Conveniently located on Campus Walk, Simpson Library gives access to a full range of innovative services that satisfy the changing needs of UMW students and faculty – whether for information, education, or recreation. Your library has more than 450,000 volumes and almost 70,000 periodicals, links to thousands of electronic publications, and a wide array of databases that furnish online access to books, magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Stop by the soft-seating area on the first floor, with its shelves of popular reading volumes, movies on DVD, and the comfortable chairs and casual atmosphere that invite conversation and relaxation. The ThinkLab on the second floor hosts a variety of emerging tools and technologies for students across all disciplines. A full list of offerings and services can be found on the library’s extensive website.
Tutoring and Academic Success Seminars
Academic success workshops provide students with tools for success in their academic endeavors. Seminar topics include time management, study and note-taking skills, test anxiety, and test preparation. Every workshop includes a short presentation, an interactive activity, and a takeaway. You can find dates, locations, and descriptions of upcoming seminars, as well as register to attend, on the Academic Services website.
World Ready: Career Center
- counseling sessions to help you choose a major and explore related career fields;
- structured advice on careers and graduate schools so that you know your options;
- networking opportunities through specialized and general career fairs on campus to help you make connections early;
- résumé and etiquette workshops on campus to keep you prepared.
Office of Disability Resources
The Office of Disability Resources (ODR) coordinates reasonable and appropriate accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. These accommodations are based on individual student profiles and may include – but are not limited to – extended time on tests, note-taking assistance, accessible dorm rooms, sign language interpreters, electronic texts, and distraction-reduced testing sites.
In order to receive services, students must provide professional documentation of a substantially limiting condition and discuss appropriate accommodations with the ODR. Documentation guidelines for specific disabilities may be found on the Disability Resources web site or by requesting it from the office at 540/654-1266. The ODR verifies the disability, determines reasonable accommodations in collaboration with the student, and acts as a liaison with students, faculty, and administration as needed on issues relating to services or accommodations.