UMW Eagle Essentials - January 2009
University of Mary Washington's handbook for incoming students in the Spring 2009 semester.
EAGLE essentials Ja nua r y 2009 January 2009 Edition (Also available in alternate formats) Copyright: Rector and Visitors of the University of Mary Washington Credits: UMW Office of University Relations and Communications Photographers: Richard Anderson; Ian Bradshaw; Doug Buerlein; Andrew Deci '06; T. Logan Metesh '10; AJ Newell; Clint Often; Karen Pearlman '00; Lynda Richardson '81; Jerry Slezak 1 CONTENTS 5 6 7 8 9 11 11 13 14 15 15 15 Welcome to UMW! Calendar with Red-Letter Dates Contacts Eaglelink Portal EagleOne Card Technology Academics First Academic Planning and Advising First-Year Seminar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) New General Education Requirements Simpson Library Student Transition Program Tutoring and Study Skills Business Matters Banking Bookstore Copy Center Financial Aid PostOffice Student Accounts Campus Dining and Housing Application and Contract for Residential Students FAQ Life at UMW Athletes Commuting Students Disability Services FAQ Great Events Healthy U Campus Recreation Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Health Center International Academic Services Honor System, Judicial Affairs, and Community Responsibility Orientation Orientation Schedule Directions to Campus Essential Information Avoid the Move-In Blues Parents and Families UMW Glossary: EagleSpeak UMW Fredericksburg Campus Map 17 17 18 18 18 19 21 22 28 29 29 30 31 32 32 32 33 34 35 37 37 38 39 41 47 49 2 WELCOME TO UMW Calendar with Red-Letter Dates Contacts in this section EagleOne Card Eaglelink Portal Technology 3 WELCOME TO UMW! ongratulations on your decision to join the University of Mary Washington community. We are delighted that you have chosen UMW and look forward to your arrival in January 2009. This book is designed to ease your transition during the next several months. A checklist of important, time-sensitive information follows as a guide for submitting the requested forms. Please pay close attention to the deadlines! On November 12, 2008, your NetID and password will be available online. Important updates to the information in this book will be posted throughout the next few months in the Eaglelink Portal at eaglelink.umw.edu. There you will beabletoaccessyourUMWemail,find academic advising information, register for classes, and learn more about UMW. This book is also available online at www.umw.edu/EagleEssentials. C cess to ot have ac n If you do r... a compute return r that you We prefe orms by ompleted f your c t have you do no email. If puter and s to a com f forms acces pies o d paper co nee e call the cts, pleas and contra and return iate office appropr ation to ted inform the reques tment. that depar 4 Calendar Red-Letter Dates A ll forms to become a UMW student can be completed and submitted by email with one exception: Section 1 of your Health History should be typed and submitted by email, then the entire History should be printed along with the UMW Immunization Record that must be signed by your health-care provider. After the forms are completed and SIGNED, please mail or fax them to the UMW Health Center. An envelope is included in the back of this book for your convenience. R: REMINDE Check the ortal at Eaglelink P mw.edu eaglelink.u often for updates! CHECKLIST: DEADLINES: Please note that University offices are closed on January 1-2, 2009. Net ID Available Online November 12 Application for Housing Accommodation to Disability Services December 3 New Student Questionnaire January 5 Foreign Language Testing January 5 Final Grades or Transcripts January 7 Move-in Day and Orientation January 8 NCAA Intercollegiate Athletic Forms January 12 Scholarship Information Form January 15 Health History, Tuberculosis Screening, Immunization Record forms February 1 ACADEMIC CALENDAR New Student Course Registration Schedule Adjustment (drop/add period) *Residence Halls Open (new students) Residence Halls Open (returning students) Classes Begin Last Day to Add Courses Course-Drop Deadline (without penalty) Spring Break Advising Period Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline Advance Registration Classes End/Last Day to Withdraw from UMW Reading Days Final Exams Commencement *Residence Halls Closed SPRING 2009 December 15 � 16 January 5 � 16 January 8 January 11 January 12 January 16 January 30 *February 27 (5 p.m.) - March 8 March 9-20 March 13 March 23 - April 3 April 24 April 25-26 April 27-May 1 *May 9 February 27 (9 p.m.) - March 8 (2 p.m.) May 3 (except for graduates) May 10 (for graduates) 5 Contacts Q uestions regarding the contents of this book or any other areas of the University should be directed to thefollowingoffices. Office General Information Academic Services Admissions Athletics Bookstore Business Services Campus Recreation Career Services Copy Center Counseling and Psychological Services Dining Services Disability Services EagleOne ID Center Family Weekend Financial Aid Health Center Help Desk International Academic Services Libraries Multicultural Center PostOffice Public Safety Registrar Residence Life Speaking Center Student Accounts Student Activities & Community Services Student Employment Study Skills Tutoring University Hotline University Police Emergency Writing Center (Area code 540) 654-1000 654-1010 654-2000 654-1039 654-1017 654-1009 654-1189 654-1022 654-1935 654-1053 654-1029 654-1266 654-1005 654-1055 654-2468 654-1040/1077 654 -2255 654-1870 654-1125 654-1044/1782 654-1049 654-1097 654-1063 654-1058/1527 654-1347 654-1289 or 1250 654-1061 654-2468 or 1685 654-1010 654-1010 654-2424 654-1025 777 654-1036 Phone/Fax Website www.umw.edu www.umw.edu/cas/acservices www.umw.edu/admissions www.umw.edu/athletics/staff www.umw.edu/bookstore www.umw.edu/business_services www.umw.edu/recreation www.umw.edu/careerservices www.umw.edu/copies www.umw.edu/cas/psychservices www.umwdining.com www.umw.edu/disability www.umw.edu/eagleone www.umw.edu/cas/familyweekend www.umw.edu/financialaid www.umw.edu/cas/healthcenter www.umw.edu/technology www.umw.edu/international www.umw.edu/library www.umw.edu/multicultural www.umw.edu/mail www.umw.edu/publicsafety www.umw.edu/registrar www.umw.edu/cas/residencelife www.umw.edu/cas/speaking www.umw.edu/studentaccounts www.umw.edu/osacs www.umw.edu/financialaid/student_employment www.umw.edu/cas/acservices/services/study www.umw.edu/cas/acservices/services/tutoring www.umw.edu/police From on-campus phones only www.umw.edu/cas/writing 6 Eaglelink Portal T he Eaglelink Portal is your way to stay connected with what's happeningatUMW.Thechartbelowillustrateswheretofind specificinformationintheEaglelinkPortal. Regul arl the Ea y accessin g gle at eag link Portal le edu to link.umw. annou check for nceme essen nts is tial. University Life Athletics Activities and Clubs EagleOne ID Card Fitness Center Honor Council Mailbox Combination Meal Plan Room Assignment Eaglelink Home Announcements Important Dates Important Links Downloadable Forms UMW Alert Program Update Personal Information Vehicle Registration Accounts and Financial Aid Account Balance E-Bill Addresses Financial Aid Awards Academics Academic Catalog Faculty Advisor Course Registration Transcripts Grades 7 EagleOne Card our official UMW identification card is called the EagleOne card. Stop by the EagleOne Card Center in Woodard Campus Center to have your gle D. Ea Sam photo taken and receive your card, or ent Stud submit a photo online (in the required format), and receive your card when X XX XXXX XXXX you check in during Orientation in January. XXXX X Visit eaglelink.umw.edu for more details. The card has myriad uses on campus and should be carried at all times to... gainaccesstoyourresidencehall,thefitnesscenter,gym, and numerous campus events borrow books from the Simpson Library use in the campus dining facilities and check meal plan and balance information use as a debit card to your EagleOne account (activated with an initial deposit of $25 or more) n for purchases at the UMW Bookstore, Copy Center, Post Office,HealthCenter,KleinTheatre,Seacobeck,Eagle's Nest, EagleExpress Cart, and University Tennis Center n in vending machines for snacks, drinks, and laundry n for public copiers and printing at campus computer labs n for participating off-campus merchants Y WING TIPS If you lose your card... All lost cards should be invalidated immediately by deactivating the card online or reporting the loss in person at the EagleOne Card Center during regular business hours. On evenings and weekends, you may report a loss at the UMW Police Office. Replacement cards are available for a fee at the EagleOne Card Center. Funds can be added to your account 24/7 online (eagleone.umw.edu), bymail,attheOfficeofStudentAccountsinGeorge Washington Hall, or at the EagleOne Card Center. With the EagleOne card, you won't need to carry cash, write checks, or use a bank credit card anywhere that you see this logo: 8 Technology N early all students bring their own computers to campus, and new students are encouraged to bring laptop computers to take advantage of their mobility. UMW has a wireless network in academic buildings, the Simpson Library, Woodard Campus Center, Seacobeck Dining Hall, and common areas in residence halls. In addition, more than 24 computer labs are located throughout campus in academic buildings, equipped with both PC and Macintosh computers and printers, and available at scheduled times for student use. WING TIPS When do I get a UMW email account? Each year, the Department of Information Technologies (DoIT) assemblesrecommendedconfigurationsforvarioustypesofpersonal computers, and this information is posted in the Eaglelink Portal. Visit the UMW Bookstore website at www.umw.edu/bookstore forlinkstovendorswithapprovedcomputerconfigurations. The University relies on the network, the Eaglelink Portal, campus mail,andemailtonotifystudentsofofficialcommunications such as deadlines, policies, announcements, and other critical information. Professors communicate with students electronically and use the University network for instructional purposes. On move-in day, support teams will be available in the residence halls to assist you with connecting to the UMW network. After that and throughout the academic year, you may call the UMW Help Desk at extension 2255 to have your questions answered. The University is not equipped to provide hardware repair services for student computers, but will provide a list of manufacturercertifiedcomputerrepairspecialistsintheFredericksburgarea. You will be issued a network identifier (NetID) and a temporary password that will enable you to use the UMW network beginning November 12, 2008. You may find your NetID by going to www.umw.edu/ technology/network/ netid_password and following the step-by-step instructions found there. Viruses, Worms, and Spam... All computers on the UMW network are required to have anti-virus software and current security updates installed on their operating systems (such as Windows). UMW provides anti-virus software free of charge, and you can use your log-in credentials to download your copy. Check the Eaglelink Portal for details. We recommend that you remove any previously installed antivirus programs on your computer and install the version provided by UMW before bringing your computer to campus. 