May 28, 2022

Women’s Ultimate Team Embodies Club Sport Spirit

On a warm evening in mid-May, 18 dedicated athletes showed up at the University of Mary Washington’s recreational field to spin, leap and fly. Their academic year was already over, but several members of the Mary Washington women’s Ultimate Frisbee team came here after working all day. Others returned just to fit in these last […]

Mary Washington Hosts ‘Mother of All Reunions’

For the first time in three years, University of Mary Washington will host hundreds of alumni for Reunion Weekend, which will be held Thursday, June 2, through Sunday, June 5. Eagles who graduated over the span of eight decades will return to the nest once again for learning opportunities, art exhibits, musical performances, class photos, […]

Commencement 2022 Story Round-Up

After receiving their diplomas, graduates from UMW’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and College of Education posed for photos. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

After receiving their diplomas, graduates from UMW’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and College of Education posed for photos. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

The University of Mary Washington held its first Commencement on Ball Circle in three years on Saturday, May 7, conferring a total of 1,163 undergraduate and graduate degrees that day. Here is a round-up of stories from Mary Washington’s 111th Commencement celebration.

Drizzly Weather Couldn’t Dampen UMW Commencement

Mary Washington Graduates Class of 2022

Students, Professor Win Top-of-the-Class Awards

UMW Bestows Emeritus Honors on Faculty, Administrators

Class of 2022: Stellar Student Stories, Part 1 of 3

Class of 2022: Stellar Student Stories, Part 2 of 3

Class of 2022: Stellar Student Stories, Part 3 of 3

UMW Chooses Alum to Fill Key Communications Role

Incoming Executive Director of University Communications Amy Jessee has already mapped out her first days on the job. As chief communicator for the University of Mary Washington, Jessee will begin by listening – to students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community supporters and others with a stake in telling the university’s stories in the ways that […]

Fifth Annual Mary Wash Giving Day Breaks Records

The numbers are officially in! Last month, the University of Mary Washington community came together on Tuesday, April 5, in celebration of the fifth annual Mary Wash Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising extravaganza to support UMW students, faculty and programs. Now that all online, mailed and phoned-in contributions have been counted, the day’s official results […]

Drizzly Weather Couldn’t Dampen UMW Commencement

Rain fell relentlessly over the Fredericksburg region this morning, but at the University of Mary Washington’s 111th Commencement, a rainbow of umbrellas signaled bright skies ahead for nearly 1,200 graduates. Back on Ball Circle for the first time in three years, the signature ceremony marked the culmination of years’ worth of work by students earning […]

UMW Graduates Class of 2022

The University of Mary Washington conferred undergraduate and graduate degrees upon a total of 1,163 students during its 111th Commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle. The University awarded three Master of Geospatial Analysis degrees, 34 Master of Business Administration degrees, 62 Master of Education degrees, 47 Master of […]

Students, Professor Win Top-of-the-Class Awards

The University of Mary Washington honored two graduates, Sally Burkley and Vanessa Fickes, with the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award for earning the highest grade-point average (GPA) in the undergraduate program. The awards were among the top honors presented at the University’s 111th Commencement ceremony, held on Ball Circle on Saturday, May 7. In addition, […]

Class of 2022: Stellar Student Stories, Part 3 of 3

The Class of 2022 began freshman year like any other, swept up in longstanding University of Mary Washington traditions like Move-In Day, Eagle Gathering and Honor Convocation. That all changed when they were sophomores. Classes went online, study abroad trips were postponed and everything – activities, internships and volunteer experiences – became virtual. But these […]

Class of 2022: Stellar Student Stories, Part 2 of 3

The Class of 2022 began freshman year like any other, swept up in longstanding University of Mary Washington traditions like Move-In Day, Eagle Gathering and Honor Convocation. That all changed when they were sophomores. Classes went online, study abroad trips were postponed and everything – activities, internships and volunteer experiences – became virtual. But these […]