Guest Comments

  • “The Potomac Gateway Alliance has a recurring meeting at your facility.  Your staff and facility are exceptional.”
  • “I was pleased that the VTC meeting I scheduled was tested and up and running prior to the meeting.”
  • “Great Facility and Staff!!!  Thank you!!!!”
  • “Booked through Dahlgren contract.  It is an excellent facility that I am likely to use again for future meetings with visitors to the area.”
  • “A great experience, and everyone was so helpful setting up our tourism breakfast from UMW to Sodexho.  The service was impeccable!”
  • “Great facility and knowledgeable staff.”
  • “Everything was PERFECT.  We could not have asked for better cooperation, venue or equipment.  We look forward to holding our 2014 Military Appreciation there.”
  • “I was honestly impressed.  I work at Dahlgren as a computer scientist, but also teach for a number of other colleges as an adjunct faculty, teaching CISCO, Microsoft, Comptia, and ISC2 certification courses.  I have to tell you that I thought your staff was top notch, and the facilties put most of the other campuses to shame.  It was welcoming and highly conducive to learning.  Thank you for allowing us to use this facility.”
  • “Thanks for your help yesterday.  We’ll be a repeat customer I’m sure!”
  • “Our recent training event at UMW-Dahlgren was excellent! We appreciated the excellent and professional service we received from staff members. The classroom set-up was excellent! You are a great resource for our community! Thank you!”
  • “I cannot express my appreciation for your help.  The Military Awards Ceremony was VERY SUCCESSFUL, and we received so many positive comments.  The visual was so effective.   If you have a few minutes next week, I”ll stop in and bring some pictures.  It was AMAZING!!!!!”
  • “Facility is superb.  Staff was over the top in its help!!!  Might want to get the lighting system fixed in room 148.”
  • “The facility is so nice, and everyone really enjoyed the food. The staff was extremely helpful and very easy to work with. The only issue we had was the lights turning off frequently during the event, even if people were moving around. We had to keep pushing the button to make the lights come back on. But other than that, everything went very smoothly.”
  • “Facilities were very comfortable.  Staff was very helpful – supported testing of compatablity with VTC with another site prior to class and assisted in overcoming communication issues with remote students when the class started.”
  • “I hosted a meeting in the 271 conference room.  It’s a really professional room, and I really like utilizing the UMW-Dahlgren facility whenever I host an event.  The Dahlgren base lab conference facilities are old, poorly equipped and terrible looking in most cases.  In addition, getting visitors on base has become a quest due largely to personnel changes at the main gate.  Your facility provides a much needed solution to these two problems.”
  • “Staff was extremely polite and proactively helpful.”
  • “The staff was extremely helpful and on top of any questions we had.”
  • “Really appreciated the spare monitor that your IT staff found for us! Thanks!!”
  • “I enjoyed my visit to UMW-Dahlgren yesterday! Thank you for the tour of your beautiful facilities.  I was very impressed with the Dahlgren UMW Campus and  the outstanding academic programs you are offering to our community. You and your colleagues are to be commended for your excellent collaborative approach to higher education and professional development.”
  • “You and the UMW staff did an awesome job as always!  It is such a pleasure to hold events in your facility.  Not only is it such a beautiful building, but the professional support you offer is amazing!  Everything went perfectly last night and the guests were completely satisfied by the event. The museum also signed up new members and some guests made cash donations to the museum!  Another successful event for the museum and UMW.  Thank you!!!”
  • “Outstanding Service.  Room design and technology is top notch.  Everybody was very impressed with meeting space.”
  • “Everyone there was extremely helpful.  I appreciated the contact that was made prior to the event, the follow-up and all of the communications.  There is nothing at all negative-our experience was 100% positive.”
  • “It was a success.  Thank you for the use of the facility; everything was set up and ready to go, very appreciative.  Thank you and your team again.”
  • “UMW-Dahlgren was very accommodating, and our event was a success as a result. Thanks to all the staff involved in meeting our event requests. We will definitely reserve space again.”