9 ACADEMICS FIRST Academic Planning and Advising in this section First-Year Seminar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) New General Education Requirements Simpson Library Tutoring and Study Skills 10 Academic Planning Launch your first year at UMW by taking the following steps. Complete the New Student Questionnaire found in your UMW email by January 5, 2009, to help us select an appropriate academic advisor for you. Request official copies of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), dual enrollment, and/or transcripts of any college transfer creditbesenttotheUMWOfficeoftheRegistrarimmediately. The UMW CEEB code is 5398. Check the "Registration Tools" channel in the Eaglelink Portal to review your student record for any AP, IB, Cambridge, CLEP, dual enrollment, and/or college transfer credit that has been received andprocessedbytheOfficeoftheRegistrar. Read the Freshman or Transfer Academic Planning Guide found at www.umw.edu/publications/apg_fburg_freshman or www.umw.edu/publications/apg_fburg_transfer for general information,coursesspecificallyrecommendedfornewstudents, and a step-by-step guide that will assist you with the registration process and planning your spring courses. Use the Course Scheduling Worksheet and the New Student Course Registration Request Form found in these guides to assist you when you register for spring classes. The Dictionary of Academic Regulations found at www.umw.edu/ publications/dictionary_ar_fburg may also be helpful as you plan for your academic experience at UMW. The Inside Scoop , T ake classes that you are intere sted in not what your parent s are intere sted in. � Sang-M in Y oon '07 Put your alarm clock acros s the room so you have to get out of bed. Even missi ng one class can make the cours e hard. � Maggi e Kelley � 08 Advising n addition to the above-noted resources, the Academic Services staff will assist you by phone and by email as you make your initial course selection and through the registration process December 15-16. Before you come to orientation, you will be assigned your faculty academic advisor. This faculty member will meet with you individually during orientationandthroughoutyourfirstyearandwillserveasyouracademic advisor until you declare your major. I First-Year Seminar T professors won't look he over your shoulder or make sure that you're doing the work, but they will become your friends � don't be afraid to stop by during office hours just to say hi. � Joshua Rutherford '07 Classes here at Mary Wash are challenging compa red to what I hear from other schools . The upside is that class sizes are always small, which I like - more chance s to ask questi ons and get to know the profess ors. � Alyssa Lee '08 irst-Year Seminar courses introduce students to the pursuit of intellectual inquiry. Seminars are designed to be lively and engaging, and to provide an opportunity to interact with outstanding faculty members while exploring nontraditional topics in nontraditional ways. One first-year seminar is now required as part of the new general education program, which took effect starting fall 2008. While transfer students are not required tocompleteafirst-yearseminar,thosetransferringinwithfewerthan30collegecreditsmaytakeafirst-year seminarasanelective,ifdesired.Specifictopicswillvaryfromcoursetocourse,butallwillinclude n college as you imagined it: a life of the mind taught by great faculty n small classes, capped at 15 students each n active, discussion-based formats n exploration of primary texts rather than textbooks n critical examination of the literature n development of writing and speaking skills F 11 Claudia Emerson Frequently Asked Questions My advisor is not in my major department. Does that matter? No. For your freshman year, your academic advisor is typically assigned based on the academic interests that you expressed on your New Student Questionnaire. When you declare your academic major, you will be reassigned an advisor within your major. All faculty members have been trained to advise you in schedulingandfulfillinggeneral education requirements. If your advisor is unable to answer your questions, you may talk tosomeoneintheOfficeof Academic Services in George Washington Hall. I didn't get into any classes for my major. What do I do? Majors are designed to be completed in less than four years,givingfirst-yearstudents time to work on their general educationrequirementsfirst. Electives � courses that you decide to take to pursue personal interests and goals � also are a part of the degree program. Even if a particular course on your schedule doesn't meet a general education or major requirement, it will serve as one of your elective credits. In certain programs where it is important to get started in a few major courses right away (such as biology or chemistry) there will be opportunities during orientation for you to adjust your schedule in order to be sure that you are in the necessary courses. If you are still concerned that you may be behind in your anticipated major requirements, then make sure to discuss your concerns with your advisor during the orientation time set aside for individual advising meetings. Professor of English and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet I need help with my class. What can I do? No matter how rigorous your high schoolwas,itisnotunusualtofind the demands of full-time university study to bequitechallenging.Ifyouarehavingdifficultywithaclass, you'renotalone.Yourfirststepshouldbetotalkaboutyourproblems withyourprofessor.AllUMWprofessorskeepofficehoursandmost also take appointments if their hours are not convenient to you. Most important, they are there to help their students and are always willing to listen. If you require help in a certain area, you can apply for freetutoring,academicworkshops,oradvisingthroughtheOfficeof Academic Services. Dates for Tutoring and Study Skill sessions will be posted on the Academic Services web page. If I want to change my schedule, how do I do this? There will be a schedule adjustment period and drop/ add between January 5 and 16, during which you may change your schedule electronically in the Eaglelink Portal. Once the add period has ended, you may continue to drop courses until 5 p.m. on January 30. I want to change my major. Is that OK? Don't worry! Students often change majors during their college careers. General education and elective courses willexposeyoutomanyfieldsof studythatwillhelpyoufindan interest to pursue as a major. When will I register for spring classes? Registration will be online on December 15 and 16. Students are welcome to make an appointment between December 8 and December 16 for advising and schedule planning with a member of the Academic Services staff. Students can call 540/654-1010 or come to the officeinGW203tomakethe appointment. Walk-in requests will be honored as time permits. Are there any offices on campus that can help me with my papers or presentations? At the Writing Center, tutors will work with you to review a writing assignment's requirements and address your concerns about your papers. Tutors ask questions designed to help you to discover writing difficultiesandwhatyoucan do to correct the problems. The Speaking Center will help you develop effective presentation and public speaking skills. Speaking Center consultants are also available to videotape a practice presentation and to provide feedback. What classes can I take pass/fail? You may take elective courses pass/fail. One course per semester may be taken pass/ fail, up to a maximum of eight pass/fail courses total. Courses fulfillingmajororgeneral education requirements may not be taken pass/fail. The only exception is the experiential learning requirement, where a pass/fail internship might count (depending on the policies of the department sponsoring the internship). 12 New General Education Requirements A fter careful and intensive study, the faculty developed a new set of general education requirements that took effect in the fall 2008 semester. General Education is the foundation of a liberal arts and sciences education and is designed to cultivate the skills, knowledge, and habitsofmindthatareessentialineveryfieldofstudyandwhichenablegraduatestomakeeffective decisions as citizens of a rapidly changing, richly diverse, and increasingly interconnected world. The new requirements are designed to put the liberal arts in a more contemporary context, and to provide studentswithmaximumflexibilityinthewaythattherequirementsmaybemet.Forcompletedetails, students should see the 2008-2009 College of Arts and Sciences Academic Catalog, which will be available online via the Eaglelink Portal. A brief sketch of the new requirements appears below. Summary of n n n n n n n n n n the New General Education Requirements First-Year Seminar (one course � transfer students are not required to take this course) Quantitative Reasoning (two courses) Natural Science (two-course sequence; at least one course with a lab) Human Experience and Society (two courses from two separate disciplines) Arts, Literature, and Performance (two courses; one exploring the process for creating artistic work, the other course focusing on appreciation and interpretation of artistic works) Global Inquiry (one course) Language (intermediate competency in a second language) Experiential Learning (one faculty-supervised experience) Writing Intensive Requirement (four courses designated WI) Speaking Intensive Requirement (two courses designated SI) 13 Simpson Library C onveniently located on Campus Walk, Simpson Library provides a skilled staff to help with research. It gives access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of UMW students and faculty � whether for information, education, or even recreation. Your library has in excess of 350,000 volumes, links to more than 22,000 electronic journals, and furnishes a wide array of databases. Stop by the "Comfort Zone" with its open-exchange collection of "Just for Fun" books, comfortable chairs, and casual atmosphere that invite conversation and relaxation. A full list of offerings and services can be found on the Library's extensive website at www. umw.edu/library. a visit! library for he Come by t urs are: mester ho Regular se t to midnigh ay 8 a.m. ursd p.m. Monday-Th 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. to 5 idnight Saturday noon to m Sunday Tutoring and Study Skills eer tutors are provided by appointment for almost every lower-level course, and walk-in tutoring is available for both chemistry and math courses. UMW faculty-recommended websites with lessons, quizzes, and tips for your various courses of study can be found at www.umw.edu/cas/acservices/ services/tutoring. From Folly to Focus: Studying for Success! is a workshop series developed and presented by students, for students. The following topics are presented twice each semester: note-taking and reading strategies, time management, test preparation and taking, paper preparation, and how to manage studies in and after class. Links to similar information via lessons, exercises, and tips can be found at www.umw.edu/cas/acservices/ services/study. P 