Emory & Henry To Host Summer Visit Day on July 19

Posted on: Friday, July 19th, 2013 by Brent Treash

Emory & Henry College is offering rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a jump-start on their college search.

Prospective students and their families are invited to add July 19 to their summer travel itinerary for a visit day at the College.

The day is designed to acquaint prospective college students with the many academic and student life opportunities available at Emory & Henry. Check-in for the event will begin at 9 a.m.

During small-group sessions, E&H officials will help answer questions about small colleges, the liberal arts, and Emory & Henry. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the many characteristics that distinguish an E&H education, including outstanding outcomes for graduates, teaching excellence, and a unique commitment to community service.

Afterwards, students will have the opportunity to relax while enjoying a complimentary lunch in the attractive E&H dining hall with faculty, staff, and current students.

Following lunch, residence hall tours will be offered. Included in the tour will be a first hand look at the newest residence hall on campus, Hickory Hall. Completed in the spring of 2013, Hickory Hall provides 117 beds in double-occupancy rooms, each of which has its own bathroom. Built with the hopes of achieving passive energy standards, Hickory Hall continues a trend at the College toward high-quality living conditions that are compatible with the College’s reputation for excellence and rigorous academic standards.

Admissions counselors will be available all afternoon to meet individually with students to answer any lingering questions about the college search process.

For more information or to register, click here or call toll-free at 800-848-5493.

Located in the Highlands of Virginia, Emory & Henry has devoted itself since 1836 to the belief that education can have a transformative effect on an individual, a place and ultimately the wider world. Emory & Henry College is named for Bishop John Emory, an eminent Methodist church leader, and Patrick Henry, a patriot of the American Revolution and Virginia’s first governor. Together they symbolize the college’s dual emphasis on spiritual growth and civic engagement.



In addition to its continued inclusion within Loren Pope’s publication, Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, E&H has received accolades over the last year from such widely-known publications as Newsweek and Washington Monthly. Both publications praised the College’s work and continued devotion towards serving learning.



Over the past few years, E&H has also been honored with the distinguished President’s Award for Community Service, the highest national recognition given to a college or university for service learning.