Shenandoah Bucket List: Top 15 things to do as a Shenandoah University student
- Take a picture with the “SU” Statue
- Spelunk, hike or kayak in the Shenandoah Valley
- Attend a home athletic game
- Apply for the Global Citizenship Project
- Join a club or organization on campus
- Get your bloom on at Apple Blossom
- See a conservatory performance
- Have a movie night at The Family Drive-In Theatre
- Go to a SU bowling or bingo night
- Attend your “Halfway There Party”
- Take a trip to Dinosaur Land
- Go apple picking
- Kick off finals week with last night breakfast
- Take a selfie with SU’s president
- Stroll the Old Town Mall
Do it yourself Laundry Directions
- Remove “Dry Clean Only” Items | If any are found, remove and wash separately; gentle cycle.
- Empty Items From Pockets | Look for money, gum, phone numbers, etc…
- Separate Laundry | A – Darks B – Whites C – Delicates D – Oversized Objects
- Pre-treat Clothes | Stains, ink, grass, food, etc. Use pre-wash stick or spray on these problem areas…especially collars and cuffs.
- Don’t Overload The Machine | You don’t save money if your clothes don’t actually get cleaned.
- Select Water Temperature On Washer | Don’t use the hot setting except for 100% cotton. Warm and cold are best for making clothes last.
- Measure In Detergent | ½ – ⅓ cup is sufficient. It’s better to use a little less than the bottle or box calls for.
- Washer Out Of Balance | Don’t give up. The washer isn’t broken. By redistributing the load more evenly and closing the lid, you’re back in business!
- Select Dryer Settings | Warm or medium is best to make your clothes last longer.
- Two Magic Tips From The Pros | When in doubt, check the label for best results and to save ironing; use hangers as items exit the dryer
Advice from alumni
Congratulations on your acceptance to SU and welcome to the city of Winchester!! As an SU Alumni, I want to wish you all the very best during your time at SU. You will make friends and memories that last a lifetime. Blessings to you over the next four years as you pursue your professional career.”
JoEllen Fulk Smith, ’69
Woo Hoo!!! You are getting ready to embark on the best years of your life. I walked on the SU campus in 1987 when it used to be called SHENCO (Shenandoah College & Conservatory) as a Freshman living in Cooley Hall. The next 4 years were so amazing from the friends I made, the professors who impacted my life even to this day, & the memories I made.
Enjoy this wonderful opportunity. You couldn’t have picked a better school!”
Joanie Mothershead Grant ’91
Truly enjoy your years at SU, work hard cause it will truly pay off in the long run. Theses are the years that you will make life time friends. With that said Love Life to the fullest & soak in the experience.”
LeShawn Haley ’06
Dear Freshman, Congratulations!! Welcome to the next chapter of your life.
In choosing Shenandoah University, for this new adventure, you have chosen wisely. Our school is supportive, inclusive, professional, safe, and mind expanding. Thought provoking. And, loving. Don’t let “finally” being out on your own get in the way of why you are there.
Thus, I leave you with these two thoughts of direct advice:
- When making a decision ask yourself 2 questions: Does the issue affect me? And, if so, can I do anything about it?
- The cure for boredom is Curiosity! And, there is no cure for curiosity.
James Edgar ’13
Buckle up Class of 2024! It’s going to be tough, but it’s going to be worth it.”
Wede Gant ’14
Starting at SU, I was the one that always sat alone during breakfast, lunch and even dinner, until students asked me to join them. At that point, I decided to put my pride aside, take a leap of faith and try to do something new and meet new people. Little did I know, these people would remain close friends even after I graduated. Your first week away from home, family and your high school friends may be difficult, but I encourage you to replace the tears with getting outside your room and meeting new people. SU has so much to offer and now it’s your time to discover it.”
Myles Hairston ’14, ’16
Hello Hornets! Welcome to the SU family! My biggest piece of advice for you while embarking on some of the best years of your life is to take every single opportunity you can while you are here! Go to events, join clubs, START clubs — put yourself out there and take advantage of every moment you have to grow and learn about not only other people, but yourself as well!”
Aysha Malik ’14
Welcome home new Hornets and get ready for an amazing ride. Here are a few dos and don’ts to help you guys and gals during your first few weeks.
- Don’t close your door while you’re in your room. If you’re by yourself, go out and find an open door and introduce yourself.
- Don’t go home for the first couple of weeks; it makes getting over being homesick even harder.
- Do have a conversation with your resident assistant and ask them any questions you have. Your R.A. is there to help you.
- Do call your parents and let them know how you are and how things are going.
- Do go out into Winchester and check out some of the fun things there are to do.
Above all, enjoy your time and have fun with everything you do. You have an amazing journey ahead of you and you will never be the same after it. Good luck and welcome to your new family.
Josh McCauley ’14