Why You Should Join the Class of 2025 Facebook Group (Even if You Don’t Use Facebook)

The Mary Washington Class of 2025 is beginning to buzz into existence. Not just as a group of students but as a community. But you aren’t on campus yet and online school makes it hard to ask questions about the college process. Are you worried you aren’t on top of things? Gotten your acceptance letter but not sure what to do next? Want to meet your future roommate? These are just a few great reasons to join the Class of 2025 Facebook Group, let’s get into the ways joining will make your life A LOT easier.

1.EASY CONNECTION WITH OTHERS

Think of the Facebook group not as a place where you need to post and comment daily (unless you’d like to) but as a way to get connected to other future eagles. All students admitted to the group have been accepted to Mary Washington and have either committed or are seriously thinking about it. Students introduce themselves with a quick post sharing their interests and often add their snapchat or instagram handle. The group helps facilitate friendships and connections within our community before you arrive on campus. Who knows, you may even meet your future roommate!

 

2. EASY ACCESS TO MARY WASHINGTON

We all hate talking on the phone. What if you have a question for Admissions but don’t want to email, text, or call us? Ask in the facebook group! We check in on the group for this exact reason. Your high school counselor may be hard to reach for a question about sending AP scores — or anything else for that matter– we are just a quick post away. 

 

3. KNOW ABOUT DEADLINES AND NEXT STEPS

Not sure what to do next after your offer letter? We post in the group about upcoming deadlines for scholarships, how to register for classes and orientation, and the other steps you should be taking to prepare for your first exciting year. This will really save you if you don’t check your email often. With so many things happening digitally this year, it’s easy to lose track. Make it easy on yourself by popping into the group, one handy place full of resources.   

 

4. GET TO KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY

This is a chance to see what kind of people you will be classmates with and confirm Mary Washington is right for you. It’s okay if you’re shy, you can read posts by students and staff to stay in the loop, rather than post yourself. It’s okay to be a lurker, but connecting names to faces will help you feel more at home next year. 

 

5. WIN PRIZES

We have competitions and games through the page where you can win UMW swag and other prizes. Who doesn’t like free stuff? 

 

6. PARENTS CAN STAY INFORMED

Are you tired of being asked 1,000 questions about what you need to do next? While the Class of 2025 group is a STUDENT space, we do have a parents only group. There they can ask their own questions, support each other, and easily find information. Hooray, you get a break! Parents can join here

 

So, what are you waiting for? Make yourself an account and join in

 

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