  • “Services are always provided professionally.  Whether it is via an email or a telephone call; all of my questions are always answered.  Prompt responses are received and during the event the staff members are always present to ensure that the meetings go well.  Technology is explained and assistance is continuously available.  I am consistently reassured that my meetings will be a success.”
  • “Excellent support, everyone was extremely helpful, making reservations was exceptionally easy, greatly appreciate the experience.”
  • “The company we hired to teach the Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing course loved the facilities and was very pleased.”
  • “The facility is awesome!!  The staff are the best to work with!  That is everyone, from security, technology, event planning, university President; all are helpful, accommodating and friendly.  They are willing to help to the best of their ability to ensure the success of the event/program.  It certainly helps to take the pressure off.  I could not imagine working with a more professional group of people.  Simply the best!!”
  • “Everything was wonderful for the PGA meeting.  I did get some help removing some of the tables and chairs that were left from the previous meeting.  Your staff was very accommodating when I mentioned the tables.  It was done promptly and cheerfully.  WE enjoy coming to your facility.”
  • “The facilities and the staff were top notch, and I will not hesitate to hold similar events at the UMW Dahlgren campus in the future. I will go so far as to say that only non-availabiity of a room would cause me to go elsewhere, otherwise the UMW Dahlgren campus will be my first choice.”
  • “Everything went very well for our MAC Dinner. Staff was exceptional, responsive, and the event went smoothly.”
  • “Very seamless experience. Staff was very accomodating to all of our needs. We will definitely be back to use this facility again.”
  • “Facility and resources were more than adequate to conduct the Design Reveiw Meeting with our Sponsor.  Staff was very attentive and supportive of last minute requirements.”
  • “Thank you for your support, time and effort.  Without you, the Veterans Affair event would not have been successful.  I appreciate all you did, all of your hard work and your dedication; thank you. I look forward to working with you on future projects.”
  • “Very helpful staff.”
  • “The purpose of utilizing your facility was to host an event for my agency. The staff support was wonderful before, during and after the event.”
  • “The staff was exceptional! The successful atmosphere and design of the building served as a real example of how to create success in human life!”
  • “Thank you so very much.  The support of the university was outstanding.”
  • “Everyone was wonderful!  Setting is beautiful.  I can’t wait to instruct there again next month.”
  • “Awesome! Just awesome! It was such a pleasure working with your staff to ensure that our K Department Diversity Social was a success. We had planned for a maximum of 100 attendees, and ended up having over 140. Things got a bit hectic once we reached capacity, but the staff handled everything so smoothly from getting more chairs, to making more copies, etc. I will definitely be recommending any personnel here when they are in search of a venue. Thank you so much!”
  • “I have used the facility for meetings with contractors who did not require base access and for reoccurring meetings. I was unable to locate an on-base conference room that could support the reoccurring meeting; however, UMW-Dahlgren has had no issues providing me the room. For this meeting, I utilized DCO to meet with other locations outside Dahlgren and find that the telecommunications equipment in the UMW-Dahlgren Facility far exceed my requirements. I plan to continue to use the facility for additional reoccurring meetings with web-conferencing requirement.”
  • “The executive conference room was excellent: spacious and well equipped with tasteful artwork. It was also nice to have the event, albeit a small meeting, listed on the flat-screen in the lobby.”
  • “Great facility, wonderful staff.”
  • “The staff was very responsive and quick to meet the need, genuinely concerned that we were accommodated and had what we required to conduct our business. It is a very professional and attractive setting. Wonderful facility – The campus grounds (inside and out) are clean, the staff is friendly, and the equipment is top notch.”
  • “The UMW Dahlgren Campus team were wonderful hosts, thanks so very much!  We had numerous positive comments from our attendees about the event, and we attribute much of that feedback directly to the level and quality of service you have applied to host our South Potomac Community Relations Council.”
  • “UMW staff has been very helpful….as always.”
  • “Your very courteous staff provided all of the support that I needed, and your facility is more than adequately equipped for any meeting.  I look forward to returning for our next meeting.”
