BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – A long-standing tradition at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Orange and Black Scholarship Recognition Day will bring accepted prospective students to campus on Saturday, Feb. 25 to explore what the College offers as well as celebrate their achievements.  

Students and their families have the opportunity to learn about all things Wesleyan from academics to campus life during tours, a student organization fair and panel presentations.  Student sessions and parent sessions provide an overview of academics, financial aid, student life and more. The highlight of the day is a banquet feast prepared by Aladdin Food Service and the opportunity to recognize students for their scholarships. 

Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing John Waltz ’01, said, “It is an honor to welcome our talented accepted students to campus for a visitation event unlike any other.  Prospective students get to experience all that WVWC offers in one day and the turnout of faculty, staff, and students that make it possible.  For those of us who attended this event long ago, it has been incredible to both see the event evolve and to also provide that same Wesleyan level of service to others.”

Orange and Black Scholarship Recognition Day dates back many years. 

Bob Skinner ’75, recalled the planning that went into the creation of a day that has become an annual tradition.

“When the idea and framework of Orange and Black Day was developed by admission staff members David Ford ‘85, Bob Skinner, Kelley Cartwright Tierney ‘88 and Paul Willis ‘88, none of us knew we were creating a new Wesleyan tradition,” Skinner said. “Kelley deserves a great deal of credit for creating a distinctive event that has resulted in many wonderful memories. All of us are excited for the next group of students to enjoy this special day.”

To sign up for Orange and Black Day, visit https://www.wvwc.edu/ob23/


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.