September 27, 2023

Thank You and Eagle Gathering Video

Faculty and Staff, 

I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your contribution to the success of new student Orientation and move-in. 

It certainly “takes a village” to successfully help our new community members get started on the right foot, and this year many people contributed to the successful arrival and orientation of our incoming class. From the cleanliness of the halls to the success of Orientation presentations, UMW provided first-class service and support to our new students.  On their behalf and from the Orientation planning team – thank you.

In addition, attached you will find a video from the Eagle Gathering ceremony on Thursday night.  It is events like Eagle Gathering – which highlight the spirit of our University – that remind me what a special place UMW is.  (Thanks to Dr. Anand Rao for producing the video.) 

Here’s to a successful and productive fall. 


Doug Searcy 

Doug Searcy, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
University of Mary Washington