Deadline: Apply to Graduate in January 2023
Thursday, September 1
All day
Stetson House

If you plan to graduate in January 2023, you must apply to graduate using the University Registrar’s online Graduation Application by this deadline. The form closes after September 1, each year. For guidance, please see the Graduation Application website.

    Seventh Biennial Philosophy Conference: Ethics & Theism
    Thursday, September 1 - Saturday, September 3
    Kingsmill Resort

    This conference is part of a series of workshops that have been organized to promote more sustained reflection on the intersection of mainstream ethics and philosophy of religion. See the conference website for a schedule of talks.

      Love is the Way film streaming
      Thursday, September 1 - Monday, October 31
      Online - streaming

      The film Love is the Way tells the stories of these connections, and the power of the continuing efforts to keep oil companies out of the Refuge’s sacred coastal plain.

      La Plata information session (for Spring 2023)
      Thursday, September 1
      5:15pm - 6:30pm
      Washington Hall, Room 317

      Study abroad during spring 2023 in La Plata Argentina

        Chemistry Research Fair!
        Friday, September 2
        2:30pm - 4pm
        Integrated Science Center (ISC), Atrium (by Starbucks)

        Are you interested in research? Then come to the Chemistry Research Fair!

          Labor Day
          Monday, September 5
          All day
          Location not specified

          Offices closed. No undergraduate classes scheduled.

            Labor Day (no classes, offices closed)
            Monday, September 5
            All day
            Location not specified

             Labor Day (classes meet, offices closed)

              Monroe Scholars First-Year Orientation
              Tuesday, September 6
              3:30pm - 4:30pm
              Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

              Welcome to campus, new Monroe Scholars! Feel free to attend either of the orientations to meet some of your classmates and learn about the program opportunities including funded research, guest speaker series, and more. Snacks provided!

              Tips for Creating a Trifold Research Poster
              Wednesday, September 7
              2pm - 3pm
              Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

              What are the important components to include on your research poster? What design principles should you keep in mind to make sure your content is accessible and interesting to your audience? These questions and many more will be addressed in our session.

                Learn how you can participate in a W&M Washington Center academic program
                Thursday, September 8
                10am - 5pm
                Sadler Center, 258 & 375

                Come out  to Study in D.C. Day on September 8th to learn how you can participate in a W&M Washington Center academic program!

                  How to Get Involved with Research
                  Thursday, September 8
                  11am - 12pm
                  Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

                  Undergraduate research can be done in any major and lead to some amazing opportunities - but how do you get started? Learn more about what undergraduate research entails, how to find a faculty mentor, and what funding opportunities exist. Snacks provided!

                    Tips for Creating a Digital Presentation
                    Thursday, September 8
                    2pm - 3pm
                    Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

                    How do you structure a 5-slide presentation? What are some good guidelines to keep in mind when presenting your research? 

                      Monroe Scholars First-Year Orientation
                      Friday, September 9
                      11am - 12pm
                      Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

                      Welcome to campus, new Monroe Scholars! Feel free to attend either of the orientations to meet some of your classmates and learn about the program opportunities including funded research, guest speaker series, and more. Snacks provided!

                      Brown Bag: Geology of San Salvador
                      Friday, September 9
                      12:05pm - 1pm
                      McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 230

                      Title: Geology of San Salvador

                      Presenters: Selwyn Heminway ('23) & Delaney Kirr ('23)

                      Bring your own lunch and join us in McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 230!

                      Also available on Zoom: https://cwm.zoom.us/j/97624642665

                      Geology Club: September Meeting
                      Friday, September 9
                      3pm - 4pm
                      McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 219

                      Join us for a tea party in room 219!

                      Physics Colloquium  - Greg Smith
                      Friday, September 9
                      4pm - 5pm
                      Small Hall, Room 111

                      Greg Smith, Jefferson Lab, "The proton's weak charge and the neutron skin of aluminum: Results & Perspectives"

                      Philosophy Department Student/Faculty Picnic
                      Friday, September 9
                      4pm - 6pm
                      James Blair Hall, Outside/East Side

                      Students, join your philosophy professors for our Fall cook-out and volleyball match! Burgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, chips, cookies, and soft drinks provided. Philosophy students and friends invited!

