June 25, 2024

Admissions Scholars Weekend, March 18-19

Admissions Hosts Washington-Alvey Scholar Selection Weekend

On Friday, March 18, the Admissions Office will host a banquet honoring finalists for the prestigious Washington and Alvey Scholarships. The Washington Scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Alvey Scholarship is awarded to an out-of-state student. Both scholarships require that students be accepted to the University of Mary Washington Honors Program with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists. The winners will receive awards for full tuition, room, board, and fees for up to four academic years. Three Washingtons and one Alvey will be awarded:

Justin and Helen Piscopo – Alvey Scholarship Irene Lundy Brown ’39 – Washington Scholarship Mary Janes Ahern ’46 – Washington Scholarship UMW Alumni Association – Washington Scholarship

Current Scholar Claire Merenda will speak at the banquet. The finalists will interview with the selection Committees on Saturday, March 19.

Washington Committee: Dr. Jeff McClurken, chair (Professor, History & American Studies and Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation); Dr. Mara Scanlon (Professor, English, Linguistics, and Communication); Dr. Hilary Stebbins (Assistant Professor, Psychological Science); Dr. Alan Griffith (Professor, Biological Sciences); and Patti Kemp, Alumni Association Board

Alvey Committee: Carole Garmon, chair (Chair/Professor, Art & Art History) Dr. Steve Hanna (Professor, Geography) Dr. Venitta McCall (Professor, College of Education) Dr. Woody Richardson (Associate Professor, College of Business) Mike Charnoff, Alumni Association Board

The Scholar Finalists will also attend Destination UMW on Saturday, March 19, beginning with a breakfast hosted by Dr. Kelli Slunt, director of the Honors Program. These scholarships are the University’s most prestigious academic honor for an incoming student. There are 18 Washington finalists and nine Alvey finalists.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (540) 654-2000 with any questions or to participate in an upcoming event.

 

Admissions Office Open House, Feb. 15

Admissions Open House Feb. 15

On Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, the University of Mary Washington will host an Admissions Open House. About 225 prospective students (typically transfers and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores) and their families will visit campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this event. Estimated guest count is 800 visitors.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of U.S. 1 and on Double Drive. Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, the Hurley Convergence Center, the University Center, and campus/residence hall tours in Mason. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus (especially between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and curious newcomers in the dining facilities. Help them know that their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall, where crowds will be heavy between noon and 2 p.m.   

A special note to University Center diners:  please help!  Ask visitors if they need assistance locating anything. Help them find a place to sit. Welcome them at your table if there’s room and talk to them about UMW. A kind word or deed shows the heart of our community.  Faculty and staff will be involved in an Academic Showcase (9 a.m., Anderson Center), Special Interest and Academic Spotlight sessions (11 a.m. – 2 p.m., various locations), and Facility Tours (2 p.m., various locations).  Thank you to all UMW partners who will spend part of their day highlighting our community!  An agenda is posted here:  Feb. 15 Open House

If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at 540.654.2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. You represent our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day.

Our final Open House this semester is Friday, March 25.  Thank you for your partnership in showcasing all that is great about UMW!

Office of Admissions

540/654-2000

admit@umw.edu

Admissions Office Events, Nov. 11 and 17

The Admissions Office is hosting several events over the next few weeks. On Nov. 11, the office will be hosting an on-site admissions event at the Snag-A-Job Headquarters in Glen Allen, Va. Qualified prospective seniors and their families are invited to join Provost Jonathan Levin and UMW staff, students and alumni for an informal reception and program. On-the-spot admissions decisions will be available for seniors who submitted all necessary admissions documents to complete their applications.

In addition, on Nov. 17, high school guidance counselors from Virginia and the surrounding states will visit UMW and have an opportunity to participate in a one-day workshop. Program components include an Admissions Committee Simulation, lunch on campus, a UMW student life panel, a presentation about the “UMW First Year Experience” and tours of the University Center and campus.

If you are interested in attending an on-site event or having lunch with counselors, please contact the Admissions Office at 540-654-2000 or admit@umw.edu.

 

 

Admissions Office Open House, Oct. 17

On Saturday, Oct. 17, the University of Mary Washington will host an Admissions Open House. About 225 prospective students (typically transfers and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores) and their families will visit campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this event. Estimated guest count is 800 visitors.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the George Washington parking lot and along Double Drive. Primary event locations are Dodd Auditorium, Lee Hall, Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium, University Center, and campus/residence hall tours in Mason. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus (especially between 11 and 2) and curious newcomers in the dining facilities. Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall where crowds will be heavy between noon and 2 p.m.
A special note to University Center diners: please help! Ask visitors if they need assistance locating anything. Help them find a place to sit. Welcome them at your table if there’s room and talk to them about UMW. A kind word or deed shows the heart of our community. Faculty and staff will be involved in an Academic Showcase (9 a.m., University Center Chandler Ballroom), Academic Spotlight sessions (12 noon, various locations), Special Interest sessions (1 p.m., Lee Hall), and Facility Tours (2 p.m., various locations). Thank you to all UMW partners who will spend part of their Saturday highlighting our community! An agenda is posted here: Open House 10/17/15.

If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at 540.654.2000 or email admit@umw.edu.
While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. You represent our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day.

Other Open House dates for 2015-2016 are Feb. 15 and March 25. Thank you for your partnership in showcasing all that is great about UMW!

Office of Admissions
540/654-2000
admit@umw.edu

Admissions Open House, Sept. 26

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the University of Mary Washington will host an Admissions Open House. About 225 prospective students (typically transfers and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores) and their families will visit campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this event. Estimated guest count is ~ 700 visitors.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of Route 1 and on Double Drive. Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, ITCC Digital Auditorium, University Center, and campus/residence hall tours in Mason. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus (especially between 11 and 2) and curious newcomers in the dining facilities. Help them know their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall where crowds will be heavy between noon and 2 p.m.   

A special note to University Center diners:  please help!  Ask visitors if they need assistance locating anything. Help them find a place to sit. Welcome them at your table if there’s room and talk to them about UMW. A kind word or deed shows the heart of our community. Faculty and staff will be involved in an Academic Showcase (9 a.m., Anderson Center), Academic Spotlight sessions (12 noon, various locations), Special Interest sessions (1 p.m., Lee Hall), and Facility Tours (2 p.m., various locations).  Thank you to all UMW partners who will spend part of their Saturday highlighting our community!

If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at 540.654.2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. You represent our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day.

Other Open House dates for 2015-2016 are October 17, February 15, and March 25.  Thank you for your partnership in showcasing all that is great about UMW!

Office of Admissions

540/654-2000

admit@umw.edu