To truly experience VES, we invite you to visit our school.
Explore our beautiful 160-acre campus (known as The Old 160), get to know all that our vibrant city of Lynchburg offers, see our tips on the ways you can travel to VES, and find accommodations that suit you best.
If you are an alumnus/alumnae or friend of the school who would like to visit campus, our Admission Team would be happy to host you. Contact our office: firstname.lastname@example.org | 434.385.3607.
Visitors are welcome to park right out front of Jett Hall, our main administrative building with white columns. If you have scheduled a visit with the Admission Team, someone will be there to greet you.
We can't wait to see you on campus!
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which offers ideal hiking, biking, and floating
Named as a Best City on the Rise by Southern Living magazine
and growing (35% Hispanic, Asian and Black)
40 miles of urban trails and riverfront, thriving center for the arts, and great dining/shopping
VES sits in a beautiful neighborhood in the vibrant city of Lynchburg, Virginia. We love our location—both the gorgeous 160 acres of campus and the amazing opportunities Lynchburg and the region provide for study, collaboration, recreation and entertainment. Our beautiful city is a safe place to enjoy:
- extensive outdoor activities like our own trails on campus, the city's Blackwater Creek Trail for walking, running and biking, the nation's only year-round ski and snowboard facility at Liberty Mountain, a downtown skate park; hiking and skiing in the mountains nearby, and water sports on the James River and Smith Mountain Lake.
- an exciting arts district showcasing fine arts, music, theater, a symphony and opera and film festival.
- great restaurants and boutique shopping as well as the usual big-box stores.
- movie theaters, paintball and other fun venues.
VES is just an hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lexington and Roanoke, Va., two hours to Richmond, Va. and Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC, and three hours to Washington, DC.