January 19, 2020

Preferred Hotel Contract Information Session

UMW now has preferred lodging contracts with three hotels: Hyatt Place, Country Inn & Suites, and Residence Inn. To assist the community with navigating the varying rates and booking procedures, UMW Business Services will host an information session explaining the different procedures and answering questions. The session will be held January 10, 2020, at 3 p.m. in Lee 412. This is an open meeting, so all faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Information for visitors about making reservations can be found on the Business Services website. There is also a user guide specifically for faculty and staff that contains more detailed procedures, including booking links and codes for UMW billed rooms. Contact contract administrator Lauren McDonald, x1576, for the guide. Detailed contract information can also be found on Cobblestone.

 

Fall 2019 Business Services eUpdate

Business Services

Bookstore

Sales Events

  • Red Tag Sale: hurry into the Bookstore now! All clearance merchandise, marked with a red tag, is now 75% off the original price
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Sale: receive 20% off in the Bookstore December 9-14. (Offer not valid on sale merchandise, convenience items, regalia, and textbooks. Other exclusions may apply.)

New Store Manager

Please welcome UMW Bookstore manager, Brett McMichael. Brett can be reached by phone at (540) 654-1017 or by email at sm8306@bncollege.com or bmcmicha@umw.edu.

Brett McMichael

Spring Adoptions

There are many ways in which on-time adoptions save students money; one of them, Textbook Buyback, takes place Dec. 9 – 14. Titles adopted and needed for the spring semester earn students the highest buyback prices on their fall semester books. Outstanding adoptions can be submitted here: FacultyEnlight.com. Contact Brett McMichael at sm8306@bncollege.com or bmcmicha@umw.edu with any questions.


Copy Center

Best Copy Rates

Save time and money on large copy jobs using the UMW Copy Center. Turn-around is usually 24 hours, with the exception of peak times, such as the beginning of each semester.

Departmental MFDs offer additional savings over desktop printers, including on purchase, maintenance, and toner costs. Have questions? Contact the Copy Center at x1935.

Multfifunctional Device


EagleOne

Vending Machine Readers

Snack and beverage vending machines now accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit card
  • EagleOne card
  • Cash
  • Mobile pay

EagleOne and credit card transactions are processed through the same card reader. When paying by credit, please be aware that a $5 charge might temporarily show as pending on your account, but once processed, your account should only be charged the actual amount of sale. An explanation of this authorization hold can be found here.

Dual credit and EagleOne card reader

Wireless Phone Chargers

Caution: wireless phone chargers can cause damage to RFID chips or magnetic strips. If you keep your EagleOne or credit cards in a phone wallet or case, make sure to remove them before charging.


Parking Management

UC Loading Dock Parking Area

The lot that includes the UC loading dock will remain closed to parking through November 2019. The accessible spaces from this lot have been relocated to the Annex lot.

If assistance is needed during the time of this closure, please contact the University Police Department at x1025. Questions may be directed to Parking Management at x1129.


Post Office

Thanksgiving Break

When the campus is closed for holiday breaks, the Post Office is too. The office will be closed Wednesday, November 27, and reopen Monday, December 2. Please stop in early to have all your mailing needs met before we close for Thanksgiving break!

Postage Increase

A USPS rate increase takes effect January 26, 2020. First class mail prices will not change: stamps will remain $0.55. However, priority mail and other rates will change. Visit this website for a complete list of changes.

Business Services eUpdate–September 2019

Business Services

Bookstore

Grand Opening

Barnes & Noble and University of Mary Washington invite you to celebrate the grand opening of the campus bookstore! On October 3, 2019, from 12-2 PM, join us in a variety of activities and chances to win prizes, and welcome bookstore manager Cameisha Chin. There will be:

  • A scavenger hunt
  • Prize drawings every half hour
  • Learning stations for textbook ordering through Faculty Enlight

Ms. Chin can be reached at cchin2@umw.edu.


Copy Center

Special Orders

Have a job that seems outside the scope of what the Copy Center can offer? Contact us to find out how we can help. The Copy Center partners with local companies for jobs that cannot be done in-house. We also work with them to ensure that customers are getting the lowest prices available.


