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What are the available dates for Orientation?
Virtual Orientation Dates 2022
Friday, Jan 7th, 12-3 pm (virtual)
Is Orientation mandatory for all students?
Yes. Orientation is essential in providing to you all the resources you need to make your time at UMW as successful and fulfilling as possible. Please note that you will be billed for the New Student Arrival and Programs (which includes the fees for Orientation) whether or not you attend. This fee goes towards your meals, materials, and staffing during orientation as well as programming that occurs throughout the fall semester.
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Will I be staying overnight and, if so, where?
January Orientation does not have an overnight component and will be virtual in 2022.
Do I have to pay anything in advance to attend?
As a student enrolling in classes at UMW, you do NOT have to pay anything in advance to attend orientation. The charge will automatically be included in the “New Student Arrival and Programs” fee on your UMW Bill. The fee will be posted to your student account, then billed to you with the rest of tuition.
If you would like guests included in the orientation process, there is no fee. Guest registration can be done at the time of orientation registration and changes can be made at any time.
When do I register for classes?
First Year Students entering in January may register for classes after they have their academic advising. There are introductory seats held, so students will not be at any advantage or disadvantage depending on which session they choose.can set up an appointment with the Office of Academic and Career services to register for classes. They may be reached at 540-654-1010.
Transfer Students can set up an appointment with the Office of Academic and Career services to register for classes. They may be reached at 540-654-1010. Those who do not register ahead of time will be provided with an appointment time at orientation check-in.
Can I bring a parent or guests to Orientation?
Orientation is virtual so anyone you like may attend with you.
How do I request disability-related accommodations?
UMW’s orientation program involves some computer use. If you have a disability-related accommodation that needs to be met during the orientation program, please contact us at email@example.com with the subject line “Disability Related Accommodation Need: Attending Session [insert session number here]” *Please note that no academic testing/placement tests will occur during orientation.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Orientation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-954-1444.
Do I need a parking permit for orientation?
Due to COVID-19, January orientation programs will be virtual at this time.
How do I register for Orientation?
Registration for all incoming students who will be starting in January 2022 will open in November. For more information on how to register and to access the link, click here.
What if I can’t attend any of the listed Orientation sessions?
Please email the Office of Student Involvement at email@example.com and we can speak with you about how to proceed.
How do I get more information about Orientation including schedule specifics.
The specifics of the schedule are forthcoming.
Common UMW Terms
|CPB||Campus Programming Board|
|Dodd||Dodd Auditorium located in George Washington Hall|
|EagleOne||The student identification card also used for entry into residence halls and dining halls. This card will also swipe students into the fitness center and various on campus events.|
|Jeffy Square||Jefferson Square|
|SCRiB||Student Conduct Review Board|
|Sammy D. Eagle||An Eagle and the official mascot at UMW|
|UC||The University Center; commonly used to refer to the 4th floor dining|
|SGA||The Student Government Association|
|The Turf||The intramural fields|
|UG||The Underground; a dining facility and popular spot for night entertainment|
|Student Services||Academic Services, Registrar, Financial Aid, Parking Management, and Cashier on the 2nd Floor of Lee Hall|