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Marlins Student Life

Marlins is on a 284-acre campus in an urban setting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, not far from Hampton Roads. There are many activities and organizations for Marlins students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Marlins also has fraternities and sororities.

Marlins has a thriving Wesleyan Activities Council. In fact, more students participate in Wesleyan Activities Council than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Marlins include community service, Student Government Association, student newspaper and Black Student Union.

Marlins students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Lake Taylor Music Festival and Seafood Party in the Dell.

Does Marlins offer student housing?

Marlins offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Marlins students live on campus. In 2021, 68% of undergrads at Marlins lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 32% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Marlins. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Marlins offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is Marlins Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Virginia Wesleyan University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Marlins campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Marlins offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Marlins has well-lit pathways.

Plan a Visit to Marlins

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Marlins, take Interstate 64 to Virginia Beach, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Norfolk International Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Marlins's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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