the Top Twelve Things You Want To Know about Hollins

Alumnae Network

Alumnae Network

Hollins’ global network of alumnae is committed to the long-term success of Hollins students, opening doors to internships and career opportunities that can last a lifetime. The Hollins experience creates a strong, positive bond among our graduates, many of whom stay in touch with each other throughout their lives.

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Internship

Internships

A majority of Hollins students have at least one internship during their four years—and many have two or more. Internships take students all over the country, giving them a chance to explore career opportunities in hospitals, law firms, newsrooms, museums, movie studios, and more.

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Batten Leadership Institute

Batten Leadership Institute

No matter what you decide to pursue after college, good leadership skills will help you do it better—and you can gain those skills at our Batten Leadership Institute.

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Student Organizations

Student Organizations

With 32 clubs and organizations—including the Hollins Repertory Dance Company, Intercultural Club, the SHARE service organization, NEFA Fine Arts club, and the Hollins Activity Board—you’ll always find a group that shares your interests.

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Seeing the world can start right here at Hollins. On average, 50% of our students have an international learning experience in one of 17 countries—and we even offer generous aid to help our students better afford our study-abroad programs.

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Since 1960, Hollins has produced nationally known, award-winning writers through our undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs, where students work with talented faculty members who are published poets, novelists, essayists, and scholars.

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Hop

Hop

The Hollins Outdoor Program (or HOP, for short) gives a new meaning to the phrase “the great outdoors.” If you enjoy rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, and more, then this program is for you.

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Roanoke

Roanoke

Our picturesque setting is the stuff of college legends. But when students want to get off campus, they’ll find plenty to explore in Roanoke. The Star City boasts a lively downtown scene and more restaurants per capita than any other spot in Virginia.

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Science

Science

Sometimes, the best way to learn science is to get outside and, well, do it. That’s exactly why Hollins developed the Science Seminar in the late 1950s. Ever since, our students have presented their findings at this annual seminar, with topics as varied as watershed diversity and measuring bacteria levels in soda fountains.

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Traditions

Traditions

At Hollins, our beloved traditions—like Tinker Day, First Step, Senior Rock, and Ring Night—create a bond that holds together our shared past and present and fosters an environment of sisterhood.

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Riding

Riding

Riding has been an important part of Hollins since the 1930s. Since then, we’ve become a national equestrian powerhouse, with two IHSA championships under our belt—er, saddle. And whether you want to ride competitively or not, you’re sure to find the perfect fit in our stable.

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Independant Creative Work (Senior Thesis)

Independent Creative Work (Senior Thesis)

In many majors, you’ll get the chance to complete a thesis or senior project, where you’ll use what you’ve learned in the previous three years to create your own original work and increase your confidence as a scholar, writer, artist, or scientist.

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