Commencement 2019

News Briefs


The newest Marlins are welcomed to campus June 23 and 26 for New Student Orientation (NSO). President Scott D. Miller reports that for 2017-18, 500 new students—400 freshmen, 100 transfers and non-traditional students—are anticipated. During NSO, new students and their families create their own orientation journeys, choosing from a wide variety of information sessions and special “destinations.” The orientation program is carefully designed to facilitate a smooth transition to the campus experience and to provide new students and families with everything they need to know to be successful during their first year.Information sessions are designed to inform and inspire, with topics like “Get Involved!” “VWU From a Student Perspective,” “Navigating the Academic Program,” “Money, Money Financial Aid,” “Campus Safety: What You Should Know,” and  “Exploring Coastal VA.” Students will also meet with academic advisors to build their fall class schedules. Visits to featured destinations will run continuously throughout orientation, giving students the chance to explore VWU’s beautiful 300-acre campus. Destinations include the Learning Center, the Lighthouse, Hofheimer Library, the Fitness Center, Campus Security, the Chaplain’s Office, and a new addition this year—the Office of the President. Many members of the faculty, staff and student body have contributed to the success of this year’s New Student Orientation, led by  Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Moore and the Student Affairs staff, and Vice President for Enrollment David Waggoner, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Beth Clarke, and the staff in the Center for Enrollment Services. A warm Wesleyan welcome to the newest members of the VWU campus community! View photos from June 2017 New Student Orientation.