How to Register

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This page will answer any questions you have about registering for orientation.



1. When can I register?

Registration is open now for all incoming first-year and transfer students. See bellow for the link. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students.

Need accommodations due to a disability for orientation?  Please make requests through the registration process. You can reach the Office of Disability Resources here if you have any specific questions.


2. How do I register?


 Click on the Student Registration button above and follow the following steps.

1. Log into VZ Orientation Sign in using your UMW credentials–that’s your UMW NetID and password!  Don’t know what that means? Find out more about your UMW Login ID and Passwords.
2. Fill out the Registration Questionnaire Fill out the registration form and make sure you do so thoroughly. You will be asked to provide student information, guest information, as well as complete a short questionnaire. Some of this information will be used to adjust the programs that are available during Orientation. Please pay close attention to these questions and answer honestly so that programming during Orientation accurately reflects what you want and need.
3. Are You Bringing a Guest?

If you are planning on bringing a guest, make sure that you add them to your registration form. If you are unsure about whether or not you will bring a guest, you can always log back in and add them later. After you’ve told us all about your guests in your Orientation registration, you’ll need to pay for your guests.  Guest tickets are $40 for each guest above the age of 7 and the price includes materials and meals. All guests must be registered and paid for at least 2 days before your arrival.

*Guests will not be eligible for a full refund if they are unable to attend. If you wish to change your guests (i.e. from mom to aunt) than you can do so at anytime without any charge.

Remember to start checking your UMW student email! Need help setting up your email? Visit the IT webpage.


3. What are the dates for Orientation?

First-Year Orientation Dates 2017

August 22nd

Transfer Orientation Dates 2017

July 11th
August 22nd



4. Is there a cost for Orientation?

The cost for Orientation will automatically be included in the “New Student Arrival and Programs” fee on your UMW Bill. The fee will be posted to your student account, then billed with the first semester’s tuition. Included in your registration are meals during the session, all Orientation materials and programming, and student lodging. The fee also goes towards programming that happens throughout the fall semester.

In addition, there is a fee of $40 per guest 7 years of age and older. If students are unable to pay for their guests at the time of registration, they can complete their registration to reserve their seat and sign on at a later time to add their guest. Guest fees are paid online at the time of orientation registration. Guest registration can be altered at any time for no additional charge, however only partial refunds will be given for a cancelled guest registration. Guest lodging should be arranged for separately. You can reference our Lodging and Accommodations page for more information.


5. How do I register my guest(s)?

Guests can be registered online at the time of orientation registration, or anytime after registration is complete by clicking here and logging back into the registration system. There is a fee of $40 per guest 7 years of age and older. Guest registration can be altered at any time for no additional charge, however only partial refunds will be given for a cancelled guest registration.


6. When do I get to register for classes?

First-Year Students
Academic registration for first-year students occurs on Day 2 of the orientation experience. Students will meet with an academic advisor before signing up for their fall semester classes. When choosing an orientation date, choose whichever date works best for you. We hold seats in our introductory classes for each session, so signing up for one of the later sessions will not put you at a disadvantage.

Transfer Students
Academic registration for transfer students will occur throughout the day. During check-in, transfer students will be given an appointment time to meet with their advisor. Transfer students also have the opportunity to speak with Academic Services prior to arriving to orientation, you can contact them at (540) 654-1010.



If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of Student Involvement at or call (540) 654-1444.