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Study Well


As VCU returns to a fuller in-person experience, excitement can be felt in the air. But after a year and a half of pandemic precautions, the fall semester may also feel strange. For many students, this will be the first time they've set foot in a classroom or been around large groups of people or eaten routinely in public in a long time.

VCU Libraries and partners in the Division of Student Affairs and Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success have created a series of sessions called Study Well, focusing broadly on student wellbeing. Events highlight all types of health and wellness, including physical, financial, emotional and social health, in addition to academic success.

All sessions are free and open to all VCU students. Drop in anytime. No need to register. For questions or accommodations, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at or (804) 393-2951.

Session Lineup

Orientation events

  • Cabell Library Tours
    Throughout the semester
    In person and online
    Tours of spaces and services in Cabell Library, available both in person and online
  • Grad Fest
    Aug. 17, 2021
    James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
    A drop-in session that connects grad students with campus resources and provides an opportunity to meet other students
  • Library Fest
    Aug. 21Sept. 18, 2021
    A series of videos introducing many library departments and services

Ongoing events and opportunities

  • Study Breaks in Cabell Library
    Aug. 22–Sept. 5, Oct. 17–31 and Dec. 5–19
    James Branch Cabell Library, Lobby
    A variety of coloring pages, puzzles and Legos to help with de-stressing and stimulating creativity
  • Health Sciences Library Open House
    Aug. 24
    Health Science Library
  • YouFirst Study Hours
    Throughout the semester, Mondays and Thursdays, 4-10 p.m., Fridays, 4-8 p.m.
    James Branch Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (250)
    Drop-in study hours for first generation students
  • Science Hub Hours
    Throughout the semester, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2–4 p.m.
    James Branch Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (250)
    Drop-in help on science topics, staffed by STEM faculty
  • STEM Undergraduate Research Series with the Science Hub
    Throughout the semester
    James Branch Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (250)
  • Not on My Resume Series
    Throughout the semester
    James Branch Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (250)
  • Financial Success Coaching
    Throughout the Semester, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.7 p.m.
    James Branch Cabell Library, Room 108
  • Yoga Sessions
    Throughout the Semester
    James Branch Cabell Library
  • Wellness Activities
    Throughout the Semester
  • Exam Study Break in the Health Sciences Library
    Dec. 517
    Health Sciences Library, First Floor
    Coloring pages and Legos to help with exam-season de-stressing and stimulating creativity

Other Events Focused on Wellness and Student Success

  • Health Sciences Webinars
    Throughout the Semester
    Sessions aimed at researchers at all levels in the health sciences to help with mastering online tools and other resources and strategies that benefit research projects
  • Advance Your Research Webinars
    Throughout the Semester
    Online workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers to help strengthen research skills
  • Wednesdays in the Workshop
    Throughout the Semester
    Hands-on demonstrations of tools and software to stimulate productivity and creativity on academic and personal projects

Image: Study Well, by Caslin Applewhite