Shadow a Student

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Come experience life at UMW — up close and personal! These visits (for seniors only) are scheduled for one day, Monday through Friday, generally between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. This enables you to be on campus for all or part of a day when classes are in session in order to sample both the academic and community life of the University.  Our hosts are student volunteers who are active in many ways on campus. Guests are also permitted to attend classes or activities with the host’s friends when mutually agreeable.

Visits are scheduled mid-September through mid-November and mid-January through mid-April but not during fall and spring breaks or during exam times. Be sure to check our calendar so that you don’t plan your visit when classes are not in session.

Pick your visit based on your academic interest with classes shown below. The classes are  offered every weekday except when noted. Please register online or call Admissions at 540/654-2000.

Biology Linguistics
Business Math
Chemistry Philosophy (T/Th only)
Chinese (M/W/F only) Political Science (T/Th only)
Economics Psychology
Education Religion
English (M/W/F only) Sociology
Geography Spanish
German (M/W/F only) Theatre
History (T/Th only)

WHAT TO BRING: Guests are also encouraged to bring a book, magazine, or schoolwork in case there is brief downtime should hosts need to prepare or work. The Office of Admissions issues one complimentary meal ticket for a day visit.

UNIVERSITY POLICIES: UMW considers its guests responsible adults and expects them to demonstrate mature conduct. Our rules and regulations are not excessive, but each guest is required to abide by all University policies. Any failure to do so may result in dismissal from campus and review of the individual’s admission status. The Student Handbook explains all regulations in detail. UMW is not responsible for accidental injury of guest.

CANCELLATION OF VISIT: Please contact us as soon as possible to cancel or reschedule. You may call us at 800/468-5614 Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or leave a message at 540/654-2000 after office hours.

Please visit or call 540/654-2424 in the event of inclement weather.