Virginia Private College Week
The 2013 Virginia Private College Week was held July 29-August 3.
Details for the 2014 Virginia Private College Week will be posted here
as they are finalized.
For a quick snapshot of Virginia Private College Week, please download the 2013 Virginia Private College Week postcard
You may be interested in just visiting one or two colleges during the week. However, if you visit three or more participating colleges during Virginia Private College Week, you will receive three application fee waivers. This means no application fee for three Virginia private colleges of your choice.
Visiting Colleges Is Important
Web sites, brochures, and the recommendations of friends are definitely helpful. However, visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search process.
Which college is the best fit for you? Which college just feels right?
The Private College Advantage
During Virginia Private College Week, you will learn about the quality and affordability of our colleges.
Private colleges are different from many state universities because of our small classes and the personal attention our students receive from faculty. Our students are engaged in the classroom, involved on campus, mentored by their professors, and prepared for a career or graduate school.
24 members of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) host two daily programs for rising juniors (Class of 2015) and seniors (Class of 2014) -- and their families. Prospective transfer students are also invited. The program includes a campus tour and an information session about admissions, financial aid, and academic/extracurricular programs.
On Monday-Friday (July 29-August 2), there will be a morning (9 am) and afternoon (2 pm) session.* On Saturday, August 3, there will be a morning (9 am) session only. There are colleges with exceptions to this schedule.*
Hampton University: Monday through Friday only. Closed Saturday.
Jefferson College of Health Sciences: Monday through Friday only. Closed Saturday.
Liberty University: Monday through Thursday at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Friday: Friendly Friday is a morning event - please call/visit our website for additional details, 2:00 pm tour. Saturday at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.
University of Richmond: Monday through Friday sessions at 9:45 am and 2:15 pm. Friday session at 9:45 pm only. The university closes at noon on Friday. Closed on Saturday.
Virginia Union University: Monday through Friday sessions at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Closed on Saturday.
Washington and Lee University: Mon-Fri sessions at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm. Closed on Saturday.
Do I Need To Register?
No, but we strongly recommend that you contact the colleges you plan to visit. Email addresses and telephone numbers of participating institutions can be found here
. If you are using a smart phone to access the map, please view the contact information for the colleges using the college profiles, which may be accessed here
Here's How You Participate:
1.Decide which colleges you would like to visit.
2.You don't need to register for the event, but we strongly recommend that you contact the colleges you plan to visit.
3.Organize your travel plans. Driving directions are available on individual college web sites. This is not an organized bus tour.
4.If you visit at least 3 participating colleges, CICV will send you 3 application fee waivers.
5.You may use the application fee waivers at any participating CICV college or university--not necessarily the ones you visited.
6.If you have questions, please contact the CICV at (540) 586-0606.
We look forward to seeing you!!!
Participating Colleges and Universities
- Averett University
- Bluefield College
- Bridgewater College
- Eastern Mennonite University
- Emory & Henry College
- Ferrum College
- Hampden-Sydney College
- Hampton University
- Hollins University
- Jefferson College of Health Sciences
- Liberty University
- Lynchburg College
- Mary Baldwin College
- Marymount University
- Randolph College
- Randolph-Macon College
- Roanoke College
- Shenandoah University
- Sweet Briar College
- University of Richmond
- Virginia Intermont College
- Virginia Union University
- Virginia Wesleyan College
- Washington and Lee University