UMW Leads National Two Dollar Challenge

UMW students participating in a previous Two Dollar Challenge.

Nearly half the world’s population lives on less than $2 a day. And this April, students at colleges and universities across the nation will too. For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Mary Washington will lead the national Two Dollar Challengeto raise awareness of global poverty April 6-10. The 5-day awareness program challenges college and high school students across the United States to live on just two dollars a day. Participants buy food, hygiene products and other necessities out of two dollars a day while following other rules designed to simulate obstacles faced by people living in poverty. Founded at UMW in 2006, the Two Dollar Challenge is now a national educational movement in partnership with Oxfam America and Results. The challenge is run by eight UMW students and Professor of Economics Shawn Humphrey – all on $50 and volunteer support. At UMW, students will spend the week living and sleeping in make-shift shelters built from cardboard boxes and … [Read more...]

Chefs’ Fare Returns to UMW


The University of Mary Washington Dining Services will host its annual Chefs’ Fare on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Seacobeck Hall on the Fredericksburg campus. The event marks the first of six culinary contests leading to the awarding of the 2015 District Chefs’ Fare. … [Read more...]

UMW Launches Robust First-Year Program

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The University of Mary Washington will launch a comprehensive new program for the freshman class beginning in fall 2015. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Shred Event for RecycleMania 2015

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Demonstrating a continuous commitment to sustainability, the University of Mary Washington will host a community shred event for confidential document disposal as part of RecycleMania 2015 on Tuesday, March 3. … [Read more...]

Peace Corps Ranks UMW as Top-Producing Small College

Taylor Parker ’11 (left) served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.

For the 11th year, the Peace Corps has ranked the University of Mary Washington among the nation’s top-producing colleges for alumni now serving as Peace Corps volunteers. … [Read more...]

UMW Theatre Continues 2014-15 Season with “The Drunken City”

Cast members of The Drunken City from left: Josh Bartosch '16, Austin Bouchard '15, Taryn Snyder '15, Megan Khaziran '17 and Kat Zeringue '15. Photo by Geoff Greene.

The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Theatre & Dance will continue its 2014-15 season with The Drunken City, a comedy by Adam Bock. … [Read more...]

Princeton Review Rates UMW Among Nation’s Best Values


The University of Mary Washington has been ranked among the nation’s best value colleges by Princeton Review. … [Read more...]

UMW Launches Founders Day Challenge

President Simpson and guests celebrate the university's 60th anniversary in 1968

The University of Mary Washington has launched a Founders Day Challenge in celebration of its 107th founding anniversary on Saturday, March 14. … [Read more...]

UMW Receives Approval for Residential Nursing Program


Beginning fall 2015, students in a unique nursing program at the University of Mary Washington will be able to live on the Fredericksburg campus while taking courses at both the university and Germanna Community College (GCC). … [Read more...]

UMW Celebrates 84 Years of Seacobeck Dining

Seacobeck Hall will close this summer after 84 years as a student dining facility.

The University of Mary Washington’s Seacobeck Hall will close in summer 2015 after 84 years as a student dining facility on the Fredericksburg campus. Student dining services will relocate to the new University Center, opening in fall 2015. … [Read more...]