Shenandoah University

Shenandoah University has received national recognition as a college of distinction for its individualized and engaging education and its student success and satisfaction.

Shenandoah earned recognition for its many student-centered programs, including first-year seminars; programs in service-learning and diversity and global learning; interdisciplinary programs; collaborative assignments and projects; capstone projects; and study abroad programs and internships.

Shenandoah Outdoor & Adventure Recreation



The SOAR program aims to introduce the campus community to a wide range of outdoor activities for all skill levels that promote self-awareness and self-esteem, cultivate personal growth, develop interpersonal and outdoor leadership skills and strengthen the SU community. Participants develop basic skills for safe and environmentally responsible exploration of natural resources in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. SOAR educates and inspires individuals to be responsible stewards of the natural world while engaging in adventure recreation and sustainability initiatives.

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Local Outdoor Adventures

SOAR offers everything from Indoor Climbing, Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Indoor Skydiving, Paddling, Caving, delicious S’mores nights, and everything in between. We’ll teach you the skills you need to go on all of the explorations and make sure you have the equipment you need to explore the best of the Shenandoah Valley.