14 BUSINESS MATTERS Banking Bookstore in this section Copy Center Financial Aid PostOffice Student Accounts 15 Banking T here is an ATM in Woodard Campus Center operated by Virginia Credit Union (VACU). Students interestedinopeningVACUaccountsmayfindithelpfultomakearrangementsbeforeschoolstarts. Membership applications are available by calling VACU's member services department at (800) 323-6800 or from the VACU website at www.vacu.org. Banks in the Fredericksburg area include the following (all area codes are 540): BB&T Carter Bank & Trust PeoplesCommunityBank PNC Bank Second Bank & Trust SunTrust Bank Union Bank & Trust Virginia Credit Union Wachovia 400 George Street 1204 Bragg Road 175KingsHighway 2403 Fall Hill Avenue 1016 Charles Street 3557 Plank Road 2811 Fall Hill Avenue 2150 Gordon W. Shelton Boulevard 4109 Plank Road 899-5500 373-0654 371-6889 899-3200 898-1110 899-5630 372-7760 899-4466 786-9485 WING TIPS oks rder textbo O online at .edu/ www.umw bookstore T Bookstore he Bookstore carries all of the textbooks (both new and used), computer supplies, and related instructional materials required for courses at UMW. It has a large selection of general reading books (including current novels, classics, and recommended outside reading), school supplies, clothing, gifts, UMW memorabilia, and convenience items. The Bookstore also sells computer software at academically discounted prices. UMW does not sell computers directly, but you may order computers that meet the necessary acceptable standards through the Bookstore website. When you purchase books from the UMW Bookstore, you can take comfort knowing that you have purchased the correct textbooks for your courses. You won't have to worry about when your books will arrive, there are no shipping costs, and you may return a book without waiting for a refund or paying return shipping charges. Moreover, because the Bookstore is owned and operated by UMW, allprofitsgotowardtheenrichmentofyourlifeherebysupporting Student Life programs, intramural sports, recreational activities, and repair and maintenance of nonacademic buildings and grounds. Thecostforbooksandrelatedmaterialsfortheentirefirstyear is estimated to be approximately $950. The Bookstore accepts MasterCard, VISA, and EagleOne dollars. Textbook Return Policy � Any textbook purchased for the current semester may be exchanged or refunded during the course-add period provided the book is in the condition it was when purchased and is accompanied by a UMW Bookstore cash register receipt. Returns will be accepted through the initial course-drop period only when accompanied by an authorized drop slip or a copy of your course schedule with the current date on it and your student ID. No refunds or exchanges will be considered without a UMW Bookstore cash register receipt. At the end of each academic semester, UMW conducts book "buybacks" to purchase used books and grow the availability of the used-book inventory. Need to purchase software? The UMW Bookstore offers Microsoft Office Pro Plus for both PCs and Macs at significant academic discounts. 16 work! Center to opy Put the C rs are: ester hou m Regular se ester: 7 p.m. Spring Sem y 8 a.m.ursda .m. Monday-Th 8 a.m.-5 p Friday emesters: .m. Summer S 8 a.m.-5 p y ida Monday-Fr F Copy Center or a nominal fee, you may take care of all your personal copying and printing needs and send or receive faxes at the UMW Copy Center, located in the basement of Seacobeck Hall. Options include transparencies, laminations, specialty paper, personalized stationery, binding, labeling, shredding, inserting, collating, and scanning, as well as digital photo processing. Financial Aid T heOfficeofFinancialAidadministersavarietyofUMW Foundation scholarship programs. To be considered for all scholarships, you must complete and submit the Scholarship InformationFormavailableintheEaglelinkPortaltotheOfficeof Financial Aid by January 15, 2009. Most of these scholarships are needbased and also require you to complete the FAFSA by the published dates.RecipientsofUMWFoundationscholarshipsarenotifiedinJuly. Most scholarships are not automatically renewable and require a new Scholarship Information Form every year. TheOfficeofFinancialAidcommunicateswithyouthroughUMW email, campus mail, and online. For all forms, special scholarship opportunities,studentemploymentspecifics,andthemostup-to-date information, visit the Financial Aid website. Parent and student loans will not appear on tuition bills, nor will other financialaid,ifyourfileisincomplete.Ifyourequestedaloanthrough theOfficeofFinancialAidandcompletedtheappropriatepaperwork, you may deduct the amount of your loan from the bill and pay the remaining balance. Be sure to subtract any fees associated with parent and alternative loans to determine the net amount you should deduct from the bill. Student workers must present appropriate work eligibility documents before starting their jobs. Check the Financial Aid website for acceptable documents. Student employment earnings are paid directly to students and are not applied to their accounts. Post Office T : Access your mailbox .- midnight Monday-Friday 8 a.m 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday noon-midnight Sunday Window services: up) (including parcel pick m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday |0 a. 17 hecampuspostofficeisafull-service postal center. All residential and commuting students will be assigned a mailboxtobeusedforofficialmailfromUMW and for personal mail, including magazines, newspapers, packages, and accountable mail needing a signature. You may retrieve your mailbox information, including your combination, on the campus Banner system, accessible through the Eaglelink Portal. You will keep the same mailbox as long as you reside on campus; if you move off campus, you will be issued a new mailbox. Due to space limitations, all students share an assigned mailbox. Check your mail carefully before opening or removing it. Please be considerate of your box-mate's mail, placing it back in the box each time you check. Packages are not delivered to the residence halls. UPS, FedEx, and otherservicesdeliverdirectlytothecampuspostoffice,whichwill sendyouanemailnoticeandapackagenotificationslipinyour assigned mailbox when a package has arrived. To retrieve your package,presentyourEagleOnecardandpackagenotificationslip at the service window. Packages received before January 5, 2009, will be refused due to limited space. Lofts and bikes are to be delivered with your name to: UMW Physical Plant, Attention: Central Storeroom, Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401. It is your responsibility to make arrangements to pick up packages from the Storeroom by calling (540) 654-1149. Note: All full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students (except forBLS),residentialandcommuting,receiveofficialUniversity communications and critical information in their assigned oncampuspostofficeboxinadditiontotheUMWnetwork,Eaglelink Portal, and email. It is important to check your mailbox regularly. WING TIPS Advise those writing to you to use the following format: Your Full Name University of Mary Washington UMW Box xxxx (assigned number) 1701 College Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4661 Student Accounts E verything you need to know about current tuition and fees, room and board, payment options, due dates, and more can be found at www.umw.edu/studentaccounts. This semester, freshman and transfer tuition bills will be sent to your UMW email address after you have registered for classes. Through Eaglelink, you may add as many as two additional email addresses to receive copiesofalle-bills.Afteryourfirstsemester,thebillingscheduleconsistsoffallsemesterbillsbeingemailed duringthefirsttwoweeksofJuly,andthespringsemesterbillsbeingemailedduringthefirsttwoweeksof November. All new charges or unpaid account balances will be billed periodically throughout the semester. Accountsnotcoveredbyfinancialaid,prepaidtuitionprograms,orbytheinstallmentpaymentplanaredueby thedatespecifiedonthebill(typicallymid-Augustforthefallsemesterandmid-Decemberforthespring). You may pay your account with cash, a cashier's check, money order, personal check, or credit card. When paying with a credit card, you must make your payment through Nelnet's e-cashier on the UMW Student Accounts website. There is a convenience fee paid to Nelnet for credit card payments. Your payment can be mailed to the processing center along with the payment coupon; send to University of Mary Washington, P.O. Box 37084, Baltimore, MD 21297-3084. Payments sent by express mail or without the paymentcouponshouldbemaileddirectlytotheUMWCashier'sOffice.Youmaymakepaymentsinperson at George Washington Hall, Room 111. If your account is not paid on time, UMW may charge late fees, place a hold on your account, and cancel course registration. Grants, loans, and scholarships are credited to student accounts in the order that UMW receives them. Accounts are reviewed weekly to identify overpayments in order to issue refunds. Refunds are mailed to the student's UMW campus mailboxe during the academic year and to the student's home address when school is not in session. 18 CAMPUS DINING AND HOUSING Application and Contract for Residential Students Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in this section 19 Application and Contract for Residential Students T he education you receive at UMW extends beyond the classroom into the residence halls, where you will meet people whose lifestyles, backgrounds, personalities, and values may be different from your own. You have a unique opportunity to grow and learn about yourself and others through new and important friendships, and you'll share the good and the difficulttimeswithstudentsfacingmanyofthesamechallenges. UMW's goal is to provide a living-learning environment that offers support, fosters academic achievement and personal development, and provides a sense of community to all its members. Complete the application/contract (found under the University Life tab on the Eaglelink Portal) after submitting your admission deposit. (No additional housing deposit is required for new students.) When submitted online, this contract becomes a binding agreement between you and the University for the remainder of the academic year. No housing assignment will be made without a completed Housing and Dining Services Contractrecordonfile. Read caref ully the contents o f the official H ousing and Dining Services Contract, then submit it through the Eaglelin k Portal a t eaglelink.u mw.edu. StudentsjoiningtheresidentialcommunityforSpring2009willbenotifiedoftheirhousingassignmentsin DecemberaftertheendoftheFall2008term.NotificationswillbemadeviatheEaglelinkPortal. 