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 primarily virtual, but no less lively or exciting. Registration for the virtual orientation program will open on April 19 after 2 pm. We are continuing to monitor Covid-19 in the Fredericksburg area and are exploring the possibility of opportunities for you to visit campus in late June as an optional supplement to your virtual orientation experience.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.

As information becomes available about the New Student Orientation process, we will make it available to you via this website. Please feel free to email with questions.


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 2021

Session 1: Monday, June 14

Session 2: Tuesday, June 15

Session 3: Wednesday, June 16

Session 4: Thursday, June 17

Session 5: Friday, June 18

Session 6: Monday, June 21


Virtual Transfer Orientation Dates 2021

Friday, May 14

Friday, June 11

Tuesday, July 6


Remember to start getting into the habit of checking your UMW student email! Need help setting it up? Visit the IT webpage.