Business Services eUpdate–February 2018

Valentine's Day Sale The Bookstore loves its customers! On February 14 only, receive 14% off your entire transaction. Textbook Adoptions Textbook adoption dates are approaching. Please submit adoption requests online by the following deadlines: Summer Adoption Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018 Fall Adoption Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018 Departments with 100% adoption rates by the deadline are eligible to receive up to $2,500 in textbook scholarships for their students. Sponsored by Pepsi. Faculty Regalia Rental Oak Hall is the regalia provider for the University of Mary Washington. Faculty and Staff may rent or purchase academic regalia from the leading custom regalia manufacturer in the country. Beginning February 1, 2018, Faculty and Staff may go online at to rent regalia for delivery directly to individual offices. Those who prefer to order by phone may do so by calling Oak Hall Customer Service at l-800-456-7623. A customer … [Read more...]

Business Services eUpdate–December 2017

End of the Year Sale It's your last chance for savings (until 2018, that is)! Get 10% off your entire transaction from the Bookstore, or 20% off a single insignia item, from now until December 15. Holiday Ornament The 2017 Holiday Ornament is now available for sale at only $18.99! This year's ornament features the campus's beloved campanile. UMW Book Club UMW Book Club members have decided to meet every 2 months instead of every month. The next meeting will be on January 23, 2018, where we will be discussing My Reading Life by Pat Conroy. The Amazon description reads: "Conroy revisits a life of reading through an array of wonderful and often surprising anecdotes. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity." Readers who would like to be added to the Book Club email list may send their information to, or call Margaret Mock at x1017. UMW Discounts When shopping in … [Read more...]

Business Services eUpdate–November 2017

League Sale: from now until November 11, receive 20% off League Brand items! Stop Hunger Sodexo is currently running their annual food drive. Bring a donation from now until November 13 to the University Bookstore and receive 15% off one regularly priced insignia item. Give Thanks... ...for the biggest sale of the year! Running November 13-22 (or while supplies last), you can get discounts on select Russell Athletics apparel Vintage Heather Tees: $6 Heather Long Sleeve Tee: $11 Crew Sweatshirt: $12 Hoodie: $13 Poetry Reading and Book Signing On Monday, November 13, at 6 p.m., ELC will sponsor a book signing and poetry reading at the Mansion. Drop by to hear Charms Against Lightning by James Arthur and Ghost Child of the Atalanta Bloom by Rebeca Aronson. Books will be available for sale. UMW Book Club UMW Book Club members have decided to meet every 2 months instead of every month. The next meeting will be on January 23, 2018, where we will be … [Read more...]

Business Services eUpdate–October 2017

Textbook Adoptions Textbook adoptions for Spring 2018 are due October 29. Adoptions can be submitted through the new adoption portal, Collect. Departments with 100% on-time adoptions are eligible to win up to $2,500.00 in Pepsi Scholarship funds for students’ course materials. Fall Into Savings October is the month to stock up on UMW apparel! October 9: Warm Weather Sale! Get 20% off warm weather gear like shorts and tanks. October 16-18: Staff Appreciation! Faculty and staff can enjoy 20% off one regularly priced UMW gift or apparel item. Additionally, the Bookstore will be closed on Tuesday, October 17, from 11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. for the Employee Luncheon. October 20 and 21: Homecoming Weekend. Buy a single alumni item with a 20% discount. Don't forget to cheer on our UMW Athletes!   UMW Book Club The UMW Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 18, from noon to 1 p.m., to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. The group will meet in the … [Read more...]

Business Services eUpdate–September 2017

UMW Book Club The University Book Club will meet on Wednesday, September 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bookstore to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, a New York Times bestseller. Members and visitors are welcome. Contact Margaret Mock,, if you have questions. Do You Prefer Warm or Cozy? Autumn is just around the corner! The Bookstore is celebrating with a one-day-only sales event of September 22. Get 15% off a single UMW insignia item. For those already longing for the warmer days of summer, mark your calendar for October 9: the Bookstore will take 20% off warm weather gear, like shorts and tanks! Banned Book Week In recognition of Banned Books Week, the University Bookstore, the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, and Simpson Library are sponsoring public readings from banned books. Each year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have … [Read more...]

Business Services eUpdate–August 2017

Back to School Sale The Bookstore is offering 15% off the entire purchase of apparel and insignia items in store and online from August 25 through September 2. Course Materials Students may take advantage of a course materials cost comparison tool, as well as in-store and online rentals, both available on the store's website: UMW Book Club The UMW Book Club will meet at noon on Wednesday, August 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Bookstore. The book selection this month is any title by Carrie Fisher. Both club members and visitors are welcome. Contact Margaret Mock at x1017 with questions. Merchant Partner Changes Country Cookin no longer accepts EagleOne money as payment. Over the summer, Weis Markets joined the off-campus partner program. Students, faculty, and staff can now use EagleOne funds at the Route 1 Fredericksburg store location. New Employee The EagleOne card office is pleased to introduce Maie Makin, the new … [Read more...]

Phone Service Disruption on May 25

On May 25, from 3-7 p.m., the UMW phone system will be offline. We will not be able to receive calls or reply to any messages at that time. If you have any urgent matters at the time, either email the respective department or stop by in person. … [Read more...]

Business Services eUpdate–May 2017

UMW Book Club The UMW Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Bookstore. The book to be discussed is Above the Waterfall, a contemporary novel by Ron Rash about Appalachia and the drug wars there. The Book Club will suspend meetings in June and July and resume in August. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book at the Book Club discount, please contact Margaret Mock, x1017, or Bookstore Sale The Bookstore will be extending the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Sale through next week (May 8th-13th). Take advantage of the savings during dead week when the store is less busy. 15% off a single gift, insignia, or apparel item. Grad Gifts Don’t forget, the Bookstore is the place to get all of your graduation gifts! Surprise that brand new alum with a gift that will remind them of their time at UMW. Year End Department Charges Mark your calendars--the end of year deadline for department charges in the Bookstore to … [Read more...]

Copy Center Closed Through April 21

Following the water line break that affected several offices in Lee Hall, the UMW Copy Center will undergo final stages of restoration April 19 – April 21. The Copy Center will be closed during this time. The center will re-open with limited services on Monday, April 24 at 8 a.m., with full services available on Tuesday, April 25. During the downtime: -          Departmental copiers are available for use. -          Jobs may be submitted by email to; these jobs will be processed beginning Monday, April 24, when the Copy Center is back online. Word and PDF order forms may be found at For questions, please contact Amme Mahler, service delivery manager, at … [Read more...]

Business Services eUpdate–April

Textbook Adoption Dates On time adoptions mean more used books available for students AND more money in students’ pockets through buyback. Please submit textbook/course material adoptions to the UMW Bookstore by the due dates so that the store can maximize payment to students for books they wish to sell. There is a $1,500* Pepsi Textbook Scholarship fund for students, offered to the first department to reach 100% on-time adoption rate. *In the event of a tie, funds will be divided. Adoption Due Dates: FREDERICKSBURG CAMPUS Course Materials Adoption for fall 2017 are due April 21,2017 COURSES BEING TAUGHT ON THE STAFFORD CAMPUS: Course materials for classes being taught on the Stafford Campus are facilitated through MBS Direct, the virtual bookstore for the Stafford Campus. There are three points of contact to assist with submitting Stafford campus orders: College of Business: Lucy Quann, or 540/654-1019 College of Education: Terry Luttrell, … [Read more...]