EagleOne

New Credit Card Readers

Have you noticed the new payment readers on Pepsi beverage vending machines?  The machines now accept credit, debit, and mobile payments!  The readers do not currently accept EagleOne, but that functionality will soon be restored. Keep an eye out for this decal, which will be placed on machines when all payment options are working.

New Vending Items

Campus vending machines are stocked on a regular basis. Whether its new favorites like Zapp’s Voodo chips, or classics like Fritos, there is something for everyone. Visit the nearest vending machine to see the most recent selection of treats.


Parking Management

Parking Reservation Calendar

Occasionally, certain lots are reserved for special events or visitors. Parking Management maintains a calendar of scheduled lot reservations where five (5) or more spaces have been reserved. Visit the page here.

Please note that even when lots are reserved, accessible parking spaces remain available to any vehicles with DMV-issued accessible placards or license plates. UMW Campus Police are also available to provide an escort if needed; more information is found here.

Contact Parking Management at (540) 654-1129 or at parking@umw.edu.


Post Office

Amazon Couriers

Amazon packages are being delivered to the UMW community via Amazon Couriers. Amazon Couriers are to deliver all student mail (addressed to 1701 College Ave) to the Campus Post Office, and all Faculty and Staff mail (addressed to 1301 College Ave) directly to the addressee on the package. If an Amazon Courier attempts to deliver a package that is addressed to someone outside of your department, please direct them to the Campus Post Office in Woodard Hall for assistance. The Post Office can also be reached at 654-1049 if you need further assistance.


Social Media Changes

Business Services has joined Instagram! Follow us @umw_business_services for the latest announcements in goods and services.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore Grand Opening

Barnes & Noble and University of Mary Washington invite you to celebrate the grand opening of the campus bookstore! On October 3, 2019, from 12-2 PM, join us in a variety of activities and chances to win prizes, and welcome bookstore manager Cameisha Chin. There will be:

  • A scavenger hunt
  • Prize drawings every half hour
  • Learning stations for textbook ordering through Faculty Enlight

Ms. Chin can be reached at cchin2@umw.edu.

Business Services eUpdate–April 2019

Business Services

Bookstore

Textbook Adoption Dates

The course materials adoption due date for summer was March 12. If you have not already done so, please submit adoptions here.

Course materials adoptions for fall 2019 are due April 12, 2019. On time adoptions maximize:

  • the amounts paid to students at buyback
  • availability of used book inventory
  • the number of materials available at the start of class

Please submit adoptions here: UMW Bookstore.

Faculty Regalia Rental

Oak Hall is the regalia provider for the University of Mary Washington. Faculty and Staff may rent or purchase academic regalia from the leading custom regalia manufacturer in the country. Beginning February 1, 2019, Faculty and Staff may go online at Umwfaculty.shopoakhalli.com to rent regalia for delivery directly to individual offices. Those who prefer to order by phone may do so by calling Oak Hall Customer Service at l-800-456-7623. A customer service representative will be happy to assist you.

Rental Pricing for Faculty and Staff:
Bachelor Ensemble:  $37.95
Master Ensemble:  $39.55
Doctoral Ensemble:  $43.95
Prices include shipping charges.

To ensure timely delivery, orders for rental regalia must be received by Oak Hall no later than April 27, 2019.

Custom academic regalia is available through Oak Hall’s Custom Department. Please call 1-800-223-0429 for assistance with custom orders.

To ensure on-time delivery of custom regalia, orders must be received no later than April 12, 2019.

Year End Department Charges

Mark your calendars–the end of year deadline for department charges is June 15, 2019.

Faculty and Staff Sale

UMW faculty and staff will receive 15% off regularly priced apparel and insignia items and an additional 10% off clearance merchandise between April 29-May 3!

Grad Gifts

Remember: the Bookstore is the place for gifts for your grad! Surprise that brand new alum with a present that will remind them of their time at UMW.


Copy Center

Year End Charges

The last date for Copy and Mail services to be billed to FY19 is May 31.


Eagle One

Pepsi March Madness

Pepsi has randomly placed stickers on their vending machine products throughout the Fredericksburg campus. If you purchase one of these, bring the empty bottle to the EagleOne card center, located in Lee Hall 110, during business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, to redeem your prize of EagleOne money. Sticker amount will be deposited to your EagleOne card.

