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Life at MVNU

Explore student life beyond the classroom and get ready to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.

Life at MVNU

Explore student life beyond the classroom and get ready to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.

Student Life

Find your passions. Find your friends. Find yourself at MVNU. Discover the beauty of who you were uniquely created to be and build community with like-spirited students who seek to learn and serve in Jesus’ name.

Life at MVNU goes way beyond the books. You’ll have every opportunity to get involved in campus activities that will enrich your experience as a student. Join one of the more than 50 student-led clubs and organizations (or start one of your own!). Engage in a little friendly (and free!) athletic competition by participating in intramurals. Rent a kayak or bike from our REC for a day on the Kokosing river or trail with friends. Plug into a small group, a CoSMO service project, or an international mission trip. Faith, fun, and adventure await!

Campus Life

Learn more about life on campus, including clubs, sports, student government, and intercultural experiences.

Spiritual Life

Learn what it means to grow in grace and discover opportunities for spiritual formation from a holistic perspective.

Campus Services

When it comes to your safety, mental health, and even your food–MVNU has you covered with a wide array of services.

Life Beyond Campus

Discover historic Mount Vernon, Ohio–a vibrant community with restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, trails, and more.


Clevenger and Morningstar receive Excellence in the Call awards

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio —  Faculty and staff at Mount Vernon Nazarene University celebrated their peers during the Excellence In the Call awards reception held Thursday, April 25, in Foster Hall. Judy Clevenger and Sue Morningstar were applauded for their hard work and dedication to MVNU’s mission. Judy Clevenger plays an “indispensable role” in MVNU’s School…


456 MVNU graduates step out to leave a legacy of changed lives

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University celebrated 456 graduates during the university’s 64th commencement ceremonies in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on May 4, 2024. Graduates included traditional on-campus students plus those completing online programs through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Graduates represented the U.S., as well as the countries of Bermuda,…


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