January Orientation

Students entering UMW as first-time attendees in the spring semester of 2020 are required to attend January orientation.  The program is held on January 10th but students who are residing on campus may move-in to their residence halls as of January 9th.  At orientation, students will explore campus, have one-on-one time with an academic advisor if they choose, learn about resources available to them as they transition to academic and student life at UMW, begin meeting peers and upper-class students, and generally start to become acquainted with activities that they can be involved in at UMW.

New students may begin to set up their spring 2020 course schedules with Academic Services now.  Academic Services may be reached at 540-654-1010. Students will also be provided with an advising time when they arrive at orientation check in.

Additional information regarding the January Orientation program will be available soon, including a detailed schedule. There is no up front cost for students for the Orientation program, as it will be billed to each student’s account.

Students may bring guests to orientation. Each guest must register and pay a $40 fee to cover meals, programs, and other expenses. Guest information can be changed at no additional cost, however only a partial refund can be given for guest cancelations.

Registration for January 2020 Orientation is open now. To register for January Orientation, please visit Orientation Registration. 

January Orientation Dates:

Residential student move-in: January 9th, 2020

Orientation Date:  January 10th, 2020


Summer Orientation Dates and Information for summer 2020 and fall 2020 incoming students will be coming soon!