More than 1,500 friends and family of current students visited the University of Mary Washington Sept. 19-21 for Family Weekend 2014. Family Weekend, now in its 41st year, welcomes the families of students to UMW to showcase campus life, academics and the Fredericksburg community.
“The parents and families of our students are truly a part of our extended Eagle family,” said Doug Searcy, vice president for student affairs. “We love having the chance to invite them to campus and show them what life at Mary Washington is all about.”
The weekend featured more than 25 events including an education abroad fair, a student club showcase, a family cookout and a tour of Brompton, the home of UMW President Richard V. Hurley. The faculty and deans participated in open houses, hosted lectures and greeted families at a breakfast and reception on Saturday morning.
UMW also partnered with the Fredericksburg Visitor’s Center for the second annual Bingo in the ‘Burg program, which invited families to tour historic downtown Fredericksburg with bingo cards featuring the names of businesses. More than 30 participating businesses gave out stickers that corresponded to the spaces on the bingo cards, and winners were eligible to receive prizes, including a free semester of textbooks worth up to $600.
The next Family Weekend will take place September 18-20, 2015.