  • “Your staff went above and beyond to help make our Pastor’s 5th Anniversary Celebration a GREAT success!!!  They were very helpful, friendly and easy to work with.  I look forward to working with them again in the very near future.  Thanks for ALL your help.  It was much appreciated!!!! You guys are AWESOME!!!  Wonderful facility!  Thanks!”
  • “We were very pleased with the accommodations and the way in which the staff worked with us. On the front end, the staff responded to emails and telephone calls quickly. When we met with the staff to finalize the room setup, equipment needs, etc., the staff was very helpful with suggestions and also in showing us where everything was located. On the day of our forum, the staff was right there to help, yet did not interfere with the program in any way. Overall a wonderful experience. Well done!”
  • “This was the 2nd year we used the University Hall for our Annual Awards Ceremony, and everything we needed or asked for was provided in a timely and professional manner.”
  • “Thanks again for such a professional and quick accommodation of the request.”
  • “Everyone did a great job of hosting our PMP class.  Above and beyond the call of duty.”
  • “We love coming over there.  You all always take care of us in every way.”
  • “Very nice facility, the meeting space was private, receptionist courteous and was well versed in how the technology worked within the space.”
  • “Love the facilities – having an offsite location greatly enhances our DD working meetings – fewer office distractions!!!”
  • “I greatly appreciate the friendly service provided by all UMWD Campus staff members I encountered.”
  • “Thank you very much for your assistance last week with our event. The set-up of the room was perfect for it, and I know that for any future events of that size we will be returning.  Thank you again, and I look forward to working with you many more times.”
  • “Great job, ALL!”
  • “I’ve already had two people ask me how to reserve a room so that they could do it as well.”
  • “The staff are extremely helpful, and everyone is courteous and pleasant. It is a joy to work with them. The facilities are excellent, and the equipment is easy to use. I am very impressed.”
  • “Everything was excellent. Technology and WiFi in rooms work great. Requested speaker phone which also worked perfectly.”
  • “Through my own fault and not that of your staff, I did not give your staff a CD to pre-test prior to using the morning of my event.  Consequently, the music was not compatible and would not play on the sounds system on the podium. Your staff saved the day by downloading the National Anthem for me on his iPhone and played it through the system.  I mentioned this for two reasons:  (1) to give kudos to your staff for quick thinking, and (2) to use my experience to warn other non-techs who may think that all audios or visuals will work anywhere.  Thank you.”
  • “It was very nice, very professional, and very well done.  The ability to have an effective meeting without a pile of paperwork was wonderful.  I plan on having more meetings there.  Everyone I met was friendly and kind.  Very professional.”
  • “This was my first visit to the Dahlgren Campus, and I was truly impressed.  The facilities are very attractive, comfortable, and conducive to learning.  I spent 2 workdays in one of the 24-student classrooms, where the seating, workspaces, lighting, noise levels, climate control, and classroom display monitors were all excellent.”
  • “We provided you with about 24 hours notice that we were in need of VTC capabilities for a presentation. You responded promptly and enabled us to carry out our requirement.  I appreciate your working with us on such a short notice.  All of the staff were very helpful.  Thank you!”
  • “Accommodations were as requested.  Facility clean.  Very beautiful spaces.”
  • “The meeting space was well appointed and worked well for holding a team meeting.  The displays and dry erase board and associated equipment were in good  order and worked well.  I plan to use the meeting spaces for future meetings.”
  • “Great venue and super support staff.”
  • “Good atmosphere, close to NSWCDL is key.”
  • “Everything went wonderful, and I would like to thank you and your staff for helping in making the awards ceremony a success for us.”
  • “Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent classroom.  The training went really well, and it helped having such a nice place to have it.”
  • “It would be nice to have a bar stool type chair for the instructor – very nice facilities – we at DD love to hold our events off the base, and this is the perfect solution.”
  • “Thank you for the tour. What a lovely facility for meetings and classes! You are rightfully proud of it.  We will huddle on the Dahlgren side, but a great outcome would be a space where Dahlgren researchers and UMW students can interact to explore robotics and human-robotic interaction.”
  • “Just a quick note to thank you and the others at UofMW Dahlgren for their efficiency and graciousness before, during and after our event on Wednesday.  It is always a pleasure to work with you.”
