Transfer Orientation

Welcome to the UMW Community!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Mary Washington! New Student Orientation is a special time for students and the entire Mary Washington community. We are thrilled to welcome you!

Please click here to view the 2023 June Transfer Orientation schedule, or view the screen reader accessible version below.

UMW Orientation for transfer students is a one-day, in-person experience that provides our newest eagles with a great opportunity to meet fellow classmates, get familiar with campus resources, and get connected with our community long before classes start in August!  Summer orientation is mandatory for transfer students and is designed to equip you to succeed at Mary Wash.

There is no up front cost for students for the Orientation program as it will be billed to your UMW account. You may bring guests with you but they must be registered to attend there will be a $25 fee for each guest over the age of 7.

Registration for orientation is open now!

Transfer Orientation Dates 2023

May 19

June 12

June 26

July & August Dates Coming Soon!

Remember to start getting into the habit of checking your UMW student email! Need help setting it up? Visit the IT webpage.


Transfer Orientation Example Schedule 2023

8:00-9:30 AM Check In | Cedric Rucker University Center (CRUC) Lobby

8:00-10:00 AM Walk Up Advising and Course Registration | Panera Bread

8:30-9:30 AM Campus Resource Fair | Chandler Ballroom A/B

8:45-9:30 AM Campus Tour | Leaving from CRUC living rooms

9:30-10:00 AM Meet Your Orientation Group | CRUC, 2nd Floor

10:00-10:45 AM Welcome & Overview of Orientation | Chandler Ballroom C

10:45-11:15 AM Academic Overview | Chandler Ballroom C

11:15-11:30 AM Travel Time

Residential Students Only Off-Campus Students Only

11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Residential Student Meeting

CRUC, Colonnade Room

11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Off-Campus Student Meeting

CRUC, Chandler Ballroom C


12:00-12:50 PM Lunch with Your Orientation Leader | CRUC, 4th Floor

12:50-1:00 PM Travel Time

1:00-1:45 PM Student Panel | Chandler Ballroom C

1:45-2:00 PM Break & Travel Time

Students Only Guests Only

2:00-2:30 PM

Community Building

CRUC, Chandler Ballroom C

2:00-2:30 PM

Campus Safety

CRUC, Colonnade Room

2:30-3:15 PM

Resources for Combatting Transfer Shock

CRUC, Chandler Ballroom

2:30-3:30 PM

Families & Guests: What You Need           To Know

CRUC, Colonnade Room

3:15-3:30 PM

Time with Your Orientation Leader

Various Locations


1:30-4:00 PM Walk Up Advising and Course Registration | Panera Bread

3:30-4:30 PM Soaring Through Your Finances | Panera Bread

3:30-4:30 PM GI Bill Drop In Time | Veterans Resource Center, Cedric Rucker University Center 1141A

8 AM-5 PM Bookstore Hours

5:00-6:00 PM Dinner Available | CRUC, 4th Floor



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