Soak Up The Fun
Your home base to exploration
The bright minds of MBU love the good things in life. Food, friends, times, vibes — we revel in them. And our sense of energy doesn’t just stay within our borders, even though we have a full-service Starbucks on campus and plenty of hills to tackle during morning jogs. Plus cozy library nooks where you can put your feet up with a book and a study pal. Footsteps from artsy downtown Staunton … 2.5 hours to Washington, D.C. … a plane ticket away from one of our many MBU study abroad and community service trips, Mary Baldwin University is your home base to exploration.
Make It To The Top
MBU is for the makers and the doers, the movers and the shakers. A place where you can harness the energy, set out on the adventure, start the next big thing, change the world. You make it up, and then you make it count. Adventure awaits.
That Queen City Vibe
Our home in Staunton, Va.
Just a few steps away from campus, downtown Staunton city brims with an eclectic personality. The Queen City, as it’s nicknamed, it is sophisticated, energized, laid back, historic, beautiful, and welcoming. In town, you can find live music, a restored movie theater, art galleries, several coffee shops, weekly farmer’s markets, restaurants for all budgets, and some terrific shopping. Plus, there’s a world-famous Shakespeare theatre and the birthplace and library of a U.S. president. Five historic districts combined with modern facilities make Staunton a destination for filmmakers, festivals, conferences, and visitors from around the world.
Whether you’re into Shakespeare or community theater, punk rock or bluegrass, a neighborhood bar or corner coffee house, down-home cooking or haute cuisine, it’s a place that draws you in. It’s your college town.