                      Geology Club: Campus Clean-Up
                      Saturday, September 10
                      10am - 12pm
                      Keck Environmental Field Lab

                      Help the Geology Club & Marine Science Society as they clean Lake Matoaka!

                      Gloves and bags are provided. Wear close-toed shoes!

                      Last day to Add/Drop
                      Monday, September 12
                      All day
                      Location not specified

                      Add/Drop period ends

                        The Future of Japan's Demography: The Role of Women and Its Tradition
                        Monday, September 12
                        4pm
                        Reves Center for International Studies, Reves Room

                        The Future of Japan`s Demography: The Role of Women and Its Tradition. A talk by Mariko Gakiya, EdD.

                        Withdrawal period begins
                        Tuesday, September 13
                        All day
                        Location not specified

                        Withdrawal period begins

                          W&M Young Democrats Present: A Conversation with Marianne Williamson
                          Tuesday, September 13
                          7pm - 8:30pm
                          Sadler Center, Tidewater AB

                          Join us on Tuesday, September 13 at 7 PM for a conversation with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson. We'll be meeting in Tidewater AB, where Williamson will speak to and take questions from the audience. 

                          Study Abroad Funding Workshop
                          Wednesday, September 14
                          4pm
                          Washington Hall, Room 201

                          Interested in Studying Abroad but not sure about how the finances work? We can help!

                          Trifold Poster Creation Drop-in Workshop
                          Wednesday, September 14
                          5pm - 7pm
                          Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201
                          This event is for students presenting a trifold poster board at the Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. Bring your board and printouts of your content to this drop-in trifold poster assembly session! 
                          Hayes Writers Series Presents David Mills
                          Wednesday, September 14
                          6pm - 7:30pm
                          Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater 127A

                          David Mills has published four poetry collections: Boneyarn, The Sudden Country, The Dream Detective, and After Mistic.

                          The Crisis in Myanmar & its Human Toll: Insurgencies, Refugees & Instability 
                          Wednesday, September 14
                          9pm - 10pm
                          Please pre-register here: https://cwm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIodOirqT0oGdVaeK5N-nh4BW-8ZT3bS2zh

                          A panel discussion featuring refugees from Myanmar living in third countries, academics, and on-the-ground experts including:

                          Host & Moderator: Prof. Rani D. Mullen, William & Mary

                          How to Get Involved with Research
                          Thursday, September 15
                          2pm - 3pm
                          Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

                          Undergraduate research can be done in any major and lead to some amazing opportunities - but how do you get started? Learn more about what undergraduate research entails, how to find a faculty mentor, and what funding opportunities exist. Snacks provided!

                            2022 Supreme Court Preview
                            Friday, September 16 - Saturday, September 17
                            Law School

                            The 2022 Preview features federal court of appeals judges, Supreme Court advocates who have collectively argued more than 500 cases before the Court, and leading Court reporters and columnists from the nation's top newspapers.

                            W&M Women’s Weekend
                            Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18
                            Alumni House

                            Save the Date!
                            W&M Women’s Weekend
                            September 16-18, 2022

                            Cutler Lecture  | Constitution Day Lecture by Professor Erwin Chemerinsky
                            Friday, September 16
                            12:45pm - 1:45pm
                            Law School, Room 124

                            Professor Erwin Chemerinsky will present the Cutler Lecture and the university's Constitution Day Lecture on September 16. Admission is free for this event and all are welcome to attend.


                            Geology Department Fall Field Trip: Down a Lazy River
                            Friday, September 16 - Saturday, September 17
                            1:30pm - 9pm
                            Location not specified
                            Workshop: Bibliographies and Citations Made Easy
                            Friday, September 16
                            2pm - 3pm
                            ZOOM

                            Come learn about a variety of citation management software available to help you automatically cite as you write, organize, easily collaborate with classmates, and create bibliographies.

