New Student Welcome 2020: Transfer Student Schedule

Below is the revised student schedule for New Student Welcome. This schedule is still tentative with respect to content, but we hope to keep the timing consistent. Descriptions of each program will be forthcoming. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.

The Primary Transfer Program occurs on Friday, August 21. This is a day that is designed especially for transfer students. In addition, all students attend Eagle Gathering on Sunday, August 23. While you are encouraged to attend the other new student welcome events on the preceding days, particularly those on August 18,  these are optional for transfer students.

 

TRANSFER STUDENT SCHEDULE

Tuesday, August 18th

*9:00 – 9:40 am     Welcome & Schedule Overview – Welcome from President Paino

Join President Troy Paino, Student Government Association President Kyree Ford, and other UMW students as we welcome all students and guests to the Eagle family. Students will then become familiarized with the schedule of events for the upcoming week.

10:30 – 12:00 pm  Get to Know the Incoming Class: Playfair

The most popular campus attraction in history comes to UMW!  Playfair is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced. It’s entertainment! It’s fun! And it’s the perfect way to make new friends on campus! Get ready to play games, laugh, and start friendships at this fast-paced exciting event!

12:00-1:00 pm        LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00 – 2:15 pm         Starting Off Strong: Success Strategies for the Remote Start and Online Classes

With the remote start comes more independence and responsibility. In this session, UMW faculty will present on steps they are taking to prepare for remote instruction and a student panel will discuss strategies for navigating remote learning this fall. Come ready to hear about what to expect, how to engage in classes and ways to navigate this transition together.

Optional Evening activities

6:00-7:00                    Group Fitness Class sponsored by Campus Recreation:

Strength in Numbers

Two is better than one! You are invited to connect with other Eagles in this brief partner-based, beginner fitness session with UMW student instructors Caleigh & Carolyn. All you need is your device, space, and water! On this call, you will be assigned an on-screen buddy to alternate fun and simple movements with, so don’t stress about bringing a partner or being an experienced exerciser. Build a circle of friends while moving!

7:00-8:00                    Student Skills Workshop:

Bullet Journal Planning Perfectly: Find Your Zen in your Schedule

Come join student leaders as they share the different ways they create their schedule and walk you through creating your own. Learn skills like bullet journaling, creating an online schedule, creating a planner that works for you and so much more! Find peace in your schedule and planning out your day – both for in person and online classes and assignments!

Materials (suggestions):

  • Notebook
  • Blank planner 
  • Paper
  • Coloring Materials 
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Stickers
  • Any other fun decorating materials you want!

8:00-9:00                    Fun and Games with your new crew

-Jackbox Games

-Art Night

Bring whatever art supplies you have, painting, coloring, arts and crafts and join your peers for a calming night of art and fun!

-Kahoot!

Test your various trivia skills with a fun Kahoot! Night!

*guests will break off onto another link after the welcome & schedule overview

 

Friday, August 21st

1:00 pm-2:00 pm         UMW 101: Traditions and Tricks of the Trade

In this session you will learn about the traditions that are unique to the Mary Washington community.  We’ll also talk about some of the best places to study on campus and things you’ll be glad you knew in your first semester at UMW!

2:00-3:00                         Unlocking UMW: Resources Available To You During COVID

3:00-3:15                           BREAK

3:15-4:00                           Honor Training

Two of the most important aspects of life at UMW are Honor and Community Responsibility. They form the foundation of life at UMW and it’s important that you know what’s expected of you. During this session you will learn about the honor system, its history, and its role as one of the most  important values at UMW. You’ll also about the UMW Code of Conduct, the guidelines for how UMW students are to conduct themselves, and what conduct they should expect from each other.

4:00-5:00                          Honor Convocation

In this important ceremony, the faculty join in as the incoming Class of 2020 formalize their commitment to the UMW Honor Code, taking their final step to become a member of the UMW community.

Optional Evening activities

6:00-7:00                    Group Fitness Class sponsored by Campus Recreation:

When in Doubt Dance it Out

Don’t sweat it! You are invited to connect with other Eagles in this dance fitness class with UMW student fitness instructor Katherine. All you need is your device, space, and water! In this class, you’ll have the chance to play a quick game to meet other Eagles, learn more about Katherine’s UMW experiences, and enjoy one of our favorite ways to move: dancing! All are welcomed, even those with two left feet!

