June 22, 2024

Admissions Office Hosts MOVE Event April 8-9

On April 8-9, the Admissions Office will host nearly 50 students during MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience), a yield event with a diversity focus for admitted students in the Class of 2020 with the goal of enrolling them for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students will be paired with a UMW student host for the event.

On Friday, April 8, the MOVE schedule begins with a Welcoming Session at 9 a.m. in Lee Hall hosted by Jonathan Levin, Provost, and Leah Cox, Special Assistant to the President of Diversity and Inclusion. Families of visiting students are then invited to attend an Admissions Office information session and campus tour and have lunch in the University Center before leaving campus that day.  Admitted students will join their UMW student hosts and attend classes, dine in the University Center and explore campus.  Later that day, visiting students will participate in a variety of activities, including a UMW student panel, a “Next Steps” admissions session, dinner in Chandler Ballroom where they will have the opportunity to meet UMW faculty, staff, alumni and student leaders, and evening recreational activities.  On Saturday, April 9, a Closing Ceremony at 9 a.m. will be held in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center.  From there, visiting students, their families and UMW student hosts are invited to participate in the 26th Annual Multicultural Fair from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the George Washington (GW) lot, along Double Drive and in the 4th level of the Parking Deck with overflow along College Avenue. Primary event locations are Lee Hall, the Hurley Convergence Center, the University Center and campus/residence halls.  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!

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. 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 this event as a UMW student host or in future Admissions events, please contact Admissions at 540-654-2000 or email admit@umw.edu.