October 1, 2022

Vaccine Clinics in the University Center

Flu season is coming! The Student Health Center is collaborating with Giant Pharmacy to administer flu shots to everyone on campus.  They will be in the University Center Lobby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the following days:

  • Wednesday, September 21st
  • Tuesday, October 18th
  • Thursday November 17th

On these dates, other vaccines will also be available, including the COVID vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna and  J&J) and non-flu vaccines such as Meningitis ACWY, Meningitis B, Tetanus and/or Pertussis, Shingles, Pneumonia vaccine.

Make sure you stay healthy this school year!  Come get your flu shot!

The clinics are open to students, faculty and staff with no appointment needed. Vaccines for flu, COVID, shingles and tetanus will be available, typically at no cost with most insurance. For more information call the Student Health Center at 540-654-1040 or contact Associate Director Rene Sanders at rsanders@umw.edu.

Larus Debates on Turkish News

Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Larus

Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Larus

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs and Pew Davis Fellow for Peace at Middlebury College, debated Chinese officials on Turkey’s Turkuvaz Ahaber2 News. Dr. Larus indicated the U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as part of her Asia tour does not constitute a change in the U.S. ‘One China’ Policy. Professor Larus argued that Pelosi travelled to Asia to demonstrate support for democratic allies in the region, not to change the status quo on Taiwan.

Long-Awaited Reunion Brought Mary Washington Alums ‘Home’

Mary Washington graduates reunite at the first Reunion Weekend in three years.

Mary Washington graduates reunite at the first Reunion Weekend in three years.

Amber Tussing planned to reconnect with old friends at the University of Mary Washington’s Reunion Weekend, but she was surprised to meet just as many new ones.

“When you can make friends across multiple generations, you know you come from a shared experience,” said Tussing, a 2000 grad who bonded with members of the classes of 1972, 1990 and 2010. “This campus still feels like home after all these years.”

Those sentiments were echoed throughout the recent four-day event – the first of its kind in three years – which welcomed over 1,200 graduates of all ages back to UMW. Billed as the Mother of All Reunions, the celebration gave alums the unique opportunity to catch up with classmates who graduated before and after them, as well as those from other decades. Read more.

Giant Flu and Covid Immunization Clinic

Giant Pharmacy is offering a flu vaccine clinic in the University Center on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

No appointment needed. No cost.

Business Services eUpdate


Bookstore Hours

RUSH Week (Aug 22nd – Aug 28th)
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Monday – Thursday 8 am – 7 pm
Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

Fall Operating Hours
Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

Check out our website for back-to-campus promotionshttps://umw.bncollege.com/shop/umw/home

Compostable Coffee Pods

The Green UMW working group is pleased to announce the availability of an alternative to plastic K-Cups®, right here on campus!

The UMW Bookstore offers Boyd’s Coffee compostable pods, which will work in most brewers that accept K-Cup® portion packs, excluding Keurig® 2.0 brewers. With a bio-based filter and a ring made of coffee chaff, Boyd’s pods provide a sustainable single-serve caffeine solution that supports UMW’s goal of reducing plastic waste.

Mix and match by purchasing individual pods, or order a single blend by the case. (When purchasing a case, please allow 5 business days between order and delivery to the Bookstore.)

Departmental and Faculty Staff discounts apply!

Price per case (80 pods per case):

  • 20% Departmental Discount: $68.78
  • 10% Fac/Staff Discount: $77.38

Please contact the University Bookstore for pricing on individual pods or to place an order for a case.

Your interest in and efforts towards reducing single use plastics in accordance with Executive Order 77 are appreciated. The switch to compostable pods will go a long way to reaching our collective goal!


The UMW Green Working Group
Holly, Kathy, and Melva

Questions about Executive Order 77 may be directed to GreenUMW@umw.edu.

Please contact the UMW Bookstore at sm8306@bncollege.com or x1017 with questions about ordering Boyd’s coffee pods.

Copy Center

Greener Than Yesterday…

Have you noticed anything different with your Copy Center jobs?

