Whether you enjoy access to shops, unique restaurants, clubs or national parks; want to serve the local community; or crave the culture, internships, museums and entertainment of a metropolitan region, you can find it here.
Winchester’s historic ambience is the backdrop of everyday pleasures, delicious restaurants and the Old Town Mall. The downtown Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall is home to upscale boutiques, specialty shops, local music, restaurants and a campus residence hall for students 21 and older. Festivals, live music and patio seating enliven the Old Town Walking Mall throughout the year. Centuries-old architecture, numerous historical landmarks, and museums wait to be explored by you.
Entertainment in Winchester
Take in hot movies, delicious snacks, drinks and meals at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema; listen to the cool sounds of jazz, raucous jams, comedy stand ups and art house films at the Bright Box Theatre; or enjoy a cadre of musicians performing at the Shenandoah Conservatory and you’ll soon realize there is never a dull moment for Shenandoah University students in Winchester.
Outdoor Adventure Near Winchester
Shenandoah University students enjoy the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia—ready made for exploring and adventuring.
- Enjoy spectacular natural vistas on Skyline Drive
- Hike the Appalachian Trail
- Canoe the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers
- Camp in national forests
- Explore limestone caves
Community Service in Winchester
Shenandoah University’s Center for Civic Engagement supports students in their development as active citizens, opening the door for you to become active in the local community. Students can:
- Visit patients at the Winchester Medical Center
- Prepare food for the Salvation Army
- Tutor at a Winchester public school
- Help clients of the Shelter for Abused Women
- Be a Big Brother/Sister at the Evans Home for Children
Lodging Near Campus
The Winchester area is home to numerous places of comfortable accommodation. Visit our “Where to Stay” page for a listing of options available to you. Shenandoah University discounts are available at some area hotels.