UMW Certamen 2020

CERTAMEN 2020!  February 1, 2020, UMW Campus, Trinkle Hall
For more information, contact Matthew Nelson (mail:
Tentative Schedule
(Officers Only: Set up starting at 8:15 AM)

Registration: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Announcements: 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Preliminaries: 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Announcements, Results of Can Drive: 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Final Rounds for qualifying teams: 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM


Results from UMW Certamen 2019!  

Congratulations to all our teams for displaying ars and ingenium.  Till next year!


1st – Spotsylvania Middle School

2nd – Stafford High School


1st – Spotsylvania High School

2nd – Chancellor High School


1st – Spotsylvania High School

2nd – Wildcard A


Schedule for Saturday, February 2, 2019

Registered & Anticipated Teams

Thornburg Middle School, Freedom Middle School, Post Oak Middle School, Riverbend High School, Massaponax High School, Spotsylvania High School

8:30-9:00 AM Registration

9:00-9:15 AM Instructions (Abby Brock)

9:15-10:30 AM Preliminary Rounds

10:30-11:00 AM Roman Costume Contest

11:00 AM-11:45 PM Finals

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Awards (Abby Brock)



UMW Certamen 2019 is scheduled to be held on the campus of Mary Washington on Saturday, February 2.

Dear Latin Teachers,

The Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Department and Classics Club of the University of Mary Washington would like to invite you to a regional Certamen on February 10th, 2018 at the University. This is for schools in the Fredericksburg area, or ones that are rather close, such as Faquier, Orange and Stafford.

We encourage all Middle Schools and High School Certamen teams to come to the University of Mary Washington for this fun event!

Registration information:

*   Fees: $15 per team
*   Deadline: January 25th, 2019, 5 pm
*   Check-in/Registration goes from 8:30 – 9:00 AM on February 2nd in Combs Hall
*   register online 

Checks may be made out to the University of Mary Washington (in the memo section please write “Classics Club”).  To send in your checks before the day of the Certamen, please address them to

UMW Classics Club
c/o Professor Joseph Romero, The Department of Classics, Philosophy, & Religion
University of Mary Washington
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

We do ask that each Certamen team Sponsor moderates during the competition. If you have not done so before, we are offering training for those that need it.

If you have questions, email Abby Brock at

register your team here.