20 Frequently Asked Questions ... About Housing When is move-in? Move-in for new incoming students is Thursday, January 8, 2009 beginning at 8 a.m. All new students should check inattheResidenceLifeOffice in Marye House. Early arrivals will not be permitted except in connection with a University activity, nor may personal belongings be moved in early. Please plan accordingly. If you need to arrive in the Fredericksburg area early, you should make arrangements at a local hotel. A schedule of the openings and closings of residence halls for the entire academic year can be found in the Eaglelink Portal. What are community standards? Community standards are rules and regulations relating to visitation, quiet hours, or any other issue that affects everyone in the community. The community will vote on standards foryourresidencehallatthefirst hall meeting of the semester. May I install a window air conditioning unit in my room if my building does not have A-C? No. Window A-C units are prohibited in the residence halls unless you have received an accommodation through the OfficeofDisabilityServices,in which case you will receive a letter with further details regarding your A-C unit. What are Resident Assistants, and how can they help me? Resident Assistants are specially trained upperclass students who live in the building and assist residents in their adjustment to life at UMW. They can help with everything from work orders and maintenance requests to providing social and educational programming. RAs are available to answer any question a resident might have about life at UMW. May I smoke in my room? No. Smoking is not allowed in any UMW residence halls. Also, while smoking is allowed outside of residence halls, policy requires that smoking take place at least 50 feet away from the buildings at all times. Do all residence halls have elevators? No. Halls that do have elevators are Alvey, Arrington, Marshall, South, and Jefferson. How many roommates will I have? Residence halls have double, triple, and quad rooms, and every student has the same chance of being placed in any of them. Roommates are randomly assigned based on preferences noted on the Housing and Dining Services Contract. I usually just use my cell phone. May I bring it to UMW? Many students on campus have cell phones and many elect to use them for long distance service. Reception in the area and in the campus buildings varies for some service providers. Can I request to have a certain room or certain style bathroom? Unfortunately it is not possible forustohonorspecificrequests for room style, such as a double room, corner room, or suite bathroom. Is there a housekeeping service to clean my room and bathroom? No, but housekeeping does clean hall bathrooms that are sharedbyanentirefloor. What are bathroom facilities like? In some residence halls eachfloorsharesacommon bathroom containing individual toilet stalls and shower stalls. Others have suite-style bathrooms with two bedrooms connected by a shared bathroom. UMW students will attest that both styles have their own unique advantages. 21 Where can I get a fridge for my room? For students entering in January, we recommend that you pick one up at a local store (many "big box" retailers are available in the area) or you can check the kiosks around campus to see if anyone is selling one. Do check the Housing and Dining Services Contract for the maximum allowable size. What is included in my room? Each residence hall is unique, but some standard furnishings include a twin-bed frame and mattress, desk and chair, dresser and closet space for each resident. Rooms are currently equipped for cable television, campus and local phone, and computer network connections for each resident. I have lost my room key. What do I do? Makeanefforttofindyour missing key. If it is not found, report the loss to the UMW Police or the Residence Life Office.Besurealsototellyour RA that you have lost your key. You will be charged for the replacement key. What size sheets should I buy? All resident rooms have twin beds, and many have extralong mattresses. You will not know until move-in whether or not you have an XL mattress, so it is best to buy XL twin sheets or twin sheets with "expanded" or "deep" pockets. Can I request to live in a specific residence hall? Assignments for students coming in January are done on a space available basis. Translation: we're going to assign you where we have space available. If you know someone here and there is space in that room, we'll do our best to accommodate that request. We also do try to accommodate building preferences but aren't always able to do so. Please keep in mind that you need to be a junior or senior (by credits) in order to reside in the UMW apartments. Can I have overnight visitors in the residence halls? Overnight visitation is decided upon by community standards vote. Most communities permit overnight visitors, but check withyourroommatefirst! Should I bring a loft? The choice to purchase a loft is up to you. However, Russell Hall and the UMW Apartments do not permit lofts, so you should not purchase one until you have received your room assignment. If you are housed elsewhere and decide to bring a loft, you may be responsible for removing and storing the bed frame that is provided in the room. Only pre-fabricated, commercially manufactured lofts are permitted. Check the Eaglelink Portal for a list of vendors and manufacturers. Can I have a pet in my room? Only the underwater variety (fish)arepermittedinatank no larger than 20 gallons. Residents found with other animalswillbefinedandgiven 24 hours to remove them from the premises. If an animal is not removed, the University will release it to Fredericksburg AnimalControlandwillfile judicial charges against the resident. I don't think my roommate and I are going to get along. How can I change rooms? We strongly encourage you to make an effort to get to know yourroommate.Youmayfind that you have more in common than you expected. However, should the need to change rooms arise, room changes will beconsideredafterthefirsttwo full weeks of classes during the open room change process. 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UMW partnered with an energy service company in 2005 to implement a number of energy and resource conservation projects. We made some changes,includingnewlights,waterfixtures,andenergymanagementsystems,inbothacademicand residential buildings. In 2007, a student light bulb exchange program was implemented along with education to help students conserve energy while protecting the environment. UMW Recycles! In 2007 the faculty, staff and students at UMW recycled 552.90 tons of material that would have gone to thelandfill.TheUMWRecyclingProgramcurrentlyoffersrecyclingofCorrugatedCardboard,PrinterInk Cartridges, Mixed Paper, Newsprint, Glass, Aluminum and Plastic. Please visit www.umw.edu/recycletofind out more about what you can do. What you can do! Ifyou'regoingtobringadesklamporadditionallightingforyourroom,bringacompactfluorescentbulb instead of a traditional incandescent bulb. Whenever possible, purchase only Energy Star-rated appliances. Start practicing the BIG 3 right now before coming to campus � take shorter showers, turn off your fan/AC when you're not in your room, and turn your computer off when you're not using it. Do your part and recycle. Each residence hall recycles glass, plastic, aluminum, mixed-paper and newsprint. Want to learn more? Please visit www.noresco.com/behavior/umw.htm and www.umw.edu/recycle tofindoutmoreaboutwhat you can do to help with energy reduction and the environment at UMW. 23 Frequently Asked Questions ... About Dining The Restaurants at Seacobeck Hours of Operation: Monday � Thursday Friday Saturday Continental breakfast Brunch Dinner Sunday Continental breakfast Brunch Dinner 7:15 a.m. - 8 p.m. 7:15 a.m. - 7 p.m. 8 - 10 a.m. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. 9:30 - 11 a.m. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 4 - 7 p.m. Where can I eat on campus? There are two dining locations on campus. The Restaurants of Seacobeck have three rooms with various buffet-style menus, specialty items, and cooking stations. The Eagle's Nest is a cafe and coffee shop that includes a deli, pizzeria, grill, and Tex-Mex station. How do I choose a meal plan? UMW Dining offers a variety ofmealplanstailoredtofit any residential or commuting student appetite. First-year dining choices include the Super Meal Plan or the 15 Meal Plan. Upperclass dining choices include several additional options. For a complete list of meal plans, visit www.umwdining.com. What is EagleExpress? EagleExpress is a food cart that can be found along campus walk and at campus events. The cart provides hot and cold drinks, snacks, and ready-to-go food items.You can pay with cash,EagleOne,orflexdollars. Mesa Jake's provides burritos, tacos, and nachos made the way you want them � choose from a varietyoffillingsandtoppings. Grill 155 offers everything from breakfast sandwiches to hamburgers and veggie burgers to chicken sandwiches. Pete's Arena offers pizza whole or by the slice for those late nights studying. Eat it in, or get it all to go. Cyclone Salads provides something healthy and fresh. Make your own creation, choose from 4 different types of lettuce, cheeses, and 12 vegetables, add chicken or ham for variety. 24 The Washington Diner features "The Grill" with all-American standards like hotdogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, fries, veggie burgers, and soy "chicken" patties. It also has a "Hometown" station with favorites from home like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, and more. The South Market features "The Deli" where you can get a sandwich or wrap made to order; "Southwest" with burritos, nachos, and spicyMexicanrice;and"PacificRim"withsweetandsourchicken, Szechuan beef and broccoli, vegetable fried rice, and more. The UMW Bistro offers freshly made pizza, a panini and calzone station, and a pasta-action station. The Eagle's Nest Hours of Operation: Monday � Friday Saturday Sunday Late Nite Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. noon - 11 p.m. 2 - 11 p.m. 11:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Jazzman's Cafe has coffee, tea, and smoothies to keep you going throughout the day, along with freshlybakedspecialtymuffins, scones, and brownies. Smart Market offers packaged sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit cups, drinks, and desserts; all are ready to go and convenient if you're in a hurry and need to be on your way. Stacks Delifixesyoursandwich however you like it � choose your bread, meat, cheese, and toppings! I think I have too few/too many meals each week. How may I change my meal plan? Meal plans may be changed before January 26 by emailing your request to umwbills@ umw.edu. There are price differences between meal plans,whichwillbereflected on your student bill. What are flex dollars? Flex is a meal allowance built into all of the meal plans. Though not realmoney,flexdollarsmay be used as a debit account for making additional food purchases at any UMW dining operation, including catering. Any balance left over in your flexaccountwillrolloverfrom the spring to the fall semester. Unused balances at the end of the spring semester will not be refunded.Ifyourflexdollarsare exhausted before the end of the semester, purchases may be made using EagleOne dollars. What are EagleOne dollars? EagleOne dollars are used justlikeflexdollarsandmay be purchased throughout the academic year at the EagleOneIDCenter,theOffice of Student Accounts, by mail, or online at www.umw.edu/ eagleone. EagleOne dollars may be used at the Restaurants at Seacobeck, the Eagle's Nest, and most other campus locations. Purchases made with EagleOne