May 27, 2023

Admissions Hosts Open House, Feb. 16

On Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, the University of Mary Washington will host an Admissions Open House. Over 400 prospective students (typically transfers and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores) and their families will visit campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this event. Estimated guest count is 750 visitors.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of Route 1. Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, Seacobeck Dining Hall, and residence hall/special interest tours in Randolph, Jepson, duPont, and Melchers. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus (especially between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and curious newcomers in the dining facilities. Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall where crowds will be heavy between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Faculty and staff will be involved in the Academic Showcase (9 a.m., Anderson Center) and Academic Spotlights (Noon and 1 p.m., various locations), and student leaders will be panelists for an Inside Student Life session (10 a.m., Anderson). Thank you to all UMW partners who will spend part of their day highlighting our community. An agenda is posted here:

If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at 540-654-2000 or email

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. You represent our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day.

The final Open House date for 2014-2015 is April 3. Thank you for your partnership in showcasing UMW!

Office of Admissions