May 28, 2017

Parking Decals Expire July 1; Get Your New One Now!

All Faculty/Staff decals will expire July 1, 2017. New decals are ready to be issued. Contact Parking Management at x1129 with your banner ID number to order decals, or order through Banner SSB. Decals will be delivered to your office.

Volunteers Needed for New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is coming up in June! We are in need of volunteers for each day of the six sessions to assist with answering questions, parking and directing students and their guests to the right locations. Last year New Student Orientation was a great success because of the UMW faculty and staff who volunteered!

Are you interested in helping? If so, please this online form by Sunday, May 28. Within a week of completing the online form, you will receive an email with a link to sign up for specific shifts. You are welcome to send this information along to any UMW faculty or staff in your department. It’s more fun to volunteer with a friend!

If you have any questions or concerns about signing up, please contact Brittanie Haas at or JoAnna Raucci at Thank you in advance for supporting New Student Orientation!

Summer Fire System Testing

Campus Fire Safety will be conducting its semi-annual fire system testing this summer. The full schedule is available below.

If you have conflicts with the schedule, please contact Briant Atkins, campus fire safety officer, at 540-654-2108 or calendar for summer fire system testing

Calendar for june summer fire system testing




Upcoming Summer Construction Projects

The following message is from the department of Facilities Services.

Upcoming Summer Construction Projects:

George Washington Hall Repair to Exterior Stairs – Project involves repairs to both north and south entrances to GW Hall at both the basement and first floor levels.  Project will start on or about May 15th and continue through June.  First phase will involve repairs to the north landing (towards Westmoreland) and only once that work is complete will work begin on the south entrance (towards Double Drive).  Work on the north stairs will require closing of both first floor and basement entrances.  Work on the south stairs will only require close of the entrance to the basement and the steps leading to the first floor.  The ADA ramp and landing will remain open during repairs.  Please contact Gary Hobson at 540-654-1292 should you have any questions.

Goolrick Hall Plaza and Wall Repairs – Project involves replacement of existing brick deck outside of the natatorium with new waterproofing and concrete deck, repairs to the brick wall running along Alvey Drive, including installation of helical piles near both staircases and repair to various sections of masonry.  Work is expected to start on or about May 15th and will run through the end of July.  While repairs to the plaza will require closing the stairs on both the north and south ends of the plaza, work will be phased so that only one stair is closed at a time; allowing pedestrian traffic from the Alvey Parking Deck up to Goolrick Hall/Anderson Center.  It is important to note that repairs to the wall will restrict Alvey Drive to one lane vehicular traffic throughout the project.   Vehicles will be required to come to a complete stop and yield to oncoming traffic before proceeding.  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 completed ramp will include new flooring and wall base at impacted areas.  Work area will be cordoned off during construction.  Pedestrian access to all classrooms and offices should remain open.  Construction will start on or after May 15 and will take approximately 45 days with completion anticipated by end of June.  Demolition of existing flooring using air powered jack hammering is anticipated for the week of May 15-19 and should not take more than one full day.  Please contact Rob Johnston at 540-654-1299 should you have any questions.

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.  Project is expected to begin later this summer and should take approximately ten weeks to complete.  Further details to follow, if you have any questions please contact Les Johnson at 540-654-2100.

Woodard Hall Arcade Roof – Replacement of the existing roof above the arcade walk along Woodard Hall.  Passage through the arcade should remain open to the University community; however, the arcade passageway will be used daily by construction workers and equipment.  During roof replacement work, access points to adjacent patios from the arcade may be barricaded for safety.  Work includes new painting of steel deck or roof underside of arcade.  Overhead protection should be in place during this portion of work.  Construction will start on or after Tuesday May 16 and should run through the end of July.  Please contact Rob Johnston at 540-654-1299 should you have any questions.


Business Services eUpdate–May 2017

Business ServicesBookstore

UMW Book Club

The UMW Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Bookstore. The book to be discussed is Above the Waterfall, a contemporary novel by Ron Rash about Appalachia and the drug wars there. The Book Club will suspend meetings in June and July and resume in August. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book at the Book Club discount, please contact Margaret Mock, x1017, or

Bookstore Sale

The Bookstore will be extending the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Sale through next week (May 8th-13th). Take advantage of the savings during dead week when the store is less busy. 15% off a single gift, insignia, or apparel item.

Grad Gifts

Don’t forget, the Bookstore is the place to get all of your graduation gifts! Surprise that brand new alum with a gift that will remind them of their time at UMW.

Year End Department Charges

Mark your calendars–the end of year deadline for department charges in the Bookstore to hit this fiscal year is May 19.

