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The Blue & Gray Press | January 23, 2019

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New access road to Simpson Library opens

February 8, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On January 29, a new access road to the Simpson Library parking lot opened to traffic. The entry, located on College Avenue, is directly across the Heating Plant on Powhatan Street. Sidewalks are not … Read More

Possible parking policy changes causes controversy

December 7, 2017 |


Staff Writer

On Nov. 14, the Fredericksburg City Council discussed and decided not to move forward with a new parking plan that would have affected the entire UMW community. The proposed plan from the City’s Parking Advisory Committee was instead sent back by the Council. Intended to take effect in January, the original plan proposed a resident permit parking system that would make the streets in the College Heights and College Terrace neighborhoods off limits to the general public including the faculty, staff and student body of UMW.Read More

Jepson Construction causes issues for students

November 16, 2017 |


Senior Writer

The construction work that has started of the university’s Jepson Science Center has recently caused a multitude of problems for students and faculty. Sections of College Avenue and the surrounding areas of Jepson are cloaked in industrial fabric and lined with construction cones. The renovations to the building and nearby areas are expected to continue for an approximated 18 to 24 months.Read More

Students living off campus express concern over Fredericksburg Parking Plan

September 21, 2017 |


Staff Writer

The UMW Office of the President released a message stating that a Campus Parking Task Force will be forming in response to student concerns over the new parking policies which will take effect soon. According to many students, the most controversial change for the UMW area is that the city hopes to charge for 2-hour parking and install parking meters along the campus side of College Avenue.Read More

Parking Action Plan introduces new policies

September 14, 2017 |


Staff Writer

The city of Fredericksburg is making new changes to the Parking Action Plan because of the existing challenges for locals parking downtown. These changes include a two-hour restriction for cars parked along the 500 to 600 blocks of William Street. This policy will replace the old unlimited parking limit to hopefully allow for more free spaces throughout the day.Read More

UMW Parking Management is not the bad guy

April 13, 2017 |


Tucked in the basement of Lee Hall, Jean Elliot’s phone suddenly rings. She presses the receiver to her ear and listen’s intently. It’s yet another report from a parking enforcement officer calling to warn her that a student has illegally parked in a “Customer-Only” spot in the Pizza Hut parking lot between College Avenue and Jefferson Davis Highway.Read More

Construction impedes traffic

February 19, 2014 |

Traffic on College Avenue will be delayed on Monday, Feb. 24 due to construction of the new Student Center. The delay will be caused by the delivery of the crane for the construction. The original delivery was going to take place on Feb. 19, but the winter weather pushed back the delivery.Read More

College avenue closed down, detours to remain

September 19, 2013 |

As construction continues to proceed on the campus center, new traffic patterns are being implemented on College Avenue.Read More

Campus-wide construction continues as new year begins

September 12, 2013 |

The current construction at the University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg campus is progressing according to plan according to the UMW administration.Read More

UMW Adds Logos to College Avenue

December 2, 2010 |

On Sunday, 12 Mary Washington Eagle logos were installed along College Avenue at a cost of $16,020, according to the Free Lance-Star.

“Eagle pride is spreading throughout the campus. The Eagle logos on College Avenue will make a statement … Read More

Letter: College Avenue decal restrictions poorly communicated to students

November 10, 2010 |

Dear Editor,

On Friday, Oct. 22, many students got $100 or more parking tickets for being parked on College Avenue with decals.  I, like many other students, was unaware this was an issue.  I didn’t know that we could be … Read More