Virginia Wesleyan transitions from college to university May 23 - August 1. Please be patient as this transition occurs.

The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery

Welcome to Virginia Wesleyan University’s Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery!

We are a one-stop shop to help students gain experiences that pave the way for success. We help with:

  • Advising
  • Careers
  • Graduate School
  • Internships
  • Study Away
  • Undergraduate Research


Virginia Wesleyan University will hold its next Port Day on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Schedule an Appointment Online

You may schedule an appointment with staff at The Lighthouse. We offer appointments for assistance with career preparation, internships, semester study away, study away courses, and undergraduate research. To book an appointment, click here and follow the prompts.

"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.

Global Scholar Clarity Cotman '16 (Environmental Studies) at the Lost Waterfalls, Boquete, Panama, 23 October 2015