                            CHEMINAR: Bulk Dynamic Nuclear Polarization of 13C-nuclei via P1 Centers in Diamond
                            Friday, September 16
                            3pm - 4pm
                            Integrated Science Center (ISC), Room 1127

                            Dr. Daphna Shimon, Hebrew University: "Bulk Dynamic Nuclear Polarization of 13C-nuclei via P1 Centers in Diamond"

                              Monroe Scholars Ice Cream Social
                              Friday, September 16
                              3:30pm - 5:30pm
                              Monroe Hall, between Monroe Hall and Blow Hall

                              Welcome to campus, Monroe Scholars! Join us outside Monroe Hall to enjoy free treats from an ice cream truck.

                              Physics Colloquium - Edward Thomas Jr.
                              Friday, September 16
                              4pm - 5pm
                              Small Hall, Room 111

                              Edward Thomas Jr., Auburn University, Title of Talk: Using magnetic fields and microgravity to explore the physics of dusty plasmas

                              Schmidt Family Distinguished Lecture Series: Josep Torrellas
                              Monday, September 19
                              12pm - 1pm
                              McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 020

                              Professor Josep Torrellas will be presenting his talk: Research Trends in Platforms for the Cloud

                                How to Get Involved with Research
                                Monday, September 19
                                3:30pm - 4:30pm
                                Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

                                Undergraduate research can be done in any major and lead to some amazing opportunities - but how do you get started? Learn more about what undergraduate research entails, how to find a faculty mentor, and what funding opportunities exist. Snacks provided!

                                  Hora de juegos - Casa Hispánica
                                  Monday, September 19
                                  5pm - 6pm
                                  Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                                    Hora de conversación (advanced) - Casa Hispánica
                                    Monday, September 19
                                    6pm - 7pm
                                    Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                                      What Grad Students Should Know About Author’s Rights & Publishing
                                      Tuesday, September 20
                                      12:30pm - 1:30pm
                                      ZOOM

                                      This workshop will help grad students understand what rights they hold as an author.

                                      "Chosen" Documentary Screening with APALSA
                                      Tuesday, September 20
                                      5:30pm - 7:30pm
                                      Sadler Center, Tidewater B

                                      William & Mary Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), with the Black Law Student Association and Election Law Society, is hosting a screening of Chosen, a documentary about five Korean-American congressional candidates who ran in 2020. 

                                      Discovery Lab: Blue Crabs
                                      Tuesday, September 20
                                      6pm - 8pm
                                      VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
                                      Join the marine educators at the CBNERR as VIMS PhD candidate, Challen Hyman, presents his current research on blue crabs and explaining how blue crabs play a vital role in the Bay's ecosystem!
                                      Tips for Giving an Elevator Speech
                                      Wednesday, September 21
                                      11am - 12pm
                                      Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

                                      What does it mean to give an "elevator speech/pitch" when showcasing your research poster? How do you condense your research project into a 1-2 minute summary that is interesting and engaging for your audience? 

                                        Writing a Teaching Statement
                                        Wednesday, September 21
                                        2pm - 3pm
                                        ZOOM

                                        Learn tips for writing a teaching statement for academic job applications.

                                        Sesión de tutoría (beginning) - Casa Hispánica
                                        Wednesday, September 21
                                        4pm - 5pm
                                        Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                                          Monroe Scholars Enrichment Series: Swem Special Collections with Jay Gaidmore
                                          Thursday, September 22
                                          11am - 12pm
                                          Swem Library, Special Collections

                                          With Director Jay Gaidmore as your guide, learn about the treasures within Special Collections in Swem Library and how you might be able to use them in your ongoing/future research! 

                                          Can We Talk Politics?: Dialogue & Dessert
                                          Thursday, September 22
                                          4pm - 5pm
                                          Sadler Center, Room 298

                                          Let's talk about how we talk about politics and our hopes for improving what that looks like. Join in dialogue with six other participants from across Williamsburg and W&M. Leave with new perspectives and an Extraordinary Cupcake.

                                          Movie Night - Casa Hispánica
                                          Thursday, September 22
                                          5:15pm - 7:30pm
                                          Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                                            Rock Music Oman Study Abroad Information Session
                                            Thursday, September 22
                                            6pm - 6:30pm
                                            McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 219

                                            If you are interested in this program stop by. The pre-trip class will run during this semester and the trip to Oman is in January 2023 during Winter Break. The application deadline for the program is Sept. 30th

                                            Association of Women Geoscientists  
                                            Thursday, September 22
                                            6:30pm - 7pm
                                            McGlothlin-Street Hall, 207, Computer Lab
                                            Invisible Hand outdoor film screening
                                            Thursday, September 22
                                            7pm - 9pm
                                            Crim Dell Meadow

                                            The Institute for Integrative Conservation, in collaboration with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, presents the award-winning documentary: “INVISIBLE HAND, a “paradigm shifting” documentary about the creation of ‘Rights of Nature’.  

