Special Events

UMW Athletics hosts several special events throughout the year that allow friends and fans of Mary Washington to reconnect, make a difference and celebrate a tradition of NCAA Division III excellence.

Eagle Nation Day

      Early September - A celebration of community, Eagle Nation Day is a free, family-fun festival UMW Athletics began in 2013. With help from community partners, children of all ages have enjoyed giant inflatables, horse rides, interactive play exhibits and fun games with college student-athletes.

 Eagle Club Golf Tournament

      Late September – After a successful inaugural tournament in 2015, UMW Athletics will be hosting the EC Golf Tournament at Augustine Golf Club every year. The day includes lunch, dinner, and loads of prizes! Augustine will be home to UMW Golf, our newest athletic program slated to begin competition in Fall 2016.

Homecoming Tailgate

      Late October – Once upon a time, tailgating on Homecoming weekend was an annual tradition at Mary Washington. UMW Athletics bridged a gap to the past by reintroducing Homecoming Tailgating in 2013. Spaces are sold on a first-come, first-served basis online.

Hall of Fame Day

      Late January/ Early February – Each year another class is inducted into the UMW Hall of Fame. HOF Day begins with a reception where the inductees share experiences and insight with current student-athletes, followed by a HOF introduction at a basketball game, and concludes with the HOF Banquet at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center. To see a list of this year’s inductees and to purchase tickets click here.

Spring Jubilee

      Early April, Aligns with NCAA DIII Week – Spring Jubilee is a day of festivities at the Battleground Athletic Complex planned in conjunction with one or more home games. EC members are invited to this free event to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and student-athletes on the campus and in our surrounding community.

Annual Athletics Gala

      Late May – An elegant evening for a meaningful mission, the Athletics Gala is certainly a night to remember! EC members, community leaders, parents, alumni, and UMW colleagues join together to raise significant funds in support of our student-athletes. The evening includes a cocktail hour, silent auction and plated dinner. The program includes remarks from some very special guests.