Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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.

The 1st Annual Eagle Club Golf Tournament
10:00 a.m. Registration and Open Range
12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
Augustine Golf Club – 76 Monument Drive, Stafford, VA 22554
Participants will enjoy an opportunity to celebrate and support the University of Mary Washington’s tradition of athletic excellence as they play in the 1st Annual Eagle Club Golf Tournament, followed by a Buffet and Auction. Pre-registration by September 1, 2015 is required to take part in this event. Register Now for the Tournament!




Legacy Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m.
Jepson Alumni Executive Center, Rappahannock Ballroom
1119 Hanover Street
The Office of Alumni Relations invites UMW alumni, students, and families with historic legacy connections (grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, etc.) to celebrate their shared Mary Washington experiences while enjoying a complimentary breakfast. Advance registration through the Alumni website required – stay tuned for the registration start date!

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Kickoff Invitational
9:00 a.m.
Come watch the University of Mary Washington Eagles compete in this tennis invitational. Enjoy competitive tennis as the Eagles complete against Washington and Lee, George Mason and Longwood University at the Battleground Complex.

Taking Your Business Degree to the Next Step
10:00 a.m.
Monroe Hall, Room 240
Join the College of Business for a panel session with business alumni to find out how their degrees led them where they are today. The session will be moderated by Associate Dean Kenneth D. Machande, and followed with a Q&A session.

Chocolate Chomp Challenge
10–11:30 a.m. • Computer Lab

Learn about Chomp and other fun games. Chomp was developed by the American mathematician
and economist David Gale and is played by calculating moves that involve eating a chocolate
bar! Co-hosted by the Computer Science and Mathematics departments.

Virginia Politics
10-11:00 a.m.
Monroe Hall, Room 346
A rundown on the latest in Virginia Politics presented by Dr. Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs.

University Center Tours
10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University Center
Tour the brand new University Center, a central place for students to gather to study, socialize, enjoy a meal, or meet with a student group.

“Pop-Up” James Monroe Museum
10:00 AM-3:00 PM, Campus Walk in front of Lee Hall
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!  Browse the satellite Museum Store for distinctive mementos of your experience.

Civil War Walking Tours
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Campus Walk by Lee Hall
Rain Location: Lee Hall, 3rd Floor Lobby
The Historic Preservation Club will host half-hour tours of campus beginning every 30 minutes. Please visit the Civil War Tours table to sign up for a tour. Space is limited.

26th Annual Fredericksburg Welsh Festival
11:00 AM-5:00 PM, 900 block of Charles Street, downtown Fredericksburg.
The festival features traditional music, dancing, arts, crafts, and foods of Wales.  Meet the Family Weekend trolley on Double Drive for transportation to the festival, courtesy of the City of Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism.  Trolley stops at intersection of William and Charles Streets, the City Visitor Center, and the 900 block of Caroline Street near William Street.

Cookout and Club Showcase
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ball Circle
Rain Location: UC
Come out to Ball Circle for pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, chicken breasts, and a tasty spread of salads! Student clubs and organizations will begin performances at noon. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for kids (ages 10 and under) through online Family Weekend registration, or $13 for adults and $7 for kids (ages 10 and under) the day of the event. Students may use a meal swipe. The club showcase will be canceled in the event of rain.

Geography Department Open House
1-3:00 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, hands-on meandering stream flow, examination of pollen grains, and mapping with GPS. Light snacks & drinks provided!

Joseph DiBella: Breath That Fades Away
Family Day Tour: 1-1:30, Ridderhof Martin Gallery
This retrospective exhibition features the work of Distinguished Professor of Art, Joseph DiBella who has taught at the University of Mary Washington since 1977. DiBella’s work makes both formal investigations into painting and those of personal identity, including ethnic, psychological, temporal, and spiritual.

Rat’s Nest by Jarod Charzewski
Family Day Tour: 1:30- 2:00, DuPont Gallery
Jarod Charzewski creates large scale installations of everyday items that are collected from the community in which the artwork is created. The accumulations have included varied materials, such as buoys and denim jeans, and now cables.

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 their annual Chemistry Magic Show. Come and see some chemistry demonstrations that are sure to excite you with the magic of Chemistry!

Dance Performance
ITCC Auditorium
2-3 p.m.
Enjoy an informal dance performance with pieces choreographed by different dance artists, faculty, and students.

Men’s Soccer Game vs. Roanoke
3:00 p.m.
Battleground Athletic Complex
Come cheer on the University of Mary Washington Eagles Soccer Team as they compete against Roanoke College.

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 and for serving as a Union hospital during the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864. One grand old oak, a subject of famed Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady, still survives. Throughout the years, this historic home and its grounds have undergone seasons of renovation and restoration under the watchful eyes of numerous talented specialists. The home now serves as the official residence of the University president. President and Mrs. Hurley 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).

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Kickoff Invitational

9:00 a.m.
Come watch the University of Mary Washington Eagles compete in this tennis invitational. Enjoy competitive tennis as the Eagles complete against Washington and Lee, George Mason and Longwood University at the Battleground Complex.

Time On Your Own – Visit downtown Fredericksburg, have breakfast, go shopping, or just spend family time. Enjoy the day as you wrap up Family Weekend!