June 22, 2024

UMW’s Dahlgren Campus Now Open

The Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research officially opened on Tuesday, January 3. The university’s third campus is designed to support the advanced educational needs of the professionals on and near the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren.

Located just outside NSF Dahlgren in King George County, the 27-acre campus was under construction since the summer of 2010. The Dahlgren Center will serve as an anchor for the development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy base, higher education institutions and the region’s employers.

The Dahlgren campus will centralize the graduate science and engineering programs currently offered by state institutions on the Naval base and will provide the site for additional educational offerings and workforce training as well as research initiatives. In addition, the facilities will be available for lease for public and private educational and professional events.

Starting this month, academic programs will be available to individuals with access to NSF Dahlgren as well as the general population and employees of local contractors, government agencies and schools.

Four state universities initially will offer Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program graduate courses on the university’s campus – George Mason, Old Dominion, Virginia Commonwealth and Virginia Tech along with the Naval Postgraduate School. Germanna and Rappahannock community colleges, along with the Naval War College, are expected to offer courses in 2012. Depending on demand, graduate and undergraduate programs in science, engineering, technology, mathematics and other related fields will be offered. Workforce development programs and educational services will be offered on an as-needed basis.

For more information about the Dahlgren campus, read the December 16 press release.


About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.