March 30, 2017

Admissions Hosts Admitted Student Day March 18

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.

 

Admissions Hosts Scholars Competition: March 17 & 18

On Friday, March 17, the Admissions Office will host a banquet in Chandler Ballroom in the University Center honoring finalists for the prestigious Washington and Alvey Scholarships.

The Washington Scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of the commonwealth of Virginia, and the Alvey Scholarship is awarded to an out-of-state student. Both scholarships require that students be accepted to the University of Mary Washington Honors Program with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists. The winners will receive awards for full undergraduate tuition, room, board and fees for up to four academic years. One Washington and one Alvey will be awarded, including:

Irene Piscopo Rodgers ’59 – Alvey Scholarship

Burke, Marilyn Mead ’48 & William J.  – Washington Scholarship

Current scholar Anna Rinko will speak at the banquet. The finalists will interview with the selection committees on Saturday, March 18.

Washington Committee: Jeff McClurken, chair (Professor, History & American Studies and Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation), Leslie Martin (Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology), Hilary Stebbins (Associate Professor, Psychological Science), Alan Griffith (Professor, Biological Sciences) and Jenifer Blair, Alumni Association Board.

Alvey Committee: Carole Garmon, chair (Chair/Professor, Art & Art History), Steve Hanna (Professor, Geography), Venitta McCall (Professor, College of Education), Woody Richardson (Associate Professor, College of Business) and Mike Charnoff, Alumni Association Board.

These scholarships are the University’s most prestigious academic honor for an incoming student. There are 10 Washington finalists and 15 Alvey finalists.  The Scholar Finalists also will attend Destination UMW on Saturday, March 18, beginning with a breakfast hosted by Kelli Slunt, Director of the Honors Program.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (540) 654-2000 with any questions or to participate in an upcoming event.

 

Admissions Open House Feb. 20

On Monday, February 20, 2017, University of Mary Washington will host an Admissions Open House.  Approximately 275 prospective students (typically high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores, as well as transfers) and their families will visit and tour campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  The estimated guest count is 750 visitors.

A sample agenda is posted here.  Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of Route 1 and on Double Drive.  Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, the Hurley Convergence Center, the University Center, and campus/residence hall tours in Mason. 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 visitors frequently comment on how “friendly, helpful, and engaging” our UMW community is!  Visitors shared the following about what they enjoyed the most during their recent visits to campus:

  • “Getting an in depth view and understanding of UMW.”
  • “The beautiful 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!”
  • “Everybody was very welcoming and this was an amazing experience!”
  • “The ability to connect face to face with staff and current students.”
  •  “Perfect size.  Nice people.  All around great visit!”

We encourage you to show your support and tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day.  If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at 540.654.2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

Thank you for your partnership in showcasing all that is great about UMW!

Office of Admissions

540/654-2000

admit@umw.edu

 

Admissions Hosts Admitted Students on April 16

The Admissions Office will host Destination UMW on Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the goal of yielding admitted students for the 2016-2017 academic year. We are expecting more than 450 students and their families, with a total guest count of approximately 1,100 people.

Students will attend a sample 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: http://www.umw.edu/admissions/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2016/01/Tentative-Agenda.pdf

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:
• “People were genuinely enthused by the school and the environment around.”
• “The campus and the people there were inviting and organized.”
• “The excitement that the leaders showed and also President Hurley.”
• “My tour guide was incredible and made me feel at home on the campus.”

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 2020.

Admissions Office Hosts MOVE Event April 8-9

On April 8-9, the Admissions Office will host nearly 50 students during MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience), a yield event with a diversity focus for admitted students in the Class of 2020 with the goal of enrolling them for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students will be paired with a UMW student host for the event.

On Friday, April 8, the MOVE schedule begins with a Welcoming Session at 9 a.m. in Lee Hall hosted by Jonathan Levin, Provost, and Leah Cox, Special Assistant to the President of Diversity and Inclusion. Families of visiting students are then invited to attend an Admissions Office information session and campus tour and have lunch in the University Center before leaving campus that day.  Admitted students will join their UMW student hosts and attend classes, dine in the University Center and explore campus.  Later that day, visiting students will participate in a variety of activities, including a UMW student panel, a “Next Steps” admissions session, dinner in Chandler Ballroom where they will have the opportunity to meet UMW faculty, staff, alumni and student leaders, and evening recreational activities.  On Saturday, April 9, a Closing Ceremony at 9 a.m. will be held in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center.  From there, visiting students, their families and UMW student hosts are invited to participate in the 26th Annual Multicultural Fair from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the George Washington (GW) lot, along Double Drive and in the 4th level of the Parking Deck with overflow along College Avenue. Primary event locations are Lee Hall, the Hurley Convergence Center, the University Center and campus/residence halls.  Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus and curious newcomers in the University Center.  Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly!

