May 22, 2024

Admissions Hosts Open House, March 25

Admissions Open House March 25

On Friday, March 25, the University of Mary Washington will host its final Admissions Open House this spring semester.  About 250 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 800 visitors.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of Route 1 and on Double Drive. Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, the Hurley Convergence Center, the University Center, and campus/residence hall tours in Mason. 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 noon and 2 p.m.   

A special note to University Center diners:  please help!  Ask visitors if they need assistance locating anything. Help them find a place to sit. Welcome them at your table if there’s room and talk to them about UMW. A kind word or deed shows the heart of our community.  Faculty and staff will be involved in an Academic Showcase (9 a.m., Anderson Center), Special Interest and Academic Spotlight sessions (11 a.m. – 2 p.m., various locations), and Facility Tours (2 p.m., various locations).  Thank you to all UMW partners who will spend part of their day highlighting our community!  An agenda is posted here:  March 25th Open House Agenda.

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.

Thank you for your partnership in showcasing all that is great about UMW!

Office of Admissions