March 3, 2024

Business Services eUpdate–March 2016

Business Services


The University now has a retail licensing program! Vendors can now sell branded UMW merchandise. Visit the website, or contact Lauren McDonald for more information.

Below: The ZipTip, a customized zipper pull, is currently available in the UMW Bookstore. Created by Taylynn MFG, LLC.


Textbook Adoption Dates

Textbook adoption due dates are as follows:

  • Summer first and second sessions: March 18, 2016
  • Fall 2016: April 10, 2016

Course Material information and requisition can be found here. Hitting “submit” at the bottom of the Faculty Textbook Adoption System page will send adoptions to

Course Pack requisitions are located here. Please email course pack adoption forms to

For course material questions, contact DJ Garcia, x1649, or Frances SanPietro, x1653.

National Student Watch Survey

In the fall of 2015, UMW participated in the National Association of College Stores (NACS) National Student Watch Survey, designed to monitor student preferences surrounding course materials to assist stores in best supporting their students. If all else were equal, 67 percent of students prefer to shop through the UMW Bookstore, 56.66 percent in store and 10.2 percent online, while 59.61 percent used the website to research different format options. Many UMW students were unaware of a price comparison tool on the UMW Bookstore website.


Enjoy the Luck of the Stylish: shop in the UMW Bookstore on March 17 and save 17 percent on UMW Apparel!

UMW Book Club

The next book club meeting will be in the Bookstore on March 16 at noon. We will be reading Kristen Green’s Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County. Contact Margaret Mock, x1017, if you have any questions.

Grad Fair

GradFair Mary Washington U PPT v2 3.10-3.12

Procurement Services

Top 10 Department SWaM–YTD

Department % SWaM Spend
Finance 100%
Bachelor of Liberal Studies 100%
Modern Foreign Language 97%
Central Stores 91%
University Advancement 89%
Design Center 88%
Multicultural Center 84%
Belmont 82%
Enroll Mgt-Student Services 78%
Registrar 76%

March is Procurement Month

Governor McAuliffe recently announced that Virginia ranks second in the U.S. for procurement practices according to a national survey, stating, “This recognition shows that Virginia is one of the best in the nation when it comes to providing fiscally responsible purchases of the goods and services needed to keep government running.” During FY15, UMW’s Procurement Services contributed to the ranking by conducting more than 70 solicitations and influencing savings to the University in excess of $290,000.

Copy Center

New Supervisor

Welcome Katie Gogal as our interim Copy Center Supervisor! Katie is here and ready to help! Give her a call at x1935, or stop by the new location in Lee Hall 211 to meet her.


10 Years of Payroll Deduction

 payroll deduction

Pepsi March Madness

Winning stickers have been randomly placed on drink bottles in vending machines around campus. Be sure to check your vend drink for a sticker. Bring the empty bottle with sticker attached to the EagleOne Card Center, Lee Hall room 110, MF 8AM-5PM. Sticker amount will be deposited to your EagleOne card.
Sponsored by Pepsi.

Post Office

Rate Changes

USPS is scheduled to reduce mail rates an average of 4.5 percent on April 10. To see all the details, go to

  • Additional ounce rate for Single-Piece (letters/flats) will decrease from $0.22 to $0.21
  • The 2nd Ounce Free program continues
  • Single piece stamped mail will decrease from $0.49 to $0.47
  • Postcards will decrease from $0.35 to $0.34
  • One ounce flats will decrease from $0.98 to $0.94
  • International letters will decrease from $1.20 to $1.15