A Message from the UMW President

Dear UMW Neighbor, Greetings from the University where we are welcoming our students and faculty back to a new semester and a new year. So much is going on at UMW that you can read about here, but I wanted to highlight a few items. This year, we will celebrate our distinguished former professor, the Civil Rights leader, James Farmer, and how we can live up to his legacy in our own lives. January 12th would have been Dr. Farmer’s 100th birthday and we will have lectures, events, and celebrations through the spring semester and into the fall. As you’ve likely noticed, we have a number of renovation and building projects, including the recently completed parking lot at the Battlefield Athletic Complex. I am also proud that UMW was recently recognized as a 2019 Great Colleges to Work For in a recent national survey. Our excellent faculty and staff live and work in the wonderful Fredericksburg community and we are grateful for how well we are all welcomed here. As always, we invite … [Read more...]