The purpose of the University of Mary Washington Alumni Association is to promote the welfare and support the mission of the University of Mary Washington, to encourage an enduring relationship with the University by deepening alumni and student loyalty, and to develop and strengthen the bonds of mutual interest within the University community. The Office of Alumni Relations works with the Alumni Association and its Board of Directors to facilitate communication to and among alumni, and to provide opportunities for alumni to be involved in the life of the University consistent with the goals and objectives of the institution.

Numerous programs and activities are offered by the Alumni Association throughout the year, both on campus and in alumni Regional Networks, to continue to foster the relationships between alumni and Mary Washington. Programming includes larger events held on campus like the Young Alumni Eagle Crawl, Homecoming, and Reunion Weekend, as well as smaller gatherings around the country where Regional Networks have formed. The new Affinity Groups initiative was recently launched to help connect affinity-based alumni groups, as well. All alumni are encouraged to keep their contact information updated in order to receive invitations to all of these events. 

If you have questions or would like more information about the Mary Washington Alumni Association, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 540-654-1011 or

Quick Facts and Stats

More than 38,000 Mary Washington alumni live around the world.

Top majors by number of graduates: Business Administration, Psychology, English, Biology, Art, History, Sociology, Political Science, Math, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Median Alumni Age: 43.2 years

66% of alumni graduated post-1990.

3,016 alumni are legacies.

227 alumni are parents of current students. 

Top cities where alumni reside: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Stafford, Arlington, Spotsylvania, Woodbridge, Fairfax, Virginia Beach, King George

Top international locales: Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, France

Top alumni job categories: Teaching, Counseling, Business, Management, Computer Science, Trade Crafts, Sales, Healthcare, Law, Government, Science

576 alumni have worked at Mary Washington after graduation. 

Top employers of alumni: UMW, Fairfax County Public Schools, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Spotsylvania Schools, Department of Defense, GEICO, Stafford County Schools, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One Services