University Calendar

Kwanzaa Celebration @ UMW Chandler Ballroom, UC Tickets
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Black Student Association

As a means of unifying the African and African-American communities, Dr. Maulana Karenga established Kwanzaa, a non-religious holiday celebrating and honoring African culture and heritage throughout the world. A seven-day celebration, Kwanzaa features candle lighting, pouring of libations, and the culminating feast and gift giving. Please join us as we partake in the activities and rituals of Kwanzaa and enjoy a feast together.

Passover Seder @ UMW Chandler Ballroom, UC Tickets
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
Passover Seder @ UMW Chandler Ballroom, UC

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Student Association/Hillel

Passover is the Jewish celebratory feast that honors the emancipation of Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Traditionally, Jewish families gather on the first few nights of Passover for dinner and the Seder ritual, in which a family or community retells the story of the liberation.

Take Back the Night @ Lee Hall Patio/Stage Tickets
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm
Take Back the Night @ Lee Hall Patio/Stage

On the evening of Tuesday April 21st, 2020, UMW will Take Back the Night! We are planning to bring the campus together for an evening of empowerment and healing, rising up against sexual violence through voice and performance. The event will include inspirational speakers, candle lighting and performances. This is a free event open to all members of the UMW community and the Fredericksburg community. If you are interested in speaking at the event please contact Eve Kagan (Talley Center for Counseling Services) at