Textbook Adoptions

Textbook and course material adoptions were due April 21. Contact the Bookstore if you have yet to turn in your textbook adoptions.

On-time adoptions help us keep textbook prices low! According to indiCo National Financial Survey 2015-2016, UMW is below the national average in average new, used, and rental prices.

  • Average rental price $51.00
  • Average UMW rental price:  $41.87
  • Average New Book Price:  $80.00
  • Average UMW New Book Price: $56.78
  • Average Used book price: $51.00
  • Average UMW Used book price: $41.43

Thank you for helping get the best prices for our students.


Copy Center

Year End Charges

The last date for Mail and Copy services to be billed to FY17 is May 19.



New Off-Campus Merchants

We are pleased to announce that the Weis Market in the Fredericksburg Shopping Center, located at 515 Jefferson Davis Highway, now accepts EagleOne as payment!


Parking Management

Fac/Staff Decals

All Faculty/Staff decals will expire July 1, 2017. New decals are ready to be issued. Contact Parking Management at x1129 with your banner ID number to order decals, or order through Banner SSB. Decals will be delivered to your office.

Apply Now Leadership UMW 2017-18

To:  All  Full Time Faculty and Staff

Applications are now being accepted for Leadership UMW 2017-18.  

We hope you will take this  opportunity to:

  • Assess and build your leadership capacity with a cohort of faculty and staff from across the university.
  • Understand yourself and others through self and multi-rater feedback assessments, group interaction and mentorship relations.
  • Learn strategies to motivate and improve individual and team performance.
  • Develop individual development plans.
  • Learn the inner workings of UMW as an academic institution and as a business.

Information about  the curriculum, participants, mentors, and more can be found here. 

The application form is available and due  May 19, 2017.

For questions about the application process or the program  you may contact any member of the Leadership UMW Team:  Sabrina Johnson at,  Golda Eldridge at

Thank You


Last Commencement for Joni Wilson & Harold Williams

The 2017 Commencement will be remembered not only as the first for Dr. Paino, but also as the last one supported by Joni Wilson and Harold Williams from Facilities Services. Both Joni and Harold are retiring this month and are looking forward to new opportunities and adventures. Light refreshments will be offered on Thursday, May 11, 9 a.m. at the Physical Plant Building for those who would like to wish them well.

Confidential Document Destruction

Facilities Services will no longer pick up confidential documents for destruction, except for the annual RecycleMania Shred Event. But there are multiple options for disposal of confidential documents. All require a completed RM-3 (document destruction form) that is to be submitted to Ruth Lovelace, Director of Environmental Health & Safety, before confidential materials are destroyed. She will review for compliance and return a copy to you with her signature. Records information and forms may be found at the Library of Virginia website,

Options for destruction:

1- The Copy Center shreds for $4 a box. They do not offer pick-up service.

2 – University contract for document destruction. Departments will absorb this cost. Referencing standard paper size boxes, departments can either have the contractor pick up the boxes/bags of confidential documents or rent a collection container. The pricing for a pick-up is $3.50 per box/bag with a trip fuel surcharge of $44. The rental collection container prices vary based on the size selected: $13 for console, $18.50 for 65 gallons, and $23 for 95 gallons. It may be possible to coordinate the container drop-off and pick-up with other schedules on campus; this could allow the trip surcharge to be shared. Contact Anika Wilson,, for information on use of the contract.

3- Annual RecycleMania Shred Event

Changes to UMW Foundation Phone Numbers

The following message is from the UMW Foundation.

Dear Members of the UMW Community,

The UMW Foundation has installed a new phone system at its offices, which has required the Foundation to assign new phone numbers to all its staff. The new numbers are as follows:

Of course any staff personal mobile phone numbers you may have will remain unchanged as will all Foundation email addresses. If you are calling from a campus phone, please note that you will no longer be able to dial only the 4-digit extensions to reach the Foundation offices. You will need to dial all Foundation numbers in the same way you place calls to other local external phone numbers.

We have updated our contact information on the UMW Foundation website at If you find yourself unable to reach us and you misplace this email message, please access the website and follow the “Board and Staff” menu selection to locate our new voice numbers.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or issues you may encounter. Thank you for your patience and assistance during this transition!

Kindest regards,


Gregory A. Branner ‘85, CPA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

University of Mary Washington Foundation

1125 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Suite 200

Fredericksburg, VA  22401-8447


Voice:  (540) 479-1893

Mobile:  (540) 760-2212

“Run Like Hale” T-shirts Available!

A number of “Run Like Hale” T-shirts are available for purchase. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society in honor of Gwen Hale, director of the UMW Writing Center.