The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery

Welcome to The Lighthouse! We help students gain the experiences that pave the way for success. We help with career development and internships, study away, and student research.

Lighthouse Featured Events

Study Away School Fair - Thursday, September 27, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Batten Main Street in the Jane P. Batten Student Center.

Graduate School Fair - Thursday, October 4, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Batten Main Street in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. For information, click here.

D.C. Day - October 19

Port Day - December 4, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, click here.

VWU's Annual Career Fair - February 28, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Jane P. Batten Student Center, CMAC. For employer information, click here.

"It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks."

Albert Einstein to Thomas Edison, 1921. Quoted in Philipp Frank, Einstein: His Life and Times, 1947,185.