  • “Great support from the staff!  We ran a bit long with our day, and the staff was willing to work with us.  Greatly appreciated.  We will continue to use and recommend the facility for STEM training.”
  • “We are extremely pleased with the availability of the campus, and all the amenities that were made available to our group. We will definitely be using this facility again in the near future.”
  • “As always the staff was helpful and courteous and the facilities were amazing.  People commented all evening about how beautiful the building is, especially with all the new foliage. Thank you so much for making our special evening a success, and our guests feel welcome!”
  • “The staff was very helpful – very friendly and focused on providing the services needed: number of chairs, audiovisual, support, etc. needed for a guest speaker. They also offered additional items and services, which were not utilized for this event, but were good to know for future events. The guest speaker was made to feel welcome on arrival. Definitely would consider using this venue again. Thanks!!”
  • “We continue to appreciate the partnership between the Dahlgren Museum and the Dahlgren Campus of University of Mary Washington. I look forward to many years of mutual benefit from this partnership. Thank you for the professional, friendly and very helpful staff.”
  • “The support was outstanding! Everyone was very helpful.”
  • “The UMW staff were all friendly, professional and helped with all of our questions and needs.”
  • “Sound system doesn’t seem to work very well when using the hand held microphones. We were better off just raising our voices. This is the second time the use of hand held microphones have failed to work well.”
  • “I used the Dahlgren facilities to conduct an important 4 hour workshop with a group in the Middle East. This created special needs such as starting the event at 6:00AM. The staff graciously supported every need and did so in an exemplary manner. I would highly recommend Dahlgren without any reservations.”
  • “I gave a class at UMW; and in the 10 years I have been giving it, the facilities you provided were the best I have ever experienced. The staff went above and beyond to make sure everything went well. Great job!!!”
  • “Thank you for your excellent support for RCIP Industry Day. The room was well prepared and your last minute help on the slide preparation was much appreciated.”
  • “I taught a two-week course at this location and was very impressed with all aspects of the facility and staff. You provided outstanding IT support to our offering. “
  • “The video equipment locked up on us.  The slides were changing on our computer, but not on the video monitors.  Also, there was some difficulty with the lights and shades.  It would be beneficial to have directions on how to manipulate them.  Even the staff took a while to figure out the lights.”
  • “Very impressed by the facilities and IT.”
  • “Thank you so much for the support of our Chapter’s program on August 16th, ‘Lessons Learned from the Hanoi Hilton’.  The venue was great and impressive.  Everyone was impressed by not only the campus, but more so by all the great help and support that we received.”
  • The training went well.  We learned a lot, especially about the pools and PVC pipe drillings.  Thanks for your help and patience.  Your staff was great and very helpful!  We really like the facility.”
  • “We are pleased to say that we had an excellent experience at University of Mary Washington, Dahlgren Campus, King George, VA on July 31, 2012. The Administrator was very proactive from the moment we made contact with the Dahlgren Campus in search of classroom space. We received detailed guidance on available services and associated fees. We were directed to the university’s website to proceed with our reservations. On the day of class, we were greeted by a staff that was available very early in the morning and supplied us with the utmost services and periodically made checks on our class to ensure that it was set up appropriately, and the staff was there to see that the class flowed promptly. Thank you for your professionalism.”
  • “The UMW Dahlgren campus overall was very pleasant for a classroom setting.  One area that could use improvement is the chairs in the classroom.  They are not comfortable and particularly so if sitting in them for extended periods of time such as an all day class.  Several students complained about them.  Additionally, the shared drives for the computers were a bit difficult to access at times.”
  • “Thank you for making this facility here not only a center for education and training, but as a place where groups like ours and other groups can come together and form community again.”
  • “I cannot begin to express my deep gratitude for everything you’ve done to make last night the huge success that it was. The event and the exhibit itself are things I am extremely proud to be a part of, and none of it would have been done as professionally and impressively without your contributions. I hope you were able to enjoy some of the enthusiastic compliments from guests last night, because every bit of them belongs to you all as well.  I look forward to many more events working with your capable and fun staff in the future.”
