About VWU


Alumni, pull up a chair...you are always welcome at your alma mater!

It is an exciting time to be an alumnus of Virginia Wesleyan University. The Virginia Wesleyan University Alumni Council has worked hard to develop a strategic plan to involve all alumni in the life of the University. Whether it's through recruiting, interacting with current students, attending events, or giving to your favorite VWU program, we encourage you to become involved. There are no annual membership dues - ALL graduates of the University are part of our Alumni community.

The Adirondack chair has become a staple around campus as a symbol of welcome and comfort, and we want you to know there is always a chair waiting for you! Remember - once a Marlin, always a Marlin.


Support comes in many forms. Follow our alumni events calendar and presidential events calendar for opportunities to reconnect with old classmates, favorite professors, current students, and President Scott D. Miller. Volunteer to help Enrollment with recruitment efforts in your hometown. Make a personal gift to the area of the University that means the most to you. Most importantly, keep in touch!

Keep in touch.

Whether you're near or far, your alma mater is always just a phone call or email away. Our Alumni Relations staff and Alumni Council members enjoy hearing your perspectives, learning about your experiences since graduating from Virginia Wesleyan, and staying apprised of your news and accomplishments. And remember, as a Virginia Wesleyan University graduate, the following opportunities are available to you:

  • Use of fitness facilities at the Batten Center
  • 10% discount on items at the University Store
  • Discounted admission price of $3.00 to home men's and women's basketball games (in-season games only) and free admission to all other marlin athletic teams' home games (in-season games only)
  • Special Discounted Room Rate at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center
  • Discounted admission prices at Ocean Breeze Waterpark. Enter VWU18 as the promo code.
  • Career counseling services at The Lighthouse
  • Use of Hofheimer Library and services

Pay it forward.

According to U.S. News & World Report, percentage of alumni who give back to their alma mater is the ONLY measure of alumni satisfaction used when compiling their annual list of top U.S. colleges. In an effort to highlight a true measure of alumni satisfaction to publications like U.S. News & World Report by increasing alumni participation in giving, we ask alumni to consider making a gift of any amount to any area of the University by visiting www.vwu.edu/giveonline. Not only will your gift increase the value of your degree, but it will provide critical assistance for VWU academic initiatives, athletic programs, and annual scholarships.