UMW promotes and encourages alternative modes of transportation to get to, from, and around campus and the surrounding community. By utilizing these alternative means rather than relying on single occupancy vehicles, there will be fewer cars on the roads, reduced demand for parking spaces, less traffic congestion, fewer vehicle/pedestrian conflicts, and less air pollution.


Try these alternatives!


The multiple bike racks placed strategically around campus make biking a quick and convenient option. Biking is also the perfect way to get around the surrounding neighborhoods and to downtown Fredericksburg. The downtown areas’ wide one-way streets make for a bike friendly environment, plus, you will never have to search for a parking spot again! 


FREDericksburg Regional Transit (FRED) buses are FREE to University students with presentation of their EagleOne ID. Convenient stops are located along Double Drive, in front of Seacobeck and on Sunken Road. In addition to runs to the historic downtown area of shops and eateries, major shopping areas, and movie complexes on Route 3, a special FRED Express service designed for students operates Thurs.-Sun., August through April. For more information call (540) 372-1222 or visit


UMW is minutes away from both a Greyhound bus station and an Amtrak rail station that many students use to travel home. Additionally, the school is 50 miles away from Washington, D.C. where you can catch a train at Union Station or major airports for your traveling needs. It is recommend that students apply for student advantage discount cards through Amtrak, and work out their holiday travel plans in advance.