Orientation FAQs

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What are the dates for Orientation? Is Orientation mandatory for all students? Will I be staying overnight and, if so, where?
Do I have to pay anything in advance to attend? When do I register for classes? Can I bring a parent or guests to Orientation?
How can I request disability-related accommodations? Do I need a parking permit?  How do I register?
What if I can’t attend any of the listed Orientation Sessions? How do I get more information about Orientation? Including schedule specifics. UMW Common Terms

 

 

What are the available dates for Orientation?

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

May 21

June 17

July 7

 


 

 

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?

Due to COVID-19, all summer orientation programs will now be virtual.


 

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.

*If the $40 guest fee was paid prior to COVID-19, you will be refunded.


 

When do I register for classes?

First Year Students will register for the majority of their classes throughout the summer. There are introductory seats held, so students will not be at any advantage or disadvantage depending on which session they choose.

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?

Parents and guests are more than welcome to attend Orientation with you! In fact, we have programming that is set aside just for them during the experience.  Some students come alone and some come accompanied, there are about half of each. Families and guests will be provided with additional information about programming specific to them throughout the summer. There is no fee for guests to register for virtual orientation, and information can be edited at any time.

*If the $40 guest fee was paid prior to COVID-19, you will be refunded.


 

How do I request disability-related accommodations?

UMW’s orientation program involves both large and small lecture sessions, sessions that may require movement across campus, and some computer use. All presentations and handouts will be online prior to the start of the program. If you have a disability-related accommodation that needs to be met during the orientation program, please contact us at orientation@umw.edu 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 orientation@umw.edu or 540-954-1444.


 

 

Do I need a parking permit?

Due to COVID-19, all summer orientation programs will now be virtual.


 

 

How do I register for Orientation?

Registration for all incoming students who will be starting in Summer 2020 or Fall 202o is currently open. 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 call or email the Office of Student Involvement at (540) 654-1444 or orientation@umw.edu 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

Term Explanation
Ball  Ball Circle
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
OL Orientation Leader
PM Peer Mentor
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