Jepson Alumni Executive Center

Photo by [Mermaid Lake Photography]


The Jepson Alumni Executive Center is located at the top of Trench Hill in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia. Built as a private home in the 1920s and acquired by the University in 1948, Trench Hill is named to commemorate the Civil War trenches found on the property. Trench Hill served as a residence hall for students, a child development center, as offices for the Alumni Association and Advancement Staff of the University of Mary Washington.  

In 1999 an Inn for overnight guests, new administrative offices, a meeting room, and a ballroom with a courtyard to accommodate University and community events were added to the original design to integrate the old with the new.  

The Jepson Alumni Executive Center honors the significant contributions of Alice Andrews Jepson ‘64 and her husband Robert S. Jepson, Jr. The original house, which serves as the cornerstone of the new facility was renamed “Kalnen Inn on Trench Hill” in honor of Elizabeth Kalnen ‘37, and her sister, Margaret Rose Kalnen ‘33. 

The classic and elegant design of the Jepson Alumni Executive Center serves as the perfect setting for your next special event.