Tours and Events

President's Leadership and Honors Visit Day

During President's Leadership and Honors Visit Days (PLHVD) you will:

  • Take a tour of our beautiful campus.
  • Meet Paul Trible, President of Christopher Newport.
  • Learn more about the scholarships and other benefits of both programs.
  • Attend an admission interview required for selection into the President's Leadership and Honors Programs (for seniors only).
  • Discuss opportunities and expectations with academic faculty, student services staff members and CNU students.

President's Leadership and Honors Visit Days are held four times each year: two dates during fall semester and two dates during spring semester.

President's Leadership and Honors Visit Day is by invitation only, based on the minimum GPA and test scores needed to be considered for the programs. If you meet the minimum requirements for the programs you should receive an invitation by email with the link to register.

If you have any questions please call us at (757) 594-8936 or email

Overnight Visits

We encourage you to stay overnight in one of our residence halls on Friday while you are here. Staying overnight with a current student is a wonderful way to make the most of your visit to Christopher Newport.

If you have any questions about the overnight program please contact

Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive a confirmation email upon registering for the event and a final confirmation with additional details several days before the event.

Please arrive between 8 and 9 a.m.

Proper dress for the event and your interview is business attire. Casual clothing is appropriate for the overnight portion of your visit.

Arrive on campus via Avenue of the Arts (J. Clyde Morris Blvd.) and follow the directional signs for parking. There will be signs directing you to parking once you arrive on campus.

Interviews will be scheduled at check-in. Please note that students arriving late may miss the opportunity to interview for the President’s Leadership and/or Honors Programs.

All you need to do to prepare is practice being yourself! You will be interviewed by a current leadership/honors student or recent graduate, and will also have the chance to ask them any questions you might have about the program.

No. If your schedule requires you to leave after President Trible’s thoughts on leadership then you may do so. We simply ask that you inform us if you will not be attending the additional programs.

No. If you cannot attend a President’s Leadership and Honors Visit Day your chances of admission into the program will not be affected. You may still apply to the President’s Leadership Program, and if eligible, may be contacted for an on-campus or webcam interview.

No. If admitted to both the President’s Leadership Program and Honors Program you only qualify for one merit-based scholarship; however, you may participate in both programs.

Staying overnight is a great way to experience Christopher Newport behind the scenes. You get to hang out with current leadership students and spend the night in one of our award-winning residence halls.

Be sure to bring a photo ID, money for food and activities, a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletry items, pajamas and a change of clothing.

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