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23 - Aug 12

Summer Session


25 - 30

2016 Worship & Music Summer Conference

The Virginia Wesleyan College Center for Sacred Music will host the 2016 Worship & Music Summer Conference from July 25-30. A non-denominational showcase of instruction steeped in the Wesley tradition of training minds and warming hearts. More than 45 workshop sessions led by guest clinicians and evening worship, hymn festivals, and concerts highlight the week. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or

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2016 State of the College Address
12 p.m.

Virginia Wesleyan's 2016 State of the College Address will be held on Tuesday, August 23. A faculty/staff luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center, followed by the State of the College Address at noon. Additional information about a live webcast of the event will be forthcoming.

24 - 28

Marlin Days (For Freshmen)


Transfer Orientation


Classes Begin for Fall 2016 Semester



Labor Day Holiday


Founders Day
11 a.m.

The College will celebrate its inaugural Founders Day on Thursday, September 8, nearly 50 years after the first classes were held on September 14, 1966. Festivities will include the Founders Convocation at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The Convocation will open the new academic year with an opportunity for new students to learn about the College's founding, for the community to celebrate this important part of our history, and to recognize important individuals in the College's history, including Alumni Award recipients. In addition, other campus activities that commemorate the College's founding will be scheduled.


Mud Games
2 p.m.

Mud Games, one of Wesleyan's most beloved campus traditions, will take place Friday, September 30 at 2 p.m. at the back of Rose Lawn (near the Fine Arts Building). Teams of students, faculty, and staff will compete in physical challenges in a muddy field--think dizzy bat relays, three-legged races, and a whole lotta mud. This event is sponsored by the Wesleyan Activities Council with support from RecX. For more information, contact Director of Student Activities Kate Griffin at 757.233.8785 or


7 - 9

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016

13 - 14

Fall Break


9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Rock on! Airband, an annual student lip-sync competition featuring music and choreographed dance routines, will take place Thursday, October 20 from 9-11 p.m. in the Batten Convocation Center. For more information, contact Director of Student Activities Kate Griffin at 757.233.8785 or


23 - 25

Thanksgiving Holiday


9 - 16

Final Exams


2016 December Graduates Program


Reading Day


4 - 26

Winter Session


New Student Orientation


Classes Begin for Spring 2017 Semester


12 - 13

VFIC Ethics Bowl

The statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) and Wells Fargo, will be held on the Virginia Wesleyan College campus on February 12-13. VWC students will take a stand against 13 other highly qualified teams from independent colleges and universities across Virginia, debating a variety of case studies highlighting potential ethical dilemmas of a civic nature. For additional information about the VFIC Ethics Program, visit


20 - 24

Spring Break


3 - 4

The Robert F. Boyd Institute

Prominent New Testament scholar and author Dr. Ben Witherington will serve as the keynote speaker at The Robert F. Boyd Institute on April 3-4, 2017 at Virginia Wesleyan College. Awards one continuing education credit for clergy. For more information, contact Kelly Roenker, Coordinator of the Robert F. Boyd Institute, at


Easter Monday Holiday


10 - 16

Final Exams


Reading Day


Baccalaureate Service


Virginia Wesleyan College 48th Commencement Ceremony


Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

30 - Aug 18

Summer Session



New Student Orientation (NSO)


New Student Orientation (NSO)

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