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*Schedules are subject to change. This schedule will be beneficial to you to learn more about the sessions, but when on campus, please use the schedule provided to you upon check-in.

First-Year Orientation Schedule – Brief Overview

Summer Orientation

Please use this tentative overview to help configure your travel plans. You will receive an official Orientation Schedule with detailed descriptions of each session upon arrival and Check-In


Day One

7:30-9 am All Check-In
9-10:15 am All Welcome and Other Sessions in Dodd Auditorium
10:15-11:30 am Students Breakout UMW Success Workshops
10:15-11:30 am Guests Sessions in Dodd Auditorium
11:30-12:30 pm All Lunch with Orientation Leaders
12:45-2:20 pm All Student Life/Residence Life/Commuter Sessions
2:30-4:30 pm All Concurrent Interest Sessions
3:00-4:30 pm Interested Chemistry Placement Exam
4:30-5:45 pm All Dinner
6:00 pm Students Meet with Orientation Leaders for Evening Programming
6:00 pm Guests Optional Trolley Tours in Downtown Fredericksburg
9:30 pm Students Retire to Assigned Residence Hall


Day Two

7:30-9 am Students Breakfast the Dean of Student Life
9:15-12 pm Students Academic Sessions and Course Registration
8-12 pm Guests Breakfast/Faculty Meet-and-Greet/Family Directed Sessions