Open Classes 
Friday, September 23
All day
Various classrooms across campus

Want to experience a day in the life of a W&M student? Not all Friday classes can be open. You are welcome to attend any open class. Please do not attend a class that is not designated by the faculty as open. Find a full list of open classes below: 

Free Fitness & Wellness Classes 
Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25
Location not specified

Activate your Parent & Family Weekend FitWell Membership to enjoy a diverse range of fitness and wellness classes at the Bee McLeod Recreation Center, McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, and Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka.

FitWell Class:  BODYPUMP™ 45 with Doug
Friday, September 23
7:30am - 8:15am
The Bee McLeod Recreation Center, McLeod Studio
FitWell Class:  Yogalates
Friday, September 23
8am - 8:50am
McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, Studio A

Family Weekend Check-In
Friday, September 23
8am - 6pm
Alan B. Miller Hall (Business School), Atrium

Stop by to pick up your schedule, exclusive family weekend button, and have your questions answered by the Family Weekend volunteers.

FitWell Class:  Cycling with Megan and Mikayla
Friday, September 23
9am - 9:50am
The Bee McLeod Recreation Center, Tyler Studio
2022 Fall Diversity Brunch/Expo
Friday, September 23
10am - 12pm
Sadler Center, Tidewater AB

Join the Office of Career Development & Professional Development for the return of our annual Career Diversity Brunch/Expo.

    Tours of the Sir Christopher Wren Building 
    Friday, September 23 - Saturday, September 24
    10am - 5pm
    Wren Building

    Enjoy a short tour and learn about the rich history of the oldest academic building still standing in the country. 

    2022 Fall Career & Internship Fair
    Friday, September 23
    12pm - 4pm
    Sadler Center, Chesapeake ABC & Tidewater AB

    Join the Office of Career Development & Professional Development for our annual Fall Career & Internship Fair.

      The Human Frame: Prints by Leonard Baskin Docent Tour 
      Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25
      12pm - 5pm
      Muscarelle Museum of Art

      Free admission with guided tours of the student-curated exhibition The Human Frame: Prints by Leonard Baskin. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with Museum Docents to learn about this collection of works by the mid-20th century artist. 

        CGA Speaker Series: Keith VanGraafeiland, Ocean Lead at Esri
        Friday, September 23
        1pm - 2pm
        Swem Library, Ford Classroom

        The CGA is hosting Keith VanGraafeiland as part of our fall speaker series! Keith is a product engineer with Esri and serves as the ocean curator for the Living Atlas of the World. He will discuss his work, including several oceanographic GIS projects.

        Sadler Center Expansion & new Campus Living Center Ribbon Cutting
        Friday, September 23
        1:30pm - 2pm
        Sadler Center, Exterior between the Sadler Center Expansion and the Wellness Center

        Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Friday, September 23rd at 1:30 pm on the Student Life Walk at 201 Gooch Drive.

        Mathematics Colloquium:  Yuting Yuan (William & Mary)
        Friday, September 23
        2pm - 3pm
        Jones Hall, Room 301

        Prediction in Healthcare using Queueing and Machine Learning Models

        Rocket Pitch
        Friday, September 23
        2pm - 3pm
        Tribe Square, The Entrepreneurship Hub
        Workshop | Together We Do: Experiential Learning
        Friday, September 23
        2pm - 3:30pm
        Swem Library, G64

        This workshop provides an applied compliment to the first Teaching & Learning Talk of the new school year. Join STLI for a hands-on workshop on how you can incorporate experiential learning practices in your courses.

        Green House Tours
        Friday, September 23
        2:30pm - 5pm
        Integrated Science Center (ISC), 3rd Floor, Room 3015

        Come explore the Biology Department's rooftop teaching and research greenhouse, home to a diverse collection of over 40 plant families. 

          FitWell Class:  Pilates with Rachel
          Friday, September 23
          2:45pm - 3:35pm
          The Bee McLeod Recreation Center, McLeod Studio
          Family Weekend at Swem
          Friday, September 23
          3pm - 5pm
          Swem Library

          On Friday, Sept. 23 from 3-5 p.m. come by Swem Library for a  guided tour and pick up some Swem swag!

          Recreational Boating on Lake Matoaka 
          Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25
          3pm - 6pm
          Lake Matoaka Boathouse

          The boathouse will be open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and family members. Participants will be required to sign a waiver, follow all Lake Matoaka rules and may check out a boat to paddle on Lake Matoaka. 

