Alumni Return to UMW for Homecoming


  Hundreds of alumni returned to the University of Mary Washington the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 26 for Homecoming. For the first time in more than 15 years, students and alumni tailgated at the Battleground Athletic Complex on Saturday. On Saturday, the field hockey team beat Capital Athletic Conference rivals Frostburg State University 11 to 2 and the men’s soccer team defeated Frostburg 2 to zero. The women’s soccer team lost a tough game to the Bobcats 3 to 1. The weekend also included the five-year reunion for the Class of 2008, a concert by Grouplove in the Anderson Center, and a gathering in the alumni tent at the Battleground Athletic Complex. … [Read more...]

Governor Announces Appointments to UMW Board


The Virginia Governor’s Office today announced the appointment of Tabitha Geary, Kenneth Lopez and Lisa Taylor to the Board of Visitors at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

UMW Featured in “Best Places for Job Seekers” Ranking

The UMW Board of Visitors recently announced the tuition rates for 2014-15.

The University of Mary Washington is featured in NerdScholar’s 2013 list of “Best Places in Virginia for Job Seekers.” … [Read more...]

Virginians Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana, UMW Survey Shows

medical marijuana release

By a margin of more than two-to-one, Virginians believe that the use of marijuana for medical purposes should be legal under federal law, according to a new survey sponsored by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host James Monroe Life and Legacy Symposium

Leigh Tams (right) is one of the UMW students who will present at the James Monroe symposium. She is pictured with Jarod Kearney, curator of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library.

The University of Mary Washington will host “James Monroe: Life and Legacy,” a two-day symposium presented by The Papers of James Monroe and the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library. … [Read more...]

UMW Celebrates Construction of New Campus Center

Groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of campus center construction..

The University of Mary Washington marked the beginning of construction of the new campus center in a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Sept. 20. … [Read more...]

Family Weekend Returns for 40th Year

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

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. … [Read more...]

U.S. News Ranks UMW Among Top Five Public Universities in the South

UMW is ranked fifth among public universities in the south, according to U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Mary Washington’s undergraduate program fifth among public southern universities in the “Top Public Regional Universities – South” category in its 2014 edition of America’s Best Colleges. … [Read more...]

UMW Debate Team to Face Off on Presidential War Powers

Tom Pacheco and Mariah Young will represent UMW in a presidential war powers debate.

The University of Mary Washington Debate Team has been invited to join five other highly ranked universities in a public debate on the issue of presidential war powers on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at George Washington University. The UMW Debate Team ranks among the nation’s top public universities. … [Read more...]

UMW Bell Rings to Observe March on Washington Anniversary

People walk past a stone marking the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King made his 1963 speech on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial August 27, 2003 in Washington DC. The 40th anniversary of of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech will be marked on August 28. King made his speech during a rally at the memorial.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/Courtesy of istockphoto)

The University of Mary Washington observed the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington on Wednesday, August 28. … [Read more...]