  • “Thank you again for all the wonderful support you offered for our forum tonight. It was a great success.”
  • “On behalf of the School Board, I want to thank you for all of your assistance in getting us a meeting room.  The room was perfect, and your facility is beautiful!”
  • “We’re so fortunate to have UMW in the Dahlgren community.”
  • “The event went wonderfully, and I’ve only heard great comments. I think everyone enjoyed the event, the facility, and the food.  Thank you for your hospitality!”
  • “Thanks so much for all your help yesterday with your beautiful facility.”
  • “Thank you very much for all your support of our event.  It was a success in large measure due to your efforts on our behalf.”
  • “Thank you for what you did for us last week.  The facilities were fantastic, and we look forward to opportunities in the future where we can use the facilities again.”
  • “We had a great session yesterday – the facilities are excellent!!!  The tech support person came right up and had us up and running in no time. All supplies were there, and we had no issues.  We’ll definitely use the facilities again and recommend it to others.”
  • “Everything went so smoothly. I look forward to having my next Industry Day there at your Dahlgren Campus.”
  • “Thanks so much for all your hard work in putting together our offsite meeting. The facilities were clean, convenient, and accommodating which created an atmosphere conducive for continued workflow. We will definitely work with UMW again for offsite meetings in the future.”
  • “Thank you for all of your support last night. We couldn’t have done it without you! It was a huge success and people really loved being there. You are providing such a wonderful service to the community.”
  • “The meeting went very well. Everyone who spoke to me about the meeting was very happy about the building. In fact, a couple of branch members recommended that we do this yearly. Apparently it did facilitate sharing of information. I have recommended it to my supervisor and fellow branch heads.”
  • “I wanted to say overall, I was VERY pleased.  The room temperature was perfect.  So many times at other locations it is just absolutely unneccessarily cold.  The lights never went out, but probably because I was moving about the room.  Unfortunately, even though the gentleman tested the wireless hand microphones prior to the event, they didn’t work for me.  No one could hear when I tried to use them even when I turned them up to almost maximum volume.  The podium microphone was fine.  I tried to wear the lapel microphone but it didn’t work for me, but when I used it as a hand microphone for the audience it worked.  Overall the event went very well, and I thank you for setting everything up for me.”
  • “Thank you again for all your help in making tonight such a rousing success.  I’ve worked with a number of event organizers and facility directors over the years, and you’re at the top of the list. It was a real pleasure to work with you.”
  • “I enjoyed meeting you yesterday and seeing the UMW Dahlgren facility.  Thank you for the tour and your assistance in coordinating our meeting there next Tuesday, 27 March. We are so fortunate to have such access to such a wonderful facility!”
  • “The NAVFAC Atlantic design team appreciates your time devoted to us during our unannounced tours at your beautiful King George facility last week.  We did not expect to get such a comprehensive tour without having an appointment…especially to even get to see the green roof.  Thanks to you and your team who so generously led us throughout your sustainable and inspiring new building.  We all wish it was closer to Norfolk so that we could take advantage of such a great  facility.  Perhaps, we can arrange for one of our future project meetings to be held there.”
  • “I am very impressed how UMW’s staff handles themselves in providing customer service.  You have certainly made my job a lot easier. “
  • “The room was wonderful.  Very bright and scenic.  I appreciate all of your assistance to get this set up.”
  • “Thanks for taking the time this morning to meet with us.  You certainly have a great facility…I can’t wait to get settled into my new office.  :o  Looking forward to our first class in your building.”
  • “Great job on Friday’s event – it was wonderful.”
  • “We held a Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) Technical interchange meeting.  Everything worked out great.  Thanks.”
  • “Thank you for accommodating us last week. The space was ideal for the type of meeting/discussion we were having. The monitors and white boards worked well. The only potential improvement would be a longer monitor cable. As you know, this was easily worked around. Thanks again for everything and we look forward to using your spaces in the future.”
  • “I am really grateful to have met you and appreciate your prompt response!  I truly feel with your assistance, Tony’s retirement ceremony is going to be amazing!  Thank you again for working with me on this!”