First-Year Student Festival:
New students enjoy music, novelties, recreation, and food after move-in.
New students play roulette, black jack, and other casino games while competing for fun prizes.
New students dance the night away under the glow of neon lights. Three dueling DJs provide the music.
Student Involvement Fair:
Student organizations and campus departments recruit students for opportunities for the upcoming year.
Teams compete in physical challenges in a mud pit.
The fraternities and sororities recruit new members.
Teams compete in lip sync performances that often include dancing, skits, and costumes.
Alumni are invited back to campus to participate in a weekend of events.
Students, faculty/staff, and furry friends process on a short campus route (by foot or car). Participants often perform brief skits or routines in costume.
Students nominate Homecoming Court representatives from the first-year, sophomore, junior, and senior classes. The top nominees are crowned Marlin Royalty.
Students attend a dance with a DJ and photographer. Dress to impress!
Students and alumni enjoy live music, games, food and drinks. The tailgate takes place during athletic events.
The campus hosts a ceremony to honor United States veterans.
Christmas Tree Lighting:
Students, faculty, and staff sing carols, light candles, drink hot cocoa and cider before lighting the tree. The highlight is a rousing rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Spa a La Marlin on Reading Day:
Students enjoy free de-stress activities such as massages or giveaways and snacks before exams.
Late Night Breakfast:
Students are served bacon, eggs, biscuits, and more as a final treat before exams begin. Faculty and staff help cook and serve the food.
Winter Homeless Shelter:
Students, faculty/staff, and alumni volunteer to help manage an off-campus homeless shelter for a week.
Spring Alumni Weekend:
Alumni are invited back to VWU to participate in a weekend of events.
Student leaders and organizations are recognized for their achievements at these Student Leadership Awards
Graduating students participate in Wesleyan Wednesday at Shorebreak, Baccalaureate Services, a fun outing to a local venue, and Commencement.
Pub 'n Club:
A series of parties with a DJ, dancing, games, and food.