dollars are subject to Virginia Sales Tax. Unused EagleOne dollars will remain in your account for the duration of your enrollment. How can I get a job at one of the dining facilities? UMW Dining Services employs many students to work within dining and catering services. Apply at Seacobeck or the Eagle's Nest, or call 654-1029. What is a meal allowance? Meal allowances are built into all meal plans, allowing you to eat any meal during specifiedmealzonesatthe Eagle's Nest rather than the Restaurants at Seacobeck. Meal allowance on the Super Meal plan is limited to 15 opportunities during the firstsemesterand25during the second semester. How do the meal plans work? Each dining day is split into three meal zones � breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With most meal plans, only one meal may be used per meal zone. The Super Meal Plan is best for large appetites or student athletes, as it offers unlimited access to "all-you-can-eat" meals at Seacobeck, with a limited number of meals that may be used at the Eagle's Nest. Please note that meals you do not consume during the week do not roll over to the next. How do I use my EagleOne card? Your EagleOne card is your admission ticket to the dining facilities, and you must have it in order to purchase mealsandtouseflexdollars. What's being served? To check the day's or week's menus, visit the dining website at www.umwdining.com. Both vegetarian and vegan menu offerings are available during each meal period. If you are on a restricted diet, contact the General Manager at 654-2230. May I bring a guest for dinner? You are welcome to bring a friend or family member for any meal. Seacobeck Dining Hall guest meal prices are published on the dining website. 25 LIFE AT UMW Athletes Commuting Students in this section Disability Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Great Events Healthy U Campus Recreation Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Health Center International Student Services Honor System, Judicial Affairs, and Community Responsibility 26 Athletes U MW is a member of the NCAA Division III and is renowned as one of the strongest broad-based programs in the nation. Of the 23 sports at UMW, 22 have competed in national championship events, and the Eagles have brought home national titles in four sports. As a charter member of the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC), the Eagles have won the CAC All-Sports Award 11 times in the 16-year history of the conference. UMW also has produced hundreds of All-America selections, as well as countless all-region and all-conference picks. If you are interested in becoming part of the UMW athletics family as an athlete or member of the support staff, and have not been previously contacted, you should immediately call or email the head coach of your sport listed at www.umw.edu/athletics/staff. Because NCAA Division III programs do not give athletic scholarships, open tryouts are held in every sport. As a candidate for a spring and/or winter team, you must register for a 400-level Physical Education Class in your sport(s). To meet athletic eligibility requirements, several mandatory forms must be completed and returned to your coach by January 12, 2009. Access forms at www.umw.edu/athletics/ forms. This information is required prior to participation in any tryout, practice, or game for your sport. No exceptions! In addition, each coach will send you an information package, which may include a questionnaire for your respective sport that must be completed and returned by the dates indicated. 27 Commuting Students Between Classes: Places to study and relax include the Eagle's Nest, Seacobeck, Simpson Library, Trinkle study labs, and the Wash Room. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Services are free to all full-time, degree-seeking students. Overnight Housing: In the eve nt of seve re weather, y ou may contact th e Office o f Residence Life to arr ange for tempo rary overnig ht housing. Health Center: Full-time commuting students may obtain Health Center privilegesbypayingafeeeachsemesterthroughtheOfficeofStudent Accounts. All full-time students, whether commuting or residential, must complete the health history, immunization, and tuberculosis screening form. This form is due to the Health Center no later than February 1, 2009. Please see more information about this form in the Healthy U Health Center section of this book. Lockers: Lockers are available, free of charge, in Woodard Campus CenterbymakingarequestattheOfficeofStudentActivities.Priorityis given to full-time, degree-seeking students. Meal Plans: Commuting students may participate in all meal plans. To enroll,contacttheOfficeofStudentAccounts. Official Notifications:Thecampuspostofficeboxisachannelforofficial communications and critical information from the University. It is your responsibility to check your assigned box regularly for information. Disability Services U MW provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations toqualifiedstudentswithdisabilities.Inordertoreceive accommodations, you must provide professional documentation of a substantially limiting disability and discuss available services with the Director of Disability Services. The director will verify the disability, assist in arranging accommodations, and act as a liaison with faculty. If you need accommodations in your residence hall room, such asairconditioningorvisualfirealarms,youmustfillouttheHousing Accommodations Application, found in the Eaglelink Portal, by December 3, 2008. 28 Frequently Asked Questions How can I get around without a car on campus? � RideFREDforfreewith your student ID throughout the city and to the Spotsylvania Towne Center and Central Park Shopping Center. On weekends, "FRED Express" travels from the campus on a rotatinghour schedule printed in the campus directory, which you will receive on move-in day. FRED stops just inside the main gates of UMW and on College Avenue in front of Seacobeck Hall. � Walkdowntownandtothe Fredericksburg Park and Shop Shopping Center. � Rideyourbike. � Checkoutthe"Rides Wanted/Needed" bulletin board in Woodard Campus Center and share rides. � UsetheGreyhoundbus station and local rail station that are just minutes from campus. Apply for student-advantage discount cards through Amtrak. Ride the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., for less expensive weekday fares. For more information, visit www.vre.org. � Airportswithina75-mile radius include Richmond, Reagan, Dulles, and BWI. � Makeyourholidaytravel plans in advance! How can I get involved in promoting diversity on campus? UMW values and celebrates diversity. The James Farmer Multicultural Center sponsors a Human Rights Lecture Series and a Cultural Awareness Series that bring nationally prominent writers and speakers to campus. In addition, many student organizations focus on celebrating multicultural awareness. You may choose to join such groups as the Black Student Association (BSA), People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities (PRISM), Women of Color (WOC), Islamic Student Association (ISA), Asian Student Association (ASA), Spanish and Latin American Student Association (SALSA), Brothers of a New Direction (BOND), Voices of Praise Gospel Choir, Students Educating and Empowering for Diversity (SEED), campus ministries, and others. What does UMW offer as weekend entertainment for students? Every weekend is different! Late-night Friday programming features everything from "drivein" movies on Ball Circle to themed dances and barbecues. Many clubs and organizations plan weekend events, host speakers, and offer fun activities. Class Council organizes annual events and school dances. Giant Productions brings bands and comedians to campus, and Cheap Seats Cinema shows recently released blockbuster movies for $1. There are a multitude of outdoor and indoor athletic competitions with free admission. For more information about what's going on, check out the Student Activities in the Eaglelink Portal. Where may I worship? In addition to Fredericksburg-area houses of worship, several campus ministries offer fellowship and activities to support students' spiritual growth. Baptist Student Union firstname.lastname@example.org Campus Christian Community email@example.com (Episcopalian, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist) Catholic Campus Ministry Christ Lutheran Campus Ministry members.cox.net/umw_ccm firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Fellowship of Christian Athletes What is Club Carnival? Lookingtofindoutwhat UMW's clubs have planned for the upcoming semester? Come to Club Carnival and meet the leaders of our 100+ student organizations! Wednesday, January 14 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Great Hall. Grace Campus Ministries www.gracechurchoffredericksburg.com/gcm firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.uuffva.org Hillel (Jewish Culture) Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Islamic Association Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 29 Great Events on Campus that No Student Should Miss Athletic events Homecoming events and games Devil Goat Day '80s Dance West Fest Victorian Ball Multicultural Fair Powder Puff Football Foam Dance Sadie Hawkins Dance Late Nite in the Nest Plays Concerts Comedians Lecture series Club Carnival Cheap Seats Cinema Barbecues Taste of Asia Mr. UMW IV Friday Nights Drag Show Friday Night Dry Roctoberfest Thanksgiving dinner at Seaco Open mic nights Drive-in Movies Grill Down the Hill Battle of the Bands Victorian and Elizabethan feasts Connections Week 30 Healthy U Campus Recreation U MW offers a comprehensive campus program to meet the needs and interests of the campus community. Students, faculty, and staff can work out in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, participate in traditional Build up y and non-traditional intramural events, join a group our body a t the Center. Re fitnessclass,orcompeteasamemberofthetalented gular seme Eagle sports clubs. ster TheflagshipofCampusRecreation,theFitnessCenter, features free weight and circuit equipment, the most up-to-date cardiovascular equipment, and a spectacular view of Campus Walk. The facility also housestheDepartmentofCampusRecreationoffices and the Wellness Resource Center. / Go to www.umw.edu fitness_center for updates and r forms to register fo intramural sports The intramural sports program provides a variety ofevents.Fromthehighlycompetitiveflagfootballandbasketball leagues to retro events like dodgeball and kickball, the broad base of programming ensures there's something for everyone. Non-traditional events include a video game challenge and Tavern Night, a chance to compete in a casual setting in billiards, table tennis, and air hockey. Fitness Monday-Fr hours: iday 7 a.m . - 9:30 p.m Saturday . 