Friday, September 15
Open Class Sessions
8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Various Academic Buildings
Join your student for a class and get a taste of academic life at UMW.
Please make arrangements with the professor in advance.
3rd Annual Eagle Club Golf Tournament
Noon Registration and open range; 2 p.m. shotgun start
Augustine Golf Club
76 Monument Drive, Stafford,VA 22554
Must pre-register at umweagles.com by Sept. 1, 2017
$150 (cost includes $50 “Flight Level” donation to the Eagle Club)
Registration includes lunch, free drinks on the course and post-tournament buffet!
College of Business Rite of Passage Ceremony
4 p.m. | William M. Anderson Center
This event is for newly declared business majors and their family/friends.
Entertainment: Capitol Steps
The Capitol Steps is a nationally known and ridiculously funny comedy troupe, based just down the street from our nation’s capital. Their songs and skits are derived from the abundance of current political material available on the front pages of national newspapers. Before The Daily Show, Full Frontal, and The Colbert Report, this Washington, DC-based comedy troupe gave audience laugh cramps with their bipartisan lampooning. They have appeared on numerous TV networks and present regular shows on NPR. The founders of the group were originally staffers on Capitol Hill, so they have a unique perspective that five of the last Presidents (6 if you include Hillary) have laughed at and loved. Come and see why!
The Stafford Rotary Club is proud to offer this program at UMW’s Dodd Auditorium, a site that has hosted The Capitol Steps many times. When you come, please consider bringing canned and non-perishable foods for the local Fredericksburg/Stafford community. These donations will be distributed through several of our local non-profits.
To purchase tickets: www.CScomedyFred.com. Adults $39; Students $15
Saturday, September 16
Selfie Spots Contest
Take a selfie at some or all of the Selfie Spots listed on the map and post them to either Instagram or Facebook and tag #saeumw and #UMWFamilyWeekend for a chance to win UMW swag. Only submissions posted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, September 16th will be considered for the contest. Get your friends and family to like the pictures. Winners will be decided by 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 19th and will be posted on both SAE’s social media accounts. Winners must email SAE at firstname.lastname@example.org to give their sizes and claim their prizes. You are only eligible to win one prize category – if you are applicable to more than one, you will be given the prize with the higher value.
- Seaco Bridge with fountain in background
- Bell Tower
- Devil/Goat Statue
- UC 4th floor terrace
- Hurley Convergence Center in front of media wall
- UMW seal on 2nd floor of UC
- James Farmer statue
- Backdrop in UC living room
- Lee Hall UMW Abroad Office
- Brompton Oak Shirts (up to 3 people in a group); Top 3 most liked group photos
- UMW Sweatshirt, shirt, car decal (up to 3 people in a group); First 3 to take selfies and post them
- UMW Sweatshirt: Top 3 most liked individual photos
Campus Recreation Poker Walk/Run
6:30 a.m. | On-site registration and check-in at UMW Fitness Center
7 a.m. Start time
8 a.m. Post Run Snacks and Awards
Registration: campusrec.umw.edu Poker Run Fee: $25, extra hand: $10 each, includes T-shirt
Participants will travel on foot and must visit five checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. Participants must complete the course in 1 hour, however the participants are not timed—winning is purely a matter of chance. Come out and try your hand to win a prize!
9-10:30 a.m. | Jepson Alumni Executive Center, Rappahannock Ballroom
1119 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
The Office of Alumni Relations invites UMW alumni, students, and families with historic UMW legacy connections (grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, etc.) to celebrate their shared experiences while enjoying a complimentary breakfast. By invitation and requires advance registration.
Taking Your Business Degree to the Next Step
10 a.m. | Woodard Hall, Room 202
Join the College of Business for a panel session with business alumni to find out where their UMW degrees took them. The session will be moderated by Associate Dean Kenneth D. Machande, and followed by a Q&A session.
Men’s and Women’s Tennis Kickoff Classic
10 a.m. | UMW Tennis Center at the Battleground Athletic Complex
1129 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Come watch UMW Tennis take on some of the best teams in the region at this all-day tournament!
Virginia Politics 2017
10-11 a.m. | Monroe Hall, Room 346
A rundown on the latest in Virginia politics, presented by Dr. Stephen Farnsworth, UMW professor of political science and international affairs.
Chocolate Chomp Challenge
10-11:30 a.m. | Hurley Convergence Center, Training Lab 106
Learn about Chomp and other fun games. Chomp was developed by mathematician and economist David Gale and is played by calculating moves that involve eating a chocolate bar!
