July 21, 2017

University Updates

The following message is from the Office of Administration and Finance: 

A number of administrative offices in George Washington Hall recently have relocated within the building. When sending mail or visiting offices, be sure to consult the directory on the first floor of GW or the online directory — http://www.umw.edu/directory/?s=george%20washington%20hall — for current locations.

Second, over the last year, Fredericksburg City’s Parking Task Force conducted a Parking Study of the downtown and University areas. As a result of the study, a number of parking changes have been recommended to City Council. Most relevant for the UMW community is that the “No UMW Student” signs would be removed, but the resident-only parking areas in College Heights and College Terrace would be expanded significantly.  In addition, at least some portion of College Avenue may be converted to 2-hour parking. If these proposals are approved by Council, first implementation steps will likely occur in January 2018.

While these changes are still evolving, given the implications for students, staff, and faculty, as well as for our Fredericksburg campus events, we wanted to let the UMW community know as soon as possible.  UMW is establishing a committee to develop a plan for maximizing the effective use of existing on-campus parking resources, and to coordinate parking solutions with the City of Fredericksburg. 

We will keep the UMW community updated as this process continues to develop.

Richard Pearce
Vice President for Administration and Finance


Move-In Crew Volunteers Needed!

All Faculty and Staff, 

The Office of Residence Life and Housing invites you to participate in one of the most exciting and memorable days of the year: Move-In Day!  Move-In Day for first year and transfer students is Wednesday August 23, 2017.  Move-In Day for returning students is Saturday, August 26, 2017. 

As Move-In Volunteers, you will welcome our new and returning students and their families, help unload cars, carry suitcases and boxes, and enjoy the energy that comes with the first day of students for the academic year.   

New Student Move-In begins with a Faculty/Staff volunteers sign in table at Mason/Randolph Halls.  Volunteers should arrive by 7:30am, sign-in, get a Move-In Crew t-shirt, and head out to an assigned residence hall.  Students and families will be moving in from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  We ask that you stay until at least 12:00 noon, or longer because you’ll be having fun! The time goes by quickly and it is extremely fun! 

Returning Student Move-In will begin with a Faculty/Staff volunteers sign in table at the William Street Apartments.  Volunteers who did not participate on Wednesday will need to sign-in, get a Move-In Crew t-shirt, and then will head out to an assigned residence hall.  Volunteers who participate on Wednesday who volunteer on Saturday will be given an assignment prior to arriving on Saturday morning via e-mail.     

If you would like to participate on these special days but you cannot commit to the physical work, sign up to be a Greeter!  Greeters will work with Student Housing staff at the check-in tables and in the halls welcoming students and families and helping them feel like they are home!   

To sign up, please fill out the myUMW form at https://orgsync.com/59554/forms/197248.  If you have any questions, please contact Colin Coleman, Assistant Director of Residence Life, at 540-654-1058 or ccolema4@umw.edu. 

Colin M. Coleman

Assistant Director of Residential Learning Initiatives

University of Mary Washington

1301 College Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA 22401-530

Tel: 540-654-1058

Fax: 540-654-1527


“If you think you’re a leader, turn around and make sure there are people following. Otherwise, you’re just out for a walk.”

~Kathy Humphrey



Update on Summer Construction Projects

University Annex Parking – Construction of a new parking lot in the area previously occupied by the Annex B trailers.  Project includes new site lighting, a new emergency blue light phone, dumpster pad, and improved stormwater management.  Construction will occasionally impact both pedestrian and vehicular traffic on College Avenue near the intersection with Payne Street.  Contractor is mobilizing this week with construction activity to begin soon after. Construction is expected to be completed by October.   Please contact Les Johnson at 540-654-2100 should you have any questions.

