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Commencement 2019

Summer Session at VWU

Explore. Accelerate. Online or on campus.

Summer Session is for everyone, whether you’re behind in coursework or planning to graduate early. Summer at VWU gives you an opportunity to engage in specialty courses, complete General Education requirements, or advance in your major.

Take a break from the traditional course load! Summer Session is a prime time to study away in destinations like Costa Rica, Alaska, or New York. There are also plenty of internship and externship opportunities right here in Coastal Virginia. Students can also engage in independent research with a faculty member, without distraction from other coursework.

How will you spend your summer? Catch up or get ahead at VWU.

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For information on registering for Summer Session contact your academic advisor. For all other inquiries contact:

Dr. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson
Associate Professor of Biology
Director of Summer and Winter Session at VWU
dgonsalvesjackson@vwu.edu

Why take Summer Session?

Discounted Tuition

Summer session at VWU is affordable!  Studying during summer will cost you 73% less than during the academic year.  At $399/credit and three sessions from which to choose, you can gain up to 12 credits in course work, independent research or internship credit.

Special $200 tuition rate per class for high school Early Enrollment students.

Room and Board

During all summer sessions on-campus housing and meal plans will be available for you.  For more details visit Residence Life or contact the Office of Residence Life at 757.455.3295.

Online Study

Day students may take one online course in both Session 4 and Session 5.


Whether you are a current VWU student completing General Studies requirements or progressing in your major, or home for summer break, VWU has a variety of courses to fit your academic needs.  Below are current course offerings for the 2019 Summer Session.

Summer Session 2019 Dates

Summer Session 1:
May 28 - June 25 (4 weeks)

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Summer Session 2:
May 28 - August 16 (12 weeks)

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Summer Session 3:
July 8 - August 16 (6 weeks)

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Summer Session 4 (online):
May 20 - July 5 (7 weeks)

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Summer Session 5 (online):
July 8 - August 23 (7 weeks)

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