Amphitheatre Construction Update – March 2018

 UMW still needs $71,000 to meet the $3-million project goal for the Amphitheatre Restoration. Names of donors contributing $10,000 and more will be listed on a donor wall near the top of the Amphitheatre. The LAST DAY to make a qualifying gift and/or pledge to have your name on the donor wall is APRIL 5, 2018. Contact the Office of Advancement at 540-654-2059 or make a gift online.

Construction is proceeding on time. A dedication ceremony is planned for Saturday, June 2, 2018. See additional photos below taken on March 14, 2018, by UMW Assistant Director of Capital Outlay Rob Johnston.

This view is looking north toward
the stage.

Workers continue to restore the vital
elements of the stage.


This view is looking northwest down the
Amphitheatre steps and toward the stage.

You can see old and new benches in place.
New backrests will be added next.

This view shows an accessible approach at
the top of the Amphitheatre. Recognition
for donors of $10,000 and more will be
mounted on the wall at right.

This view shows preserved benches blended
in with new benches. You can see part of the
new restroom facility on the back of Trinkle
at right.

This view is looking east through the
walkway of the new restroom addition
behind Trinkle Hall.

This view is looking west. At left is the back
of Trinkle. In the distance, you can see the
back of Lee Hall.



  1. Gretchen Hogaboom Fisher says:

    I am pretty sure that our Class of 1955 did NOT hold our commencement in “BALL CIRCLE “as was
    recently stated in an issue of the Alumni magazine, but in the lovely Amphitheatre, decaying, but lovely! A classmate & I actually performed there.My husband, then, Lt Skip Fisher just reminded me that my father had just returned from Korea in time for our graduation, was standing in the Amphitheatre in his uniform, when a distinguished gentleman asked him “How are our Marines doing?”It turned out to be VA. Gov. Colgate Darden, then Pres. of Un.of VA.
    Too bad it took 60 years, and 3 million to make it lovely once again, and it is hoped that it is put to good & frequent use in the future,

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