March 5, 2015

Snow Emergency Declaration Begins Today at 10 p.m.

The following message is from the Office of Parking Management:

The University has declared a snow/ice emergency on the Fredericksburg campus today, Wednesday, March 4.  University Snow Emergency parking regulations will be in effect at 10 p.m., March 4.  Please note that the Dahlgren campus and Stafford campus are under a separate snow/ice management plan.

No vehicles are allowed to remain in Snow Emergency Areas after 10 p.m. Any vehicle on University property interfering with snow removal operations is subject to towing at any time during the snow emergency declaration at the owner’s expense. This includes any UMW-assigned service/pool vehicles for all departments and contractor vehicles that are left unattended/overnight on campus during the declaration. Please move these vehicles to Sunken Road lots located outside the Alvey Drive Parking Deck or the Battlegrounds #33 lot located on Hanover Street.

NOTE – The following areas will close at 10 p.m. March 4, and will remain closed until further notice:

Top level of the Alvey Drive Parking Deck

Alvey Hill

Outside (right side) parking on inbound and outbound Double Drive

Marshall Hill

ACCESS TO THE ALVEY PARKING DECK WILL BE FROM THE SUNKEN ROAD GATE LOCATED ON SUNKEN ROAD BETWEEN GROVE AVENUE AND MADISON STREET. The following Snow Emergency Areas will reopen at 7 a.m. on March 5, unless the University is declared closed or moves to a delayed opening. Under either of these conditions, all Snow Emergency Areas will remain closed to parking until the University officially reopens.


  • All Faculty/Staff parking
  • Commuter parking
  • Top level of the Eagle Landing parking deck
  • Double Drive and all driveways and roadways on campus
  • Pizza Hut parking lot

In the case of public events, the lot in use for the public event will be closed as soon as the event concludes.

All designated handicapped parking spaces, except those at Woodard Campus Center, are exempt from Snow Emergency Regulations. Facilities Services will ensure those spaces remain accessible.

The greater Fredericksburg area is under a winter storm warning with the potential for significant snowfall and freezing conditions within the next 24 hours. If you plan to travel, please consider the potential road conditions. Decisions regarding the status of the University – classes, events, etc. – will be announced under a separate email if needed.

Please contact the Parking Management office at 540-654-1129 with any questions.

UPDATE: UMW Closed Friday, March 6 for Spring Break

The following message is from the Office of Human Resources:

UMW-Dahlgren will be open as normal on Friday to support  scheduled Navy and CGEP courses. The Stafford Campus South Building also will be open Friday and Saturday to accommodate contracted courses. 



THE Willy-Nilly Chili COOK-OFF & Employee Resource Fair

sponsored by your Staff Advisory Council

March 4, 2015 from Noon to 2 pm in the UNDERGROUND @ LEE HALL


UMW Closed Friday, March 6 for Spring Break

The following message is from the Office of Human Resources:

Just a reminder that the University will be closed Friday for a Spring Break Day for employees!  Enjoy!!

P.S.  Don’t forget the Vendor Fair on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. in the Underground.  Bring a bag. There will be drawings and lots of great swag!  Sponsored by  S.A.C and Business Services.

-Sabrina Johnson

Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Affirmative Action

March 2015 Business eUpdate (early release)!

Check out the latest from UMW Business Services:



Parking During Spring Break

The following message is from Parking Management: 

Greetings Campus Community,

In anticipation of the upcoming Spring Break schedule, and with the possibility of inclement weather during the break, we ask that all vehicles left on campus unattended follow standard UMW rules for inclement weather.

ALL unattended vehicles during Spring Break may be parked in any of the following locations:

-Alvey Drive parking deck (floors 1,2 and 3)

-William Street lot, outer perimeter parking ONLY, due to scheduled Shred Event parking reservations to occur over the break

-Eagle Landing residents should leave unattended vehicles on the covered floors of the parking deck (levels 3 & 4).

It is essential that all departments with UMW assigned service vehicles also adhere to this request.

In the event of bad weather, this plan will support an effective and efficient lot clean-up. In the event of a Snow Emergency Declaration, all other lots/areas will need to be clear of vehicles and follow any other Declaration instructions.

All designated handicapped parking spaces are exempt and those spaces remain accessible.

Please contact the Parking Management office at 654-1129 with any questions. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and support.

Robin L. Jones
UMW Parking Management Supervisor




UPDATE: Anthem Email Breach Notifications


Department of Human Resource Management                                                                   

Office of Health Benefits

February 20, 2015

Anthem Email Breach Notification Required by State Law

There have been questions regarding an email Anthem has sent to plan members who opted to receive electronic communications from Anthem. Anthem had told us that they would only communicate by letter, not electronically by e-mail. Now Anthem has learned that it is required to send these emails because of state breach notification requirements.

The email is coming from “Anthem, Inc.” with a subject line of “Important Message from Anthem, Inc.” It directs members to visit to sign up for credit monitoring and other protection services.

The email does not ask for personal information and will not link to any other websites except, the official website giving updates on the Anthem cyberattack. A sample email is at

Please stress to members that:

  • This email is sent in addition to a letter members will receive via the U.S. Postal Service.  All members will receive the letter whether or not they got the email communication.
  • No enrollment is required to receive AllClear ID identity repair assistance.
  • Members can sign up for other services, including credit monitoring and identity theft insurance, by visiting the website and clicking on or, if they do not have web access, by calling 877-263-7995.
  • More information about these services and instructions for enrolling may be found at

This situation continues to change, sometimes daily. We apologize for any confusion.  Thank you for your patience.




Bookstore Spring Break Hours

The UMW Bookstore will have the following hours during spring break:

Saturday, Feb. 28 – Sunday, March 1 CLOSED

Monday, March 2 – Thursday, March 5:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8: CLOSED


More WordPress Help Available

The Office of Digital Communications is happy to announce that access to up-to-date video tutorials are now available inside the WordPress admin menu. Each site on now has a “Video Tutorial” menu that provides access to a number of how-to videos for various features of WordPress. These videos provide excellent initial training in the day to day use of WordPress.

Screenshot of the admin area with video interface shown.

Screenshot of the admin area with video interface shown.

Please submit any questions or comments to

Thank You, Facilities Services!

I want to extend my thanks and tremendous appreciation to the Facilities Services staff for the outstanding effort and commitment you displayed in clearing the campus during and after this week’s snow storm. The extremely low temperatures and wind made for very difficult working conditions. I’m not telling you anything you don’t know but that it is just plain hard work.

We sometimes forget how physically demanding your jobs can be. I would be remiss if I did not also give our housekeeping/custodial staff a huge “shout out’” as well. They were instrumental in maintaining doorways and high traffic areas in our buildings. Their efforts are ongoing as we continue to track in snow, ice, salt and sand. I’m partial to them but our crew in GW is top notch. The entire campus community is grateful.

Richard R. Pearce
Vice President for Administration and Finance and CFO

Celebrate Seacobeck 1980′s Dinner Postponed

The Celebrate Seacobeck 1980′s Dinner has been postponed to Friday, Feb. 20 between 5 and 7 p.m. in the Washington Diner at Seacobeck.  Anyone wishing to make a reservation should contact Rose Benedict at