Co-curricular Programs

The Weekly Ringer is currently the only student-run publication on campus, so it plays a vital role in our campus community. Many students utilize the newspaper to express opinions, build portfolios and to gain experience. In addition to serving as a vital component of the journalism special major and journalism minor, the newspaper extends an experiential learning opportunity to students of all majors to gain experience in writing, interviewing, investigating, photography, editing, layout and design, digital studies, marketing, and management. The generosity of donors will help support the free student press at UMW. Donations will directly aid the production of the print and online editions of the newspaper through the purchasing of much-needed equipment, including office supplies and cameras. Donations will also help improve the quality of articles by covering the cost of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

The UMW Debate Team competes at regional and national policy debate tournaments and provides public debate programming for the UMW community throughout the year on issues like social media, gun violence, and election reform. We offer opportunities to students of all levels of experience and varying academic interests to learn valuable research, media literacy, speaking, and advocacy skills. In any given year, our debaters prepare and deliver over 100 hours of speeches!

With your gift to UMW Debate on Giving Day, you will help ensure those opportunities continue to be available to all our students by supporting tournament travel and hosting, technology, and student financial assistance.

The Honors Program at the University of Mary Washington prepares high-achieving students through thought-provoking curriculum and experiential learning opportunities, extended research and creative projects, and community service that enhances their development as leaders.  

Your generous gift will enable us to support high quality educational experiences for academically motivated undergraduates. Honors courses and experiences connect students with exceptional faculty, peers, and the community. Your support will enable the Honors Program staff to provide engaging field trips, send students to state and regional Honors conferences, and support community service, research, and study abroad opportunities. 


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