7:00-8:00                    Student Skills Workshop:

Conceptualize Your World: Virtual Vision Board

Join our student leaders as they walk you through creating a digital vision board! Come get prepared for classes by creating a visual representation of what you want! Find the photos to inspire and motivate you as you begin your first year at Mary Washington. From goals that you want to achieve, to places you want to go to, or pictures of people and things that make you happy, come create a digital vision board to decorate and inspire. Suggested Materials: Computer, a digital document (like canva, powerpoint, google slides, etc.)

8:00-9:00                    Fun and Games with your new crew

-Pen Pals

Who doesn’t love snail mail! Get paired up with a nursing home resident and write letters to them! Make friends with someone from a different walk of life! (You will need to have your own stamps)

-Bedroom Scavenger Hunt

Join your new friends and scavenge for interesting items around your room! 

-Werewolf

Sunday, August 23rd

7:45 pm – 8:45 pm     Eagle Gathering

Current students, faculty, and staff join together on a virtual live steam in this Mary Washington tradition to officially usher new Eagles into the family and reflect on our ASPIRE community values.

OPTIONAL EVENTS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Wednesday, August 19th

10:00 am-12:00 pm   Dialogues on Diversity

The Dialogues on Diversity presentation will provide an engaging opportunity to explore the concepts of diversity and inclusion.  Students will participate in discussions to enhance their knowledge and understanding of these concepts, as well as equity, discrimination, social justice and identity.  This program will encourage students to examine in meaningful and thought-provoking ways how they may contribute to an inclusive excellence campus community.

12:00-1:00 pm             LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00 -2:00 pm              Finding Your Campus Family: Clubs and Organizations

Do you want to get involved with clubs at UMW? Get ready to learn about how you can get involved on campus both virtually and when you are on campus from the Office of Student Activities and Engagement.

Optional Evening activities

6:00-7:00                    Group Fitness Class sponsored by Campus Recreation:

Find your Flow @ Mary Wash

“We heal not in isolation, but in togetherness.” You are invited to connect with other Eagles in this brief beginner yoga practice with UMW student fitness instructor Lily. All you need is your device, space, and water! Come together to chat with others, learn about Lily’s journey as a UMW student, and experience the benefits of stretches and yoga flows. First timers and lifelong yogis welcome!

7:00-8:00                    Student Skills Workshop:

Time Management Survival Guide: The Skill That’s Talked About But Never Taught (College Edition)

Join our Peer Academic Consultants as they answer your questions and walk you through a Time Management Survival Guide. Learn how to manage your time well, while you navigate both online and in-person experiences at Mary Washington. Managing your time can be hard, but with these tips and tricks up your sleeves you’ll practically be a time management expert.

8:00-9:00                    Fun and Games with your new crew

Art Night

Bring whatever art supplies you have, painting, coloring, arts and crafts and join your peers for a calming night of art and fun!

-Scriblio

-Bingo

Thursday, August 20th

1:00 am-3:00 pm   What’s Real & What’s Not About the Incoming Class of 2020

Who are your classmates and what do they really do? A nationally recognized funny nurse practitioner will facilitate this fast-paced, anonymous zoom polling session. This interactive down to earth session to examine a variety of issues including alcohol, vapes, and yes…even sex.

Optional Evening activities

6:00-7:00                    Group Fitness Class sponsored by Campus Recreation:

Stronger Together

You are invited to connect with other Eagles in this brief bodyweight fitness session with UMW student instructor Madeline. All you need is your device, space, and water! Come together, move together, and chat with Madeline about her experiences as a UMW student. “Stronger Together” is designed for all fitness levels and won’t be too strenuous.

7:00-8:00                    Student Skills Workshop:

Library Research: Find It Fast and Cite It Faster

Finding and citing sources doesn’t have to be hard. UMW librarian Peter Catlin will show you two tools that will make your research easier. Quest will help you find your sources, and Zotero will help you cite them. (Note: Please install Zotero on your computer BEFORE attending this workshop. It’s free! Go to zotero.org/download.)

8:00-9:00                    Fun and Games with your new crew

Trivia

Test your cartoon trivia skills on Kahoot!

-Bingo

-Scriblio