Families & Guests

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Orientation – Brief Schedule Overview 

Lodging and Accommodations

How Can I Get Involved as a Family Member?





January Orientation – Brief Overview Schedule

The January Orientation is a one day experience for all students. A schedule overview can be found here*.

*Please note:  Orientation schedules are subject to change.  You will receive an up-to-date and descriptive schedule upon Orientation Check-In and more details will be posted to this site in April. Please use the following times to help plan your travel schedule.



Lodging and Accommodations

All first-year students, regardless of their residential status when the semester begins, stay on campus during the 2-day June orientation program. Guests and transfer students attending the 1-day program are not provided housing on campus and are encouraged to explore the hotels in the Fredericksburg area if lodging is required. A list of many hotels with potentially discounted rates is provided below.




Web and Rates

Hyatt Place Fredericksburg at UMW
1241 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Hyatt Place
 Please call  1-800-387-3418 and ask for the Friends of the University rate
Best Western Fredericksburg
2205 Plank Road
Best Western
Please call the hotel directly and ask for the UMW rate
By Marriott
620 Caroline Street
Courtyard Marriott
Please call the hotel directly and ask for the UMW discount
Fredericksburg Hospitality House
2801 Plank Road
Fredericksburg Hospitality House
Please call the hotel directly and ask for the UMW rate or use this link
Hampton Inn & Suites
1080 Hospitality Lane
Hampton Inn & Suites
Hilton Garden Inn
1060 Hospitality Lane
Hilton Garden Inn
Homewood Suites
1040 Hospitality Lane
Homewood Suites
Inn at the Olde Silk Mill
1707 Princess Anne Street
Inn at the Old Silk Mill
Please call the inn directly and ask for the UMW discount
Kenmore Inn
1200 Princess Anne Street
Kenmore Inn
Please call the hotel directly
Quality Inn
2310 Plank Road
Quality Inn
Please call the hotel directly and let the front desk know that you are from the University of Mary Washington
Richard Johnston Inn
711 Caroline Street
Richard Johnston Inn




How Can I Get Involved?

Looking for ways to connect to the University of Mary Washington? Explore the different opportunities to support your student below:

Parent Leadership Circle