Welcome to the Shenandoah Family
We strive to create an atmosphere of community on campus, and we encourage you to become a part of the family. From the first time you bring your student to campus for their freshman year until the day of graduation, we know that families play a vital role in the success of each student and we encourage you to remain a part of your student’s life and get involved in our Shenandoah community.
Contact Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-665-4863 with questions.
Find all the information you need to get in touch with the campus, office, or person you’re trying to reach.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Parents of Incoming Hornets
Your student’s Admissions Counselor is here to answer your questions about SU and move your student through the admissions process.
Financial Aid representatives are available to explain your financial aid package.
From submitting your enrollment deposit to setting up a payment plan and making your first tuition payment, Hornet Central is your one-stop shop for registration and students finances.
Parent & Family Council
Are you looking to get involved? We have opportunities to volunteer, chances to connect with current and future parents, host events, and provide feedback and insights to the administration.
Events For Families
Move-In Day and Convocation
Welcome Week begins on Move-In Day! A team of Shenandoah helpers will carry your belongings to your student’s room. Families and friends are encouraged to stay for New Student Convocation and the Family Farewell Dinner.
Re:Fresh for Families of First-Year Students welcomes parents and family members back to campus to spend time with their student.
Family Weekend and Homecoming
Family Weekend is a relaxed time to visit and attend the Homecoming events with your student!
Commencement At Shenandoah
Come support your Shenandoah Hornet with us!
Find all of the information you will need on Commencement tickets, event details, where to stay in Winchester, and other frequently asked questions.
Access Shenandoah News
Never miss a beat of the Shenandoah buzz! Shenandoah Today features our latest news posts and blog articles, our most recent videos, today’s events, and social media posts across all of our platforms!
Having the most up-to-date contact information for our students and their loved ones provides for the greatest connection and communication. Please provide parent/guardian contact information to receive email notifications and news from the university.
Students may grant Parent/Person Proxy access to a person of their choice for access to student accounts and payments. Students may grant Parent/Person Proxy access.
Show Your SU Spirit
Help your student show their SU pride all year long with our authentic assortment of SU collegiate apparel! With sizes available for men, women, kids and baby, the whole family can cheer on Shenandoah University in style, every season.
We’ve got Shenandoah University gift ideas covered, with options ranging from drinkware to diploma frames to SU gift cards. Plus, our selection of textbooks, computers, and supplies will ensure every Hornet is prepared for success.
Dining At Shenandoah
There are many options for campus dining. Enjoy a variety of choices at Allen Dining Hall with a residential mean plan. Top it off with a latte from Jazzman’s Cafe and Bakery in the Brandt Student Center. Check out Buzzins at Vaden Campus Commons for the all-day griddle option allowing students to access a full breakfast menu the entire day. These are just a few dining choices.
If you’re looking for vegetarian, vegan or health-conscious options, these are available at every dining location on campus. Simple Serving is our allergy-free station. All foods served here are prepared without any of the following ingredients: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and also eliminates gluten-containing ingredients.
The Transition to College
Congratulations on being the parent of a college student! College is an exciting and challenging time for students and parents alike. For parents, sending a child to college is a time to be proud of all the hard work that has prepared them to meet the challenges that lay ahead. Also, parents and family undergo their own transitions as the absence of the student is a daily reminder that the family is now different. In addition, communication between the student and individual family members is altered and as parents are learning to adapt to these changes, they are often called upon to help their student from a distance to navigate his or her challenges.