Family Weekend Returns for 40th Year

More than 1,500 friends and family members gathered at the University of Mary Washington from Friday, Sept, 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 for Family Weekend. Family Weekend, now in its 40th year, invites friends and family of UMW students to visit the campus and to get a taste of student life.

Family Weekend will bring more than 1,500 friends and family to the Fredericksburg campus.

Family Weekend will bring more than 1,500 friends and family to the Fredericksburg campus.

This year included more than 40 events throughout the weekend, including the education abroad fair in Lee Hall, a cookout and club showcase on Ball Circle, and a tour of Brompton, the home of UMW President Richard V. Hurley. The weekend also featured a 5K run on Saturday morning and numerous workshops and open houses by various academic departments.

During the weekend, Bingo in the ‘Burg, a collaboration between UMW and the Fredericksburg Visitor’s Center, invited families to downtown Fredericksburg with bingo cards with the names of businesses. Each participating business gave out a sticker that corresponded to a space on the bingo card. Winners had the chance to receive more than 30 small prizes and two grand prizes, including a free semester of textbooks, up to $600.

For a full schedule and registration information, visit http://www.umw.edu/familyweekend/.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.