UMW to Host All-Star Drummer Rich Redmond

All-star drummer Rich Redmond

The University of Mary Washington will host Rich Redmond, all-star drummer for Grammy-nominated country artist Jason Aldean, for a presentation on Wednesday, April 15. … [Read more...]

Peer Mentoring Elevates Domain of One’s Own

Jim Groom teaches a class

More than 1,000 University of Mary Washington students have created their digital identities, thanks to a pioneering program the university launched less than two years ago. … [Read more...]

UMW Receives $1.25 Million Gift for Amphitheater Restoration

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A $1.25 million pledge from a University of Mary Washington alumna has moved the university closer to its $3-million fundraising goal to restore its historic amphitheater. … [Read more...]

Money Magazine Ranks UMW for Best Graduation Rates


The University of Mary Washington has been ranked among the nation’s top 25 public colleges with the best record of graduating students on time by Money Magazine. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Second Annual Athletic Gala

Darrell Green, NFL Hall-of-Famer and former Washington Redskins football player

The University of Mary Washington will hold its second annual athletics gala on Thursday, May 21, to benefit UMW Athletics. … [Read more...]

UMW Fear 2 Freedom Assists Sexual Assault Victims

Fear 2 Freedom Bear and Storybook

In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Month, the University of Mary Washington will host Fear 2 Freedom on Wednesday, April 1. … [Read more...]

UMW Political Science Professor Featured on With Good Reason


University of Mary Washington Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Emile Lester will be featured on the With Good Reason public radio program, March 28 to April 3. … [Read more...]

UMW Exceeds Founder’s Day Challenge

From Right: UMW Vice President Salvatore Meringolo and President Richard Hurley

The University of Mary Washington raised nearly $130,000, exceeding a six-week Founder's Day Challenge in celebration of the 107th anniversary on Saturday, March 14. … [Read more...]

UMW Offers Seamless Transition to Sweet Briar Students

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Announcement from Richard V. Hurley, President of UMW The entire University of Mary Washington community has been saddened to learn of the decision to close Sweet Briar College.  Our two great institutions are very similar and share both a common history and a deep and abiding commitment to the liberal arts and sciences.  Because UMW has been contacted by a number of SBC students about completing their degree at UMW, I have directed staff from across our university to identify ways that we can support and accommodate them. … [Read more...]

UMW Students Spend Spring Break with Habitat for Humanity


Turning a concrete slab into a full-fledged structure with trusses might not illustrate the typical college spring break – unless you were one of 45 University of Mary Washington students and staff advisers who donated their time to rebuilding and rehabilitating houses last week. … [Read more...]