May 23, 2024

Homecoming Recap and Sammy D. Eagle’s Reveal

The new Sammy D. Eagle

The new Sammy D. Eagle

Temperatures climbed to nearly 70 degrees under sunny, blue skies for UMW’s Homecoming last weekend. Spirited alumni flocked to the Battleground, where Eagles athletes – and sometimes @UMWAlumni– competed in matches of field hockey, rugby, soccer, volleyball and tennis. After more than three decades as UMW’s mascot, a new Sammy D. Eagle made his “beak-tastic” debut before the Friday night Mary Rock concert. And, #BackIntheBurg, Mary Washington alumni from various years enjoyed happy hour, tailgating and other festivities.


Homecoming 2019

It’s that time again…time for tailgating, cheering on your Eagles, and reconnecting with your alumni family. It’s Homecoming!

This year, we have more events than ever: three different happy hours, a pregame event, the big tailgate, sports team reunions with alumni games, and even a ghost tour. You’ll have your fill of food, drinks, and that #GetDirtyGoWash spirit.

Click the link below to see Homecoming-specific events, or click the link underneath to see all upcoming events (including those on Homecoming Weekend).


Join your Mary Washington classmates and friends #BackInTheBurg for Homecoming 2019. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend—and we can’t wait to see you!

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