May 18, 2024

Business Services eUpdate – Late Fall 2022

Business Services


Faculty/Staff Appreciation Sale

Employees receive 20% off regular priced merchandise at the UMW Bookstore from December 5-9, in store only. Not valid on textbooks, regalia, or convenience items.

UMW Mug Giveaway

What do you love most about Mary Washington? Tell us your favorite thing about being an Eagle for your chance to win a UMW mug! Entries can only be completed in-store by writing your answer on one of the paper stars, putting it in an ornament (provided by store), and handing it in to a Bookseller.

You must include your UMW email address for your entry to be valid. One entry per person. The winner will be announced during Finals week, and you must be able to claim your prize in person.

Let’s see how many stars we can hang around the Bookstore!!!

Current Promotions

The University Bookstore has several new and upcoming promotions, both in-store and online. Some of these include:

  • Now through December 3, BOGO free on select apparel brands
  • Now through December 26, BOGO 50% off paperback favorites
  • Now through December 31, receive 25% off glassware, 25% off clearance, 25% off select audio, BOGO 50% Skullcandy headphones, and various sale on select Beats products
  • 11/11-11/20 Early Black Friday regular priced general reading: buy 2 get 3rd free
  • 11/20-11/28 40% off Nanobuds
  • 11/24-12/5 25% off Hydroflask (both regular and clearance priced)
  • 11/25-11/28: 20% off sitewide (web only)

Keep an eye out on the website and visit the store for more promos!
Cutter & Buck Quarter Zip 

Winter Break Hours

The Bookstore will have the following hours during Winter Break:

  • December 12-16: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • December 19-22: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 23 – January 2: closed
  • January 3-6: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • January 7 & 8: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

UMW Dining

Late Fall 2022 Semester Events & Updates

Faculty & Staff Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday, November 17

Thanksgiving Cornucopia with various squashes

Lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom, CRUC. Cost for faculty & staff: $8.50. Cost for other guests: $13. Tickets are available for purchase now at the cashier stations on the 4th floor of the CRUC using credit card or EagleOne. Tickets purchased on the day at the Ballroom require credit card, but those using EagleOne may pay at the 4th floor cashier stations. The Restaurants at the Top of the CRUC will be closed from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the 17th to set up for the Thanksgiving dinner that will be served to students and other guests from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Taking Applications for Stop Hunger Scholarships

Stop Hunger


The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation sponsors Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger scholarships for students K-grad school (up to age 25) for those who have made meaningful contributions to help stop hunger.  The deadline to apply is December 7, 2022.  For more information, please visit Stop Hunger Scholarships.

Did you miss the October 20 Harvest Festival & Farmers’ Market in Ball Circle?

Become a UMWFoodie to be notified about special events and free food, as well as any changes in dining operational hours due to weather or other emergency situations. Just text the keyword UMWFOODIES to 82257 to opt in. Rose Benedict is the only one who sends you messages. You won’t get junk messages and your phone number will not be shared with other groups or companies.

Chef v. Chef “Chopped” Style Cooking Competition and Free Food!

Tuesday, December 6, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Top of the CRUC. Come watch the competition and enjoy the plant-based culinary creations without charge!
Chef V. Cehf competition details

Thanksgiving Break Schedule

  • All retail dining locations will close at 4 p.m. on November 22 and reopen with their normal schedules on Monday, November 28.
  •  The Restaurants at the Top of the CRUC will close at 8 p.m. on November 22 and reopen for dinner at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 27.

Winter Break Closing Schedule

  • All Retail Dining Shoppes will close at 4 pm on Friday, December 9.
  • The Restaurants at the Top of the CRUC will close at 7 pm on Friday, December 9.

For details on any dining programs, contact Rose Benedict at or call 540-654-2169.


Farmer Vending Machines

With the construction in the James Farmer basement, the Pepsi and CRH snack vending machines have been relocated to the first floor, room 106.

Parking Management

New Employee

Please welcome UMW alumna Ariana Dodge as the new Community Services Officer. She can be reached at

Lot Reservation Calendar

For a current calendar view of parking lot reservations please visit the Parking Lot Reservations Calendar webpage.

Post Office

Postage Increases

USPS announced temporary 2022 Holiday Season price increases. The price of stamps will also increase permanently effective January 22, 2023. Take advantage of current forever stamp pricing by contacting the UMW Post Office now at 540-654-1049. Please allow three weeks lead time for large departmental orders.

The UMW Post Office has your holiday shipping needs covered! USPS services are in high demand, so visit soon!