Welcome to the UMW Community!
Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Mary Washington! New Student Orientation is a special time for students and the entire Mary Washington community. We are thrilled to welcome you.
This year, due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19, our New Student Orientation program will be virtual, but no less lively or exciting. Currently, we have temporarily suspended orientation registration as we complete planning for the new program. We will reopen registration system on Wednesday, May 6. An email will be sent to your UMW email account when the registration system opens. If you have already registered for an orientation session, we will be in touch with an email regarding next steps. If you have paid guest fees, they will be refunded.
As information becomes available about the New Student Orientation process, we will make it available to your official UMW email account. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. In addition, our current students are eager to talk with you, our incoming Eagles, and your families about the place they love and to answer any question such as “what advice do you have for incoming students?” or “what is your favorite Mary Wash tradition and why?” Below is the link to join our live zoom session which run a few times each week from 7-8 p.m.
P.S.: You can also connect with UMW virtually:
Register for one or more of our virtual interest webinars. These sessions are a great way to learn more about UMW while staying safely at home.
Check out our video view books with faculty, staff, and students sharing campus traditions, experiential learning opportunities, and even some “day in the life” student perspectives.
Virtual First-Year Orientation Dates 2020
Session 1: Thursday, June 18
Session 2: Friday, June 19
Session 3: Monday, June 22
Session 4: Tuesday, June 23
Session 5: Wednesday, June 24
Session 6: Thursday, June 25
Session 7: Friday, June 26
Session 8: Monday, June 29
Session 9: Tuesday, June 30
Virtual Transfer Orientation Dates 2020
Thursday, May 21
Wednesday, June 17
Tuesday, July 7
Remember to start getting into the habit of checking your UMW student email! Need help setting it up? Visit the IT webpage.