June 13, 2024

Welcome Home, Eagles! Celebrate Homecoming, Oct. 18 to 23!

It’s a bummer that there will be no tailgating this year, due to COVID-19. But there will be plenty of athletic action for Eagles of all ages to view! Alumni, students, parents and friends are welcome to watch competitions in swimming, soccer, softball, baseball and rugby. Come join the fun! Plus other activities throughout the week. Learn more.

UMW Hosts 2014 Homecoming Events

Approximately 3,000 alumni, students and guests converged on the Fredericksburg campus on Saturday, Oct. 25 for the University of Mary Washington’s 2014 Homecoming Weekend celebration.

UMW Homecoming 2014Festivities included UMW’s second annual tailgating event that hosted more than 450 fans who gathered at the Battleground Athletic Complex for an afternoon of sports competition. The UMW Eagles enjoyed three wins, including women’s soccer that took a 3-1 victory against Penn State Harrisburg, and women’s volleyball that scored 3-0 in two games against Penn State Harrisburg and Virginia Wesleyan College. The men’s soccer team lost 3-2 in overtime against Wesley College.

Homecoming also served as a reunion for UMW’s alumni, with graduates from classes ranging from 1969 to 2014 represented at the tailgate. The weekend was the fifth year reunion of UMW’s Class of 2009. Forty alumni from 2009 celebrated their anniversary with a class party at J. Brian’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in downtown Fredericksburg that evening. The Alumni Association’s Washington, D.C. Network also hosted a brunch at the Sunken Well that brought in 35 alumni.

This year’s Homecoming concert, which will feature DEV, will take place Thursday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Center. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at (540) 654-1061.

Alumni Return to UMW for Homecoming


Hundreds of alumni returned to the University of Mary Washington the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 26 for Homecoming. For the first time in more than 15 years, students and alumni tailgated at the Battleground Athletic Complex on Saturday.

On Saturday, the field hockey team beat Capital Athletic Conference rivals Frostburg State University 11 to 2 and the men’s soccer team defeated Frostburg 2 to zero. The women’s soccer team lost a tough game to the Bobcats 3 to 1.

The weekend also included the five-year reunion for the Class of 2008, a concert by Grouplove in the Anderson Center, and a gathering in the alumni tent at the Battleground Athletic Complex.

UMW to Show School Spirit at Homecoming 2011

The campus is brimming with blue, gray and white, alumni are starting to appear on campus and students, faculty and staff seem to be a bit more excited. It must be Homecoming 2011, the annual celebration for alumni and students to reconnect and show their school spirit.

The annual lip sync contest is tonight at 7 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, followed by a carnival and pep rally tomorrow afternoon at Ball Circle.

The homecoming concert, featuring the bands Taking Back Sunday and The Maine, is Friday night at the Anderson Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. The show is free for students and $20 for alumni and the public. Tickets are available online through noon on Friday at https://quikpayasp.com/umw/commerce_manager/payer.do?orderType=HomeConc. Between noon and 7 p.m. tomorrow, tickets will be available at the Anderson Center Box Office for cash only.

Saturday marks the main Homecoming events:

Cheer on the Eagles at athletic events, including women’s rugby, women’s volleyball, field hockey, women’s soccer, men’s rugby and men’s soccer games. The full athletic schedule is available at www.umweagles.com.

For more information about Homecoming activities or for a full list of events, visit www.umw.edu/alumni/homecoming.