To reduce the volume of single use plastics, the Copy Center has made some changes in the packaging of copy jobs sent through inter-campus mail. Most jobs will arrive in reusable boxes or bags. Please help us on our mission to reduce plastic pollution by placing the reusable containers in the outgoing mail for return to the Copy Center, where it will be used to deliver future copy jobs.

Multi-Functional Devices: Greener Machines

Multi-functional devices (MFDs) are centrally located print, copy and scanning devices. The MFDs are a valuable resource, especially in light of current  supply chain and chip production issues that are affecting the availability of desktop printers. Their use also reduces plastic consumption and waste associated with desktop printers. If you need help finding and MFD near you, or would like assistance in using them, please contact the Copy Center at x1935. Instructions for use can also be found here.

Saving files as e-documents rather than printing is another great way to be kind to both the planet and departmental budgets!


Dining Tips

Welcome to our UMW Partners! We’ve put together some information to help you get the most from our dining program for the fall 2021 term. View the guide here. It includes:
  • Dining tips
  • Regular operating hours
  • Notes about the Top of the UC
  • Changes in retail dining shoppes



New Customer Service Form

The EagleOne Card Center is now open during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., as well as Sunday, August 22, from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. for returning student move in. Appointments are no longer necessary. However, we can still assist you remotely if that is your preference! Use our customer support form to report an issue or contact us at x1005 or eaglelone@umw.edu.

Parking Management

Faculty/Staff Decals

2021 Faculty and Staff decals have been distributed to campus offices. If you have not received your decal, please visit the Parking Management portal (or login through Banner) to check your vehicle registration and request a parking decal.  Once your vehicle is registered in the portal, your decal will be delivered through campus mail.

Parking decals must be on vehicles by August 30, 2021.

For questions or assistance, please contact Parking Management at x1129 or jelliot3@umw.edu

Post Office

Postage Increase

The USPS has announced a price increase effective Aug 29, 2021. The cost of a first class stamp will be increasing from $.55 to $.58. Please go to https://faq.usps.com/s/article/2021-Postage-Price-Changes for a full list of changes.

As always, the UMW Post Office will have extra stamps on hand. Stop by to get your stamps before the price increases.

For questions, please contact the UMW Post Office at x1049.


Business Services eUpdate–Fall 2020

Business Services Logo

Business Services: Open for Business

In keeping with UMW’s Return to Campus Plan, all offices are exercising MMDC requirements: monitoring, masking, distancing, and cleaning. Services are available online as well as in person by appointment. Read on to see how Business Services is serving you.


Shop now for 25% off select merchandise!

The Bookstore is open during the following times, with a maximum capacity of 10 shoppers at a time:

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The University Bookstore has an assortment of hand sanitizers and masks for sale. You can also shop the Bookstore website 24/7 for your course material and UMW spiritwear needs.

Branded UMW Face Mask

Copy Center

The Copy Center remains open during normal business hours. Patrons are encouraged to submit jobs online whenever possible and request delivery through campus mail. Due to space limitations inside the Copy Center admittance is only one person at a time, and only with an appointment. To make an appointment send an email to copies@umw.edu or call (540) 654-1935.


The EagleOne Card Center is open during regular business hours for in person visits by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled through an online request form: https://adminfinance.umw.edu/eagleone/for-students/service-appointment/ or by calling x1005. EagleOne funds may be deposited online through Transact.

Off-Campus Merchants

Off-Campus merchant partners accept the EagleOne card as payment. Visit the EagleOne website to see the list of active partners.

Parking Management

Students, faculty, and staff may still order 2020/2021 decals through the Parking Management portal and receive their decals through Campus Mail. In person appointments can be scheduled by calling (540) 654-1129.

Post Office

The UMW Post Office will continue to deliver mail to one location per building. Contact the Post Office at (540) 654-1049 or email umwpo@umw.edu for information or questions regarding mail delivery. To visit the Post Office, follow the MMDC requirements and instructions on the website.

