New Student Orientation

Welcome to the UMW Community!

Registration is now open for January 2018 Orientation. Use the following link to learn more about how to register: Orientation Registration.



Orientation is a mandatory experience for new students entering the university.  New students entering the spring of 2018 should be prepared to attend UMW’s January orientation program.  The January orientation program occurs during one day with the option for residential students to move in one day early.

At orientation, students will explore campus, have one-on-one time with an academic advisor if they choose, learn about resources available to them as they transition to academic and student life at UMW, begin meeting peers and upper-class students, and generally start to become acquainted with activities that they can be involved in at UMW.

All students coming to January orientation are encouraged to contact Academic Services to set up their course schedule before arriving to orientation. Academic Services can be reached at (540) 654-1010. Students will have the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor when they arrive for orientation should they choose.

Before you get arrive over the summer, you can explore the UMW Fredericksburg campus through this virtual tour.


January Orientation 2018 Date

Residential Student Move-In: January 10th, 2018
Orientation: January 11th, 2018

Remember to start getting into the habit of checking your UMW student email! Need help setting it up? Visit the IT webpage.