July 14, 2024

Faculty Staff Orientation Volunteers Needed, Through June 26

We’re still searching for volunteers for our upcoming First-Year and Transfer Orientation sessions this summer. Whether you have previous experience with orientation programs or want to lend a hand for the first time, we welcome you! Your willingness will make a huge impact on our incoming students and help provide support to the New Student Programs (NSP) team.
Orientation serves as a mid-summer touch point for incoming students, offering them a warm welcome and providing essential information to help ease their transition into life at UMW. Your involvement as a volunteer plays an important role in creating a supportive and inclusive environment for our new students.
Here’s where we need your help:
Below, you’ll see the dates of orientation for both First-Year and Transfer students. We are asking that you’ll volunteer your time as you’re able to be on campus greeting and offering directions in the mornings as students and supporters are checking in.
Orientation Dates
Volunteer Placements/Stations
First-Year (FY) Dates:
  • June 6-7
  • June 10-11
  • June 13-14
  • June 17-18
  • June 20-21
  • June 24-25
*2-day, overnight experience
·                     Day 1: Bell Tower –> James Farmer Hall –> Lee Hall –> Fountain
    • 2 shifts: 7:30-8:30a.m., and 8:30-9:15a.m.
    • Supporters and students will park/drop off at the Bell Tower and walk to check in at Willard Hall
·                     Day 2: Thornton St. Parking Lot –> duPont Hall –> Seacobeck Hall (along College Ave.)
o        1 shift: 7:30-8:15a.m.
o        Supporters will park in Thornton Lot and walk to Seacobeck for the start of Day 2
Transfer Dates:
  • June 5
  • June 26
*single day session
  • Day 1: College Ave near Double Drive –> College Ave near Fairfax House –> College Ave @ CRUC 1st floor
    • 2 shifts: 7:30-8:30a.m., and 8:30-9:30a.m.
    • Students and supporters will park in GW Lot and head to the CRUC for the day
If you are interested in volunteering for First-Year and/or Transfer Orientation, please complete the volunteer sign-up form linked below ASAP, as Orientation begins early June. Someone will follow up with additional details as the orientation dates approach. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084CA9A82BA5FAC52-49417893-2024
The more the merrier, so share with your team if they’re interested.
Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our new students. If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I look forward to working together to make this year’s orientation a welcoming experience for all!
Carson Berrier (she/her)
Admissions Counselor
(540) 654-5817 (office)

(540) 501-6174 (text)