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Admitted Student Day, April 18

On Saturday, April 18, the University of Mary Washington will host Destination UMW, a high-profile event welcoming admitted students to campus with the goal of enrolling them for the 2015-2016 academic year. About 405 prospects and their families will visit, with a total guest count of approximately 1,000 people.

The Destination UMW schedule includes events from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event features opportunities to learn about the University up-close and first-hand. Students will participate in an academic session with a professor (class or lab) and a student engagement activity with Dean Rucker and current student leaders. Two tracks will offer an opportunity to message differently to students who have already committed to attend UMW in the fall and those who are still deciding among their college options. More than half of the students registered have already paid their enrollment fee, so the goal will be to affirm their decision by sharing their first-year seminar and residence hall assignments. Others will be able to take these next steps the day of the event if they make their decision on-site. The welcome session includes greetings from President Hurley, Student Government Association President Samantha Worman and alumni highlighting outcomes of a successful UMW graduate.

A sample agenda is posted here. Visitor parking has been reserved in the George Washington (GW) lot and along Double Drive with overflow to other lots along College Avenue. Primary event locations are Dodd Auditorium, Lee Hall, Monroe Hall, Seacobeck Dining Hall and campus/residence hall tours. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus and curious newcomers in Seacobeck. Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall where crowds will peak between noon and 2 p.m.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus should assume the role of host. Please extend every courtesy and generous hospitality to these visitors. Their impression and decision to attend UMW depends on how they feel while they are here, so thank you for your commitment to perpetuating our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMW19, #MyMaryWash, and/or #BestDecisionEver trending throughout the day.

Saturday is the final Destination UMW event this spring. The Office of Admissions appreciates your involvement in and support of these signature programs that shape the Class of 2019.

If you’d like to be involved in future Admissions events, please contact Admissions at 540-654-2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

Admissions Hosts Washington-Alvey Scholar Selection Weekend

On Friday, March 20, Admissions will host a banquet honoring finalists for the prestigious Washington and Alvey Scholarships. The Washington Scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Alvey Scholarship is awarded to an out-of-state student. Both scholarships require students be accepted to the University of Mary Washington Honors Program with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists. The Winners will receive awards for full tuition, room, board, and fees for up to four academic years. Two Washingtons and two Alveys will be awarded:

James D. Rodgers – Alvey Scholarship
Sally Watson Castle ’55 – Alvey Scholarship
Theresa Young Crawley ’77 and William B. Crawley – Washington Scholarship
William M. Anderson, Jr. – Washington Scholarship

Current Scholars Benjamin Hermerding and Claire Harrington will speak at the banquet. The finalists will interview with the selection Committees on Saturday, March 21.
Washington Committee:
Dr. Jeff McClurken, chair (Professor, History & American Studies and Special Assistant to the Provost)
Dr. Mara Scanlon (Professor, English, Linguistics, and Communication)
Dr. Hilary Stebbins (Assistant Professor, Psychology)
Dr. Alan Griffith (Professor, Biology)
Patti Kemp, Alumni Association Board

Alvey Committee:
Carole Garmon, chair (Professor, Art & Art History)
Dr. Steve Hanna (Professor, Geography)
Dr. Venitta McCall (Professor, College of Education)
Dr. Woody Richardson (Associate Professor, College of Business)
Mike Charnoff, Alumni Association Board

The Scholar Finalists will also attend Saturday’s Destination UMW events, beginning with a breakfast hosted by Kelli Slunt, director of the Honors Program. These scholarships are the University’s most prestigious academic honor for an incoming student. There are 16 finalists in each category.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (540) 654-2000 with any questions or to participate in an upcoming event.

Admissions Hosts Admitted Student Day: Destination UMW

Destination UMW is the premiere yield event for admitted students. This year, Admissions will host two Destination UMW events on Saturday, March 21, and Saturday, April 18.

On Saturday, March 21, the University of Mary Washington will host Destination UMW, a high-profile event welcoming admitted students to campus with the goal of yielding them for the 2015-2016 academic year. About 360 prospects and their families will visit, with a total guest count of approximately 900 people. Finalists for the prestigious Washington and Alvey Scholarships will be among the attendees.

