January Orientation Schedule Overview

Tuesday, January 19th

Prior to Orientation

Prior to Orientation 2021, incoming students are encouraged to contact Academic Services at 540-654-1010 to make an appointment to be academic advisement. Your advisor will discuss your options and help you put together a schedule.

Your Orientation Day

UMW’s virtual orientation will be held over Zoom, an online, interactive video conferencing platform that allows for new Eagles to connect with each other during their session. We recommend that you access orientation on a computer with internet connection, and audio and video capabilities. During orientation you will meet other new Eagles, learn to navigate Canvas modules, and find out more about the other items you need to complete to prepare you to start in January.

You can find the schedule for the orientation day below. Orientation begins 1 pm on the date you registered for and will be completed by 4 pm. Please arrive (log-in) 10-15 minutes early for your orientation session.


Afternoon Programming Welcome to Orientation
President’s Welcome
Intro to the First-Year & Transfer Experience
Schedule Overview
Introduction to UMW Values
Meet your OL
Student and Administrator Panel Q&A
OL Time: Introduction to Canvas, Walk through of your checklist, using UMW email, Closing


Following Orientation

Following orientation, there will be a series of Canvas modules for you to complete. Some of the areas covered are as follows:

Canvas modules: Student Accounts, Financial Aid, On-Campus Housing, Academic Supports, Changing Your Schedule in Banner, Gearing Up for Your First-year Seminar, and more…