Sometime during my daughter’s sophomore year at UMW, she asked her mother and I to attend a study abroad fair/information center at the school.
While I enjoy spending time with my family over the Thanksgiving holiday, I have to admit that I look forward to switching off my brain for just a couple days. That isn’t easy though, because this is often the one time of year I get to see them, and I want to hear about their lives and tell them about my own.
In the Spring of 2016, I recall gazing out into the endless dunes of the Sahara Desert and suddenly feeling like my life back in the U.S. was very small.
The Office of Academic Services offers two free peer services to all undergraduate students. Our Peer Tutors are a supplemental resource to the classroom and provide subject specific assistance for students. We also offer tutoring for popular, introductory level courses.
While the winter holiday is quickly approaching, it’s the time of year when stressors begin to build. As the semester is wrapping up, the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) would like to remind all students of resources available on campus that provide valuable support.
“Unwind @ Mary Wash” is here to help students manage stress during Finals Week
Ah, the holidays! Family time: board games, feasting with loved ones and a crackling fire in the living room.
In an effort to help our students plan financially and avoid unnecessary debt and collections, the University implemented a new payment policy that potentially impacts whether a student will remain enrolled in classes. The new policy will cancel a student’s course registration if sufficient payment arrangements aren’t in place by the established administrative cancellation date.
During the course of the students’ winter break, UMW, in partnership with laundry vendor Caldwell & Gregory, will implement a new laundry monitoring and payment platform that will be available on December 21, 2019. SpeedQueen’s WashAlert app will replace eSuds which is currently used for these laundry functions.
There are several impacts of the upgrade:
- New SpeedQueen washers and dryers will replace existing Maytag machines located throughout campus.
- The machines will operate with an app called WashAlert, which accepts debit and credit cards as payment methods. The machines also accept coin payment. The EagleOne card payment option will no longer be supported for laundry.
- Framar and South Halls gain monitoring and credit and debit card capabilities.
A detailed installation schedule and additional information about the WashAlert app will be shared with the residential community in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the EagleOne card office at EagleOne@umw.edu for more information.
Kathy Sandor, Director, Business Services
Next March, University of Mary Washington will be joining hundreds of other colleges by sending students on an immersive learning experience called an Alternative Service Break (ASB).