Commencement Ceremony: May 2023


Giving to Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University's ability to prosper and grow is rooted in the generosity of our alumni and donors. Your contributions strengthen our traditions and create a brighter future. Your gifts are an investment in our students and will echo throughout the lives of every student touched by your generosity.

Tuition alone does not cover the many costs of our nationally ranked private liberal arts university. To maintain our competitive standing and improve the quality of the offerings, Virginia Wesleyan must rely on donor support to meet the following priorities:

  • Student scholarships. More than 98 percent of our undergraduate students receive financial aid from endowments, the Excellence Fund and other sources. The University awards more than $10.5 million in scholarships to deserving and talented students.
  • Academic and faculty resources. Attracting and retaining the finest faculty improves the educational experience and elevates the University's reputation.
  • Facilities. New facilities and upgraded existing facilities for instruction, sports, recreation, and community service provide dynamic learning environments.
  • Endowment. Building endowment for student scholarships, academic and athletic programs and faculty development insures that the University's future is financially secure.

There are many ways that, as alumni and friends, you may support Virginia Wesleyan University. Contributions may be made to The Excellence Fund or to specific purposes of special interest to the contributor. Explore the many Ways to Give in support of Virginia Wesleyan.