Sponsored by Pepsi.


Post Office

Shipping Address

As a friendly reminder, please use your full correct delivery address when receiving packages on campus. Include full name, building, and department, and use “1301 College Ave” as the street address. To help ensure timely and correct deliveries, this information must be on the shipping label.

Amazon Couriers

Amazon recently started delivering packages via their own couriers, as opposed to UPS or the U.S. Postal Service. The new couriers will be delivering faculty and staff packages directly to the departments. The Amazon couriers will be in uniforms of white polo with an Amazon logo, hat and vest so they may be readily identified.

Business Services eUpdate January 2019

Business Services

Bookstore

UMW Book Club

The UMW Book Club will discuss The Mothers by Brit Bennett on Wednesday, January 23, at 12 p.m. in the University Bookstore in Lee Hall. UMW faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. For more information contact Margaret Mock, mmock@umw.edu.

Book Signing

On Wednesday, January 23, the University Bookstore will offer books at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event at 7 p.m. in Chandler Ballroom of the University Center. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., the speaker and author, will sign copies of In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma and The Chicago Freedom Movement. Books are available in the Bookstore in advance of the author’s speech as well as at the MLK Day event.  For more information, contact Margaret Mock, mmock@umw.edu.


Copy Center

Addressing Envelopes

Did you know that the Copy Center can print your addresses onto envelopes? We can also ensure that the addresses are in compliance with USPS requirements. With new USPS pricing going into effect, we are here to help you save money! Contact the Copy Center at x1935.


EagleOne

Off Campus Merchants

Faculty and staff can use their EagleOne card at many off-campus locations. See the EagleOne website for complete listing. Many local businesses offer discounts if you show your EagleOne; check with establishments to see if they offer any.

EagleOne Payroll Deduction

Employees may sign up for direct deposit automatic payroll deductions, which requires a minimum deduction of $10 per pay period. Simply fill out the online payroll deduction form, or contact the EagleOne office at x1005 for information and assistance.


Parking Management

New Parking System and Office Closure

The Parking Management office is excited to announce a new management system from NuPark, a leading parking management technology company. The new parking system will allow decal purchases and citation appeals through a customer portal that can be accessed through single sign on.

As a part of this transition, decals will be unavailable for online purchase between 5:00 p.m. on January 17, 2019 and 10:00 a.m. January 23, 2019.  If a decal is needed during this time, please email parking@umw.edu.

In addition, the Parking Management office will be closed from Tuesday, January 22, 2019 through Thursday, January 24, 2019. Please email parking@umw.edu with any questions and/or parking requests. Parking Management will respond within 24 hours  of your request.

Thank you for your patience during this upgrade.


Post Office

Welcome Back Rush

Welcome back! The Post Office is extremely busy this time of year. Please be advised that there may be extra time to process outgoing requests, so plan your shipping needs accordingly.

Postage Increase

A USPS rate increase takes effect January 27, 2019. Stamps will increase from $0.50 to $0.55 each. The UMW Post Office will have additional forever stamps on hand, so please plan accordingly and stock up before the increase. To see the full list of changes please go here.


Contract Spotlight: Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary Washington is UMW’s preferred hotel partner. Hyatt Place recognizes government room rates, provides meeting spaces at a discount, and offers a UMW guest rate of $104.00. Additionally, the hotel offers the university a limited number of complimentary rooms and gift baskets. To find out if a complementary room is available for a department guest, contact Lauren McDonald for more information.

Valentine’s Day Sale at Bookstore

Business Services

Bookstore

Valentine’s Day Sale

The Bookstore loves its customers! On February 14 only, receive 14% off your entire transaction.

Textbook Adoptions

Textbook adoption dates are approaching. Please submit adoption requests online by the following deadlines:

  • Summer Adoption Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Fall Adoption Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

Departments with 100% adoption rates by the deadline are eligible to receive up to $2,500 in textbook scholarships for their students. Sponsored by Pepsi.

