New Student Welcome 2020

Whether you are a first-year student or transfer student, an off-campus student or a residential student prior to the start of classes, there will be programming provided by UMW to help ease your transition into the Eagle community. Due to COVID-19, much of New Student Welcome will be virtual. While the schedule is still under construction, there are some basics that we want to make sure you know.

For first-year students, your experience will begin virtually on August 18 and extend through Sunday, August 23. There will be minimal programming on the day prior to your move-in day and programming won’t begin until 6:30 pm on the day of your move-in to allow you time to get settled.

Below is the tentative schedule for Tuesday, August 18. Following August 18, each schedule will change depending on the students move-in date.

Tuesday, August 18th 

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

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

9:50 – 10:20 am Small Group: Meet your FSEM Peer Mentor 

10:20-10:30  BREAK

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

12:00-1:00 pm  LUNCH BREAK

1:00-2:30 pm  Genetic Snowflake

2:30- 3 pm  BREAK

3:00 – 3:25 pm  Small Group: FSEM Peer Mentor Time

3:30-5:00 pm Diversity & Inclusion

6:30-7:45 pm Optional Evening Programing


For transfer students, your programming will primarily occur on Friday, August 21 and Sunday, August 23. Your move-in date is Thursday, August 20.

You can find out more about move-in when you click here.

For answers to your FAQs about New Student Welcome, click here.

Welcome New Eagles!!!