SHENANDOAH: A University AND You

Shenandoah University, established in 1875, is a private, nationally recognized applied liberal arts university that invites students to join a close-knit community rich in creative energy and intellectual challenge. With approximately 4,000 students across more than 90 programs in seven schools, Shenandoah students study with accomplished professors who provide focused, individual attention. Through innovative partnerships and programs, at both the local and global level, exceptional opportunities allow students to learn in and out of the classroom. At Shenandoah, faculty know students by name and provide the encouragement and support students need to achieve goals and make plans for the future.

Welcome to our dynamic academic community. Shenandoah, a university AND you.

Opportunities Await

Shenandoah is a creatively charged campus where ideas and connections meet cultures and perspectives. Located in Winchester, Va., Shenandoah University is located in close proximity to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., allowing students to explore diverse metropolitan regions. Students often take advantage of the four-season recreational opportunities of the Shenandoah Valley’s scenic beauty to explore rivers, caves, rural vistas, and hiking and biking trails.

Mission, service, and special international programs expose students to a world of opportunities, allowing them to travel to foreign destinations, make a difference in the lives of others or study abroad. They can also volunteer locally in rewarding community service initiatives.

Join In

Join a campus community that brings high energy to learning and activities on or off campus. With 21 men’s and women’s athletics teams and more than 50 clubs and campus life organizations, students can jump in to an active social life on campus. No matter their interests, students enjoy plenty of opportunities to get involved and make lasting friendships through exciting on- and off-campus activities.

Become immersed in the spirit of sound and experience the excitement of innovative exploration. Participate in 30 music, theatre or dance ensembles through Shenandoah Conservatory or take in one of nearly 300 annual concerts or performances.

Make A Difference

A Shenandoah University education blends the best of the liberal arts with professional studies. Make a difference in business, performing arts, humanities, natural or social sciences or health sciences. Students leave Shenandoah as principled, professional leaders, and their talents and expertise help them improve the human condition wherever they go.

Clinicals and internships give students exciting ways to practice what they’ve learned in professional settings, allowing them to immediately make difference in the lives of others.

Connect with Shenandoah

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Maps, Offices & Schools

Important Forms

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • Today
    12:00

    Last Day to Apply for December Degree Conferral. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu Read More

  • 10/11
    12:00

    Fall Break; undergraduate classes do not meet; some graduate classes may meet on Saturday; administrative offices are open Monday and Tuesday.  Read More

  • 10/12
    12:00

    Fall Break; undergraduate classes do not meet; some graduate classes may meet on Saturday; administrative offices are open Monday and Tuesday.  Read More


Performances Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • 10/2
    8:00

    Green Day’s “American Idiot” (college premiere) is presented at 8 p.m. each night in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and $10 for non-SU students. Purchase tickets in advance at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre box… Read More

  • 10/2
    9:30

    “American Idiot” Talk-Back Session with Director Jonathan Flom begins after the performance – at about 9:30 p.m. – in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. You do not have to see tonight’s show in order to attend the talk-back session. FREE Read More

  • 10/3
    7:00

    Shenandoah Conservatory Faculty Concert featuring Aimé Sposato, soprano; Michael Forest, tenor; David Meyer, baritone; and Kathryn Green, contralto; begins at 7 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. FREE Read More


Student Life Calendar

  • 9/30
    9:00

    Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner Ticket Sale is between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (various times) near Health Professions Building, Room 109. Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceutical Fraternity hosts its 12th Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Brandt… Read More

  • 9/30
    9:00

    Toasty Tuesday, a Sigma Alpha Iota fundraiser, is from 9 a.m. to noon in the Ruebush Hall lobby. You know that feeling of running late with no time for breakfast? It happens to us all. So Sigma Alpha Iota hosts… Read More

  • 9/30
    3:00

    Abrams Creek Fall Clean Up is from 3 to 5 p.m. on main campus. Meet at the brown “Dayton Bridge” between the library and OBT. Wear shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet or dirty. (Rain date is Wednesday,… Read More


Special Events

  • 10/3
    6:00

    First Friday in Old Town begins at 6 p.m. when shops along the Loudoun Street walking mall stay open until 9 p.m., host musicians and artists, and offer First Friday specials. Go to www.oldtownwinchesterva.com Read More

  • 10/4
    3:00

    Collins Music Learning Suite Dedication begins at 3 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 128. Drs. Charlotte and Verne Collins joined the Shenandoah Conservatory faculty in 1958. In the early years, Verne, a trombonist, taught music and directed the band and… Read More

  • 10/4
    5:15

    “12th Man” Road Trip to Bridgewater College begins when the van leaves campus at 5:15 p.m. from the Armstrong/Brandt Student Center parking lot. The Shenandoah – Bridgewater football game begins at 7 p.m.; be back at Shenandoah around 11 p.m.… Read More


Athletics

Non-Discrimination Statement

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of sex race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.