BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – On Saturday, August 20, West Virginia Wesleyan College will welcome new students for Orientation activities.   The talented new student class hails from 26 states and 16 foreign countries and boasts above a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.     

The most popular majors among the new students include exercise science, business administration, pre-nursing, biology, criminal justice, general education, sport business, psychology, art, and education.   Among co-curricular activities, Wesleyan’s Division II Athletics programs and Community Service Scholars attracted tremendous interest.  

The Orientation weekend has been revised as part of the College’s comprehensive Strategic Plan, focusing the programming on student success and preparation for collegiate studies.   The weekend includes numerous seminars and programs, The Bobcat Fair featuring a local business showcase, meals for families to interact with faculty and staff, and tremendous assistance by student ambassadors and residence hall assistants at the College.   

Officials at the College are excited by the potential of the new student class.   

John Waltz, Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, remarked, “we are thrilled to welcome such a diverse and talented new student class.  Their interests in athletics, community service, religious and spiritual life, creative and performing arts, and leadership will bring so much to our campus.  Academically, they are poised to be very successful.  We always welcome some of the very best and brightest students from West Virginia, and with over 50% of the class from other states and countries, it is clear that a Wesleyan education is valued all over the world.” 

For more information about Orientation, visit  www.wvwc.edu/orientation

The Full Orientation Schedule is available at  https://www.wvwc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Orientation-Schedule-2022.pdf  


West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2022 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan a “Top 20” Best Value – Regional Universities (South) and one of the “Top 75” Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.