0 a.m. - 6 l Sunday p.m. noon - 8 p .m. Summer S ession ho urs: Monday-Fr iday 11 a.m . - 7 p.m. The Eagle sport club program provides students the opportunity to compete in intercollegiate competition locally, regionally, and nationally. It offers more structure and commitment than the intramural sports events, yet allows the student-athlete to dedicate less time than the intercollegiate varsity teams. UMW currently offers the following active sport clubs: n Men's Soccer n Baseball n Men's Ultimate n Boxing n Tennis n Cheerleading n Terrapins (synchronized swimming) n CanoeandKayak n Women's Basketball n Color Guard n Women's Rugby n Cycling n Women's Soccer n Fencing n Women's Ultimate n Men's Rugby Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) G 31 ood health involves more than your body. Managing stress, attending to your emotions, developing as an individual, and building resilience all contribute to psychological well-being, an important part of staying healthy. CAPS offers brief individual therapy and group counseling to full-time, degree-seeking students. Crisis intervention, consultation, educational programming, and referral services are open to the entire UMW community. CAPSislocatedonthethirdfloorofMercerHallandisprofessionally staffed by clinical psychologists who are experienced in working with a wide array of issues that confront college students, from homesickness to social concerns to depression and anxiety. Services are free and confidential. If you have recently been or are currently in therapy... n Learn about the scope of our services � CAPS offers up to 10 individual therapy sessions each year, as well as group therapy, crisis intervention, and consultation services. n Develop a coping plan with your clinician that addresses your transition to college. n Talk with your clinician about warning signs and helpful steps to take if your personal symptoms recur. n Learn about resources at UMW and in Fredericksburg and how to access them. (Remember, freshmen may not bring cars so please plan accordingly.) n Talk with your doctor before making any medication changes and/oraboutmedicationrefills.Don'tfindyourself callingforarefillthedayyourprescriptionrunsout! n If you anticipate needing longer-term therapy or psychiatric services, CAPS can assist you in locating mental health resources in the community, including providers' insurance information and their respective approaches to therapy. Be sure you have your health insurance information card; many insurance plans require that you use the services from their pre-approved lists of providers in order for the charges to be covered. WING TIPS The Self-Care Center is available 24/7 and offers students n free access to disposable thermometers n small quantities of over- the-counter remedies for colds, headaches, and other minor ailments n condoms n a large selection of literature on a variety of topics ranging from cold care to body art. Health Center T he UMW Student Health Center provides an array of services to assist students when they are ill, and to help them stay healthy through education, prevention, and self-care. Located onthefirstfloorofMercerHall,theCenterisopenduringregular business hours with a medical staff that includes a full-time physician, a nurse practitioner, and three registered nurses. After hours, you may call HealthLink (741-1000), a local nurse-triage service, for a phone consultation for no additional fee. All incoming full-time students must provide a complete health history, immunization record, and tuberculosis (TB) screening form to the Health Center documenting current immunizations for tetanus-diptheria, polio, mumps, measles, and rubella. Immunization for meningitis and hepatitis B is recommended but not required; however, you must sign the appropriate waivers on the immunization section of the form if you elect not to be immunized for meningitis or hepatitis B. The health history, immunization record, and tuberculosis (TB) screening form can be downloaded through the Health Center website or through the Eaglelink Portal. Please type the requested information in section one and print the entire form. Be certain that all questions are answered completely. Your health care provider (physician or nurse) must review all three sections and SIGN the immunization and TB screening sections. Mail or fax the completed forms to the Student Health Center as soon as possible but no later than February 1, 2009. The Student Health Center mailing address is at the top of page 33. Other services available for small, additional fees include n an allergy immunotherapy program n a weekly women's clinic for gynecologic care, contraceptive counseling, and prescriptions by referral to local medical labs) diagnostic imaging procedures n lab work (both on site and n referrals for x-rays and n prescription medications. Access and download forms through the Eaglelink Portal at eaglelink.umw.edu. 32 University of Mary Washington Student Health Center/Mercer Hall 1301 College Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Phone: (540) 654-1040 Fax: (540) 654-1077 IMPORTANT NOTE: Students who do not submit their health history, immunization record, and tuberculosis (TB) screening form to the Student Health Center by the due date will have a hold placed on their accounts and will not be able to register for second semester classes until their completed form is turned in. The Health Center fee is included in the room and board charges for residential students. Full-time students who live off campus may obtain Health Center privileges by paying a small fee each semester. The feeincludesunlimitedofficevisits,useoftheSelf-CareCenter,some injections and medications, and access to outreach education programs and materials. The staff works closely with health care providers in the local community and can offer referral assistance to specialists in the area, as needed. International Academic Services (IAS) n Advises students on study abroad opportunities through regular orientation programs on how to study abroad and through an annual study abroad fair. IAS regularly invites providers to campus to promote their programs, and works with faculty to develop and enroll students in UMW programs. In 2007-08, 3 1 % of UMW students had studied abroa d. n Promotes global awareness through the new Cultural Envoys Program, which makes international travel available to UMW students through 10 annual scholarships. Envoys research the country to which they will be traveling, participate in a culturally intensive service project abroad, and, upon return, provide service at UMW that builds on the connections they have made. Assists international students with special arrangements for their arrival and move-in to campus. Provides an orientation session, city tour, and shopping excursion upon arrival to facilitate their adjustment to the United States. Helps with housing, billing, work opportunities, Social Security registration, and other culturally related concerns, including on-going advice on U.S. Customs and Immigration for students on F and J visas. n 33 e Inside Th oop Sc Honor System he student-run Honor System at UMW is a deeply cherished tradition founded upon the personal integrity of each individual member of the University community. It requires honorable conduct at all times and in all dealings with others, and is the basis for the sense of community that characterizesourcampus.Thesystemdealsspecificallywithlying,cheating and stealing in all their forms, and each student is required to verify acceptance of the Honor System by signing the Honor Pledge. Violations of the Honor Code can result in temporary or permanent notations on the student'stranscript.TheHonorCouncilofficecanbereachedat(540)6541144andislocatedonthe2ndfloorofMercerHall. T Participate in all of the Orientation Week activities and keep your residence hall room door open � you'll meet more people that way. - Samantha Blackburn'08 Write down everything on a calendar! - Kate Leboeuf '07 Get involved! Don't be afraid to try something new just because you don't know anyone else doing it. T possibilities he are endless with sports, student government, and more than 100 clubs. - Jay Sinha '07 Become a tutor, lead others in community service, become a peer mediator or wellness educator. Participate in an "alternative" break � you can join me to make a difference in Honduras! - Shin Fujiyama '07 Don't stay up all night just because you can. - Dane Hernandez �07 Judicial Affairs and Community Responsibility heOfficeofJudicialAffairsandCommunityResponsibility(OJACR) plays a role in helping students to have the best possible living and learning experience at UMW. This is a community in which everyone is asked to accept responsibility for their actions, both for their own good and for the good of others. The vast majority of our students consistently rise to that challenge. However, when they arise, theirresponsibleuseofalcohol,seriousinterpersonalconflicts,sexual misconduct, vandalism, noise, and other potentially disruptive or harmful situations need to be addressed. Through education, as well as through a student-centered hearing process, students learn that their behavior has an impact on others. Students whose experience at UMW has been compromised by the behavior of others should view OJACR as a resource and as an advocate for their rights. OJACR can be reached at (540) 654-1660 and is located in Marye House. T 34 ORIENTATION Orientation Schedule Avoid the Move-In Blues in this section Directions to Campus Essential Information 35 January 2009 Orientation Schedule For updates or changes to the Orientation schedule as a result of inclement weather conditions, please call the University Information Hotline (540/654-2424) or go to www.umw.edu and select the "Campus Advisories" link. THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009 ( means attendance by all new students is required.) 8 � 11:30 a.m. MOVE IN/CHECK IN Residential Students - Check-in at Residence Life in Marye House. Students who have submitted ID photographs online will receive ID's during check-in. Students who have not submitted ID photographs on line may visit the EagleOne Center to have their picture taken and receive an ID after checking in at Residence Life. Complimentary coffee and tea available in Marye House from 8 - 11 a.m. Commuter Students - Check-in at Woodard Campus Center, First Floor. Commuter students will pick up ID cards in the EagleOne Center. Complimentary coffee and tea available in the Wash Room, Woodard Campus Center from 8 - 11 a.m. For move-in day instructions, see www.umw.edu/cas/orientation/unloading 8 a.m. � 6 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. � 1 p.m. 1 � 1:30 p.m. 1:45 � 2:25 p.m. EagleOne Card Center open (Woodard Campus Center) Students who have not had an ID photo taken should come by to do so. Meet Orientation Leaders (Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center) Get acquainted with your Orientation Leader and orientation group. Lunch (Seacobeck Hall) Welcome to UMW! (Combs Hall, room 139) BriefremarkstonewstudentsbyanumberofUMWofficials. Advising Group Meetings (Various locations in Combs Hall, as assigned) Students will meet with their assigned faculty advisor and the other members of their advising group. Students will be contacted by their advisor regarding location of this meeting. The list of all assigned advising locations will also be available in the EagleLink Portal. Technology Showcase: Tools and Topics for Today's Students (Combs Hall, room 139) The Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies will host a showcase of demonstrations and conversations about technology resources and issues that affect the lives of university students. You've Got Questions; We've Got Answers. (Combs Hall, various locations as assigned) Meet with your Orientation Leader and fellow classmates for a short, opening activity. This session also provides you with the opportunity to ask any general questions about the University of Mary Washington. Social, hosted by the Judicial Review Board and the Honor Council (Dome Room, Seacobeck Hall) Judicial Review Board and Honor Council Community Dinner (Seacobeck Hall) Residential Students Meeting (Ball Hall Parlor) Required for all students living on campus. Game Night (Wash Room, Woodard Campus Center) Come for a relaxing evening of fun and friendship with refreshments provided. Hosted bytheOfficeofResidenceLifeandtheOfficeofStudentActivitiesandCommunity Services (OSACS) 2:30 � 3:15 p.m. 3:30 � 4:30 p.m. 5 � 5:30 p.m. 5:30 � 6:30 p.m. 7 � 8:30 p.m. 9 � 11 p.m. 36 FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009 ( means attendance by all new students is required.) 