May 30, 2023

New Student Summer Orientation Information Session, 4/23

You are cordially invited to attend the New Student Summer Orientation information session.  This session gives faculty members the opportunity to review the schedule, ask questions, and learn how to get involved.  Please join us in Lee Hall 412 on Tuesday, April 23 at 4pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

As stated to faculty and staff in the fall, the purpose of New Student Orientation is essentially threefold including:

1) To make earlier, stronger connections with the student (and families). This will aid in the students’ (and families’) understanding of the UMW community, engage our efforts to provide challenge and support, and limit the significant information overload and angst that comes at fall orientation.

2) To support students (and families) by providing an earlier opportunity to ask questions and receive information (in person). The orientation process will provide academic registration and advising, personal financial information and business services, as well as details about residential services and campus life.

3) To aid in University Admissions efforts. Building a strong connection with the student and providing clear communication positively impacts retention rates and higher yield.

Freshman Orientation sessions are two days long and begin early on day one and last through mid-day on the second day.  Transfer Student sessions are one day.

Session #1  June 17-18

Session #2  June 18-19

Session #3  June 19-20

Session #4  June 24-25

Session #5  June 25-26

Session #6  June 26-27

Session #7  August 22-23

Transfer Session #1  June 14

Transfer Session #2  June 21

Please join us as we partner to help new students transition to UMW.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Megan Higginbotham, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Engagement
(540) 654-1061

About Brynn Boyer

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