VCU offers faculty and staff a multitude of resources — at no charge — to help balance work and home responsibilities.


Work/Life and Wellness Workshops
VCU is proud to offer RamStrong, a wellness resource for VCU faculty and staff. RamStrong addresses the eight dimensions of wellness that support a balanced life. Learn more about RamStrong workshops and activities.

New for the holidays! VCU Alumni has created the first in a series of ornaments that pay tribute to beloved campus landmarks. The inaugural 2018 ornament features the Egyptian Building, the first permanent home of the Medical Department of Hampden-Sydney College (later the Medical College of Virginia). Handcrafted in North Carolina, the limited-edition ornament is made from zinc and comes with an insert containing historical information about the building. The ornament is not available in stores and can be purchased only through VCU Alumni. Start your VCU holiday ornament collection today. The ornament costs $28 plus sales tax; employees receive free shipping. Order online at and use code SHIPVCU to receive free shipping.



Work/Life Workshops

Join Work/Life resources for some interesting course offerings. Register on our training website, all sessions begin at 12 noon.

Free Chair Yoga Classes
Monroe Park Campus: November 7, December 5: Cary Street Gym
MCV Campus: November 15: Larrick Center, Jackson Ward Room A;  December 10: Main Hospital, Room M1-422.

December 4: Smart Choices to Succeed in Your Finances
Tara Heckstall, Virginia Credit Union
Cabell Library, Room 250
This interactive workshop will cover money management principles and financial challenges with an in-depth look at effective cash flow and building a savings and investment plan.

Active Health Webinars on wellness and health topics.  Click here to register.

December 11, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
A New Year of Health:
A new year means a new chance to make a healthy lifestyle change. Learn how to set goals, overcome challenges and stay the course for the upcoming year.


VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art offers mindfulness meditation sessions guided by highly experienced meditation teachers. These sessions are offered from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Sessions are free. To register, visit the ICA website and search "mindfulness." 

New! GRTC Unlimited Transportation access on Pulse Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and regular fixed route bus service (local and express by showing VCU or VCU Health ID card to the bus driver upon boarding. For more information, visit