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  • Academics
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    Co-ed. Student-Centered.

    We see you. And your potential. Arrive on campus, plug into opportunity. MBU helps you figure out the right questions and develop a solution. Making the world a better place and you a better you.

  • Community
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    Your home base to exploration

    Whether you're experiencing the eclectic personality of downtown Staunton, hiking through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, or preparing for a semester abroad in India, MBU provides the perfect launchpad for exploration.

  • Faculty Connections

    Professors Focused on You

    MBU professors know much more than your name. Your experience is enriched by 1:1 connections with faculty as they realize your strengths and potential, inspiring you to achieve more than you thought possible.

  • Post-Graduation

    Making a difference in the world

    When employers identify their ideal traits for employees, they almost perfectly describe MBU graduates. Our graduates are ready …. to make change, do good, think forward. Our alumni do amazing things. And you will, too.

Students

Female student in a socially distanced classroom wearing a mask

Co-ed. Student-Centered.

We see you. And your potential. Arrive on campus, plug into opportunity. MBU helps you figure out the right questions and develop a solution. Making the world a better place and you a better you.

MBU men's soccer player wearing a Fighting Squirrels face mask
MBU students wearing face masks walking through downtown Staunton

Your home base to exploration

Whether you're experiencing the eclectic personality of downtown Staunton, hiking through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, or preparing for a semester abroad in India, MBU provides the perfect launchpad for exploration.

Two students wearing face masks on MBU's historic Staunton campus

Professors Focused on You

MBU professors know much more than your name. Your experience is enriched by 1:1 connections with faculty as they realize your strengths and potential, inspiring you to achieve more than you thought possible.

Making a difference in the world

When employers identify their ideal traits for employees, they almost perfectly describe MBU graduates. Our graduates are ready …. to make change, do good, think forward. Our alumni do amazing things. And you will, too.


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  • Qun Choi '20

    I felt like I had another support system — an additional family — I can rely on for anything.

    Qun Choi is a physical therapy student at MDCHS. He says the knowledge you gain through the interprofessional approach is invaluable.
  • Geddy Bartosch '22

    The minute I stepped on campus, I felt wanted here, not just as a number but as a person.

    At MBU, Geddy Bartosch found a beautiful place where people are happy and accepting. He greatly appreciates the one-on-one experience in the classroom
  • Tamia Baker-Johnson '20

    Despite our small size, there are a multitude of ethnicities, cultures, and experiences represented.

    Tamia Baker-Johnson is studying to pursue a career in data analytics. She chose MBU for the diverse community and many leadership opportunities.

Student Perspectives

Logan Metts juggling a soccer ball on the Mary Baldwin University soccer field.

- Logan Metts, Class of 2022

My one word to describe my MBU experience so far? Epic.

At MBU, Logan Metts found a vibrant community of like-minded people, and she’s happy to call the active and growing athletic department her home.
Qun Choi posing for an image in his Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences shirt.

- Qun Choi, Class of 2020

I felt like I had another support system — an additional family — I can rely on for anything.

Qun Choi is a physical therapy student at MDCHS. He says the knowledge you gain through the interprofessional approach is invaluable.
Tamia Baker-Johnson portrait

- Tamia Baker-Johnson, Class of 2020

Despite our small size, there are a multitude of ethnicities, cultures, and experiences represented.

Tamia Baker-Johnson is studying to pursue a career in data analytics. She chose MBU for the diverse community and many leadership opportunities.
Mattie Elmore at her Mary Baldwin University Graduation Ceremony

- Mattie Elmore, Class of 20 18

Having the ability to get my degree online allowed me to continue working and spend more time with family.

Mattie Elmore found success through MBU Online. It made it possible for her to advance her career while being there for her family.
Geddy Bartosch leaning up against a wall smiling

- Geddy Bartosch, Class of 2022

The minute I stepped on campus, I felt wanted here, not just as a number but as a person.

At MBU, Geddy Bartosch found a beautiful place where people are happy and accepting. He greatly appreciates the one-on-one experience in the classroom
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Upcoming Events

Of Thee I Sing
Monday, October 4
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MBU Theatre: Promenade
Wednesday, October 20
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Women’s Volleyball Against Roanoke
Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 PM
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Women’s Soccer Against Pfeiffer
Saturday, October 23 at 1:00 PM
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Men’s Soccer Against Methodist
Saturday, October 23 at 3:00 PM
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Women’s Volleyball Against N.C. Wesleyan
Saturday, October 23 at 4:00 PM
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Women’s Basketball Against Randolph
Saturday, October 23 at 11:00 AM
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Women’s Volleyball Against Methodist
Saturday, October 23 at 12:00 PM
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Sunday Recital
Sunday, October 24 at 3:00PM
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A Hopeful Fight: A Conversation with Author Jonette Rodriguez ’08
Monday, October 25 at 6:00PM
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College of Visual and Performing Arts Fall Lecture with Artist Marisa Williamson
Tuesday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
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Women’s Volleyball Against Southern Virginia
Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 PM
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Fall Choral Concert
Thursday, October 28 at 7:00PM
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Women’s Volleyball Against Pfeiffer
Saturday, October 30 at 10:00 AM
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Women’s Volleyball Against Salem
Saturday, October 30 at 2:00 PM
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Adaptations
Monday, November 8
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Tree Lighting
Thursday, November 18
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Holiday Dinner
Sunday, November 21
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Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 24
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MBU Holiday Festival
Friday, December 3 at December 3, 7:00PM, December 4, 6:00PM
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Coriolanus
Saturday, December 4
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Cymbeline
Saturday, December 4
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MBU Senior Project Exhibitions in Studio Art
Monday, December 6
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Exams
Monday, December 6
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Last Day of Class
Friday, December 10
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Winter Break
Saturday, December 11
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Off the Streets: From Rubbings to Kimonos
Monday, January 17
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Annual Juried MBU Student Art Exhibition
Monday, March 14
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MBU Senior Project Exhibitions in Studio Art
Monday, March 28
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MBU Senior Project Exhibitions in Studio Art
Monday, April 11
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