Advising will be closed the week of May 11th-15th, 2015
Summer 2015 Office hours:
Tuesday 10:00-6:00pm **OPEN LATE**
Summer 2015 Closed Office Dates:
Monday May 25th, 2015
Wednesday May 27th 12-4pm
Thursday May 28th 12-4pm
Monday, June 8th 12-4pm
Tuesday, June 9th 2-6pm
Monday, June 22nd 12-4pm
Tuesday, June 23rd 2-6pm
Friday, July 3rd
Monday, July 20th 12-4pm
Tuesday, July 21st 2-6pm
Location and Contact Information
806 West Franklin Street, room 107
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2018
Phone: (804) 828-1239