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Bridgewater College to host Virginia Private College Week July 23-28

bridgewater collegeBridgewater College will welcome prospective students and their families for Virginia Private College Week, which will be observed July 23-28.

The program, launched in 1997, is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) to promote educational opportunities available at the commonwealth’s private colleges.

Bridgewater will host two information sessions daily for prospective students and their families. The sessions, held Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Wampler President’s Suite of Nininger Hall, will include campus tours, financial aid and admissions curriculum/program overviews. On July 28 there will be a 9 a.m. session only. Ample parking is available in the parking lot near the baseball/softball fields on College Street. Parking signs will be posted.

Each prospective student who visits at least three of the 25 participating CICV institutions will receive three application-fee waivers for Virginia private colleges. Students may use these waivers to apply to any three participating CICV colleges for free. In addition, students visiting at least three institutions will also be eligible for a drawing for a $500 Amazon gift card.

“Virginia Private College Week provides us the opportunity to welcome families to our vibrant campus,” said Michael Post, vice president for enrollment management at Bridgewater. “As students begin their future, we are excited to showcase the academic excellence and community atmosphere of Bridgewater College.”

To register for a session at Bridgewater, call (540) 828-5375, or register online at

The CICV was founded in 1971 to promote the interests of non-profit, independent higher education in Virginia and was instrumental in starting the state’s Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate students.