October 15, 2019

UMW Launches Centennial Celebration, ‘Farmer Legacy 2020’

For the University of Mary Washington, 2020 will be a particularly significant year. As civic engagement ramps up for the national election next November, UMW will celebrate several institutional milestones, including the 30th anniversary of the James Farmer Multicultural Center and the tenth anniversary of UMW’s Women’s and Gender Studies program. Moreover, January 12, 2020, […]

UMW Welcomes Hundreds to Campus for Family Weekend

The University of Mary Washington will welcome hundreds of family members and friends today through Sunday for Family Weekend 2019. The annual fall event brings students’ loved ones to campus to experience a slice of Eagle life and spend quality time together. Games on Ball Circle, open class sessions, peeks at UMW’s Simpson Library and […]

UMW Earns ‘Great Colleges To Work For’ Recognition

University of Mary Washington has been recognized as a 2019 Great College to Work For. Now in its 12th year, the Great Colleges to Work For survey is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. The results, released today in a special insert in The Chronicle of Higher Education, […]

UMW Invites Community on Freedom Rides Bus Tour

Will you get on the bus? The University of Mary Washington is inviting members of the Fredericksburg community to join students on a trip of a lifetime. The Freedom Rides Tour – set to take place Saturday, Oct. 12, through Tuesday, Oct. 15 – traces the route of the history-changing 1960s bus rides across the […]

UMW Makes ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Best Colleges List

The University of Mary Washington has been recognized among the best colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, which released its “Best Colleges 2020” list yesterday. UMW ranked 16th among regional universities in the South, scoring four top distinctions within that category. Mary Washington ranked seventh in the “Top Public Schools” and “Best […]

UMW to Host Four District Debates Starting Next Week

The University of Mary Washington will host four debates in the coming weeks between candidates running this November for Fredericksburg-area seats in the Senate of Virginia and the Commonwealth’s House of Delegates. The first, the 28th District Senate Debate, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 5, inside University Hall at UMW’s Stafford Campus, 121 University […]

‘Washington Monthly’ Praises UMW’s Commitment to Service

The University of Mary Washington kicked off the Fall 2019 semester by racking up a ranking based on one of its core principles – service. As students hurried across campus on the first official day of classes, Washington Monthly today released its 2019 College Rankings, placing UMW among the nation’s elite by including it in not […]

History Professor Talks Tourism on ‘With Good Reason’ Radio

University of Mary Washington Associate Professor of History and American Studies Will Mackintosh will be featured on the With Good Reason (WGR) public radio show. The episode, Selling the Sights, will air daily starting tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 24, and continuing through Aug. 30. Titled after Mackintosh’s book, Selling the Sights: The Invention of the Tourist in […]

President Paino: UMW Fosters Connections, Community

What makes Mary Washington shine in Virginia’s intensely competitive higher-education environment? According to President Troy Paino, it’s connections and a sense of community. He delivered that message at his All-UMW Assembly this morning, where he shared accomplishments, updates and reflections with a roomful of faculty and staff, as the campus prepares to welcome a new […]

UMW Grant to Help Students Recover From Substance Addiction

The University of Mary Washington has received a $50,000 grant for a unique program that helps students in various stages of recovery from alcohol and substance abuse and addiction. The “Expanding Collegiate Recovery in Virginia” grant, awarded this month by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), will fund growth for UMW’s Eagles […]