UMW Abroad Fair
10 a.m.-1 p.m.| University Center, Chandler Ballroom
Talk to UMW Faculty-Led program directors, education-abroad representatives, alumni, and Center for International Education staff to explore study, research, volunteer, and internship opportunities all over the world.
Pop-Up James Monroe Museum
10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Ball Circle
See a portable version of UMW’s James Monroe Museum, which has the world’s largest collection of artifacts related to the fifth President of the United States. Enjoy children’s activities (adults can play, too!), period music, and conversations with James Monroe himself!
Women’s Rugby takes on VCU
10:30 a.m. | Battleground Athletic Complex, Hanover Street
UMW Civil War Walking Tours
11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Campus Walk at Lee Hall
The UMW Historic Preservation Club will host half-hour tours of campus beginning every 30 minutes. Please visit the Civil War Tours table to sign up. A $5 donation to the Historic Preservation Club is requested. Space is limited. Rain Location: Lee Hall, 3rd Floor Lobby.
28th Annual Fredericksburg Welsh Festival
11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 900 block of Charles Street, downtown Fredericksburg
Featuring traditional music, dancing, arts, crafts, and foods of Wales. The trolley will provide transportation between Double Drive and the festival. Although admission is free to students and families, donations are welcomed. Learn more at jamesmonroemuseum.umw.edu.
Enjoy tasty outdoor grilling!
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Ball Circle, Rain Location: University Center
Purchase tickets in advance through Family Weekend registration beginning mid-August for a reduced price. Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, a variety of delicious sides and dessert!
$13 for adults and $7 for children (10 and under) the day of the event. Students may use their dining meal swipe. Rain location for cookout: University Center.
Family Fun Fair
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Ball Circle
Join in the family fun – games, photo booth, basketball, free funnel cakes, and more!
WIN UMW Basketball Season Tickets
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Ball Circle
Find the UMW Athletics tent and basketball hoop on Ball Circle – hit a 25-foot 3-point shot and win a pair of UMW Basketball Season Tickets!
Men’s Rugby takes on Georgetown!
1 p.m. | Battleground Athletic Complex, Hanover Street
Chemistry “Magic” Show
1 p.m. and 2 p.m. | Jepson Science Center, Room 100
The student affiliates of the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry invite you to come and see awe-inspiring and wonder-filled chemistry demonstrations.
Geography Department Open House
1-3 p.m. | Monroe Hall, Room 319
Demonstrations and explanations of activities within and associated with geography courses, including active GIS, slideshows from study abroad experiences, research on meandering stream flow, examination of pollen grains, and mapping with GPS. Light snacks and drinks provided.
Men’s Soccer defends The Battleground!
2 p.m. | Battleground Athletic Complex, Hanover Street
Make your way over to the Battleground and watch UMW Men’s Soccer take on Roanoke College. GO EAGLES!
Tour of Brompton, Home of the UMW President
3-5 p.m. | 704 Sunken Road
Described as one of America’s most historic houses, Brompton is famous for being at the center of the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862. The home now serves as the official residence of the University president. President and Mrs. Paino will be on hand to greet families. Please access the house via the walkway on Hanover Street, across from the Jepson Alumni Executive Center (1119 Hanover Street).
Sunday, September 17
Sunday Showdown – Women’s Soccer plays Ferrum College!
2 p.m. | Battleground Athletic Complex, Hanover Street. Free Admission
Time on Your Own
Visit downtown Fredericksburg, have breakfast, go shopping, or just hang out with family members. Enjoy the day as you wrap up Family Weekend!
UMW Art Galleries
Visit the exhibitions at the University of Mary Washington Galleries, open Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Learn more at cas.umw.edu/art/galleries. Free admission.
Museum admission is free to students and families during Family Weekend.
- Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
Gari Melchers Home and Studio is open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday
Washington St., Falmouth, Va. 22405
Learn more at garimelchers.umw.edu.
- James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
908 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
The James Monroe Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Learn more at jamesmonroemuseum.umw.edu.
Please note, all published events are included in the Family Weekend registration fee, except the following:
3rd Annual Eagle Club Golf Tournament: Must pre-register at umweagles.com by Sept. 1, 2017
Capitol Steps Tickets may be purchased online: www.CScomedyFred.com
Tickets: Adults $39; Students $15
Campus Recreation Poker Walk/Run$25 ($10 per extra hand)
On-site registration: Fitness Center
Civil War Walking Tours
$5 Donation to the Historic Preservation Club requested
Tasty Outdoor Cookout
Advance purchase: Adult $11, Child $6 (10 and under); On-site purchase: Adult $13, Child $7