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The Blue & Gray Press | January 23, 2019

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Simpson library deserves renovations as HCC becomes overcrowded

October 18, 2018 |

Staff Writer
UMW is spending a great amount of money to better different aspects of campus, but they haven’t included one of the most essential parts of campus in their plans: Simpson Library.Read More

Residence Life provides an update on the construction of Alvey and Arrington

September 27, 2018 |

Staff Writer
In late June 2018, and then later in mid July, every student who was registered to live in Alvey and Arrington got an email from Residence Life stating that they would be relocated for the Fall semester. Read More

Parking changes continue due to construction

April 5, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On Tuesday March 27 UMW Parking Management began to prepare for the renovation of Willard Hall by closing the faculty and staff parking lot behind Monroe Hall. The UMW faculty were notified of its closure sometime around March 13.Read More

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

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

Excessive construction on campus may deter prospective students

November 9, 2017 |

Staff Writer

A central part of the University of Mary Washington’s identity as a college is its beautiful campus. Being located in a historic city and a relatively small town allows UMW to maintain its status as an aesthetically appealing campus.Read More

Convergence Center to open on schedule

March 19, 2014 |

The University of Mary Washington Information and Technology Convergence Center, is taking its final form and is expected to be open for full use when students return for the 2014 fall semester.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

Construction continues, noise levels increase

November 6, 2013 |

A louder phase of construction around the new Campus Center began on Nov. 4 and will continue through Dec. 3.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

College Heights houses make way for parking

April 4, 2013 |

Four houses in the College Heights neighborhood will be demolished to create room for new parking, while the Campus Center is built in place of Chandler Hall this summer, as construction continues around the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Return to Campus Met with Fresh Classroom and Construction Woes

September 6, 2012 |


It seems that, when it comes to college students, people concentrate on freshmen. What about the other classes? As a returning second-year student at the University of Mary Washington, I have noticed how this year is different … Read More

Staff Editorial: Campus Walk Detour Poses Possible Threat to Student Safety

September 6, 2012 |

After several years of constant construction, University of Mary Washington students are accustomed to mild inconveniences and familiar sounds of heavy machinery. However, no past disturbance approaches the one caused by the new IT Convergence Center construction that has closed … Read More

Proposed Campus According to the Master Plan

November 17, 2010 |

Click the image below to view the larger map of campus according to the proposed Master Plan for the University of Mary Washington.  Members of the faculty, student body and community are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the proposal.  The … Read More

Geography Department Forced to Migrate Again

February 18, 2010 |

The winter storm that came through the region earlier this month did more than cause headaches for commuters and leave piles of snow around campus. The record-breaking snowfall did visible damage to buildings around the area, including on campus.

The … Read More

Monroe: Changes on Track

February 10, 2010 |


Several months since the Monroe Hall construction started, many students wonder when the renovations going on behind the fence will be complete. Monroe Hall is still in the demolition phase, but the plan is on schedule, according … Read More

UMW's Third Campus: Groundbreaking in April

February 3, 2010 |

The University of Mary Washington is expanding yet again, breaking ground on its third campus this spring.

Construction of the UMW Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research building will be the first development at the new campus.

Groundbreaking for … Read More

UMW foundation project

December 2, 2009 |

Some students in the Newspaper Writing class created an in-depth report on the UMW Foundation. The project looked at the Foundation’s history, members, master plans and funds. Go to the UMW Foundation Project to learn about the Foundation and Eagle … Read More

Steering Committee Announces Five Year Plan

September 30, 2009 |


Students may not recognize the University of Mary Washington five years from now with all the construction and renovation on campus.

The UMW Steering Committee released its third draft of the strategic plan for the university for … Read More

A Pedestrian Bridge to Cross Over Route 1

September 23, 2009 |


In order to complete the Eagle Village pedestrian bridge, the UMW Foundation had to get permission from the City of Fredericksburg.

The bridge will be built over U.S. 1 to connect Eagle Village to the main campus.  … Read More

Monroe Ready for Upgrade

September 16, 2009 |


Preparations are being made to undergo an extensive two-year renovation project on Monroe Hall, one of the three original buildings on the Mary Washington campus.

“The building is going under major renovation, a complete reallocation of space,”  … Read More

A Trailer is not a Proper Classroom

February 5, 2009 |

At a time when leaders are making sacrifices in Washington, on Wall Street and during plane crashes on the Hudson River, it’s time for the UMW administration to follow suit.

To show your leadership, we have a modest proposal: put … Read More

Development Grows in Spring

November 6, 2008 |


The University of Mary Washington plans to break ground in early spring on a new 300-room student resident hall on the Park and Shop property across Route 1 from the campus.

School officials say students could … Read More

Deck to be Rebuilt

October 11, 2007 |


University of Mary Washington officials have closed the Eagle’s Nest deck indefinitely due to fire safety and structural concerns, leaving students with few outside dining options. General manager of Dining Services, John Dering says some students have started … Read More