The Destination UMW schedule includes events from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event features opportunities to learn about the University up-close and first-hand. Students will participate in an academic session with a professor (class or lab) and a student engagement activity with Dean Rucker and current student leaders. Two tracks will offer an opportunity to message differently to students who have already committed to attend UMW in the fall and those who are still deciding among their college options. More than half of the students registered have already paid their enrollment fee, so the goal will be to affirm their decision by sharing their first-year seminar and residence hall assignments. Others will be able to take these next steps the day of the event if they make their choice on site. The welcome session includes greetings from President Hurley, Student Government Association President Samantha Worman and alumnus Jay Sinha, highlighting outcomes of a successful UMW graduate.

A sample agenda is posted here. Visitor parking has been reserved in the George Washington (GW) lot and along Double Drive with overflow to the Parking Deck. Primary event locations are Dodd Auditorium, Lee Hall, Monroe Hall, Seacobeck Dining Hall and campus/residence hall tours. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus and curious newcomers in Seacobeck. Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall where crowds will peak between noon and 2 p.m.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus should assume the role of host. Please extend every courtesy and generous hospitality to these visitors. Their impression and decision to attend UMW depends on how they feel while they are here, so thank you for your commitment to perpetuating our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #DestinationUMW trending throughout the day.

Saturday is the first of two Destination UMW events this spring. The Office of Admissions appreciates your involvement in and support of these signature programs that shape the Class of 2019.

If you’d like to be involved in future Admissions events, please contact Admissions at 540-654-2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

Admissions Hosts Open House, Feb. 16

On Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, the University of Mary Washington will host an Admissions Open House. Over 400 prospective students (typically transfers and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores) and their families will visit campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this event. Estimated guest count is 750 visitors.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of Route 1. Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, Seacobeck Dining Hall, and residence hall/special interest tours in Randolph, Jepson, duPont, and Melchers. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus (especially between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and curious newcomers in the dining facilities. Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall where crowds will be heavy between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Faculty and staff will be involved in the Academic Showcase (9 a.m., Anderson Center) and Academic Spotlights (Noon and 1 p.m., various locations), and student leaders will be panelists for an Inside Student Life session (10 a.m., Anderson). Thank you to all UMW partners who will spend part of their day highlighting our community. An agenda is posted here: http://admissions.umw.edu/undergraduate/files/2015/02/Agenda-Feb-16-2015.pdf.

If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at 540-654-2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. You represent our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day.

The final Open House date for 2014-2015 is April 3. Thank you for your partnership in showcasing UMW!

Office of Admissions
540-654-2000
admit@umw.edu

Admissions Hosts Open House, Oct. 18

On Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, the University of Mary Washington will host an Admissions Open House. About 287 prospective students (typically transfers and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores) and their families will visit campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this event. Estimated guest count is 820 visitors.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of Route 1. Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, Seacobeck Dining Hall, and residence hall/special interest tours in Randolph, Jepson, duPont, and Melchers. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus (especially between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and curious newcomers in the dining facilities. Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall where crowds will be heavy between noon and 2 p.m.

A special note to Seacobeck diners: please help! Ask visitors if they need assistance locating anything. Help them find a place to sit. Welcome them at your table if there’s room and talk to them about UMW. A kind word or deed shows the heart of our community. Faculty and staff will be involved in the Academic Showcase (9 a.m., Anderson Center) and Academic Spotlights (11 a.m., various locations), and student leaders will be panelists for an Inside Student Life session (12 noon, Lee 411). Thank you to all UMW partners who will spend part of their Saturday highlighting our community. An agenda is posted here: October 18, 2014 Open House agenda.

If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at (540) 654-2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. You represent our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day.

Other Open House dates for 2014-2015 are Feb. 16 and April 3. Thank you for your partnership in showcasing all that is great about UMW!

Office of Admissions
540/654-2000
admit@umw.edu

Admissions Hosts 1st Open House of the Season

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, the University of Mary Washington will host an Admissions Open House. About 278 prospective students (typically transfers and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores) and their families will visit campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this event. Estimated guest count is 790 visitors.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of Route 1. Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, Seacobeck Dining Hall, Monroe Hall, and campus/residence hall tours in Randolph. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus (especially between noon and 3 p.m.) and curious newcomers in the dining facilities.