7:30 � 9 a.m. 8:15 � 10:15 a.m. Breakfast (Seacobeck Hall) Individual meetings with Faculty Advisors(Facultyoffices,variouslocations) The time and place for this meeting will be scheduled during the group advising meeting on Thursday. Among other tasks, the student and faculty member should review the student's spring course schedule and determine what adjustments (if any) should be made. When not meeting with their advisor during this time period (8:15 � 10:15 a.m.), studentsshouldgotovariousofficesasrequiredtohandleimportantbusiness�for example, Student Accounts (George Washington Hall, room 111), Registrar (George Washington Hall, room 215), Academic Services (George Washington Hall, room 203), Disability Services (George Washington Hall, room 203), Financial Aid (Annex B), Counseling and Psychological Services (Mercer Hall). 8 � 10:15 a.m. Tie-Dye UMW (duPont Hall, room 219) The Theatre Department invites you to come to the crafts studio and create your very own UMW tie-dye t-shirt. When you're not meeting with your advisor or taking care of other necessary business, come and get your own free and personalized UMW shirt! EagleOne Card Center Open (Woodard Campus Center) Getting Involved on Campus: Activities, Organizations, Leadership Opportunities (Combs Hall, room 139) Hear from representatives from LEAP, COAR, Class Council, Giant Productions, SGA, and ICA about how to get involved on campus and why it's important. And you will get to learn what these acronyms stand for! Campus Safety and Security: Issues and UMW Policies (Combs Hall, room 139) Lunch (Seacobeck Hall) The Write Stuff: A Few Simple Library Research Techniques Sure to Impress Your Professor (And Probably Amaze Your Friends, Too) (Simpson Library) Join members of the Library staff for an informative introduction to and tour of the many resources available through the Library. You'll learn just how easy it can be to do great research on those upcoming projects. Academic Program Sessions, Round 1 (Locations are indicated below.) Students pick one session to attend at this time; sessions repeated at a later time. Internships and Career Services: Bridges to Your Future (Jepson Hall Hall, room 219) It'snevertooearlytostartplanningforyourfuture.TheOfficeofCareerServiceswill introduce you to UMW's active internship program and the variety of services they offer to help students get ready for employment and careers. Time is on Your Side: Strategies for Success in Your Classes (Jepson Hall, room 313) There are many resources available to help you succeed academically. This session will introduce you to proven methods that will help you get the most out of your studies, and you'll also learn where to go for help when you need it. UMW Study Abroad (Jepson Hall, room 100) Increasing numbers of UMW students are taking advantage of the opportunity tostudyabroad.Thisprogram,bytheInternationalAcademicServicesOffice, will acquaint you with the ever-increasing range of options that UMW is making available for foreign study. 8 a.m. � 6 p.m. 10:30 � 11:30 a.m. 11:40 a.m.�12:15 p.m. 12:20 p.m. 1:15 � 2:15 p.m. 2:30 � 3 p.m. 37 FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009 ( means attendance by all new students is required.) Meeting the Experiential Learning Requirement at UMW (Jepson Hall, room 113) The new general education program requires that all students complete one designated experiential learning activity. One way to do that is through undergraduate research. UMW has numerous opportunities for undergraduates to be engaged in individual and group research projects, and you can earn credit and even win grants for these projects. Learn about all the options at this session. This session will also look at the other ways to engage in experiential learning in addition to the research options. 3:15 � 3:45 p.m. Academic Program Sessions, Round 2 (Locations are indicated below.) Students pick one session to attend at this time. See the listing under "Round 1" (above) for descriptions of these sessions. Internships and Career Services: Bridges to Your Future (Jepson Hall, room 219) Time is on Your Side: Strategies for Success in Your Classes (Jepson Hall, room 313) UMW Study Abroad (Jepson Hall, room 100) Academic Work at UMW -- What Should You Expect? (Jepson Hall, room 113) The level of work typically expected at UMW may be different from what you're used to. This session is designed to help you learn a little bit about some of the expectations for the reading, writing, research, and presentation assignments that you'll be doing. 4 � 4:45 p.m. Opportunities at the Center: The Multicultural Center and Fitness Center Programs and Activities (Jepson Hall, room 100) Come learn what UMW has to offer through programs designed to promote inclusiveness and wellness in the campus community. Dinner (Seacobeck Hall) Friday Night Movie: TBA (Combs Hall, room 139) Presented by Cheap Seats 5 p.m. 7 p.m. SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2009 7:30 a.m. 9 a.m. � noon Noon � 1 p.m. Noon � 5 p.m. 5 � 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Breakfast (Seacobeck Hall) Shopping at Central Park Transportation provided. Leave from the bus stop by George Washington Hall. Lunch (Seacobeck Hall) Trip to Funland Sign up with your Orientation Leader. Dinner (Seacobeck Hall) Bingo in the Great Hall (Woodard Campus Center) Come for great prizes and fun in the Great Hall. Washroom will be open. SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2009 � FREE DAY 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Brunch (Seacobeck Hall) Meal plans begin MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009 � CLASSES BEGIN! 38 Avoid the Move-In Day Blues n Please keep your vehicle on paved areas only, unless directed otherwise by UMW staff. When your vehicle is empty, please move it off campus so others may move closer. n Remember that lofts are not permitted in Russell Hall or the UMW Apartments. n Fredericksburg can be cold in January. Dress appropriately. Directions to Campus Once in Fredericksburg To Ball, Custis, Madison, Marshall, Russell, Virginia, or Willard halls From Route 3: Turn left onto William Street (Route 3 EastBusiness) at the intersection of Route 3 and the Blue-Gray Parkway.ThiswillbethesixthtrafficlightpastI-95.Continueon William Street one block past College Avenue and turn left at the next intersection onto Sunken Road. From Route 1:TurnontoCollegeAvenueatthetrafficlightby the Park and Shop Shopping Center. Continue to William Street and turn left. Continue one block and turn left at the next intersection onto Sunken Road. To find Marshall Hall or Russell Hall from Sunken Road: Make thefirstleftintoMarshallparkinglotorthesecondleftinto Russell parking lot. To find Ball, Custis, Madison, Virginia, or Willard halls from Sunken Road: Follow Sunken Road to the University's main rear gate, turn left, and follow the road up the hill. At the top of the hill, bear to the right � do not enter the circle. Follow that road until you reach Woodard Campus Center. University personnel will direct you from there. To Alvey or Arrington halls From Route 1, traveling north:MakethefirstrightpastCollege Avenue onto Alvey Drive.To Bushnell, Framar, Jefferson, Mason, Randolph, South, or Westmoreland halls From Route 3: Turn left onto William Street (Route 3 EastBusiness) at the intersection of Route 3 and the Blue-Gray Parkway.ThiswillbethesixthtrafficlightpastI-95.Continueon William Street about one-half mile and turn left onto College Avenue. From Route 1:AtthetrafficlightbytheParkandShopShopping Center, turn onto College Avenue. 39 To find Mason, Jefferson, Randolph, Bushnell, or Westmoreland halls from College Avenue: Proceed totheUniversity'smaingate(locatedatatrafficlight).TurnontoDoubleDrive.Universitypersonnel will direct you from there. To find South Hall or Framar Hall from College Avenue via Route 3: From College Avenue, take an immediate right into Jefferson parking lot. (Go slowly � the parking lot is easy to miss!) To find South Hall or Framar Hall from College Avenue via Route 1: From College Avenue, proceed throughthetrafficlightatDoubleDriveandtakeanimmediateleftintoJeffersonparkinglot.(Go slowly � the parking lot is easy to miss!) Essential Information Administrative Offices: Regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. During certain times in the semester,includingthefirstweekofclassesandregistrationperiod,someofficeswillhaveextendedhours. Assistance:Ifyoufindyouarelost,confused,orotherwisebewilderedatany time during Orientation, help is available. On move-in day, the central location for answers to your questions during regular business hours is theOfficeofStudentActivitiesandCommunityServicesinthelowerlevelofSeacobeck.Ifyouneedhelpafter 5 p.m. or on weekends, check with the Residence Life staff in your assigned residence hall. Automobiles: First-year freshmen are not permitted to bring cars. This applies to the entire academic year, regardless of UMW credits earned during the fall semester. Any student who attempts to avoid this restriction by parking a car off campus on streets surrounding UMW is subject to disciplinary action, which may include loss of parking privileges as a second-year student and/or other judicial sanctions. Registration: Upperclassmen are permitted to bring a car, which they must register for parking using the Eaglelink Portal. Instructions will be posted prior to the registration period. A $200 decal fee will be deducted from the student's account upon registering a vehicle. Residential students may register onlyonevehicle.Failuretoregisteryourmotorvehiclewillresultinbothafineandareviewofyour privilege to have a vehicle on campus. It also may result in towing. Bicycles: Bicycle registration with the University Police is mandatory, but there is no charge. The police will,uponrequest,engraveidentificationinformationonyourbike.Bicyclesshouldbesecurelylockedto racks when not in use; they may not be stored or parked on campus walkways, steps, in building hallways, stairwells, doorways, or on stairs. Parking: Parking regulations will be enforced beginning Monday, January 12, 2009, at 7 a.m. If you are qualifiedtohaveacaroncampus,parkinastudentparkingarea.Donotparkyourvehicleinareas