Student Handbook

President's Message

On behalf of each faculty and staff member, welcome to Virginia Western Community College! Your decision to enroll in college classes will provide you with opportunities for academic and personal growth. Whether you are here with plans to earn an associate's degree, transfer to a four-year institution, improve your current skills, retool in order to make a career change, or take classes for personal enrichment—Virginia Western is your educational partner.

The learning experience is more convenient than ever. Day, evening, and weekend classes are available. Many students are now enjoying the flexibility of distance learning classes as well.

Virginia Western offers a comprehensive college experience with numerous student activities and support services. Student success is a top priority, and I hope that you will take advantage of the programs and services the college offers. I challenge you to excel in each course you take and to utilize fully this wonderful opportunity before you. I wish you great success and look forward to congratulating you when you graduate!

Sincerely,
Robert H. Sandel