To the University Community, 

We are preparing for the return of our students to campus and taking the necessary steps to continue keeping our community healthy and safe. Please take some time to look over the information below as you prepare to be on campus.

UMW Foundation and Alumni Office 

The Foundation and Alumni office will be doing its part to keep our community safe and healthy. The following large events will be moved to spring 2021 or fall 2021 semesters.  

As we continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation, Alumni office and University will evaluate the ability to safely host face-to-face events and explore digital event options that will keep our alumni and friends engaged until we can see everyone in person again.   

For questions about these events, please email roxanne.engellant@umwestern.edu.

ASUMW  

ASUMW is currently planning activities for students that will be fun, engaging and follow all UMW COVID-19 safety protocols for the fall semester.  

Student clubs will still meet and function this year. Clubs should submit their plans for the semester outlining how they will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that have been established on campus to keeley.fitzgerald@umwestern.edu within the first week of Block 1 classes for ASUMW review.  

As in previous years, students can also charter new clubs based on subjects they are passionate about. For more information on how to charter a club, please email keeley.fitzgerald@umwestern.edu

Residence Hall Activities 

Residence Life is excited to welcome residential students back on campus. 

Some COVID-19 safe activities to look forward to in the fall semester include:

For more information, please email bonita.bontrager@umwestern.edu.   

Bulldog Athletic and Recreation Center- Fall Semester Open Use Hour Policies

The Bulldog Athletic and Recreation Center (BARC) is a multi-use facility which houses academic classrooms and faculty offices, all Department of Athletics operations, hosts campus and community activities and provides UMW students, staff, and faculty with access to resistance training and cardiovascular fitness equipment and gymnasium space for intramural and recreational activities.  

In order to balance the needs of the many building constituents and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 disease transmission, additional procedures have been implemented for the 2020 Fall Semester. 

Fall Semester Open Use Hours (Starting August 24, 2020)

The BARC fitness and recreation hours will be open for general student, faculty and staff use on Monday through Friday during the following times:

BARC use hours will be adjusted for home athletic contests, scheduled campus activities/events, and academic course activities. Adjustments to BARC open use hours will be posted at facility and/or specific space entrances. 

General Facility Guidelines

Guidelines for specific BARC Areas

Weight Room

Auxiliary (upstairs) Gymnasium

Keltz Arena

For more information about the BARC and fall semester open use hours, please email william.wilson@umwestern.edu.