Faculty will be involved in the Academic Showcase (9 a.m., Anderson Center) and Academic Spotlights (various locations, 11 a.m.) Thank you to all UMW partners who will spend part of their Saturday highlighting our community.

If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at 540.654.2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. You represent our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day.

Admissions Updates

Admissions Hosts Washington Scholar Interviews and Destination UMW Event

On Friday, March 14, Admissions will host a banquet honoring the 14 finalists for the prestigious Washington Scholarship. The Washington Scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, who is accepted to the University of Mary Washington Honors Program. Preference is given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. All Washington finalists receive a renewable Presidential scholarship and two winners will receive awards for full tuition, room, board, and fees for up to four academic years. Peyton Kremer, a senior Biology major and Chemistry minor from Mechanicsville, Virginia, will speak at the banquet. The other seven current Washington Scholars (Claire Merenda ’16, Claire Harrington ’15, Alexandra Hoenscheid ’16, Hannah Morgan ’17, Nathan Slater ’15, Cooper Lawton ’14, and Rebekah Selbrede ’16) will also attend, as will some faculty and staff representatives.

The finalists will interview with the Selection Committee, chaired by Jeffrey McClurken, professor and department chair, history & American studies, on Saturday. Other members of the Selection Committee are Carole Garmon, Professor and Department Chair, Art & Art History; Neil Tibert, Associate Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences; Mara Scanlon, Professor, English, Linguistics, and Communication; Patti Kemp, Alumni Association Board President; Sarah Lindberg, Assistant Director of Admissions; and Cindy Snyder, Director of National Alumni Engagement.

In addition to the Scholar finalists, about 180 additional admitted students and their families will visit UMW on Saturday for Destination UMW, a high-profile event welcoming admitted students to campus with the goal of yielding them for the 2014-2015 academic year. This Destination UMW especially aims to attract students admitted to the University Honors Program, who are invited to begin the day with a breakfast hosted by Kelli Slunt, director of the Honors Program. President Hurley will welcome all then visitors will participate in an interactive student life program, attend a sample lecture, dine in Seacobeck, tour a residence hall and other campus facilities such as a research lab, ceramics studio, and/or the fitness center, and likely opt for a downtown trolley excursion, a softball game, and/or other campus events.

Visitor parking has been reserved on Saturday in the George Washington (GW) lot as well as along Double Drive. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus and curious newcomers in Seacobeck. Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall where crowds will peak between 12:30-1:30 p.m. Their impression and decision to attend UMW depends on how they feel while they are here, so thank you for your commitment to perpetuating our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #DestinationUMW trending throughout the day.

Saturday is the second of three Destination UMW events this spring. The final one will be April 5. Please contact the Office of Admissions (540) 654-2000(540) 654-2000 with any questions or to participate in an upcoming event.

Admissions Sponsors Programs for High School Counselors

On March 25-26, 2014, UMW will host 53 high school and independent counselors from across the United States for our Campus Connections for Counselors program. The guests will be arriving in Fredericksburg on the evening of March 25, taking a trolley tour of historic Fredericksburg, attending a reception at Brompton, and dining with dean, department chairs, and other University representatives. On March 26, they will engage with faculty and students through interactive panel discussions, enjoy a campus tour, and learn about UMW points of distinction. Two goals of the program are to elevate the University’s visibility among out-of-state populations and to share the UMW story with a network of professional partners.

The Campus Connections for Counselors program is the latest in a series of events aimed at hosting counselors on campus. Last summer, 25 international counselors (from 18 different countries) visited as part of the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) Summer Counselor Tour. In November, about 70 high school guidance counselors from across Virginia attended a Counselor Day to focus on the admissions selection process and learn about the UMW experience.

Continuing this emphasis, UMW successfully bid to host the Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC) Summer Institute in July 2014. PCACAC is a non-profit, professional organization for those who work with students in the transition between high school and college. We expect about 120 professionals to participate in the three-day conference, staying in the Randolph-Mason residential complex and attending events and activities throughout campus.

If you would like more information about any of these programs, please contact the Office of Admissions (540.654.2000).

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