Temporary Price Increase

USPS has announced a temporary rate increase that will be in effect October 18, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Priority Mail will increase to $7.42; Parcel Ground will increase to $7.32 and Priority Express will increase to $24.25. Please plan accordingly for these changes. As always, the UMW PO staff will rate shop for you and give you the best options when sending out any mail. Questions? Please call (540) 654-1049 or email at umwpo@umw.edu.

Banner maintenance this week

Banner Downtime: 

Starts: 6:00 PM, Friday, 10/9

Ends: 6:00 AM, Saturday, 10/10

Impact To You: Banner SSB (Self-Service Banner for students, faculty, and staff), Banner 9 (for administrators) and Reporting (for administrators) will be unavailable during this time while scheduled maintenance is performed. This means that actions like registration and student payments through Banner via EaglePay must wait until the maintenance is complete and the system is returned to active status.

Updates: If needed, updates will be posted to our UMW System Status page http://status.umw.edu and our Twitter account https://twitter.com/umwIT

Thanks for your patience as this work is completed. Please contact the IT Help Desk if you have any questions or concerns.


Phone: 540-654-2255

In Person: HCC Room 112 (by appointment only)

Email: helpdesk@umw.edu

Website: technology.umw.edu/helpdesk

Changes to MyTime Approval Deadlines for Full-Time Employees

MyTime Supervisors and Employees,

Effective with the 8/10/20-8/24/20 pay period, MyTime timecard approvals for fulltime employees and their supervisors will change from a two-day review/approval period to a one-day review/approval period. The State’s upcoming implementation of new payroll and human resources software necessitate changes to our MyTime approval deadlines.

Approval deadlines for administrative faculty and classified employees will be earlier. Effective 8/24/20, administrative faculty and classified employees must approve their own timecards by  NOON the day after the pay period ends. Supervisors of these employees must approve their employees’ timecards by 5pm the day after the pay period ends.. The pay periods end the 9th and the 24th of each month. If the day after the pay period end falls on a weekend or holiday, the employee’s approval is due noon on the next business day and the supervisor’s approval is due by 5pm the next business day. The semi-monthly pay period calendar on the UMW Payroll website reflects the new timecard approval deadlines.


Approval Deadlines for classified and administrative faculty

Pay Period 8/10-8/24/20, EMPLOYEE approval due no later than 12 noon, Tuesday, 8/25/2020

Pay Period 8/10-8/24/20, SUPERVISOR approval due no later than 5pm, Tuesday, 8/25/2020


MyTime reminder email notifications have been updated to support the new approval deadlines.

Timecards and leave requests must be completed and approved by the deadline to ensure accuracy of leave and time records and for timely payment of overtime.

Questions concerning this communication may be sent to Payroll@UMW.edu. MyTime instructional materials are located on the Payroll website.

President Paino’s All-University Address

The following message is from the Office of the President.

As is his tradition, President Paino will launch the upcoming semester with an all-University address on Monday, August 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. This session, however, will not be in Dodd Auditorium; it will be via your computer screen. Please plan to access the live address via Zoom or YouTube. Neither platform requires registration, and the YouTube recording will be available afterward for those unable to join Monday morning.

Erchull, Liss Win Award for ‘Psychology of Women and Gender’ Textbook

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science Mindy Erchull

Professor of Psychological Science Mindy Erchull

Professors of Psychological Science Mindy Erchull and Miriam Liss, along with co-author Kate Richmond, won the 2020 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology for their textbook published last year by Norton: Psychology of Women and Gender.

The Distinguished Publication Award is given in recognition of significant and substantial contributions of research and theory that advance our understanding of the psychology of women and promote achievement of the goals of the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP). Every year since 1977, AWP has given one or more awards for books and/or articles published the prior year that make a significant contribution to feminist psychology. The book by Erchull, Liss and Richmond is the most recent in a body of distinguished publications to merit such an honor. The authors have also been invited to present an award address at the 2021 virtual AWP conference. Learn more about the award here:  https://www.awpsych.org/distinguished_publication.php.