Family Resources

At the University of Mary Washington, we understand that navigating the collegiate experience isn’t only a student experience–it’s a partnership between family, student, and institution.  It is our collective goal to ensure that students have not only the resources that they need to be successful, but also that they develop the skills that they need to navigate college life more autonomously.  On this page, please find some resources that might be helpful as you support your student through their transition to the University.

Help Your Student Get Ready to Become an Eagle

Orientation Registration:  Once new students have paid their deposit, they will need to register for their orientation, a mandatory introduction to the University. Registration will open in mid-March for all incoming students who will be enrolled in Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 classes.

Health History & Immunization form:  This is a required form that you’ll want to make sure your student completes prior to arrival on campus.

Eagle Essentials: An easy guide for your student to help explain what to expect and what he or she can look forward to upon their arrival on campus.

Financial Aid:  Visit this site if you need to accept a loan or find out more about Financial Aid.

Housing Information: Students new to campus for fall 2022 can find out more information regarding housing with this link. For help supporting your student’s residential experience after the school year begins, click here!

Student Accounts: Get your questions about billing of tuition, payment plans, housing fees, dining charges, and other University fees answered here!

Resources You Can Use

EagleOne:  The student’s EagleOne Card is their official UMW ID card. They’ll need it to do just about anything on campus. Find out more about it here!

FERPA and Educational Records:  Find out what the University can and can’t talk with you about unless your student signs a release.

Pay Your Students’ Bill:  Learn more about EaglePay and how to have your student sign up to make you an Authorized Payer.

Buy Textbooks: The University of Mary Washington Bookstore makes it easy to find the exact textbooks students need for every class!

Academic Calendar: Dates that will be important to your student. You should keep an eye on these, too!


Get Involved!

Looking for ways to connect to the University of Mary Washington? Explore the different opportunities to support your student below:

Family Weekend is an annual event that takes place each fall at the University of Mary Washington. Friends and families of UMW students are invited to visit the campus and get a taste of student life.

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Parent and Family Resources