Memo From the Cinema Program: COVID-19 Response


Dear VCUarts Cinema Community,

Virginia Commonwealth University has set forth an action plan in response to COVID-19. The plan includes the suspension of in-person class meetings (including upcoming productions) in favor of online coursework for the remainder of the Spring 2020 Semester. It also includes the cancellation of events with more than 100 expected attendees. Our shared space, The Depot Building, is closed until further notice.

Though we are not in the Depot, you can still contact the VCUarts Cinema Office by calling 804-828-7919 or emailing us at Our staff is working their regular hours remotely and is available to assist you.

Any announcements about rescheduled events will be posted to our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as on our department website.

For our current students in pre-production for a short film during this time period, your professors will contact you with further information about alternative assignments as it becomes available.

For our prospective students! Please check out our social media channels for updates and look out for zoom meetings we have coming up to meet some of our current students and get to know us better!

The university will continue to post updates at We appreciate your patience during this time as we navigate this unprecedented situation.

For the most update to date information please check:

VCU COVID-19 web site: This is the central source for university-wide information.

Please be well and take care of each other in this time.