September 25, 2023

Important Notice to the UMW Community

The following message is from the Office of Student Affairs:

Important Notice to the UMW Community On Monday, March 19 at 10:14 p.m., UMW Police were notified of an incident in Eagle Landing involving a student in possession of a handgun. Campus police responded to the scene immediately, addressed the student, and quickly determined that no ammunition was present and confiscated the gun. The University Police assessment indicated the incident posed no ongoing threat to Eagle Landing or the University community, therefore a UMW alert was not issued. The student has been placed on interim suspension, pending an administrative hearing. While the situation did not necessitate a campus alert, the University considers any incident involving a gun to be a serious matter. According to UMW’s Code of Conduct, no student may keep, use, possess, display, or carry any lethal or dangerous devices. An investigation is continuing.

Dr. Doug Searcy Vice President for Student Affairs