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. Please extend every courtesy and generous hospitality to these visitors. Their impression and decision to attend UMW depends on how they feel while they are here, so thank you for your commitment to perpetuating our brand, our mission and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. The Office of Admissions appreciates your involvement in and support of these signature programs that shape the Class of 2020.

If you’d like to be involved in this event as a UMW student host or in future Admissions events, please contact Admissions at 540-654-2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

 

 

Admissions Office Hosts MOVE Event April 8-9

On April 8-9, 2016, the Admissions Office will host nearly 50 students during MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience), a yield event with a diversity focus for admitted students in the Class of 2020 with the goal of enrolling them for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students will be paired with a UMW student host for the event.

On Friday, April 8, the MOVE schedule begins with a Welcoming Session at 9 a.m. in Lee Hall hosted by Jonathan Levin, Provost, and Leah Cox, Special Assistant to the President of Diversity and Inclusion. Families of visiting students are then invited to attend an Admissions Office information session and campus tour and have lunch in the University Center before leaving campus that day.  Admitted students will join their UMW student hosts and attend classes, dine in the University Center and explore campus.  Later that day, visiting students will participate in a variety of activities, including a UMW student panel, a “Next Steps” admissions session, dinner in Chandler Ballroom where they will have the opportunity to meet UMW faculty, staff, alumni and student leaders, and evening recreational activities.  On Saturday, April 9, a Closing Ceremony at 9 a.m. will be held in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center.  From there, visiting students, their families and UMW student hosts are invited to participate in the 26th Annual Multicultural Fair from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MOVEpix

Visitor parking has been reserved in the George Washington (GW) lot, along Double Drive and in the fourth level of the Parking Deck with overflow along College Avenue. Primary event locations are Lee Hall, the Hurley Convergence Center, the University Center and campus/residence halls.  Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus and curious newcomers in the University Center.  Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly!

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. Please extend every courtesy and generous hospitality to these visitors. Their impression and decision to attend UMW depends on how they feel while they are here, so thank you for your commitment to perpetuating our brand, our mission and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. The Office of Admissions appreciates your involvement in and support of these signature programs that shape the Class of 2020.

If you’d like to be involved in this event as a UMW student host or in future Admissions events, please contact Admissions at 540-654-2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

 

 

Admissions Hosts Open House, March 25

Admissions Open House March 25

On Friday, March 25, the University of Mary Washington will host its final Admissions Open House this spring semester.  About 250 prospective students (typically transfers and high school seniors, juniors and sophomores) and their families will visit campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this event. Estimated guest count is 800 visitors.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of Route 1 and on Double Drive. Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, the Hurley Convergence Center, the University Center, and campus/residence hall tours in Mason. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus (especially between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and curious newcomers in the dining facilities. Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall where crowds will be heavy between noon and 2 p.m.   

A special note to University Center diners:  please help!  Ask visitors if they need assistance locating anything. Help them find a place to sit. Welcome them at your table if there’s room and talk to them about UMW. A kind word or deed shows the heart of our community.  Faculty and staff will be involved in an Academic Showcase (9 a.m., Anderson Center), Special Interest and Academic Spotlight sessions (11 a.m. – 2 p.m., various locations), and Facility Tours (2 p.m., various locations).  Thank you to all UMW partners who will spend part of their day highlighting our community!  An agenda is posted here:  March 25th Open House Agenda.

If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at 540.654.2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. You represent our brand, our mission and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day.

Thank you for your partnership in showcasing all that is great about UMW!

Office of Admissions

540/654-2000

admit@umw.edu

Admissions Destination UMW March 19 & April 16

Admissions Hosts Admitted Student Day: Destination UMW

The Admissions Office will host Destination UMW, a premiere yield event for admitted students, on Saturday, March 19, and Saturday, April 16, with the goal of yielding them for the 2016-2017 academic year.

