UMW Resources and Links

University Police – The University of Mary Washington Police Department provides a safe and secure living, working, and learning environment to the University’s students, employees and visitors, with equal protection under the law and in accordance with University policies and regulations.

Interactive Campus Map – Learn your way around UMW with this handy tool that can be accessed from your computer or smart phone/hand-held device.

Eagle Essentials – Eagle Essentials is a one-stop information source for incoming students. Time-sensitive forms, deadlines, contact information, service overviews, and lots of other vital tips are all inside.

Residence Life FAQ – Everything you need to know about campus housing and dining, and even campus life, can be found here.

Tuition and Fees – Look here for a list of current tuition and fee schedules.

Student Accounts – Contact this office about billing of tuition, housing fees, dining charges, and other University fees; invoicing third-party payers; processing refunds to eligible students; and handling all inquiries concerning these transactions.

Office of the Registrar – Services available in the Office of the Registrar include registration, transfer credit evaluation, final degree audit, cancellations and withdrawals, leave of absences, enrollment and degree verifications, veteran certification and issuing of transcripts.

Student Activities – The Office of Student Activities and Engagement (SAE) is the home to a myriad of student activities on campus.

Community Service Opportunities – The Office of Community Service offers a variety of ways to volunteer in Fredericksburg and the surrounding area.

Health Center – The Student Health Center of the University of Mary Washington provides convenient, effective, and high quality health and medical services.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – CAPS offers crisis intervention, consultation, community referrals, training, and educational outreach programs to the entire UMW community.

Honor System at UMW – UMW maintains a proud tradition of honor on both campuses. Each campus maintains a student-run Honor Council with elected student officers and representatives.

Forms for International Students – A collection of important documents for international students and scholars.

US Government Links

How to Navigate the US Immigration System

How to Get a Student Visa

Social Security Numbers for International Students and Scholars

Commonwealth of Virginia Links

How to apply for a Virginia Driver’s License or Identity Card

Virginia Tourism


List of Foreign Embassies in Washington, DC

US Embassies Abroad


The Journal of International Students features narrative, theoretical and empirically-based research articles, student reflections, and book reviews relevant to international students and their cross-cultural experiences and understanding in higher education.

Contact UMW

For more information on becoming a UMW student or immigration issues, please contact the Center for International Education at (001)540-654-1870 or