September 21, 2023

Alumni Come Back to Fredericksburg for Homecoming Weekend

About 500 UMW alumni will return to Fredericksburg on Saturday, Oct. 20 to reunite with friends, faculty and current students and to reminisce about their experiences at Mary Washington.

Two alumni reconnect with Associate Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin (center) at the 2011 networking reception

Faculty members and alumni can start the day with the Muffins and Mimosas Networking Reception from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center. If you are able to attend, please contact Chrissy Bowdren, assistant director of alumni relations, at or call 540/654-2063.

Throughout the day, departments will host open houses for alumni to see their classrooms and buildings, mingle with fellow graduates and reconnect with professors. A full schedule of departmental events and open houses is available at

Homecoming also will include the alumni tent party from 1 to 4 p.m., an alumni versus students cornhole tournament and the Class of 2007’s five-year reunion at Brock’s Riverside Grill. Students, alumni and faculty will cheer on the rugby, volleyball, women’s soccer, field hockey and men’s soccer teams during their games on Saturday.

To view the entire schedule, visit


About Brynn Boyer

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