                                            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.

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

                                            Prediction in Healthcare using Queueing and Machine Learning Models

                                            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. 

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

                                              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."


                                              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)

                                                Hora de conversación (intermediate) - Casa Hispánica
                                                Friday, September 23
                                                5pm - 6pm
                                                Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                                                  Geology Department: Family Weekend Cookout
                                                  Friday, September 23
                                                  6pm - 8pm
                                                  Keck Environmental Field Lab
                                                    VIMS @ Yorktown Folk Festival!
                                                    Saturday, September 24
                                                    10am - 3pm
                                                    Yorktown Waterfront

                                                    VIMS is joining the fun at the Annual Yorktown Folk Festival along the Yorktown Waterfront! This free, fun, family-friendly event will feature performances on five stages by local bands, musicians, storytellers and dancers.

                                                    Study Abroad Fair 
                                                    Saturday, September 24
                                                    11:30am - 2:30pm
                                                    Campus Center, Unity Hall

                                                    Students and their families will explore study abroad and funding opportunities. The Study Abroad Fair features W&M faculty-led, sponsored, exchange, and third-party study abroad programs.

                                                      ROSH HASHANAH
                                                      Sunday, September 25 - Tuesday, September 27
                                                      Holiday

                                                      JEWISH NEW YEAR

                                                        Hora de juegos - Casa Hispánica
                                                        Monday, September 26
                                                        5pm - 7pm
                                                        Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                                                          Trifold Poster Creation Drop-in Workshop
                                                          Monday, September 26
                                                          5pm - 7pm
                                                          Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201
                                                          This event is for students presenting a trifold poster board at the Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. Bring your board and printouts of your content to this drop-in trifold poster assembly session! 
                                                          Hora de conversación (advanced) - Casa Hispánica
                                                          Monday, September 26
                                                          6pm - 7pm
                                                          Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                                                            Geology Club: Geology Family Dinner
                                                            Monday, September 26
                                                            6pm - 8pm
                                                            Sunken Garden

                                                            Join the Geology Club on Monday, September 26th for a picnic in the Sunken Gardens.

                                                            • Bring your own dinner!
                                                            • Bring your own blanket!

                                                            You do not have to be a geology major to attend this event!

                                                            Clase de Cocina - Casa Hispánica
                                                            Tuesday, September 27
                                                            5:30pm - 7:30pm
                                                            Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                                                              Alexander Hamilton Society and Ambassador Paula Dobriansky: A Discussion on Great Power Competition
                                                              Tuesday, September 27
                                                              6pm - 8:30pm
                                                              Small Hall, Room 110

                                                              Join us as we host special guest Ambassador Paula Dobriansky! We will be discussing Great Power Competition, namely China and Russia and the future of Global/Foreign affairs in regards to Great Powers. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.


                                                              Sesión de tutoría (beginning) - Casa Hispánica
                                                              Wednesday, September 28
                                                              4pm - 5pm
                                                              Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                                                                GSWS Welcome Back Party
                                                                Wednesday, September 28
                                                                6pm - 8pm
                                                                Swem Library, Patio

                                                                RSVP at https://forms.microsoft.com/Pages/DesignPageV2.aspx?subpage=design&FormId=Prw8uR1mWECGk6iXuSS419JW2QJmc6RLh8ZuhEhfj_RUMlExSFZJVVNQN1lURElUNkVDSTYxWUY5US4u&Token=ff85258b67b745dcbc615402d42f92cb



                                                                Neuroscience Major Information Session
                                                                Thursday, September 29
                                                                4pm - 5pm
                                                                Integrated Science Center (ISC), Room 1221

                                                                Interested in the Neuroscience major? Prof. Porter, NSCI Coordinator, will present curricular basics and answer all your questions on the major.  See you there! 

