November 27, 2020

Camera Captures UMW’s Resolve During COVID-19

Bench-sitting looks a little bit different in the time of COVID-19, but UMW juniors Kira Frazee (left) and Allison Bliss find a way to enjoy the popular UMW pastime while seated separately. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

Bench-sitting looks a little bit different in the time of COVID-19, but UMW juniors Kira Frazee (left) and Allison Bliss find a way to enjoy the popular UMW pastime while seated separately. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

Masks are typically worn on Halloween. Social distancing is practiced during flu-season physicians’ visits. COVID-19 has flung these phenomena into the mainstream and into microcosms of it, on college campuses everywhere. As the University of Mary Washington community perseveres through the pandemic – monitoring, masking, distancing, cleaning, testing and more – a rigorous liberal arts and sciences education remains the mission.

The Fredericksburg campus has been reimagined – classrooms reconfigured, athletic conditioning modified, residence halls re-arranged, dining options altered – with a focus on slowing the spread of the virus and continuing to provide a transformative college experience.

So what does UMW really look like these days? Here, in 22 photos, Mary Washington shares a snapshot of campus life during COVID-19. Read more.