Bridgewater College to Host Virginia Private College Week July 17-22

A Bridgewater employee wearing a blue Bridgewater College t-shirt taking a prospective student and her mom on a campus tour

Bridgewater College will welcome prospective students and their families to campus for Virginia Private College Week, which will be observed July 17-22, 2023. Rising juniors, seniors, transfer students and their families are invited to sign up for a session to visit the College and learn more about Bridgewater’s offerings.

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 multiple information sessions throughout the week for prospective students and their families. The sessions, held at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, will include campus tours as well as overviews of student life, admissions, financial aid and academics. An additional morning session will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 22. Parking signs will be posted around campus.

“Virginia Private College Week is a great time for prospective college students to see what Bridgewater College has to offer through its growing number of academic programs, scenic campus and vibrant community,” said Michael Post, vice president for enrollment management at Bridgewater College. “Visiting our campus is a great way to meet the people essential to beginning your college journey, like admissions counselors and financial aid staff, who will share with students that a quality education at a Virginia private college is both affordable and attainable at Bridgewater.”

Each student who visits at least three of the 23 participating CICV institutions during Virginia Private College Week will be entered into a drawing for one of five $100 Amazon gift cards.

To register for a Virginia Private College Week session at Bridgewater, visit Students and families unable to attend a session during Virginia Private College Week may contact the College’s Admissions staff to set up an individual in-person tour or take a virtual tour of campus online. Go to for more information.

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