New Student Arrival & Welcome Schedule

(This schedule is subject to change; all students will receive a final schedule either while moving into their residence hall or during the off-campus student check-in.)

Most programs listed during our New Student Arrival and Welcome are mandatory. Students should make arrangements and plans to be available at these programs.

2018 Tentative New Student Arrival Schedule

*This is a tentative schedule from 2018.  We will be uploading the 2019 New Student Arrival & Welcome schedule to the website soon.

Wednesday, August 22nd

8:00-2:00             Move-In (at your residence hall)

11:00-1:00          Lunch available at the Top of the UC (UC Fourth Floor)

1:00-3:30             Time to Settle

1:00-3:00            Student Resource and Wellness Fair (UC Chandler Ballroom)

1:00-3:30             Off Campus Student Check in (Talon Off Campus Lounge)

4:00-5:00             Students & Families:  President’s Welcome (Anderson Center)

5:00-6:45             Dinner available at the Top of the UC (UC Fourth Floor)

“New students and guests are invited to eat lunch at the dining facility. New students may swipe in with your EagleOne Card while families and guests may pay $12.00 per person at the door for a meal.”

6:30-6:45             Opportunity for families and guests to say Goodbye

6:45-7:15             First Year Students Meet With Your Peer Mentor (assigned locations)

7:15-8:30             Residence Hall Meetings (Various Locations)

7:15-8:30             Off-Campus Student Gathering, Talon Lounge for Off-Campus Students (University Center 306)

8:30                    Cinema on the Square sponsored by Residence Life (Jefferson Square)

8:30                          SOAR Social–SOAR Participants Only (Meet on UC 2nd Floor)

Thursday, August 23rd

7:30-8:30            Breakfast available at the Top of the UC

9:00-9:20            Arrival Check-in (Dodd Auditorium)

9:20-9:30            New Student Welcome Program Overview (Dodd Auditorium)

9:30-11:00         Genetic Snowflake (Dodd Auditorium)

11:00-11:30      Meet with Your Peer Mentor (various locations)

11:30-12:45      Lunch at the Top of the UC (UC Fourth Floor)

1:00-2:45            Dialogues on Diversity (Dodd)

2:45-3:00            Travel Time for FY students to various locations

Transfer students should remain in the same location

3:00-4:15            Honor Training/Community Responsibility & Code of Conduct Training

First-Year Students: (Various Locations with your Peer Mentor)

Transfer Students: (will do this training Friday moring)

4:30-6:15             Dinner available at the Top of the UC

6:30-8:00            Playfair (Ball Circle)

Friday, August 24th

7:30-8:30            Breakfast available at the Top of the UC (UC Fourth Floor)


First-Year Students

9:00–11:00         Common Read Book Discussions (Various Locations)

11:00-1:00          Lunch available at Top of the UC


Transfer Students

9:00-9:30           Welcome & Refreshments (Monroe Hall 116)

9:30-11:00          Honor Training

11:00                    Transfer Student Class Picture

11:30                    Lunch (Chandler Ballroom

1:30-3:00           Being a UMW Transfer Eagle


12:30-3:00          Academic Showcases (Various Locations)

3:00-3:30             Change into business attire for Honor Convocation

3:30-4:00             Student Arrival at Anderson

4:10                      Faculty Procession (Anderson)

4:30                      Honor Convocation Begins (Anderson)

5:45-7:30             Dinner (UC Fourth Floor)

7:15                          Evening Activities (various locations)

9:00                          Glow Zone Glow Party sponsored by Class Council (Chandler)

Saturday, August 25th

11:00-1:00          Brunch at the Top of the UC

1:00-2:30            First-Year Students: Preparing For Your First Week of Class (Dodd)

2:45-3:45            Peer Mentor Activity (TBD)

5:00-7:00             Dinner available at the Top of the UC (UC Fourth Floor)

6:30-8:00             President’s Ice Cream Social/T-shirt giveaways (Brompton)

8:30-10:00          Comedian (Dodd Auditorium)

Sunday, August 26th

11:00-1:00          Brunch available at the Top of the UC

11:00-4:00          Music Auditions (Department of Music)

1:00-4:30             Free Time

3:00-4:30             Class Schedule Tours (University Center)

5:00-6:45             Dinner (UC Fourth Floor)

7:00-8:30             Being An Eagle (Dodd)

8:45                      Eagle Gathering (Ball Circle)

Calculus Placement Exam: This exam is optional for any student who wishes to take the next Calculus course beyond what they currently have university credit for.  A student without credit for MATH 121 (Calculus I) but who feels their preparation is sufficient for them to begin with MATH 122 (Calculus II). Students who have earned AP credit for MATH 121 and wish to start with MATH 122 need not take this exam. Students  should email the chair of the Math Department directly to arrange for taking the exam.