University Calendar

Margaret Sutton: Face to Face @ Convergence Gallery, Simpson Library 2nd floor Tickets
Apr 19 – Sep 18 all-day
Margaret Sutton: Face to Face @ Convergence Gallery, Simpson Library 2nd floor | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Margaret Sutton, a 1926 graduate of the State Teachers College, now UMW, was a prolific artist, and most of her drawings, paintings, and correspondence is in the collection of UMW Galleries. Students in Professor Och’s ARTH 317: Laboratory in Museum Studies have curated an exhibition from this extraordinary archive. The works span much of Sutton’s career, from 1936 through the 1970s, decades of remarkable developments in American art centered in New York City, Sutton’s home for this entire period.

Margaret Sutton: Face to Face opens April 19 in the Convergence Gallery of Simpson Library. The opening reception is from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is made possible with support from the Department of Art and Art History, UMW Galleries, the Museum Studies Program, Simpson Library, the Convergence Gallery, Alfred Levitt, and the students in ARTH 317.

The IBM Vault Tickets
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 9:00 am

Opening the IBM Vault will require you to put your brain to work with creative thinking and technical skills to open the six locks

Help our agent Allison break into The Vault in this online interactive game by cracking six digital locks. The game will test your logical and analytical skills. You’ll need to think outside the box to place among the 75 best and get a chance to win a trip to our IBM Cambridge Research Center.

Sign up to open The IBM Vault and compete for a trip to IBM Cambridge Research Center. The game begins Sept. 10, 2018. It won’t be easy, you’ll need to be fast. Think outside to get inside.

Register now at and be ready!

START: First lock begins: 9/10/18 — 9:00am EST
Registration closes: 9/16/18 — 9:00am EST
Lock 2: 9/17/18 — 9:00am EST
Lock 3: 9/19/18 — 9:00am EST
Lock 4: 9/21/18 — 9:00am EST
Lock 5: 9/24/18 — 9:00am EST
Lock 6: 9/26/18 — 9:00am EST
END and lock down: 9/28/18 — 9:00am EST

President Troy Paino’s “All University” Opening Assembly (10:00 a.m., Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall) Tickets
Aug 17 all-day
Student Resource and Wellness Fair @ Chandler Ballroom Tickets
Aug 21 @ 11:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Student Resource and Wellness Fair will allow incoming students and their families to learn about different resources UMW and the Fredericksburg community have to offer for students in terms of the eight stages of wellness.

Residence halls open 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon for entering freshmen and new transfer students Tickets
Aug 22 all-day
Glow Zone 2018 @ Chandler Ballroom Tickets
Aug 23 @ 11:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Glow Zone is a traditional event held on the Friday of new student arrival. The dance is held from 9pm-12 in Chandler Ballroom. Glow products are handed out and T-shirts are available for the first 400 students.

Returning students move in 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Tickets
Aug 25 all-day
Guided Woodland Hikes @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm

Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Classes begin (16-week semester & 1st 8-week term) Tickets
Aug 27 all-day