Student-athlete life is demanding, but you’re not on your own. At Virginia Commonwealth University, our academic support to help balance it all includes study hall, tutoring, academic advising and registration.

Student-Athlete Support Services provides student-athletes with the VCU Student-Athlete Handbook and our Academic Expectations Agreement. Student-athletes must follow both university policies and NCAA academic regulations.

Study hall

Specific study hall requirements for student-athletes are set by team coaches and athletic advisors. Weekly time reports are sent to the head coach at the end of every week.

Location and hours

Sessions are currently held via Zoom.

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 
Sunday: 4-10 p.m.

Study hall rules

  • Study hall hours can only be accrued when we are open
  • Each session has a two-hour maximum
  • Hours will only be recorded for students who log out when leaving
  • Disruptive students will be dismissed and must forfeit all hours for that session


Each team is assigned an athletic advisor who coordinates academic and personal advising. First-year student-athletes meet with their athletic advisor weekly, upperclassman meet as needed.

Advisors help with study skills, class registration, picking a major and time management. SASS works with student-athletes to develop a balanced course schedule that fulfills graduation requirements and complies with NCAA rules.

Make an advising appointment through Navigate.


SASS offers free tutoring to all student-athletes who require or request support for subject-specific academic content.

Learn more about our tutoring services.

Registering and transferring credits

One of the perks of being a student-athlete: you can register for classes two weeks before other students.

SASS provides registration advisement, but to sign up for classes or transfer credits, visit our VCU partners:

Summer Scholars

Want to get a head start on the path to graduation? We encourage our student-athletes to apply to VCU’s Summer Scholars program.

This five-week program offers small class sizes, personalized academic support and an early opportunity for students to experience campus life.