July 21, 2017

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Money Magazine Rates UMW Among Nation’s Best

The University of Mary Washington has been recognized among the nation’s top colleges by Money Magazine’s 2017 list of top colleges. UMW is ranked ninth among Virginia public schools and 314 overall among the 711 four-year colleges and universities named to the list out of more than 2,400 four-year schools in the country. “The University […]

Paino Visits Archaeological Field Project in Stafford

Earlier this summer, UMW President Troy Paino visited the annual Department of Historic Preservation archaeological field project.

The current excavations are focused on an antebellum garden associated with an 1840s slave quarter and kitchen quarter complex in Stafford County. The project has been led by incoming Assistant Professor Lauren McMillan for the past three summers.

Stafford site
Cheyenne Johnson, Troy Paino and Cathy Smith examine artifacts.
Stafford historic preservation project.
UMW President Troy Paino and UMW historic preservation students work on a site in Stafford County.
Historic preservation project in Stafford County.
UMW President Troy Paino and UMW historic preservation students, under the guidance of Assistant Professor Lauren McMillan, work on a site in Stafford County.

SOAR Makes a Splash With First-Year Students

Members of Mary Washington’s incoming class traded tablets and cell phones for campfires and bug spray to live off the grid, so to speak, for three days and two nights.

And they loved it.

More than 48 hours with no Wi-Fi, no social media. Not even showers. Read more

New Language Academy Partnership Offers Path to UMW

Prospective students who require English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction prior to enrollment will now have a path to the University of Mary Washington, thanks to a new partnership with the International Language Academy of Washington, D.C. (ILA). Beginning this fall, ILA will provide an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructional program at […]

McClurken Named as Special Advisor to UMW President

University of Mary Washington faculty member Jeffrey W. McClurken has been appointed as special advisor to the president. President Troy D. Paino made the announcement today, May 16, in an email message to the UMW community. McClurken is professor of history and American studies and also currently serves as special assistant to the provost for […]

Former University of Richmond President Addresses UMW Class of 2017

University of Richmond President Emeritus Edward Ayers encouraged University of Mary Washington graduates to capitalize on an uncertain future. He talked about tumultuous times in American history, where the country’s residents could never have predicted events, such as the devastation caused by the Civil War. “Americans could not have foreseen a war that over the […]

UMW Awards Top Honors at Commencement

The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors awards during commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. Rachelle Serena Dambrose of Virginia received the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award, which is presented to the student with the highest grade-point average (GPA) in the four-year undergraduate program. Dambrose finished with a 3.99 […]

UMW Board of Visitors Adopts 2017-18 Budget, Tuition and Fees

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors approved a $125.2 million operating budget for 2017-18 at its meeting on Saturday, May 12. The budget includes a modest tuition and fee increase of 3.9 percent for full-time Virginia undergraduate students residing on-campus. Full-time Virginia residents living on campus will pay $22,344 per academic year, including […]

UMW Celebrates 2017 Graduates, May 12-13

More than 5,000 family and friends will converge on the Fredericksburg campus this weekend to celebrate the University of Mary Washington’s 106th commencement. On Friday, May 12, John D. Burrow, a deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, will give the graduate address at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall. On Saturday, Edward Ayers, […]

UMW Alumna Donates $1 Million for Comprehensive Scholarship

A member of the 1908 Society at the University of Mary Washington has donated $1 million to create a new Alvey Scholarship for exceptional students from states other than Virginia. The donor, who asked that her name and class year remain anonymous, wishes to enhance opportunities for out-of-state students to pursue their educational goals while […]