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VWU Hosts First Spring Marlins Day

Future Marlins visited campus February 16, next open house scheduled for April 13

Students at Academic Fair during Marlins DayUniversity News | February 16, 2019

Photo Gallery: Marlins Day February 2019

Future Marlins and their families gathered for a glimpse into life at Virginia Wesleyan on February 16 as the University hosted its first Marlins Day Open House of the spring semester.

The day began with early-bird tours of Wesleyan's beautiful 300-acre campus, followed by registration and a welcome session with remarks from VWU President Scott D. Miller.

"There is so much to say about Virginia Wesleyan," Dr. Miller told guests, "but if I’ve convinced you that it is a place of tremendous possibility, energy and opportunity, then I’ve done my job today. VWU is a special, student-centered university where you will learn many skills, and enjoy lots of new opportunities. We offer an educational experience that will prepare you not just for your first job, but also for the one after that…and for the rest of your life."

Throughout the morning, visitors explored campus, met VWU faculty and staff, and learned about academic offerings, scholarships, and the financial aid process. Special parent, freshman, and transfer break-out sessions were held, and an Academic Department Fair took place in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Guests also had the opportunity to watch men's and women's lacrosse in action, and auditions were held for the VWU Music Department. The day concluded with lunch in Boyd Dining Center.

The next Marlins Day Open House is scheduled for Saturday, April 13. Learn more and register at vwu.edu/marlinsdays.