Life in the Valley

There’s a vibrant community at play and at work in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. EMU students enjoy biking, hiking, hunting, skiing, rock-climbing, canoeing, and just hanging out under typically blue skies. Want to be inside? Take in a concert, shop at Harrisonburg’s classic thrift stores, and catch up over coffee.

Here are some student favorites, photographed by EMU students and alumni…

  • Downtown Harrisonburg at night
  • George Washington National Forest
  • Earth and Tea Cafe - Harrisonburg
  • Concert in Common Grounds Coffeehouse
  • Trent Wagler and the Steel Wheels in Common Grounds Coffeehouse
  • Hiking
  • George Washington National Forest
  • Kline's Dairy Bar - Harrisonburg
  • Kline's Dairy Bar - Harrisonburg
  • Artisans Hope store in Harrisonburg
  • Downtown Harrisonburg
  • The Little Grill Collective, a local restaurant
  • Art opening at Clementine restaurant - Harrisonburg
  • Hiking
  • Canoe trip
  • Downtown Harrisonburg
  • Harrisonburg Farmer's Market
  • Backpacking
  • Climbing the Via Ferrata
  • Late Night Bowling in Harrisonburg
  • Shenandoah Bicycling Company - Downtown Harrisonburg
  • Downtown Harrisonburg
  • Students and Herm at the Friendly City Food Co-op
  • Students and Herm at Glen's Fair Price Store
  • Massanutten Regional Library, downtown Harrisonburg
  • Cat's Cradle, downtown Harrisonburg
  • Students at the Little Grill Collective
  • Students at Taste of Thai
  • Students at Rick's Cantina
  • Skiing at Massanutten Resort