Transfer Orientation Schedule Overview

*Schedules are always subject to change, upon your arrival please use the schedule provided to you at Check-In.

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.


June 16 & July 17 Transfer Orientation 2015 

Parking is located in George Washington Lot.  

From College Avenue, turn into Double Drive to find parking. Orientation volunteers will be present and available (wearing gray or blue polos) to direct parking upon your arrival. Students, families, and guests will park in The George Washington Hall parking lot. No parking pass will be required to park in these spaces, but they will be marked off and reserved for Orientation students and guests.

8-11:30 am Check-In 

10:30 am (optional) Meet Your OL

If you would like a great opportunity to meet other students and get to know your classmates, come to check-in 10:30 a.m. We will check you in at the George Washington Hall first, then we will introduce you to your Orientation Leader as well as other transfer students who choose to come early.

8-11:30 am Advising & Offices around campus open:

Do you have your course schedule yet? Take this time to visit the Office of Academic and Career Services to take care of any specific academic needs. Students
and guests are welcome and encouraged to visit the following offices and more around campus before  beginning the official Orientation programming.

Offices that will be open and ready to serve you include:  Center for International Education, Athletics, Financial Aid, EagleOne, Parking, IT Help Desk, Student Accounts, Academic and Career Services

Don’t forget to stop by the EagleOne Center to get your  picture taken and leave with your EagleOne card today!

8:30-10 am Chemistry Placement Test (Monroe Hall)

Interested in taking science classes? You need to take this placement test before registering for classes. Let us know if you’ll be attending if you’ve not already done so by taking your pre-arrival assessment!

11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch with your Orientation Leader and group (Fac/Staff, Seacobeck Hall)

12:30-12:45 pm Travel to George Washington Hall (Dodd Auditorium)

12:45-1:15 pm Welcome and Overview (Dodd Auditorium)

 Students and their guests will be welcomed by UMW administrators. Hear about the UMW mission, values, and our community of honor.

1:15-1:45 pm Money Matters (Dodd Auditorium)

Hear from administration from the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts. Learn about the different financial options available to all students.

1:45-2:15 pm Support Services for Students (Dodd Auditorium)

Hear from the Dean of Student Life and Director of Counseling Services about UMW Cares and services available to students to assist them personally and academically.

2:15-3:00 pm Transfer Student Panel  (Dodd Auditorium)

Acclimating to a new campus can be tricky. In this session, current UMW transfer
students will discuss the “tricks of the trade” at UMW. They are here to answer any
questions you have, so you can start feeling right at home in Eagle Nation.

3:00 Break into groups, Off-Campus Students and Residential Students

Off Campus Students: Whether you’re commuting from far away or from right up the street, this off-campus living session is for you! We will discuss how to make connections on campus and balance the busy life of a university student. We will also explain what commuter resources are available at UMW and answer all your questions about parking and  inclement weather.

Residential Student Blurb: Welcome to your new home! This session will help you answer any questions you may have about living in residence halls at UMW. We will discuss everything from roommates, to meal plans, to creating your own space here on campus.

Off Campus Students (Remain in Dodd) Residential Students (Lee 411)
3:05-3:35   Off Campus Student Chat 3:00-3:10       Travel Time
3:35-3:45    Travel Time for Off-Campus
3:10-3:40        Residential Student Chat


3:45-4:50 pm Veteran’s Session, Veteran’s Resource Center (Combs 024)

This session will explain the UMW services available to veterans and family members. We will address questions about the GI Bill, transfer credits, priority registration, career and academic counseling and other services. This is a walk-in session so that students may attend other sessions if they so choose as well. 

3:45- 4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions, Round 1 

    • Get Involved at UMW!: “Members of the Student Affairs staff will discuss out-of-class opportunities for fun and cocurricular involvement. Learn more about what avenues are offered to connect you with your peers.”
    • Internships: Bridges to Your Future: “The Office of Academic and Career Services is committed to the development of educational and career plans that are consistent with students’ personal values, goals, and career objectives. This session will show how to encourage holistic engagement with the college experience (academically, socially, culturally, and professionally) to prepare students for a life-long learning in a diverse and global society.”
    • College of Education session: “Want to become a teacher? Attend this session to make sure you’re ready to hit the ground running with our Teacher Education program.”
    • Money Matters Q&A: “Didn’t get your specific questions answered at the first Money Matters session? Administrative staff from Financial Aid and Student Accounts will meet with you to give you answers! From financial aid to the billing cycle, to student account charges – we can help you learn more about the financial ins and outs at UMW.
    • BLS Orientation session –for admitted BLS students: Admitted BLS students are invited to a concurrent session led by BLS Director Dr. Ana Chichester and BLS Advisor Suzanne Stewart. They will review some of the special features of the BLS program (CLEP credit and credit for life experience through portfolio) and answer student questions. Appointments for individual advising should be addressed to Dr. Chichester by email (

4:20-4:50 pm Concurrent Sessions, Round 2

    • Get Involved at UMW! *See above
    • Internships: Bridges to Your Future *See above
    • College of Education session *See above
    • Money Matters Q&A *See above
    • BLS Orientation session — for admitted BLS students *See above

4:50-5:00 pm Travel Time

5 – 6 pm Dinner

6 pm Optional Trolley Tour