Virginia Private College Week is July 26-31

Eastern Mennonite University invites students to visit the campus in person or virtually during the state’s annual Virginia Private College Week from July 26-31

The university is among 23 schools participating in the event, sponsored annually by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV).

Any students who visit EMU can apply for free.

EMU will offer daily campus tours and information sessions about admissions, financial aid and academic programs. 

In-person tours and info sessions will be offered the following days and times:

  • Daily, from Monday, July 26 to Friday, July 30, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • On Tuesday, July 27, at 7 p.m.
  • On Saturday, July 31, at 9 a.m. 

Virtual tours and info sessions are scheduled for one day only: Tuesday, July 26, at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Virginia Private College Week is a great opportunity that provides prospective students and their families the chance to easily visit multiple schools over a few days and get a head start on the college search process,” said Matt Ruth, director of undergraduate admissions. “We’re very excited to welcome students and their families for these special sessions.”

“Visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search process,” said Robert Lambeth, president of the CICV.

CICV was founded in 1971 to promote the interests of nonprofit, independent higher education in Virginia. The council was also instrumental in starting the state’s Tuition Assistance Grant program.

“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,” said Lambeth.

More information

To register for Virginia Private College Week at EMU, go to or contact the Admissions Office at 540-432-4118 or

Click here for more information on Virginia Private College Week including a list of participating colleges, or contact the CICV at 540-586-0606.