University description (as per official university website)
About the University of Mary Washington
Studying on the UMW Fredericksburg campus
Welcome to the University of Mary Washington. Here you will link a deeply held tradition that traces back to the founders of the Republic with the leading edge of pedagogy and research.
Study the ideas of Washington and Monroe in the morning, and see them put into practice in the afternoon in Washington, D.C., or the statehouse in Richmond. Participate in an archaeological dig on one of our many active historical sites and then map the findings with the latest GIS techniques.
We combine one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the country with a graduate and professional school that understands education with consequence. Check Fast Facts for details about our history, student populations, rankings, faculty, and academic programs.
Eagle Village is a pedestrian-friendly residential and retail mixed-use village for townspeople, students and faculty to shop, live, work and enjoy entertaining facilities, all within a sustainable “green” urban setting.
The Anderson Center, currently under construction, is a two-story facility designed to provide seating for more than 2,700 people for convocation events and approximately 2,000 spectators for athletic events. Scheduled to open fall semester 2011, the center is amed for President Emeritus William M. Anderson Jr., who dedicated 23 years to UMW. The facility will accommodate larger audiences for university events and will provide an inclement weather location for the many outdoor programs planned throughout the academic year.
Monroe Hall is currently under renovation with opening scheduled for 2010.
UMW Dahlgren Campus, slated to open in 2012, will serve as an anchor for development of educational and research partnerships between NSF Dahlgren, the business community and state higher education institutions.