designated for faculty/staff or in the surrounding neighborhoods. Illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed, either by the University or the City of Fredericksburg. It is the responsibility of each student driver to be familiar with the parking regulations. For the complete and comprehensive guide, you may refer to the University Police website or obtain a copy of the "Motor Vehicle Policy and Regulations" from the University Police. What to Bring n This Book! n Packed and labeled belongings n Collapsible dolly or cart to help move larger items n Your sense of humor n Copies of transfer or dual enrollment transcripts and AP, IB, CLEP, and/or Cambridge results n Photo ID n Paper, pens, and pencils for note- and test-taking e you Make sur book ring this b when with you e to you com ington ary Wash M y! in Januar 40 PARENTS AND FAMILIES 41 PARENTS AND FAMILIES EagleOne Account: Deposits may be made to your student's account 24/7 by visiting eagleone.umw.edu. FERPA (Family Educational Records and Privacy Act): Unless your student signs the "Student Consent for Release of Information Form"andcheckstheboxfor"OfficialGradeReports,"youwill not receive information about your student's grades. This consent formisavailableintheOfficeoftheRegistrar,GeorgeWashington Hall, Room 215. Faculty and UMW staff are also restricted in the information they may share with you about how your student is doing in a particular course and other academic areas, even if you arefinanciallyresponsibleforthestudent.ThisisnotaUniversity policy. This is a requirement of FERPA, a federal law. For more informationaboutFERPA,visittheOfficeoftheRegistraronlineat www.umw.edu/registrar/ferpa_policies_procedures or the U.S. Department of Education online at www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/ fpco/index.html. Additional academic resources for parents can be found at www.umw.edu/cas/acservices/parents. As allowed by federal law, the Dean of Student Life will contact parents/guardians of students who are found responsible through the judicial process for an intoxication violation, or who accumulate two minor violations. In most cases, a student's judicial records are not disclosed to anyone outside the University, including parents, unless the student has signed the "Student Consent for Release of Information" form and checked the box for "Information Concerning Student Conduct/ Disciplinary Actions and Their Consequences." Opportunities to Stay In Touch:TheOfficeofAcademicServices offers several ways for you to stay connected with UMW, including a quarterly newsletter, The Convocation, which features an update from the Associate Dean of Academic Services, a highlight of different professors' activities, and an explanation of policies, among other things. A blog is maintained for parents and families that will keep you informed about dates, events, and other UMW topics that parents are interested in. A list of recommended books, articles, websites, and anything else that contains good information for families about college life, student development, and transitions is also available. Learn more about any of this information by visiting www.umw.edu/parents and www.umw.edu/cas/acservices/ parents. Parking: When visiting your student during the academic year, please use the visitor spaces near George Washington Hall or obtain a free Visitor Dash Pass from the UMW Police Department, located in Brent Hall and open 24/7. Safety and Security: The campus is protected by its own police officers,whoareonduty24hoursadayandoperateasafetyescort service in the evenings. Students may request a ride from outlying parking areas or an escort across campus to their residence hall. WING TIPS Limited housing options are available during Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks for international and out-of-state students, but only for those who apply at least one week prior to the posted closing time. Students should contact the Office of Residence Life to investigate possible housing options during breaks. Students and paren ts are urged to enroll in the Un iversity's free eme rgency notificat ion syste m: UMW Al erts. This will be t he prima ry (althoug h not th e only) sys tem used in case of emergenc ies. Sign up a t alert.umw .edu 42 Smoke detectors have been placed in the hallways, stairwells, and rooms of residence halls, and each hall hasthreefiredrillseachsemester.Violationsoffiresafetyregulationssuchasfalsealarmsortamperingwith fireextinguishersorequipmentaretakenveryseriously.Suchviolationsmayresultinseveredisciplinary action such as suspension or loss of housing privileges in addition to payment of damages. Student Employment: Approximately 25 percent of UMW students work on campus, earning an average of$1,545eachperschoolyear.TheOfficeofFinancialAidprovidesinformationtostudentsinterestedin employment on campus. Students wanting information about employment in the campus dining hall, Eagle's Nest, or catering operation should contact UMW Dining Services. Study Skills and Tutoring:TheOfficeofAcademicServicesoffersaseriesofworkshopsontopicssuchasnote taking, time management, textbook reading, and other important study concerns. It also coordinates a peer tutoring program for students who need a refresher or extra help in their courses. More information is available at www.umw.edu/cas/acservices/services/study and www.umw.edu/cas/acservices/services/tutoring. "Will This Go On the Permanent Record?" � Disciplinary issues, even minor ones, are part of the educational record. All disciplinary violations become part of that record and remain there for at least three years after the last attendance. Some violations of the Honor Code are placed on the record as permanent notations. Graduate schools (especially law and medical schools) and many potential employers consider a student's disciplinary record before making offers. Mail sent to a student's campus mailboxconstitutespropernotification of a judicial charge, sanction, hearing attendance, or other judicial matters. "I didn't check my mail" is not a valid excuse for not responding to such communications. UMW gives students accused of a judicial violation numerous rights during the judicial process. Urge your student to know them. Understand them. The judicial system is meant to be educational, not adversarial, so students should ask questions and take advantage of all educational opportunities. For example, although pre-hearing conferences usually are optional, they can help a student to understand a charge, his or her options, and possible consequences. 43 UMW GLOSSARY: EagleSpeak � Words you'll need to know BANNER � online administrative system accessed in the Eaglelink Portal that provides personal information and transactions such as - registration for classes during appointed times - modificationandviewofcurrentclassesandregistrationholds - unofficialtranscriptwithfinalgradesforcompletedclasses,termGPA,andcumulativeGPA - view of transferred credits from other institutions - retrieval of mailbox number and combination - view of meal plan selection BALL CIRCLE�grassyareaacrossfromLeeHallfrequentedbyflagfootballplayersandsunbathers BATTLEGROUND � athletic complex one block from campus, home to the outdoor varsity teams, rugby teams, track, and indoor and outdoor tennis complexes BEACH � lawn area between Mason and Randolph halls frequented by frisbee players and sunbathers BLACKBOARD � online course management system accessed through the Eaglelink Portal that provides course information such as notes, grades, assignments, and class announcements. Usage varies by professor. BLUE LIGHTS � emergency lights located throughout campus with phones that are directly connected to UMW Police BULLET � student-run newspaper published weekly CAMPUS WALK � large brick walkway through the center of campus with lots of benches and great gathering places CENTRAL PARK � 310-acre shopping area located west of campus on Route 3 with more than 100 stores (Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Circuit City, etc.) and almost every major national chain restaurant you can imagine CHEAP SEATS CINEMA � shows latest blockbuster movies on weekends in Dodd Auditorium CLASS COUNCIL � organization charged with maintaining UMW traditions CLUB CARNIVAL�annualeventinBallCirclethefirstweek inSeptemberwherestudentscanfindoutaboutclubsand organizations COAR � Community Outreach and Resources, run by students who coordinate volunteer work on and off campus and service-learning programs DODD � auditorium in GW Hall, home to many UMW traditions including Honor Convocation, Junior Ring Ceremony, Senior Convocation, concerts, and $1 movies DOUBLE DRIVE � U-shaped driveway located off College Avenue at the main gates of the University; also known as GW Circle DOWNTOWN � located within walking distance of campus, featuring shops, restaurants, and historic sites 44 EAGLE � UMW mascot Eaglelink Portal � important source for UMW information; located at Eaglelink.umw.edu EagleOne � relates to EagleOne card, or funds deposited in EagleOne account eSUDS � online laundry monitoring system used in most residence halls FLEX � (n.) extra money that comes with your meal plan to use at the Eagle's Nest or Seacobeck (v.)touseyourflexdollarstopayforyourselforsomeoneelse;ex."I'llflexyoutoday." FOUNTAIN � social center of campus, located in Palmieri Plaza FRED � bus system that can take you almost anywhere you need to go in Fredericksburg GIANT � a student organization that provides concerts and other entertainment for the campus throughout the year GW �GeorgeWashingtonHall(alsoknownas"Gdub"),hometoDoddAuditoriumandtheofficesofthe President, the Registrar, Academic Services, Student Accounts, and others HELP DESK � provides assistance with computers and technology HONOR COUNCIL � judicial body that promotes awareness of and adherence to the honor system and assesses violations related to lying, cheating, or stealing HOT LINE � extensions to call for University schedule updates (x2424) and athletic schedule updates and team results (x1869) JEFFERSON SQUARE � lawn located between Jefferson, Bushnell, and Combs halls JRB � Judicial Review Board holds hearings and issues sanctions regarding violations of the community standards, such as alcohol offenses or property damage Mdub � otherwise known as Mary Washington SGA � Student Government Association, which includes the Honor Council, JRB, Legislative Action Committee, Academic Affairs Council, Association of Residence Halls, Senate, and Commuting Student Association NEST � abbreviation for the Eagle's Nest food court in Woodard Campus Center OSACS�OfficeofStudentActivitiesandCommunityServices,helpsstudentsplanevents,startaclub,request clubfunding,approvefliers,andmore SEACO � abbreviation for Seacobeck Hall, the main campus dining facility SPIRIT ROCK � large boulder located near the Campus Center on which students may paint messages WASH ROOM � recreation room located in the Campus Center with computers, televisions, pool tables, air hockey, ping pong, and more WEBMAIL � email system provided for students and faculty WMWC � student-run radio station on Channel 26 45 University of Mary Washington Bookstore UMW 32 oz. 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