BANNER SSB (Self-Service Banner)– an online administrative system that provides personal information and transactions such as:
- registration for classes during appointed times
- modification and view of current classes and registration holds
- unofficial transcript with final grades for completed classes, term GPA, and cumulative GPA
- view of transferred credits from other institutions
- retrieval of mailbox number and combination
- view of meal plan selection
BALL CIRCLE – grassy area across from Lee Hall frequented by Frisbee throwers and sunbathers.
BATTLEGROUND – athletic complex one block from campus, home to the outdoor varsity teams, rugby teams, track, and indoor and outdoor tennis complexes.
BEACH – lawn area between Mason and Randolph halls frequented by Frisbee players and sunbathers.
BELLTOWER – Common meeting place on campus, located at end of Double Drive
The Blue and Gray Press – student-run weekly newspaper.
BLUE LIGHTS – emergency lights located on campus with phones that are directly connected to UMW Police.
CAMPUS PROGRAMMING BOARD (CPB) – an organization that creates weekly events, big events, movies, and concerts for the student body.
CAMPUS WALK – a large brick walkway through the center of campus with lots of benches and great gathering places.
CANVAS – online course management system that provides course information such as notes, grades, assignments, and class announcements. Use varies by professor. It may be accessed through myUMW or through the Quick Links at the top of the UMW home page.
CENTRAL PARK – 310-acre shopping area located west of campus on Route 3, with more than 100 stores (Kohl’s, Target, Wegmans, Walmart, Old Navy, etc.) and many national chain restaurants.
CLASS COUNCIL – the organization charged with maintaining UMW traditions.
CLUB CARNIVAL – biannual event held the first week of each semester, during which students can learn about clubs and organizations.
COAR – Community Outreach and Resources, run by students who coordinate volunteer activities on and off campus and service-learning programs.
DODD – auditorium in GW Hall, home to many UMW traditions, speakers, and concerts.
DOUBLE DRIVE – U-shaped driveway located off College Avenue at the main gates of the University; also known as GW Circle.
DOWNTOWN – Downtown Fredericksburg, featuring shops, restaurants, and historic sites.
EAGLE – UMW mascot. Additionally, a shorthand used by many students for the residential building Eagle Landing.
EAGLE VILLAGE – a residential and retail mixed-use village for townspeople, students, and faculty to shop, live, work, and enjoy entertainment facilities. Eagle Landing is the residence hall at Eagle Village.
EagleOne – relates to EagleOne card, or funds deposited in EagleOne account. EagleOne card is used to pay for meals on campus, gain access to residence halls and campus buildings after-hours, and as a means of identification as a UMW student.
EaglePAY – online billing and payment system; located in EagleNet Portal.
FLEX – (n.) extra money that comes with your meal plan to use at the Eagle’s Nest or Seacobeck; (v.) to use your flex dollars to pay for yourself or someone else, ex. “I’ll flex you today.”
FOUNTAIN –located in Palmieri Plaza, in front of Monroe Hall.
FRED – bus system that can take you almost anywhere you need to go in Fredericksburg.
FSEM – first-year seminar.
GW – George Washington Hall, home to Dodd Auditorium and the offices of the president and others.
Handshake – online database managed by the Career Center where internship and job opportunities are posted.
HONOR COUNCIL – promotes awareness of and adherence to the honor system and assesses violations related to lying, cheating, and stealing.
HOTLINE – extensions to call for University schedule updates (654-2424) and athletic schedule updates and team results (654-1869).
HCC – Hurley Convergence Center – a 24/7 technology-rich facility featuring collaborative spaces and instructional services for students.
IT HELP DESK – provides assistance with computers and technology (654-2255).
JEFFERSON SQUARE – lawn between Jefferson, Bushnell, and Combs halls, referred to as “Jeffy.”
The LINK – connecting area between Mason and Randolph halls.
LEE HALL – houses essential student services, the University Bookstore, and The Underground.
myUMW – an online portal where everyone connects to campus and involvement resources (access Presence via Chrome or Firefox).
Rave Guardian – personal safety app for your phone; download is free.
The ROCK – boulder near the Campus Center on which students may paint messages.
SAE – Office of Student Activities and Engagement; helps students plan events, start clubs, request club funding, approve fliers, and more.
SEACO – nickname for Seacobeck Hall, the former campus dining facility.
SGA – Student Government Association, which includes the Honor Council, SCRIB, Legislative Action Committee, Academic Affairs Council, Association of Residence Halls, Senate, and Commuting Student Association.
Student Conduct Review Board (SCRIB) – holds hearings and issues sanctions regarding violations of the community standards, such as alcohol offenses and property damage.
TRI-MO – Residence Hall complex consisting of Madison, Ball, and Custis Halls (Tri), along with Westmoreland Hall (-mo)
UMWQEP – UMW’s Quality Enhancement Plan: First-Year Seminar: Research, Write, Speak.
The UNDERGROUND – student programming facility that hosts many evening events.
WEBMAIL – email system provided for students and faculty.
WESTMO – Westmoreland Hall, residence.
WMWC – student-run webcasting radio station.