Campus Life

A real education is about more than books and tests. It’s about life. From the campus traditions to Greek Life, intramural sports, and 50+ clubs and organizations, there is always something to keep body and soul active and engaged on campus.

Life at VWU

On any given day at Virginia Wesleyan students can be found participating in athletics, singing with the choir, rehearsing for a play, planning for an art show, gathering news for the student newspaper, leading prayer and Bible study, partaking in an aerobics or rock climbing session, and engaging in social activities in the Jane P. Batten Student Center.

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On Campus Engagement

Community Engagement

At VWU, our Wesleyan Engaged office works with faculty, staff, and students to provide high-impact opportunities for engagement both on and off-campus.

Student Organizations

Student organizations are a great way to get involved with campus life and meet people who are interested in the same things you are.

The Arts at VWU

The Arts at Virginia Wesleyan are dedicated to stimulating the senses and broadening the liberal arts experience.

Campus Ministries

Virginia Wesleyan is committed to providing opportunities for spiritual growth and exploration through MarlinMinistries.

Recreation & Wellness

UREC at Virginia Wesleyan strives to provide quality recreational opportunities to the campus community to promote personal growth, social fellowship, and healthy lifestyle choices through participation in challenging and fun activities.

Health & Safety

Virginia Wesleyan University strives to create and support a healthy campus community. The well-being of our students is of the utmost importance; as a result we offer numerous resources,  programs and safety nets to assist our students in creating and maintaining their physical, emotional, social, financial and intellectual health. Our school counselors and security officers work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and medical professionals to ensure that student needs are met with compassion, caring and confidentiality. 

Counseling Services

The Student Counseling Center provides a confidential service to all students and can include both short-term and long-term individual counseling.

Counseling Sevices

Student Health Center

VWU partners with Sentara Medical Group to provide our students with convenient access to the best care available in Hampton Roads.

Student Health Center

Campus Security

Virginia Wesleyan believes that a safe, secure environment is essential to learning and to the peace of mind of our students, their parents and our faculty.

Campus Security LiveSafe Mobile App

Life in Virginia Beach

Virginia Wesleyan University is located in Coastal Virginia, a diverse and vibrant region rich in history, culture, natural resources, and thriving industry. Virginia Wesleyan is in world-famous Virginia Beach, Virginia, just miles from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, and part of a metropolitan region of 1.7 million people.