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May 23 - Aug 16

Summer Session at VWU

Explore. Accelerate. Summer Session is for everyone, whether you are behind in coursework or planning to graduate early. Summer Session at VWU will give you an opportunity to engage in specialty courses, complete General Studies requirements or advance in your major.

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Jun 19 - Aug 9

Marlin Summer Sports Camps

Virginia Welseyan Athletics offers unique opportunites for youth athletes of all skill levels to improve their skills and have a great time. Send them to Virginia Wesleyan for some fun and fundamentals at one of the sports camps located at the University. Marlin camps feature some of the best college coaches in the country in addition to a host of talented college athletes and some of the finest athletic facilities in NCAA Division III. Opportunities available for male and female athletes of various ages in a variety of sports including: baseball, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, softball and volleyball.

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Jun 19 - Aug 25

YMCA Camp Red Feather

Through a longstanding partnership with the YMCA, each summer the Virginia Wesleyan campus welcomes school age day campers for outdoor fun, activties and learning as part of YMCA Camp Red Feather. In 2017, YMCA staff and campers began using the new Blocker Youth Center, recently constructed on the VWU campus near the Wilson Arboretum. Visit the YMCA website for more information about Camp Red Feather including registration dates and costs.


Jul 24 - 27

Sacred Music Summer Conference: A Worship & Arts Event

Forty-five workshop sessions for musicians, worship leaders, and clergy led by 16 nationally recognized experts in their field will take place July 24-29 on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College. Evening events include chapel, festival worship, a hymn festival, and choral concert of great sacred classics and modern works. Continuing education units or academic credits available. For more information, contact Sandra Billy with The Center for Sacred Music at 757.455.3376 or e-mail

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Jul 24 - 29

Virginia Private College Week

The 2017 Virginia Private College Week will be held July 24-29 at 24 outstanding Virginia private colleges and universities, including Virginia Wesleyan. Participating institutions will host two daily programs for rising juniors and seniors -- and their families. Prospective transfer students are also invited. The program includes a campus tour and an information session about admissions, financial aid, and academic/extracurricular programs. Sessions are offered Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and at 9 a.m. on Saturday. To register visit

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Aug 22

2017 State of the University Address
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Virginia Wesleyan President Scott D. Miller will deliver the 2017 State of the University Address on Tuesday, August 22, at 12:15 p.m. in the Convocation Hall inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The president will provide an update on institutional progress and goals, new initiatives and plans for continual improvement of the University. Watch live as the address is webcast at:

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Aug 23

New Student Orientation

Aug 25

Freshman Honor Convocation

Aug 28

Fall Semester Classes Begin


Sep 7

Founders Day 2017

The University will celebrate its second Founders Day on Thursday, September 7. Festivities will include the Founders Convocation at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. In addition to celebrating the University's founding in 1961, Founders Day 2017 festivities will include the annual Alumni Awards and Reception, the Batten Honors College Dedication luncheon, a Ribbon Cutting and Dinner for the new Greer Environmental Sciences Center, an Ecofestival and more.

Sep 7

Alumni Awards Program and Breakfast Reception
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The Founders Day Alumni Awards Program and Breakfast Reception will take place in the Boyd East Dining Center. By invitation. For more information, please contact Lori Harris '94, Executive Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, at 757-233-8786 or by email at

Sep 7

Batten Honors College Dedication
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Virginia Wesleyan University welcomes its first cohort into the newly established Batten Honors College as of fall 2017. A Dedication Luncheon for Batten Fellows and Shumadine Scholars as well as invited guests will be held on Seetember 7 at 12:30 p.m. on the Virginai Wesleyan campus. For more information, contact Suzanne Savage at

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Oct 6 - 8

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff gather for festivties and fun Homecoming and Family Weekend, October 6-8, 2017. Stay tuned for more details.

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Mar 19 - 20

2018 Robert F. Boyd Institute

The 2018 Robert F. Boyd Institute will be held on Monday, March 19-Tuesday, March 20. The guest speaker will be Tod Bolsinger. Registration will open in the fall 2017 and will cost $75/person.