Faculty Regalia Rental

Oak Hall is the regalia provider for the University of Mary Washington. Faculty and Staff may rent or purchase academic regalia from the leading custom regalia manufacturer in the country. Beginning February 1, 2018, Faculty and Staff may go online at oakhallufac.shopoakhalli.com to rent regalia for delivery directly to individual offices. Those who prefer to order by phone may do so by calling Oak Hall Customer Service at l-800-456-7623. A customer service representative will be happy to assist you.

Rental Pricing for Faculty and Staff:
Bachelor Ensemble:  $37.95
Master Ensemble:  $39.55
Doctoral Ensemble:  $43.95
Prices include shipping charges.

To ensure timely delivery, orders for rental regalia must be received by Oak Hall no later than April 27, 2018.

Custom academic regalia is available through Oak Hall’s Custom Department. Please call 1-800-223-0429 for assistance with custom orders.

To ensure on-time delivery of custom regalia, orders must be received no later than April 12, 2018.

Copy Center

Web Print Available

Web Print is the Copy Center’s new platform for mobile printing. Print from anywhere, and retrieve the job on campus. Use your NetID and password to login to web print, submit a job, and pick it up on campus within 24 hours. The jobs can be released at your department’s MFP or at any printer with a release station. Learn more here, or contact the Copy Center at copies@umw.edu, or x1935.

Shredding Services

Did you know that the Copy Center offers shredding services? Drop your documents off at the Copy Center, located on the 2nd floor of Lee Hall, along with a work order. All documents are treated as confidential. The price is $2 for foot, $4 a box, with the first single inch free. Questions? Contact the Copy Center at copies@umw.edu, or x1935.

EagleOne

Off Campus Merchants

Faculty and staff can use their EagleOne card at many off-campus locations. See the EagleOne website for complete listing. There is also a list of deals available when you show your EagleOne card.

EagleOne Payroll Deduction

Sign up for direct deposit automatic payroll deductions to get one free lunch per month at the top of the UC. Employee lunches are only $6! Requires a minimum deduction of $10 per pay period. Simply fill out the online payroll deduction form, or contact the EagleOne office at x1005 for information and assistance.


Contract Spotlight: Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary Washington is UMW’s preferred hotel partner. Hyatt Place recognizes government room rates, provides meeting spaces at a discount, and offers a UMW guest rate of $102.00. Additionally, the hotel offers the university a limited number of complimentary rooms and gift baskets. To find out if a complementary room is available for a department guest, contact Lauren McDonald for more information.

November Business Services eUpdate

Business Services Bookstore

Description of saale

League Sale: from now until November 11, receive 20% off League Brand items!

Stop Hunger

Sodexo is currently running its annual food drive. Bring a donation from now until November 13 to the University Bookstore and receive 15% off one regularly priced insignia item.

Give Thanks…

…for the biggest sale of the year! Running November 13-22 (or while supplies last), you can get discounts on select Russell Athletics apparel

  • Vintage Heather Tees: $6
  • Heather Long Sleeve Tee: $11
  • Crew Sweatshirt: $12
  • Hoodie: $13

Poetry Reading and Book Signing

On Monday, November 13, at 6 p.m., ELC will sponsor a book signing and poetry reading at the Mansion. Drop by to hear Charms Against Lightning by James Arthur and Ghost Child of the Atalanta Bloom by Rebeca Aronson. Books will be available for sale.

UMW Book Club

UMW Book Club members have decided to meet every 2 months instead of every month. The next meeting will be on January 23, 2018, where discussion will focus on My Reading Life by Pat Conroy. The Amazon description reads: “Conroy revisits a life of reading through an array of wonderful and often surprising anecdotes. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity.” Readers who would like to be added to the Book Club email list may send their information to mmock@umw.edu, or call Margaret Mock at x1017.

Holiday Ornament

The 2017 Holiday Ornament is now available for sale at only $18.99! This year’s ornament features the campus’s beloved campanile.

Picture of the 2017 Holiday Ornament

EagleOne

 

Pepsi Bottle Recycling

Pepsi has donated several recycling bottles to aid with sustainability efforts. If any department would like one, contact EagleOne at x1005.

