First-Year Schedule

Tentative First-Year Summer Orientation Schedule

Listed below is a tentative schedule for the first-year, two day orientation experience. This schedule is subject to change. All students and guests will receive a finalized schedule when they arrive at check-in.

Day 1

7:30-9:00am Student and Guest Check-In (The Link)

  • Parking will be in the George Washington Hall lot

7:30-8:45am Coffee for families 

9:00-9:30am Welcome and Schedule Overview (Dodd)

9:30-10:00am Guide/The First Year Experience

10:00am Students depart – Chemistry Placement or Success Workshops

10:15-11:45am Chemistry Placement Exam (Students only)

STUDENTS (Hurley Convergence Center) GUESTS (Dodd Auditorium)

10:30-11:25am   Preparing for UMW Success Workshops

Session 1: 10:30-10:55

Session 2: 11:00-11:25

10:15-10:45am   Advising: Your Guide to Day 2

10:45-11:15   Money Matters 

11:15-11:45   Campus Safety 

11:25-12:00pm   OL Time/Travel to UC for Lunch 11:45-12:00pm   Travel to UC for Lunch
12:00-12:50pm   Lunch in OL groups (Chandler Ballroom, UC) 12:00-1:00pm   Lunch (Fourth Floor Dining Facility, UC)

12:50-1:10pm   Your Preview to Advising/Domain of One’s Own

1:10-1:50pm   OL Time

1:50-2:00pm   Travel Time to Dodd

1:00-1:15pm   Travel Time to Dodd Auditorium

1:15-1:45pm   Summer Homework 


2:00-2:30pm Ready to Fly 

2:30-2:40pm Travel Time/Break

2:40-3:10pm Off-Campus Student Session 

2:40-3:10pm Residential Student Session 

3:10-3:15pm Break/Travel Time

3:15-5:00pm Payment Plan Round Robins

3:15-3:45pm Concurrent Session 1

3:55-4:25pm Concurrent Session 2

4:35-5:05pm Concurrent Session 3

4:30-6:00pm Special Bookstore Hours

5:15-6:15pm Dinner (Fourth Floor Dining, UC)

6:15pm Guests say goodbye for the evening

6:15pm Guest Reception 

6:15-6:45pm Students change for the evening

6:45-7:45pm UMW Live 

7:45-8:30pm OL Time

8:30-10:00pm Choose Your Own Adventure Evening Programming

10:00-10:30pm Meet your OL groups for t-shirts and pizza 


Day 2



7:00-7:30am   Check-out of Res Hall

7:30-7:45am   Travel to UC, bring luggage to Virginia

7:45-9:00am   Breakfast with Dean Rucker (Chandler Ballroom)

7:00am-7:45am   Optional morning workout

8:00-8:50am   Guest Campus Resource Fair & Faculty Meet and Greet (Hurley Convergence Center)

9:15-10:00am   Curriculum and Academic Expectations at UMW  

10:00-11:00am   Group and Individual Advising sessions

11:00-12:00pm   Academic Registration

12:00pm   Return to Virginia to collect luggage, find guests at Hurley Convergence Center

9:00-12:00pm   First-Year Fundamentals: Critical Support for Your Student

  • Campus Wellness
  • Your Student: What to Expect
  • Your Next Steps

12:00pm   Reconnect with your student