Things to Do at UMW

Are you looking for somewhere to spend your free time? Do you need a place where you can meet some new friends and relax? You’ve come to the right place!

In case some of the ideas listed below aren’t feasible right now, check out The List of ideas of things you can do while things look a little different due to the pandemic. And yes, you can still do all the things listed once the pandemic is over too!

Hanging out on Campus at UMWStudents on Ball Circle for Devil Goat Day

The Underground

With its variety of booths, tables, and arm chairs along with food from Naturally Woodstock, the Underground is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and get some work done. The Underground also features events and entertainment on week nights.

Ball Circle

Ball Circle is the center of student life on campus. Not only will one find a variety of planned events there (such as Devil Goat Day and Club Carnival), but students also use Ball Circle as a place to relax between classes and pick up a game of Frisbee.

Events and Performances on Campus at UMW

Students dancing at a Performing Arts Club show.Arts

The UMW Galleries feature both guest and permanent collections, and sponsor regular lectures.

The Department of Theater and Dance has multiple theatrical performances a semester.

The Performing Arts Club has two dance shows a semester, showcasing multiple student dance groups.


Campus Recreation offers fitness facilities, inter-mural and club sports, and regular tournaments in everything from flag football to inter-tube water polo.

Attend a sports event and support the Eagles!

Around Town

Carl's, a local ice cream parlor. The City of Fredericksburg sponsors many public events.

Local events are also listed in the Free-Lance Star.

Students can explore area museums and Civil War battlefields.

There are many places of worship around the city.

Students may use the FRED bus system to get around the Fredericksburg regional area for free with their student ID (Bus Route #F4 comes to College Avenue and Eagle Village).

Students can also visit our nation’s capital by using the train station and the Washington Metro.