Port Day

Virginia Wesleyan College will hold its inaugural Port Day on Thursday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

This new tradition is a signature Virginia Wesleyan event, designed to demonstrate and promote the academic achievement of students completing capstone undergraduate research, internship, and semester study away experiences.

The schedule for the day is conference-style, with concurrent sessions and multiple locations across campus. Students will share their work with a professional presentation, either an oral or poster presentation, and answer audience questions.

Important Deadlines

Internship Presentations

  • April 14 -- Internship presentation application due
  • April 19 -- Faculty recommendations for student oral presentations due
  • April 21 -- Student presenter notifications sent out
  • April 27 at 3:00 p.m. -- Posters due to Career Development & Internship Director, Mrs. Mollie Robertson (rrobertson@vwc.edu)
  • May 3 at 3:00 p.m. -- Oral presenters’ presentations due to Career Development & Internship Director, Mrs. Mollie Robertson (rrobertson@vwc.edu)

Research Presentations

  • April 14 -- Research Titles due
  • April 19 -- Abstracts due. Submit using this form
  • April 21 -- Student presenter notifications sent out
  • April 27 at 3:00 p.m. -- Posters due to Undergraduate Research Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol (sbartol @vwc.edu)
  • May 3 at 3:00 p.m. -- Oral presenters’ presentations due to Undergraduate Research Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol (sbartol @vwc.edu)

For more information on Port Day, contact the Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery or Ms. Amy Rush, Deputy Director of the Lighthouse (arush@vwc.edu).