                                                                  Dr. Nomvuselelo Songelwa, "Reimagined Protected Area Conservation: A South African Experience "
                                                                  Thursday, September 29
                                                                  4pm - 5:30pm
                                                                  Reves Center for International Studies, Reves Room

                                                                  Nomvuselelo ‘Mvusy’ Songelwa will present a variety of creative instruments for socioeconomic transformation that South Africa is implementing to ensure a transformed Protected Area Management Conservation

                                                                  Celebrating Our Community
                                                                  Thursday, September 29
                                                                  5pm - 7pm
                                                                  Alumni House, Hunter Hall
                                                                  Movie Night - Casa Hispánica
                                                                  Thursday, September 29
                                                                  5:15pm - 7:30pm
                                                                  Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                                                                    VIMS After Hours - Elizabeth River Environmental Justice Tool
                                                                    Thursday, September 29
                                                                    7pm - 8pm
                                                                    VIMS - Watermen's Hall, McHugh Auditorium, also available as a live webinar
                                                                    Join Dr. Molly Mitchell,  VIMS, and Joe Rieger, Elizabeth River Project, as they discuss the Elizabeth River Environmental Justice Tool. Registration is required. After Hours lectures are designed for an adult audience.
                                                                    English Department New Faculty Author - Addie Tsai
                                                                    Thursday, September 29
                                                                    7pm - 8:30pm
                                                                    Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater 127A

                                                                    Please join us on September 29th at 7:00 PM in the Tucker Theatre for a reading with Addie Tsai. Addie (any/all) is a queer nonbinary artist and writer of color. 

                                                                    Faculty Show 15
                                                                    Friday, September 30 - Sunday, December 11
                                                                    Muscarelle Museum of Art

                                                                    Join the Muscarelle Museum of Art for Faculty Show 15, an exhibition of recent works of William & Mary's studio art faculty.

                                                                    Innovation at Work
                                                                    Friday, September 30
                                                                    10am - 1pm
                                                                    Alan B. Miller Hall (Business School), Brinkley Commons

                                                                    Join Tribe Innovation and hear from six distinguished panelists as they discuss what innovation looks like in the workplace. 

                                                                    Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium
                                                                    Friday, September 30
                                                                    10:45am - 4pm
                                                                    Swem Library, Read & Relax Room; Botetourt Gallery & Theatre

                                                                    Join us for the 2022 Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will showcase hundreds of student projects across diverse disciplines! Free refreshments provided. Open to all. 

                                                                    Brown Bag: Geology of the Ancient City
                                                                    Friday, September 30
                                                                    12:05pm - 1pm
                                                                    McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 230

                                                                    Heather Christensen ('23) will present on her senior research! This event is open to the public and all majors are encouraged to join us in Room 230 in McGlothlin-Street Hall. There will be a virtual viewing option as well!

                                                                    Zoom Link: TBA

                                                                    Mathematics Colloquium:  Harsimran Somal (W&M)
                                                                    Friday, September 30
                                                                    2pm - 3pm
                                                                    Jones Hall, Room 301

                                                                    Title: Using heterogenous computing to fit a class of spatial models


                                                                    Cheminar: Extracellular heme uptake + utilization in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: It’s not about the iron!
                                                                    Friday, September 30
                                                                    3pm - 4pm
                                                                    Integrated Science Center (ISC), Room 1127

                                                                    CHEMINAR: Extracellular heme uptake and utilization in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: It’s not just about the iron!

                                                                    SPEAKER: Angela Wilks, Issac E. Emerson Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore

                                                                    (PS- She's recruiting grad students)

                                                                      Hora de conversación (beginners) - Casa Hispánica
                                                                      Friday, September 30
                                                                      4pm - 5pm
                                                                      Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
                                                                        Physics Colloquium - Elton Smith
                                                                        Friday, September 30
                                                                        4pm - 5pm
                                                                        Small Hall, Room 111

                                                                        Elton Smith, Jefferson Lab, Title of talk: "Can you stretch a pion?"

                                                                        Hora de conversación (intermediate) - Casa Hispánica
                                                                        Friday, September 30
                                                                        5pm - 6pm
                                                                        Giles Hall (Randolph Complex), Casa Hispánica
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