Guest Comments

AUGUST 2018

  • “Have held several Tech Days at your facility, and will continue to use for any meetings / conferences for customers.
    The facility and location is great and the Staff is AWESOME !!!
    Thanks, Rich”
  • “The first room had issues that prevented connecting our laptop to the monitor there. Since it wasn’t a simple connection directly to a monitor (but rather through another computer) we spent a good 30 minutes troubleshooting and lost a good 20 minutes of our meeting time.
    The second room we went to went better. The picture came up right away but then flickered periodically which was distracting and caused us to have pause at times until the screen reappeared. Ur first room was 229, The second was on the second floor towards the opposite end of the building (might be 261 but I’m not sure) it was also a 10 seat meeting room. The staff did their best to help but having reliable equipment is important for us to feel like this is a good option for a meeting area.”

JUNE 2018

  • “Thank you for providing such a great meeting space. It’s nice to have a meeting space away from the base where everyone can meet.”
  • “Everything was ready to go an hour before the meeting was scheduled. I had no issues.”
  • “Everything went smooth. The staff was very helpful and friendly.”
  • “Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Room temperature was comfortable and A/V equipment was
    We ran into some issues getting software fully installed, but your staff was very responsive and did everything they could to get the situation rectified as quickly as possible. In cases where more complicated software installs are needed, it might be helpful if there were a way for someone to remote into a machine beforehand to make sure everything is setup and working.
    It may also be worth noting that “free coffee” was a suggestion I heard from more than one or our class attendees.”
  • “The client relations assistant customer service skills are exemplary and genuine. She truly cares about the customer’s needs and ensures satisfaction. Everyone at UMW is friendly and helpful. Even if they are busy with another customer’s reservation handling, they will point you in the right direction or answer questions. UMW’s facilities are always clean and fresh. I have never had a bad experience with UMW’s services.”
  • “The experience was entirely enjoyable. We had some initial video projection issues, but they were quickly resolved.”
  • “Very accommodating and the communication was great. Would absolutely hold another event here.”

MAY 2018

  • “Your staff is always so helpful and courteous. I really enjoy working with UMW Dahlgren Center for Education and Research.”
  • “Only suggestion for improvement is that the facility should remain open for some period of time after the scheduled course end time. Our course ended at 5 PM, and we were basically told we had to leave right away because the facility was closing. In my opinion, if the class is scheduled to end at 5 PM, then the facility should remain open for at least an additional 30 minutes beyond the class end time. For almost all classes I have attended since college, folks usually want to hang out after class and ask questions from the instructor. If UMW doesn’t want to stay open past 5 PM, then they shouldn’t allow classes to be scheduled to end after 4:30 PM.”
  • “I appreciate the prompt response that we received on a very short notice. Everything is always what we expect and it is greatly appreciated.”
  • “Your staff is always friendly and willing to help with anything. Your building is well equipped and always very clean. I enjoying hosting meetings at UMW Dahlgren Campus and will continue to do so.”

APRIL 2018

  • “I hosted a regional conference with the Virginia Department of Education and King George County Schools. Client Relations Manager was great to work with and full of information leading up to the conference. On the day of the conference, the room was set up perfectly to suit our needs. Client Relations Assistant was also very helpful during the conference with last minute needs, such as powerstrips, AV assistance, and so forth. We will definitely look to use UMW again, as well as refer others to the facility.”
  • “Always a pleasure to be at the UMW-Dahlgren Campus. The setup and friendly staff members make our job fair event very rewarding. Thank you very much!”
  • “As always, the UMW facility was immaculate, our reserved room was set and ready for our meeting, and the representatives were friendly and helpful.”

MARCH 2018

  • “The staff at UMW Dahlgren Campus were professional and helpful, and the facility itself was perfect for my event. Highly recommended.”
  • “Excellent support, including in-room connections assistance and directions for guests.”
  • “The room was ready, everything worked…a nice easy experience that allowed us to focus on what we needed to get done as opposed to being concerned with the facility.”
  • “We held a three-day technical workshop at UMW-D. Everything went wonderfully.”

FEBRUARY 2018

  • “As always everything was terrific. The staff at UMW are so helpful and pleasant to work with! Our meetings are always a success at UMW.”

JANUARY 2018

  • “I held an offsite with my team and we used one of the classrooms as a working session. The space was great and it was a good opportunity to get away from the distractions of the office. We did reconfigure the room a bit to accommodate our working groups and that was very easy. The space was clean and equipment was in excellent condition.”
  • “I would like to commend the staff at UMW Dahlgren because it was obvious that they take pride in the institution and Dahlgren campus as soon as I pulled in the parking space and also when I went inside. The classroom we (NSWC Dahlgren Code E31) used to conduct our training was clean and ready and the classroom media was easy to use and worked like a charm. I look forward to coming to UMW Dahlgren because I always know I’ll have what I need to get my job done, and I’m able to do it in a wonderful facility with wonderful people.”

NOVEMBER 2017

  • The entire experience of reserving a room was very professional, and efficient. It was a great process. I will repeat.”
  • “The team at UMW is very helpful; we enjoy coming here for meetings. The location is great, clean and so easy to use!”
  • “As usual, the staff was very courteous and willing to assist where needed! Campus was also very clean and the accommodations served us perfectly. A big thanks!!!”

