The Admissions Office will host Destination UMW on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with the goal of yielding admitted students for the 2017-2018 academic year. We are expecting nearly 400 students and their families, with a total guest count of approximately 1,100 people. Finalists for the prestigious Washington and Alvey Scholarships will be among the attendees.
Students will attend a sample class lecture with a professor and a student engagement activity with current student leaders. Two tracks will offer an opportunity to message differently to students who have already committed to attend UMW in the fall and those who are still deciding among their college options. Nearly one half of the students registered have already paid an enrollment fee and will receive their First-Year Seminar (FSEM) and residence hall assignments during the event.
A sample agenda is posted here. Visitor parking has been reserved in the George Washington (GW) lot and along Double Drive with overflow parking in the Parking Deck. Primary event locations are Dodd Auditorium, Lee Hall, Monroe Hall, Woodard Hall, the University Center and campus/residence hall tours. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus and curious newcomers at the Top of the University Center (fourth floor), especially between noon and 2 p.m.
While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. Our guests frequently comment on how “friendly, helpful and engaging” our UMW community is! Guests shared the following about what they enjoyed the most during their recent visits to campus:
- “I really enjoyed meeting all the faculty. Everyone was super nice, helpful and fun to talk to!”
- “The campus tour was wonderful and helped me make my decision about the school!”
- “I loved how friendly the staff and students were!”
- “The campus was beautiful and welcoming! I could really see myself at UMW!”
Their impression and decision to attend UMW depends on how they feel while they are here, so thank you for going the extra mile on these important recruitment days!
One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #DestinationUMW trending throughout the day.
The Office of Admissions appreciates your involvement in and support of these signature programs that shape the Class of 2021.