On Saturday, March 19, about 350 prospects and their families will visit, with a total guest count of approximately 900 people. Finalists for the prestigious Washington and Alvey Scholarships will be among the attendees.

The Destination UMW schedule includes events from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event features opportunities to learn about the University up close and firsthand. Students will attend a sample lecture with a professor and a student engagement activity with Dean Rucker and 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. About one half of the students registered have already paid their enrollment fee, so the goal will be to affirm their decision by sharing their first-year seminar and residence hall assignments. Others will be able to submit their enrollment deposit if they make their choice on site. The welcome session includes greetings from President Hurley, Student Government Association President Hannah Tibbett and alumnus Jay Sinha, highlighting outcomes of a successful UMW graduate.

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 in the University Center.  Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall where crowds will peak between noon and 2 p.m.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. Please extend every courtesy and generous hospitality to these visitors. Their impression and decision to attend UMW depends on how they feel while they are here, so thank you for your commitment to perpetuating our brand, our mission and our sense of the UMW family. 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 2020.

If you’d like to be involved in future Admissions events, please contact Admissions at 540-654-2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

 

Admissions Scholars Weekend, March 18-19

Admissions Hosts Washington-Alvey Scholar Selection Weekend

On Friday, March 18, the Admissions Office will host a banquet honoring finalists for the prestigious Washington and Alvey Scholarships. The Washington Scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Alvey Scholarship is awarded to an out-of-state student. Both scholarships require that students be accepted to the University of Mary Washington Honors Program with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists. The winners will receive awards for full tuition, room, board, and fees for up to four academic years. Three Washingtons and one Alvey will be awarded:

Justin and Helen Piscopo – Alvey Scholarship Irene Lundy Brown ’39 – Washington Scholarship Mary Janes Ahern ’46 – Washington Scholarship UMW Alumni Association – Washington Scholarship

Current Scholar Claire Merenda will speak at the banquet. The finalists will interview with the selection Committees on Saturday, March 19.

Washington Committee: Dr. Jeff McClurken, chair (Professor, History & American Studies and Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation); Dr. Mara Scanlon (Professor, English, Linguistics, and Communication); Dr. Hilary Stebbins (Assistant Professor, Psychological Science); Dr. Alan Griffith (Professor, Biological Sciences); and Patti Kemp, Alumni Association Board

Alvey Committee: Carole Garmon, chair (Chair/Professor, Art & Art History) Dr. Steve Hanna (Professor, Geography) Dr. Venitta McCall (Professor, College of Education) Dr. Woody Richardson (Associate Professor, College of Business) Mike Charnoff, Alumni Association Board

The Scholar Finalists will also attend Destination UMW on Saturday, March 19, beginning with a breakfast hosted by Dr. Kelli Slunt, director of the Honors Program. These scholarships are the University’s most prestigious academic honor for an incoming student. There are 18 Washington finalists and nine Alvey finalists.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (540) 654-2000 with any questions or to participate in an upcoming event.

 

Admissions Office Open House, Feb. 15

Admissions Open House Feb. 15

On Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, the University of Mary Washington will host an Admissions Open House. About 225 prospective students (typically transfers and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores) and their families will visit campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this event. Estimated guest count is 800 visitors.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of U.S. 1 and on Double Drive. Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, the Hurley Convergence Center, the University Center, and campus/residence hall tours in Mason. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus (especially between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and curious newcomers in the dining facilities. Help them know that their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall, where crowds will be heavy between noon and 2 p.m.   

A special note to University Center diners:  please help!  Ask visitors if they need assistance locating anything. Help them find a place to sit. Welcome them at your table if there’s room and talk to them about UMW. A kind word or deed shows the heart of our community.  Faculty and staff will be involved in an Academic Showcase (9 a.m., Anderson Center), Special Interest and Academic Spotlight sessions (11 a.m. – 2 p.m., various locations), and Facility Tours (2 p.m., various locations).  Thank you to all UMW partners who will spend part of their day highlighting our community!  An agenda is posted here:  Feb. 15 Open House

If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at 540.654.2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. You represent our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day.

Our final Open House this semester is Friday, March 25.  Thank you for your partnership in showcasing all that is great about UMW!

Office of Admissions

540/654-2000

admit@umw.edu