September 27, 2023

UMW Welcomes New Year, New Students, New Offerings

The fall 2023 semester is underway – in a big way – at the University of Mary Washington, with lots of new students on campus and plenty of fresh opportunities on tap for the 2023-24 academic year.

Of the more than 1,000 new students in the incoming class, 260 transferred to Mary Washington from other schools. New students hail from Virginia and 21 other states like Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas, and from Washington, D.C. They also come from as far away as Austria, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Japan and the UK.

As they settle into classes, they’ll begin to explore Fredericksburg, pursue internships and service projects, study abroad and complete undergraduate research. These types of hands-on experiences are expanding with enhanced funding in the sciences, thanks to a $30 million gift – the largest in University history – from alumna Irene Piscopo Rodgers ’59, and continued contributions to the Beyond the Classroom endowment. Read more.