University Calendar

Honor Convocation Tickets
Aug 23 all-day
Geography Department Open House @ Monroe Hall 319-320 Tickets
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

UMW has the best Geography Department in Virginia; come see what Geography majors study and what they do after graduation (hint: we do not memorize state capitals!). Learn about Geographic Information Science (GISc) and how it might leverage your major into a career. We also offer a Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis, that can be completed in your fifth year at UWM. Ours is a small, friendly department that will help you succeed. Find out why we are not your average geography program…

Honor Convocation! @ Anderson Center Tickets
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Returning students move in 8:00 am – 12:00 noon Tickets
Aug 24 all-day
Classes begin (16-week semester & 1st 8-week term) Tickets
Aug 26 all-day
Aug 26 – Aug 27 all-day

August 26 & 27 at 5:30 pm
duPont Hall on College Avenue at Thornton Street
Registration in duPont 316

Prepare a full song from the musical theatre and bring music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. No acapella singing or recorded music will be allowed.

Fun Home
music by Jeanine Tesori
book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Performances November 7-24
Rehearsals August 30-November 6

The journey to adulthood is a road of peaks and valleys. All of us share the experience of what it means to grow up in an uncertain world, to search and stumble along the way, and to forge our way to a meaningful future. In a refreshingly honest, gorgeously conceived, and exceptionally innovative musical based on Alison Bechdel’s heartbreaking graphic memoir, Fun Home reminds us of the life-affirming joy that comes from facing our fears to become the person we were meant to be.

Fun Home is a sophisticated musical in which Bechdel remembers pivotal moments of her life including the awakening of her sexuality, a challenging relationship with her parents, and the unexpected death of her father. The musical follows closely best-selling memoir of the same name.

Small Alison, between 8-10 years old
Small Alison is Alison Bechdel as a child and is strong-willed, opinionated, and determined to forge her own path. Her intelligence, confidence, and insight are apparent as she struggles to discover a vocabulary to define herself. Requires a strong singer who can transition smoothly from speech to song with a range from B to B and the facility to learn and master choreography.

Christian Bechdel, between 10-15 years old
Christian is Alison Bechdel’s older brother, the oldest of the three siblings. He leads his sister and brother and is sometimes in conflict with Small Alison. Requires singing ability with a good sense of harmony and pitch and the facility to learn and master choreography.

John Bechdel, between 6-9 years old
John is Alison’s younger brother. He is filled with energy and imagination and adores his siblings. Requires singing ability with a good sense of harmony and pitch and the facility to learn and master choreography.

Classes Start Today! Tickets
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
Blue Print Business Plan @ UMW Center for Economic Development Tickets
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Blue Print Business Plan @ UMW Center for Economic Development

Seminar hosted by University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development. This one day four-hour workshop is presented by the UMWSBDC Eagle Village office. It covers the development of the narrative and financial forecasting portions of the business plan. A workbook will be provided that will take the attendees through a step-by-step approach to creating a business plan. Participants will also receive a comprehensive report on their industry.

Business Plan Narrative @ UMW SBDC Warsaw Tickets
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Business Plan Narrative @ UMW SBDC Warsaw

“How to Create Your Business Plan Narrative Projections” is a one night workshop. Whether you’re just starting your business or you’ve been in business for a while, having a business plan is vital in gauging the success of your business, an important tool to seek financing, or to market your business. At the completion of these workshops you will have the knowledge and tools needed to create your business plan.

Cross Cultural BBQ: MLC Groups @ Ball Circle Tickets
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm
Cross Cultural BBQ: MLC Groups @ Ball Circle

The Cross-Cultural BBQ provides an opportunity for the entire campus community to learn about and become affiliated with the multicultural and social justice student groups at UMW, all while enjoying free entertainment, various foods, appetizers, and drinks related to particular cultures and sub-cultures. This event is sponsored by Students Educating and Empowering for Diversity (SEED) and the James Farmer Multicultural Center. Rain location: Chandler Ballroom