            Philosophy Colloquium: Prof. Quayshawn Spencer (UPenn)
            Friday, September 23
            3:30pm - 5pm

            Quayshawn Spencer, Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a talk entitled, "A metaphysical mapping problem for race theorists and human population geneticists."

            FitWell Class:  BodyCombat 45 with Georgia
            Friday, September 23
            4pm - 4:45pm
            The Bee McLeod Recreation Center, McLeod Studio
            FitWell Class:  Vinyasa Yoga with Cindy
            Friday, September 23
            4pm - 4:50pm
            McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, Studio A
            Dinner with Dr. K 
            Friday, September 23
            4pm - 5pm
            Sadler Center, 259 CSD conference room

            Join us on Friday, September 23rd at 4 PM for Dinner with Dr. K! Come to the CSD conference room to meet with Dr. Kimberly Weatherly as we discuss everything from student life and academics to sports and pop culture. See you Soon!

            Hora de conversación (beginners) - Casa Hispánica
            Friday, September 23
            4pm - 5pm
            Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
              Physics Colloquium:  Hyun-Tak Kim
              Friday, September 23
              4pm - 5pm
              Small Hall, Room 111

              Hyun-Tak Kim, Quantum Computing Lab., Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea, Title of Talk: Mechanism and applications of the Mott transition in vanadium dioxide (VO2)

              School of Education Open House 
              Friday, September 23
              4pm - 6pm
              School of Education

              Learn about the broad range of academic and engagement opportunities at the School of Education. Speak with faculty about undergraduate and graduate programs in teaching, counseling, and higher education!

                Family Weekend Block Party
                Friday, September 23
                4pm - 7pm
                Spirit Shop & Bookstore

                Food, music, exclusive discounts and more!

                Hora de conversación (intermediate) - Casa Hispánica
                Friday, September 23
                5pm - 6pm
                Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                  Friday, September 23
                  5pm - 6:30pm
                  Sadler Center, Sadler Terrace (Rain Plan: Sadler, Lodge 1)

                  Alma Mater Productions presents their semiannual concert series, FRIDAYS AT FIVE!

                    Joint Degree Programme Family Weekend Reception 
                    Friday, September 23
                    5pm - 6:30pm
                    Alan B. Miller Hall (Business School), Atrium

                    Please join us for this special event, designed for you to connect with fellow Joint Degree Programme students and families.

                      Family Block Party 
                      Friday, September 23
                      6pm - 8pm
                      Spirit Shop & Bookstore, 601 Prince George St

                      Offering a venue for families to interact, enjoy refreshments and benefit from a private shopping event and a 20% discount on their entire purchase. 

                        W&M South Hampton Roads - Elmwood Cemetery Tour
                        Friday, September 23
                        6pm - 8pm
                        Elmwood Cemetery | 238 East Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23510

                        Join W&M South Hampton Roads for a Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation tour! We’ll be visiting Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk to learn about “Where the Unsolved Rest: The Cold Cases of Norfolk.” 

                        The William & Mary Family Weekend Concert
                        Friday, September 23
                        8pm - 9pm
                        Kaplan Arena

                        Join us for a musical gathering to enjoy performances by the Barksdale Treble Chorus, the William & Mary Choir, the William & Mary Wind Ensemble, and the Orchestra.

                        Lantern Tours 
                        Friday, September 23
                        9pm - 10pm
                        Wren Courtyard

                        Explore the W&M campus by candlelight as your tour guide shares tales of “Old Campus” and the Historic Wren Yard. Registration is currently full for the event. Families will be contacted if more spots are made available. 


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                        Ongoing Events

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                        Beers, Beats, & Bites with The Virginia Beer Company 
                        Thursday, September 22 - Sunday, September 25
                        3pm - 9pm
                        Location not specified

                        In celebration of Family Weekend 2022, visit the brewery starting on Thursday, 9/22 through Sunday, 9/25 and mention that you're in town for Family Weekend (or flash your W&M gear) for a 20% discount on all draft beer all weekend long!

                        Banned Books Week at the Law Library
                        Sunday, September 18 - Saturday, September 24
                        Law School, Law Library

                        Come to the Law Library and see our display for Banned Books Week! We highlighted a selection of works from the collection on obscenity law and censorship. The display is located on the first floor and open to the public.

                        Writing Resources Center Open for Fall Semester
                        Monday, September 12 - Friday, December 16

                        At the Writing Resources Center, trained peer consultants offer individual assistance with writing, presentation, and other communication assignments across disciplines and at any stage, from generating ideas to polishing a final product.