Jepson, Katora among changes to UMW this year

August 27, 2019 | Fredericksburg Business News |

At least a couple of physical changes have occurred over the summer at the University of Mary Washington, where the 2019-2020 academic year officially kicked off Monday with the start of classes.

First, the University unveiled its newly expanded Jepson Science Center, which now includes 41,667 square feet of additional space following a $28 million project that also featured a renovation of the 28,519 square feet of original space. The building, which is just off College Avenue near U.S. 1, houses UMW’s Earth and Environmental Sciences, Physics, Biology and Chemistry departments.

Also new on campus this year is Katora Coffee, which took over the Blackstone Coffee space across from the Hurley Convergence Center. This is the second location for Katora, which also has a shop at 615 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg.

We hope it’s a great year, UMW students! Be sure to come explore the many great amenities surrounding you in Fredericksburg.

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