New Student Orientation

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 orientation@umw.edu 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.

Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/400483551

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.