Amphitheater Rehabilitation – Restoration, repair, and new construction associated with the existing Amphitheatre.  Work includes improvements to the stage area with repair/replacement of the columns and balustrade; restoration of audience seating; ADA improvements for parking, seating, and restrooms; and stormwater. Special attention has been made to preserve mature healthy trees, remove diseased/impaired trees, and replanting to mitigate any loss of trees.  The project will include the addition of a new restroom building at the rear of Trinkle Hall.  Construction is estimated to begin in August and take approximately 9 months with substantial completion anticipated in Spring 2018.  During construction activities, the rear of Lee Hall and Trinkle Hall will be closed to the university community and used exclusively for construction staging and work with limited delivery and garbage disposal access.  From the UMW website, more information is available per the following link: http://giving.umw.edu/amphitheatre/sustainability/  Please contact Rob Johnston at 540-654-1299 should you have any questions.

Woodard Hall Arcade Roof – Replacement of the existing roof above the arcade walk along Woodard Hall.  Passage through the arcade will be closed to public and the University community during power washing and painting. Construction runs through the end of July.  Please contact Rob Johnston at 540-654-1299 should you have any questions.

Goolrick Hall Plaza and Wall Repairs – Project continues with waterproofing of the deck and replacement of much of the brick wall.   Remaining work includes installation of flashing before placement of concrete deck and miscellaneous repairs including new doors and frames, and reinstallation of exterior lighting.  Despite some additional work, the project is expected to be completed by the end of July.   While repairs continue, pedestrians and drivers are reminded to stay alert to signage and safety barriers around Goolrick Hall and along Alvey Drive.  Please contact Gary Hobson at 540-654-1292 should you have any questions.

Trinkle Hall Basement ADA Ramp – Installation of a new interior ADA compliant ramp at the basement hallway steps on the northeast side of Trinkle Hall (towards Mason Hall).  The work is mostly complete with delivery and installation of finish floor tile and new stair treads to be complete by end of July. Please contact Rob Johnston at 540-654-1299 should you have any questions.

George Washington Hall Repair to Exterior Stairs – Repairs to both entrances were completed in June.  Considering possible replacement of cracked terrazzo tiles on the main entrance with granite.  Please contact Gary Hobson at 540-654-1292 should you have any questions.

Jepson Science Center – Funding and design issues have delayed the start of construction of the new addition to Jepson. Updates on progress will be forthcoming.

Willard Hall – A steam tunnel failure and break has rendered Willard Hall uninhabitable at the present time. An assessment of the extent of the damage and recommendations for repair are ongoing and will extend into the fall of 2017.


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Water Outage

The following message is from the department of Facilities Services.

We will be working on the two fire hydrants near Willard Hall and Virginia Hall on Thursday, July 20th.  Beginning at 5 p.m. there will be a water outage for about 3 hours.  The buildings that will be affected during this outage are: 

Willard Hall

Virginia Hall

Monroe Hall

Lee Hall

Trinkle Hall

Ball Hall

Custis Hall

Madison Hall

University Center — Domestic water (not fire protection) 

Please contact Dan Quann with any questions, 540-654-2023.  Thank you for your patience during this time. 


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Additional Copier Training Opportunities

The following message is from Business Services. 

Greetings, UMW Community, 

Anyone who is interested in additional training on the new copy machines (MFD’s) is invited to attend one of the following sessions being held in the Eagle One Card Office next week: 

Monday 7/17/2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday 7/18/2017,  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Friday 7/21/2017, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

The implementation team thanks you for your support throughout this week’s deployment. 

Kind regards, 

Kathy Sandor

Interim Director, Business Services

University of Mary Washington




Leave Share Donations Needed

If you have any questions about the leave share program, please contact Denise Frye at dfrye2@umw.edu 

Dear Colleagues 

A University employee  has requested leave share donations due to the documented illness of a family member.  Your consideration is appreciated.  Classified employees may donate only annual leave in eight (8) hour increments (ex., 8,16,32… hours).  A/P faculty may donate annual and sick leave in increments of full days  ( 1,2,3 …days).   

To Donate Leave:

Please fill out the attached form to authorize our Payroll Office to withdraw leave from your leave balance(s).  Forms should be forwarded to Office of Human Resources at dfrye2@umw.edu for processing.  In the interest of privacy, names of recipients are not shared.  Leave is given to recipient(s) on an as needed basis per pay period in leave without pay (LWOP) status.  

Thank You



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