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Primeros Pasos

Primeros Pasos | Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

Primeros Pasos, or First Steps, is a one-day program designed to provide Latino/a high school students and their families with an overview of the college experience and opportunities in higher education. Virginia Commonwealth University students, parents, administrators, faculty and alumni will be available throughout the day to welcome you and share their experiences. Check-in begins at the Academic Learning Commons at 9 a.m. The day’s activities will begin with welcoming remarks at 9:45 a.m.

The day will feature interactive sessions for both students and parents. Activities include:

  • Bilingual workshop for parents about financial aid
  • Panel discussion with students from VCU’s Latino community
  • Demystifying college admissions process workshop
  • Conversations with representatives from the Office of Admissions
  • A campus tour and lunch on campus


RSVP online by Nov. 12, 2018, or by contacting Elmer Campos at (804) 828-1222 or If special accommodations are needed due to a disability, please contact the VCU Welcome Center at (804) 827-2000 at least two weeks before the event.


There is no cost for students or parents who participate in Primeros Pasos.

Primeros Pasos is held in collaboration with the VCU Office of Admissions, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc., the Latinx Student Association, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc., Muevelo, Undocurams and Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Inc.

VCU does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding VCU’s nondiscrimination policies: director of equity and access services and Title IX coordinator, Moseley House, 1001 Grove Ave., Box 842549, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284-2549.