OCTOBER 2017

  • “Knowledgeable staff ready to help, excellent modern faci“UMW’s facilities are state of the art. They are clean, well organized and equipment is always in good working order. The staff always goes a step beyond to make sure my event needs are met.”
  • “UMW’s facilities are state of the art. They are clean, well organized and equipment is always in good working order. The staff always goes a step beyond to make sure my event needs are met.”
  • “The IT people were both extremely helpful with set up, moving our materials into University Hall, and were both responsive over the course of our event.”

SEPTEMBER 2017

  • “This is a great facility and the staff always work hard to make sure we have everything we need for a successful meeting or event.”
  • “The facility was beautiful and easy access.”
  • “The Client Relations Assistant was extremely helpful in making sure our room was set up and ready for our event.”
  • “As the coordinator of the workshop that UMW hosted, it was great to have everything set up and ready for us including loading the software on the provided laptops. It was a great experience and I will look to UMW for future events like this.”

AUGUST 2017

  • “The staff and specifically the Client Relations Manager were very professional, thorough and prompt in all of our interactions. University Hall was beautiful and equipped with all of the sound, stage and kitchen facilities that we required. Many attendees said it was the best Eagle Court of Honor they had attended and we felt it was in large part due to the formal setting that University Hall offers. The rolling carts for loading and unloading were hugely helpful. Use of the kitchen/refrigerator and coffee urns was also very helpful.
    Also, the lady who stayed during the evening event was very gracious and helpful as our speakers went over their allotted time and she worked with us in extending our event closing time which relieved our stress so that we could enjoy the evening before we cleaned up. A special thank you to her!!
    The fact that we did not have to set up or tear down the table/chair arrangements, empty the trash afterward and clean the coffee urns took a lot of pressure off of us during the event so that we could more fully enjoy the occasion.
    We appreciated all that the facility offered us! Thank you so much!!”
  • “A most gracious host for our meeting, as always.”
  • “Clean and impressive facility. Just 2 issues/recommendations: (1) Several commented that the chairs in the classrooms are painful to sit in for any length of time; (2) Bathrooms are always clean, but it looks very odd to have those pink towels all over the counterspaces. Surely there’s a more elegant, less distracting solution to whatever problem that’s trying to address.”
  • “From the initial phone call, the Site Director made us feel welcome. I was greeted positively by Client Relations Assistant. The Site Director provided an excellent tour answering all of my questions and taking the time to point out interesting facts and facility amenities to enhance our event. The Client Relations Manager was courteous and professional in the interactions we had with the contract. The IT/AV Support was very quick to respond with technology and made sure that we were working before she left the room and made sure to offer to return if anything did not work. Also, the Site Director  made appearances making everyone feel welcome; the Client Relations Assistant was friendly and helpful to our team; the upgrade to University Hall was appreciated. The Client Relations Manager joined us at the end of the day as did the Site Director to support the close down and the end of day support to our team. I know that other folks in the building supported our team and I only heard positive comments from our staff. The facility itself is beautiful, modern, and equipped for any function. We really loved the space for meeting so many needs of a group of 24 people who were able to use the time to analyze community need and dream for a community serving organization. I believe that having our day long meeting in a large, aestheticically pleasing environment, equipped with technology and other amenities, made our team feel inspired to dream big for the benefit of our community. Thank you.””Excellent facilities, helpful staff, great location.”
  •  “This is our third year running the SEAP Plus high school summer camp at the UMW Dahlgren campus! It has been a great experience each and every time coming to your facility, with the friendly smiles and excitement to see the students back again for another year 🙂
    Keep up the great work!”
  •  “We had an excellent event that was held in the University Hall thanks to the UMW Dahlgren staff. They made this event first class by helping us to come up with the flow of traffic and best ways to set up for such a big event. Everything was well planned and executed. The staff was very helpful in getting everything ready and supplying great ideas for our concerns. I would highly recommend UMW Dahlgren Campus.”
  • “We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Everyone was very helpful and went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed. The room was clean and comfortable and we loved the treats from UMW and ODU.”

JULY 2017

  •  “The quality of the center for the training I conducted was first-rate. The receptionist was cordial and exceedingly accommodating my first morning to locate the training material sent, and to get my Power Point slides online through the overhead.
    The area though only has fast food restaurants, and for someone to stay close by does not offer a diversity of culinary opportunities – you do not want Five Guys or Subway for lunch and dinner.”
  • “The UMW-Dahlgren was the perfect place for our conference. The staff was wonderful and very helpful with any questions proposed to them. The room had all the network connectivity needed with clear precise wireless instructions. The video and phone equipment operated without any problems. The facilities were reliably good and close to restaurants. Overall, it was a great experience for the participants. “
  • “Due to internal team miscommunication our meeting was not scheduled with UMW, resulting in no reservation. I came early to set up for the meeting to discover this. The Client Relations Assistant ensured we could still hold our meeting by finding a room, setting up the bridge line hardware, and got the projector and Large Screen Displays up and running with limited notice. Thank you!”
  • “The NSWC-Dahlgren hardware and software vendors mentioned how the facility exceeded expectations in terms of classroom space, parking access, cleanliness, lighting, and projection capability for their slide presentation.”

 

 

 

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