Off Campus Deal

UMW Faculty and Staff who show their EagleOne cards at Babaganoush can get an $8.99 lunch buffet, Monday-Thursday. Soda is not included and cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Parking Management

Peanut Butter Parking

During the first month of the Fall semester, Parking Management gave the first 50 students who received a citation the chance to pay their ticket with jars of peanut butter and jelly. Parking Management collected 35 jars of each, as well as a few other items, which were donated to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank. Thank you to those who participated.

Image of collected peanut butter and jelly

October Business Services eUpdate

Business Services Bookstore

Textbook Adoptions

Textbook adoptions for Spring 2018 are due Oct. 29. Adoptions can be submitted through the new adoption portal, Collect. Departments with 100% on-time adoptions are eligible to win up to $2,500 in Pepsi Scholarship funds for students’ course materials.

Fall Into Savings

October is the month to stock up on UMW apparel!

October 9: Warm Weather Sale! Get 20% off warm weather gear like shorts and tanks.

October 16-18: Staff Appreciation! Faculty and staff can enjoy 20% off one regularly priced UMW gift or apparel item. Additionally, the Bookstore will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. for the Employee Luncheon.

October 20 and 21: Homecoming Weekend. Buy a single alumni item with a 20% discount. Don’t forget to cheer on our UMW Athletes!

Students dress in new gear for cool weather

 

UMW Book Club

The UMW Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from noon to 1 p.m., to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. The group will meet in the University Bookstore, 306 Lee Hall. For more information on a Book Club discount or other questions about the Book Club, contact Margaret Mock at mmock@umw.edu or x1017.

Poetry Reading and Book Signing

On November 13 the Bookstore will have books for sale and signing by poets Rebecca Aronson and James Arthur at the reading sponsored by the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication at 6 p.m., at 1201 William Street.

EagleOne

Off Campus Deals

Visit the EagleOne website to find more information about deals from our off-campus merchants.

Pepsi Bottle Recycling

Pepsi has provided containers for bottle recycling. Please contact the EagleOne Card Center at x1005 for details.

Pepsi Recycling Bottle

September Business Services eUpdate

Banned Book Week

Business Services

Bookstore

UMW Book Club

The University Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bookstore to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, a New York Times bestseller. Members and visitors are welcome. Contact Margaret Mock, mmock@umw.edu, if you have questions.

Do You Prefer Warm or Cozy?

Autumn is just around the corner! The Bookstore is celebrating with a one-day-only sales event of Sept. 22. Get 15% off a single UMW insignia item.

For those already longing for the warmer days of summer, mark your calendar for Oct. 9: the Bookstore will take 20% off warm weather gear, like shorts and tanks!

Banned Book Week

In recognition of Banned Books Week, the University Bookstore, the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, and Simpson Library are sponsoring public readings from banned books. Each year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from library shelves and classrooms. Stop by Campus Walk in front of Lee Hall between noon and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 28, to hear faculty read excerpts from classics that have been banned or challenged. Copies of banned books will be available for purchase. Read your own banned book!

EagleOne

Off-Campus Discounts

There are a variety of discounts available from our off-campus merchant partners.

  • 10% off when you show EagleOne at Greens & Grains and Home Team Grill’s 1/2 price burger night (with purchase of a beverage)
  • Home Team Grill has Wing Night & Hit Music Bingo on Wednesdays, Trivia on Thursdays, and live music on Fridays
  • “Sip Sip Hooray” punch cards from IHOP available in the EagleOne Card Center: buy 4 specialty beverages, get the 5th free

Parking Management

Family Weekend Parking

The top level of the Alvey Parking Deck is reserved for visitor parking for Family Weekend starting Friday, Sept. 15. The GW lot is also being used over the weekend. Three spots on Double Drive are reserved for a trolley stop on Saturday and Sunday. Lastly, three spots are reserved in the large Monroe lot for speakers to use during Family Weekend starting on Friday.

Don’t Get in a Jam…Park Butter Next Time!

The Parking Management Office has given students the option of paying citation fines with jars of peanut butter and jelly, which will be donated to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank after payments are collected. So far, 10 jars of peanut butter and jelly have been collected. If you are interested in participating, drop off jars at the parking office in Lee Hall by Sept. 18.