Shenandoah University is one of 23 higher education institutions that will participate in Virginia Private College Week, hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV), from July 25-30.
Shenandoah and other participating institutions will offer campus tours and information sessions about academic programs, admissions, financial aid and student life. College officials will address some of the common myths about the cost of a private college education.
VPCW is a terrific week for families to visit and get a feel for different colleges and universities. College campuses are beautiful right now, and a little quiet, so high school students and their parents can get a great initial look and learn more about the colleges they visit. The campus tour is usually a big plus for families who just want to get a ‘feel’ for different colleges and begin that college search process. The way the week is set up, families can easily visit multiple private colleges throughout the week.
“At Shenandoah, we have lots of families visiting during this week. They get to tour our beautiful campus and see our classrooms, labs, performance spaces and athletic facilities, as well as our residence halls and dining areas. We love meeting families in person and getting to tell students about all of our different programs and areas of study.”
Jean Swartz, Shenandoah University senior executive director of new student enrollment
Prospective students who visit at least three institutions during the week will receive three application fee waivers. Students may use these waivers to apply to any three participating CICV colleges for free. In addition, those who visit at least three colleges will be entered in a drawing to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards.
Shenandoah is offering twice-daily sessions Monday-Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and one session at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 30. Register to visit Shenandoah University at su.edu/admissions/future-first-year/visit/vpcw/.
“Visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search process,” said Robert Lambeth, president of CICV. “I encourage parents to explore which college will be the best fit for their son or daughter, and I want to reassure them that a quality education at a Virginia private college is affordable and within reach.”
The Virginia Private Colleges website provides information concerning the quality and affordability of Virginia private colleges to students and parents by increasing awareness of its member institutions and addressing myths concerning private higher education and its costs.