Student Handbook

Student Handbook

Printable version (PDF)

Table of Contents

President's Message

Campus Information

Virginia Western FAQs
Delayed Opening Schedule

Services and Resources

Academic Support
Academic Link, Advising Center, Alliance for Excellence, Brown Library, Bookstore, Career, Computer Labs, Help Desk, Honors, Intervention Counselor, Policies and Procedures, REACH, Persons with Disabilities, Testing Center
Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid FAQs
Campus Police and Safety

Academic Advising Information

Advising Information
MyVWCC Information/FAQs

Student Life and Activities

Student Life
Activities, Athletics, Fitness, Off-Campus Housing, Health and Insurance, Student ID Cards
Honors Organizations
Clubs and Organizations

College Success Tips - Available in the printed version

APA Guidelines Cheat Sheet
Health and Wellness
Drugs and Alcohol

College Directory

Campus Map


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