Individual retirement counseling

VCU Human Resources invites you to meet with the following vendors virtually to review their investment products and provide individual retirement counseling sessions:

  • VCU Optional Retirement Plan (ORP): TIAA; Fidelity Investments
  • VCU Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA) and Roth 403(b) Programs: TIAA; Fidelity Investments
  • VCU Cash Match Plan (Cash Match): TIAA and Fidelity Investments (TDA participants); MissionSquare Retirement (DCP participants)
  • Virginia Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP/457b) and VRS Hybrid: MissionSquare Retirement



View dates of availability or schedule an appointment online with TIAA or call 800-732-8353.

Fidelity Investments

View dates of availability or schedule an appointment online with Fidelity or call 800-642-7131.

MissionSquare Retirement

View dates of availability or schedule an appointment online with MissionSquare Retirement or call 855-553-3095.

Free seminars

These seminars can help you stay in strong financial shape, and the tools and resources provided can help you reach and maintain your financial fitness goals. 

Financial fitness

VCU Human Resources offers financial fitness seminars that offer important savings and investment information. See additional financial resources at RamStrong.

VCU retirement seminars

View seminars pertaining to the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) and VCU Optional Retirement Plan (ORP).


For more information about VCU-led seminars, contact Benefits at or call
(804) 827-1723.

Virginia Retirement System seminars

Attending Virginia Retirement System (VRS) seminars offsite is considered work time for state employees, provided they attend no more than one offsite seminar every two years. Prior supervisory approval is required to attend. Visit the Virginia Retirement System website for VRS webinars and seminars, including dates and times, and how to register, if necessary. Course details and registration information are available on a variety of educational mediums. You can even sort topics based on your current educational needs.

Some sample topics can include the following:

  • VRS overview
  • Ready to retire
  • Health insurance credit
  • Purchase of prior service

DCP (457b) seminars from the VRS

Effective January 1, 2014, the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) changed the record keeper for this plan to MissionSquare Retirement.