April 25, 2019

More than 500 Scholarships Available for Next Year

This is a reminder that it’s time to complete the yearly scholarship application at www.umw.edu/scholar.

Please note that some Departmental Scholarship deadlines are fast approaching. In order to be considered for all opportunities, please complete the application ASAP.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the financial aid office at finaid@umw.edu

Open Enrollment for Legal Resources & Identity Theft

Enroll now with Legal Resources!
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Find out more about our Legal Services Plan and Identity Protection Plans
Enrollment Dates
03/01/2019 – 03/20/2019Enrollment Meeting
March 7th, 11AM-1:00PM
in University Center
Dining Hall BallroomLEGAL PRICING

Legal Resources provides 100% coverage for you, your spouse, and qualifying dependent children for a broad range of legal services, protecting you and your family from the high cost of attorney fees.


Data breaches affect millions of Americans resulting in a new victim every 2 seconds. Legal Resources offers a comprehensive monitoring, credit, and restoration plan that can help!

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DMV Connect — Bringing the DMV to You on Monday, April 15!

Staff from the DMV will be coming to campus on Monday, April 15 from 10am-3pm in the University Center Colonnade Room. Why go to the DMV off-campus and wait in line when you can get everything done on campus?

DMV Connect offers:

  • Drivers’ licenses
  • Identification cards (adult & child)
  • Disabled parking placards
  • Vehicle titles
  • Address changes
  • and more!

Upcoming Training on the new MyUMW Software

You’re invited to attend any of the upcoming trainings to learn about the new MyUMW software, Presence. These informal training opportunities are open to all students and staff who would like a tutorial on how to use the new software, particularly if you are a portal administrator.

All trainings will take place in the SAE Conference Room (located in Suite 303 on the 3rd floor of the University Center) and you are encouraged to bring a laptop.

Upcoming trainings:

  • Wednesday, April 17 at 2pm

Please email ssutphin@umw.edu if you would like to set up a one-on-one training or need assistance trouble-shooting something in particular you are trying to do in MyUMW.

Seacobeck Renovation to Begin in March

The renovation of Seacobeck Hall into the new home for the College of Education will commence in March 2019, starting with material abatement and demolition of the existing loading dock.  The construction manager for this project, Whiting-Turner, will install barrier fencing around the perimeter of Seacobeck Hall March 6-8.  The loading dock and all parking between Seacobeck Hall and Ridderhof Martin Art Gallery will be CLOSED starting at 7 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, and will remain closed for the duration of the renovation.  The project is targeted for completion in August 2020.

Please contact Rob Johnston at 540-654-1299 or at rjohnst2@umw.edu with questions.

Eagle Award Nominations are Now OPEN!

Nominations for Eagle Awards are now open! This ceremony highlights students, student organizations, staff, and faculty who have provided leadership and contributed outstanding service through involvement in activities and organizations. The Eagle Awards are an opportunity for the University community to recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to the campus and greater community.

This year’s ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom. Light hors d’oeuvres will be offered and everyone is invited to attend!

Learn more about the 2019 Eagle Awards ceremony and description of the awards here.

We hope that you’ll consider nominating any outstanding students, organizations, or faculty/staff. The nomination form can be found here. If that link does not work, copy and paste the following link into your browser: www.bit.ly/EagleAwards2019

Nominations will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday, March 18.

Thank you in advance for helping us recognize our outstanding student leaders!

Your Quarterly Issue of VRS Member News is Here

A Publication for VRS Members
February 2019 | Archives


In This Edition

Stay Informed About Your Pension Plan: Review VRS’ 2018 Annual Financial Reports

Starting a New Job? Make the Most of Your Money

America Saves Week: Make 2019 Your Year to Save

IRS Increases 2019 Deferred Compensation Limits

Thinking About Retiring This Year? Do This Now

myVRS Outage Ahead

2019 Virginia General Assembly Session Underway

FAQ: I Made a New Year’s Resolution to Improve My Financial Awareness. Which VRS Resources Can Help Me the Most?

Campus Dining Customer Satisfaction Survey

UMW Students, Faculty and Staff:

Let your voice be heard! Campus Dining invites you to complete the online Spring Customer Satisfaction survey. The feedback you provide is used to review, evaluate and make changes to campus dining operations in order to enhance your future dining experiences.

The information you provide is confidential and will be used for research purposes only (aggregate results). It will not be used to sell or market to you in any way, and you will not be contacted as a result of completing this survey. We hope you will take this opportunity to share your views and suggestions about campus dining operations.

You may fill out the survey anytime between February 18 and March 2 by clicking this link:


Computer Survey Stations & Thank You Treats: If you take the survey at one of the Top of the UC computer stations you’ll receive a snack or treat as a “Thank You” gift from Campus Dining, and your responses will still be private and confidential.

The computer stations will be available as follows:

Wednesday & Thursday, February 20 & 21: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday, February 25 & 26:11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

If you have questions about the survey please feel free to contact Campus Dining at Dining@UMW.edu.

Rose Benedict

Campus Dining Marketing




Risk Management and Internal Control Standards Survey

The following message is from the Office of Administration and Finance: 

President Paino recently communicated his strong commitment to ensuring a University environment of effective internal controls in support of the Commonwealth’s Agency Risk Management and Internal Control Standards (ARMICS) directive.   

An important part of this effort includes your participation in a campus-wide survey that addresses your perceptions of internal controls, risk and management integrity at the University.  This survey is scheduled for distribution, via email, no later than Friday, February 22, 2019.  The email will include the subject line “Risk Management and Internal Control Standards Survey” (from noreply@gemailserver.com) and will contain a link to the survey.  Please check your Junk Email folder if the survey does not populate your Inbox. 

Thank you for your participation. 

Marta A. Smith

Assistant Controller – Compliance

(540) 654-1031



Financial Advisor on Campus

In an effort to provide you with tools to better prepare to meet your financial and retirement goals, the TIAA financial advisor will be on campus Wednesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 28, in GW, Room 215B.  To register, go to www.tiaa.org/schedulenow.