December 4, 2020

Family Weekend: Connecting With UMW From the Comfort of Home

Every fall, University of Mary Washington students gather with loved ones on campus for exciting events and activities that showcase Eagle life. Now in its 47th year, Mary Washington’s Family Weekend is going virtual for the first time. Even in the digital realm, this beloved tradition, held Oct. 29 through Nov. 1, promises families ample […]

Last Call to Submit Events to the Family Weekend Schedule!

Family Weekend 2019 will take place Friday, October 4-Sunday, October 6. We will be accepting submissions for events you would like to have included on the schedule through Monday, September 2.

Please submit your events here.

Questions pertaining to Family Weekend can be directed to Sandrine Sutphin at ssutphin@umw.edu.

UMW Hosts Family Weekend 2016

Nearly 1,000 friends and family of current students will converge on the Fredericksburg campus beginning today, Friday, Sept. 17, for the University of Mary Washington’s Family Weekend 2016. Family Weekend, now in its 43rd year, welcomes the families of students to UMW to showcase campus life, academics and the Fredericksburg community. The event, which extends […]

UMW Hosts 41st Family Weekend

More than 1,500 friends and family of current students visited the University of Mary Washington Sept. 19-21 for Family Weekend 2014. Family Weekend, now in its 41st year, welcomes the families of students to UMW to showcase campus life, academics and the Fredericksburg community.   Family Day  -v2“The parents and families of our students are truly a part of our extended Eagle family,” said Doug Searcy, vice president for student affairs. “We love having the chance to invite them to campus and show them what life at Mary Washington is all about.” The weekend featured more than 25 events including an education abroad fair, a student club showcase, a family cookout and a tour of Brompton, the home of UMW President Richard V. Hurley. The faculty and deans participated in open houses, hosted lectures and greeted families at a breakfast and reception on Saturday morning. UMW also partnered with the Fredericksburg Visitor’s Center for the second annual Bingo in the ‘Burg program, which invited families to tour historic downtown Fredericksburg with bingo cards featuring the names of businesses. More than 30 participating businesses gave out stickers that corresponded to the spaces on the bingo cards, and winners were eligible to receive prizes, including a free semester of textbooks worth up to $600. The next Family Weekend will take place September 18-20, 2015.

Family and Friends Gathered at UMW’s Family Weekend

 

More than 1,300 friends and family members came together at the University of Mary Washington from Friday, Sept, 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 for the 40th annual Family Weekend.

The weekend featured more than 40 events, including the education abroad fair, a cookout and club showcase, and a tour of Brompton, the home of UMW President Richard V. Hurley. On Saturday morning, 150 runners participated in the ninth annual 5K run, organized by the UMW basketball program. The run raised money for Nothing But Nets, a grassroots movement to combat malaria, and collected donations of new and used shoes and running equipment.

Throughout the weekend, families attended numerous workshops and open houses by academic departments and student organizations. Students and families also explored downtown Fredericksburg through the first Bingo in the ‘Burg program.

Family and Friends Gathered at UMW’s Family Weekend

 

More than 1,300 friends and family members came together at the University of Mary Washington from Friday, Sept, 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 for the 40th annual Family Weekend.

The weekend featured more than 40 events, including the education abroad fair, a cookout and club showcase, and a tour of Brompton, the home of UMW President Richard V. Hurley. On Saturday morning, 150 runners participated in the ninth annual 5K run, organized by the UMW basketball program. The run raised money for Nothing But Nets, a grassroots movement to combat malaria, and collected donations of new and used shoes and running equipment.

Throughout the weekend, families attended numerous workshops and open houses by academic departments and student organizations. Students and families also explored downtown Fredericksburg through the first Bingo in the ‘Burg program.

Family Weekend Returns for 40th Year

More than 1,500 friends and family members gathered at the University of Mary Washington from Friday, Sept, 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 for Family Weekend. Family Weekend, now in its 40th year, invites friends and family of UMW students to visit the campus and to get a taste of student life.

Family Weekend will bring more than 1,500 friends and family to the Fredericksburg campus.

Family Weekend will bring more than 1,500 friends and family to the Fredericksburg campus.

This year included more than 40 events throughout the weekend, including the education abroad fair in Lee Hall, a cookout and club showcase on Ball Circle, and a tour of Brompton, the home of UMW President Richard V. Hurley. The weekend also featured a 5K run on Saturday morning and numerous workshops and open houses by various academic departments.

During the weekend, Bingo in the ‘Burg, a collaboration between UMW and the Fredericksburg Visitor’s Center, invited families to downtown Fredericksburg with bingo cards with the names of businesses. Each participating business gave out a sticker that corresponded to a space on the bingo card. Winners had the chance to receive more than 30 small prizes and two grand prizes, including a free semester of textbooks, up to $600.

For a full schedule and registration information, visit http://www.umw.edu/familyweekend/.

UMW Departments to Showcase Work during Family Weekend

University of Mary Washington academic departments and faculty members will host open houses and showcases as part of Family Weekend, September 23 – 25.

On Saturday morning and afternoon, academic departments will offer varied activities on the Fredericksburg campus to give parents and families the opportunity to learn about programs and faculty accomplishments. To cap off the day, the music department will have a free concert in Dodd Auditorium.

In addition to faculty and departmental showcases, Family Weekend will feature a study abroad fair, a cookout and club showcase, a tour of Brompton and a showing of the documentary “The Angel of Marye’s Heights.”

For a complete listing of events, visit www.umw.edu/familyweekend.