July 13, 2024

September Business Services eUpdate

Banned Book Week

Business Services


UMW Book Club

The University Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bookstore to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, a New York Times bestseller. Members and visitors are welcome. Contact Margaret Mock, mmock@umw.edu, if you have questions.

Do You Prefer Warm or Cozy?

Autumn is just around the corner! The Bookstore is celebrating with a one-day-only sales event of Sept. 22. Get 15% off a single UMW insignia item.

For those already longing for the warmer days of summer, mark your calendar for Oct. 9: the Bookstore will take 20% off warm weather gear, like shorts and tanks!

Banned Book Week

In recognition of Banned Books Week, the University Bookstore, the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, and Simpson Library are sponsoring public readings from banned books. Each year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from library shelves and classrooms. Stop by Campus Walk in front of Lee Hall between noon and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 28, to hear faculty read excerpts from classics that have been banned or challenged. Copies of banned books will be available for purchase. Read your own banned book!


Off-Campus Discounts

There are a variety of discounts available from our off-campus merchant partners.

  • 10% off when you show EagleOne at Greens & Grains and Home Team Grill’s 1/2 price burger night (with purchase of a beverage)
  • Home Team Grill has Wing Night & Hit Music Bingo on Wednesdays, Trivia on Thursdays, and live music on Fridays
  • “Sip Sip Hooray” punch cards from IHOP available in the EagleOne Card Center: buy 4 specialty beverages, get the 5th free

Parking Management

Family Weekend Parking

The top level of the Alvey Parking Deck is reserved for visitor parking for Family Weekend starting Friday, Sept. 15. The GW lot is also being used over the weekend. Three spots on Double Drive are reserved for a trolley stop on Saturday and Sunday. Lastly, three spots are reserved in the large Monroe lot for speakers to use during Family Weekend starting on Friday.

Don’t Get in a Jam…Park Butter Next Time!

The Parking Management Office has given students the option of paying citation fines with jars of peanut butter and jelly, which will be donated to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank after payments are collected. So far, 10 jars of peanut butter and jelly have been collected. If you are interested in participating, drop off jars at the parking office in Lee Hall by Sept. 18.