Welcome, New Eagles!
UMW is an extraordinary institution, and our community values are really what make us so special. One of the most important of these values is honor. Members of the Mary Washington community are expected to uphold the Honor Code, and they gladly do so with a sense of personal responsibility. Our honor system is what maintains the community’s trust, respect and moral integrity.
I remember touring UMW as a junior in high school and sensing how comfortable and safe I felt here because of the honor system. For me, that feeling is what transformed the University of Mary Washington to My Mary Wash.
Before beginning your life at Mary Wash, you will sign the honor pledge at honor convocation. This is when you will truly become a member of our community. This school has been my home for three, going on four years, and I am thrilled to have the pleasure to welcome you to your new home at UMW.
Jacqueline C. Khawand
Honor Council President