First-Year Orientation


Get Ready for June 2018 Orientation!

Hello! Congratulations on being accepted to the University of Mary Washington

Orientation at UMW is two-day experience for first-year students that provides our newest eagles with a great opportunity to meet your fellow classmates, register for classes, and get connected with our community long before classes start in August.  Summer orientation is held on multiple days in the month of June and this event is mandatory for first-year and transfer students. This experience will equip you to succeed in college.

There is no up front cost for students for the Orientation program as it will be billed to your UMW account. You may bring guests with you but they must be registered to attend there will be a $40 fee for each guest over the age of 7.

Space is limited in each session so please take a look at the dates below to begin planning your trip to Fredericksburg! Registration for June Orientation will open on March 1st.

First-Year Orientation Dates 2018

Session 1: June 13-14
Session 2: June 18-19 – This is the required session for students who wish to participate in the first Summer Orientation Adventure Retreat (SOAR).
Session 3: June 19-20
Session 4: June 21-22 – This is the required session for students who were selected as Jepson Scholars or participating in the Summer Transition Program (STP).
Session 5: June 25-26 – This is the required session for students who wish to participate in the second Summer Orientation Adventure Retreat (SOAR).
Session 6: June 26-27