Previous Advisories

This category contains all university-wide advisories that are no longer current. This category is used strictly for archive/historical purposes.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 4:57 P.M.

The National Weather Service  has issued a severe thunderstorm warning effective until 4:57 p.m. for Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania and Culpeper counties. This is a dangerous storm. If you are in its path, prepare immediately for damaging wind gusts, large hail and  lightning. Move indoors to a sturdy building and stay away from windows.  

Police Emergency Near Stafford Campus Resolved

A shooting reported today, Tuesday, June 17, near the University’s Stafford campus has been resolved by the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office. After investigating the incident, which occurred at 6:15 p.m., police have identified all individuals involved. No one else is being sought in the case. Although the incident has been resolved, for peace of mind, […]

Police Emergency Near UMW Stafford Campus

A shooting reportedly has occurred at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, at U.S. 17 and University Boulevard in Stafford County near the University’s Stafford campus. The suspect is described as a black male with a goatee-type beard and wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. No UMW students are believed to be involved. Please report […]

UMW Closed on Monday, May 26

The university will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. All administrative offices will be closed and classes will not be in session. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 27.

Events in Celebration of the Life of Robert (Bob) Ericson

The following message is from the Office of Student Affairs: The University community will gather this week to celebrate the life of one of its own, Robert “Bob” Ericson, a senior environmental science, from Fairfax, Virginia. The following events have been planned: Wednesday, April 23, 4 p.m.   A Colorful Remembrance, Ball Circle As a […]

Walk-In Counseling Available Today

The following message is from the Office of Student Affairs: Update (4/21/14): Services for Bob Ericson’s funeral will be on Friday, April 25th at 11am in Burke, Virginia. Buses for students have been arranged to leave from Anderson at 9:30am, with load in at 9am. Students who wish to attend need make appropriate arrangements with […]

Updated Message from UMW Police

While Fredericksburg Police are still investigating an off-campus incident yesterday involving a robbery and stabbing, an immediate danger no longer exists. UMW Police continue to urge you to exercise caution and remain aware of your surroundings at all times. The message from the UMW Police is in accordance with the federal Clery Act.

Notice to UMW Community

In accordance with the federal Clery Act, this notice is being sent as a timely warning from University Police: A robbery and stabbing have occurred around the ATM located at the NSWC Federal Credit Union, 2004 Augustine Ave. just off U.S. 1 near the Fredericksburg campus. Police are now tracking the suspect, who is described […]

Updated Message From UMW Police

Fredericksburg Police are continuing to investigate the stabbing of a store clerk this morning, March 20, at the 7-Eleven, on Augustine Avenue off Route 1 near UMW’s Fredericksburg campus. The store clerk has been released from the hospital. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, under 5’9″ and weighing less than […]

Important Notice from University Police

A store clerk at the 7-Eleven on Dandridge St., just off of Route 1 near the University campus, was stabbed shortly after 3:30 this morning. The suspect is a black male, approximately 5’9″ wearing jeans and a black sweater or jacket. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot heading north on Route 1, which […]