June 17, 2024

Admissions Destination UMW March 19 & April 16

Admissions Hosts Admitted Student Day: Destination UMW

The Admissions Office will host Destination UMW, a premiere yield event for admitted students, on Saturday, March 19, and Saturday, April 16, with the goal of yielding them for the 2016-2017 academic year.

On Saturday, March 19, about 350 prospects and their families will visit, with a total guest count of approximately 900 people. Finalists for the prestigious Washington and Alvey Scholarships will be among the attendees.

The Destination UMW schedule includes events from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event features opportunities to learn about the University up close and firsthand. Students will attend a sample lecture with a professor and a student engagement activity with Dean Rucker and current student leaders. Two tracks will offer an opportunity to message differently to students who have already committed to attend UMW in the fall and those who are still deciding among their college options. About one half of the students registered have already paid their enrollment fee, so the goal will be to affirm their decision by sharing their first-year seminar and residence hall assignments. Others will be able to submit their enrollment deposit if they make their choice on site. The welcome session includes greetings from President Hurley, Student Government Association President Hannah Tibbett and alumnus Jay Sinha, highlighting outcomes of a successful UMW graduate.

A sample agenda is posted here. Visitor parking has been reserved in the George Washington (GW) lot and along Double Drive with overflow parking in the Parking Deck. Primary event locations are Dodd Auditorium, Lee Hall, Monroe Hall, Woodard Hall, the University Center and campus/residence hall tours. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus and curious newcomers in the University Center.  Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall where crowds will peak between noon and 2 p.m.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. Please extend every courtesy and generous hospitality to these visitors. Their impression and decision to attend UMW depends on how they feel while they are here, so thank you for your commitment to perpetuating 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 #DestinationUMW trending throughout the day.

The Office of Admissions appreciates your involvement in and support of these signature programs that shape the Class of 2020.

If you’d like to be involved in future Admissions events, please contact Admissions at 540-654-2000 or email admit@umw.edu.