The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery

Welcome to Virginia Wesleyan College’s Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery!

We are a one-stop shop to help students gain experiences that pave the way for success. We help with:

  • Advising
  • Careers
  • Graduate School
  • Internships
  • Study Away
  • Undergraduate Research


Virginia Wesleyan College will hold its semi-annual Port Day on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Virginia Wesleyan College will hold its annual Academic Fair on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., following Honors Convocation.

We invite all students, staff, and faculty to participate. We are looking for a wide variety of projects for the Academic Fair. We welcome students at all stages in their academic careers. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top projects. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form. It is due Friday, April 28, 2017.

Schedule an Appointment Online

You may schedule an appointment with staff at The Lighthouse. We offer appointments for assistance with career preparation, internships, semester study away, study away courses, and undergraduate research. To book an appointment, click here and follow the prompts.

"It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks."

Albert Einstein to Thomas Edison, 1921. Quoted in Philipp Frank, Einstein: His Life and Times, 1947,185.