July 14, 2024

Living & Learning at UMW!

The Office of Residence Life has three new first-year living learning communities on campus this fall.  Housed in Randolph Hall, all three communities were open to incoming first-year students.

VISION! is comprised of 10 individuals – nine first-year students and one upper-class program assistant. They returned to campus on Aug.19 for pre-orientation activities related to their mission. VISION! is focused on leadership development. During their pre-orientation events, the community engaged in a one-day leadership workshop and had the opportunity to go to the Virginia Outdoor Center in order to complete the ropes course as a community.

Justice for All is comprised of seven individuals – six first-year students and one upper-class program assistant. They returned to campus on Aug.19 for pre-orientation activities related to their mission. The community’s focus is social justice. During their pre-orientation events they traveled to Richmond to visit the Virginia Civil Rights Memorial and the Virginia Holocaust Museum. They also had the opportunity to go to the Virginia Outdoor Center to complete the ropes course as a community.

Empower U! is comprised of 12 individuals – eleven first-year students and one upper-class program assistant. They returned to campus on Aug.192012 for pre-orientation activities related to their mission. The community’s focus is gender empowerment. During their pre-orientation events they traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit the Feminist Majority and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. They also had the opportunity to go to the Virginia Outdoor Center to complete the ropes course as a community.

Interested in getting involved?  If you are interested in getting involved in one of these groups contact Bethany Friesner, Marye House.

About Brynn Boyer

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