New Student Orientation

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Postponement of Orientation, Day 2 activities

In the interest of safety due to weather-related circumstances, the orientation program scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2017 has been postponed.

Currently, there is a weather front that could create conditions that would allow for freezing rain, ice and some minor snow accumulations across several northern Virginia and central Virginia counties. While the UMW Fredericksburg Campus should only see cold rain with temperatures at or around 34-36 degrees, driving conditions in the northern and west central regions could be hazardous.

We are aware that many of our new students for January are commuter students who may need to travel through these conditions in order to get to our event. Thus, the orientation program will be postponed and several of the sessions scheduled for Saturday, January 14 will be held the week of January 17. The revised schedule of events is below. Please note that meals will still be available to orientation participants should they choose to partake. Virtual tours of campus are offered online to assist students with navigation of their class schedules.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause.

-The Orientation Team

 

Changes to the Orientation schedule:

 

 Saturday, January 14, 2017

*11 am – 1 pm: Brunch Available | University Center, 4th Floor

Brunch will be available for students. Don’t forget your meal ticket! New students without meal tickets may check in at the UC Information Desk for a ticket. Regular meal plans begin Sunday, January 15 at dinner.

 *5 pm – 6 pm: Dinner Available | University Center, 4th Floor

Dinner will be available for students. Don’t forget your meal ticket! New students without meal tickets may check in at the UC Information Desk for a ticket. Regular meal plans begin Sunday, January 15 at dinner.

 Virtual tours of campus are offered online to assist students with navigation of their class schedules and can be found here. If you would still like to request a class schedule tour for the week of January 17, please let us know at orientation@umw.edu.

 Sunday, January 15, 2017

*11 am – 1 pm: Brunch Available | University Center, 4th Floor

Brunch will be available for students. Don’t forget your meal ticket! New students without meal tickets may check in at the UC Information Desk for a ticket. Regular meal plans begin Sunday, January 15 at dinner.

Tuesday, January 17

12 pm – 1 pm: Getting Involved: Managing Your First 6 Weeks | University Center, Chandler Ballroom C (104C)

Come to this session to learn how to manage student life during the first 6 weeks at UMW. Lunch will be provided.

 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Easing Your Transition: Voices from Current Students | University Center, Colonnade Room (315)

Acclimating to a new campus can be tricky. In this session, current UMW students will discuss “tricks of the trade” at UMW. They are here to answer any questions you have so you can start feeling right at home in Eagle Nation. Refreshments will be provided.

 Wednesday, January 18

Club Carnival | University Center, 5:00 pm

This traditional event happens the first Wednesday of classes every semester. Student Leaders will showcase their clubs for you to browse and sign up throughout the entire University Center.

 Monday, January 23

Honor Convocation | University Center, Chandler Ballroom C (104C)

In this important ceremony held in Chandler Ballroom, the faculty joins in as the new students formalize their commitment to the UMW Honor Code by taking their final step to becoming a member of the UMW community.

 

*The dining hall will remain open for regular dining. Orientation participants may pick up tickets at the UC Information Desk. Regular meal plans begin Sunday, January 15 at dinner.

 

You can explore UMW through this virtual tour.


Don’t forget to contact an Academic Advisor to register for classes before you attend orientation! They can be reached through Academic Services at 540-654-1010.


Interested in joining the Orientation Staff? Click here to access the application.