New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1
All day
Location not specified

University closed.

    William Crute, Signing Rainbow Isle
    Friday, January 3
    10am - 2pm
    William & Mary Bookstore
    Rainbow Isle is a story of a father's investment in the futures of his sons. The elder son becomes a brilliant cosmetic surgeon and the younger son remains at home. With the impending death of their father, the younger son asks his brother to return home.
    Nuala Galbari & Dr. David Justis, Signing The Woods of Wicomico
    Tuesday, January 7
    2pm - 6pm
    William & Mary Bookstore
    This illustrated children's book tells the story of the peaceful creatures who make their home in the Woods of Wicomico.
    Williamsburg-Peninsula Annual Basketball Dinner
    Tuesday, January 7
    6:30pm - 9pm
    Kaplan Arena

    Support Tribe men’s and women’s basketball teams with this unique opportunity to share a meal with the players and coaches. Enjoy mingling followed by an Italian-style buffet with a wine bar. 

    2020 W&M Employee Resource Expo
    Wednesday, January 8
    10am - 1:30pm
    Sadler Center, Chesapeake Rooms

    2020 W&M Employee Resource Expo

    Williamsburg-Peninsula January Tribe Thursday
    Thursday, January 9
    5pm - 7pm
    Kephi Greek Kitchen | 1635 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

    Join us for our monthly Tribe Thursday at Kephi Greek Kitchen.


    William & Mary Men's Basketball vs UNCW
    Thursday, January 9
    7pm - 9pm
    Williamsburg, Va., Kaplan Arena
      Feather Foster, Signing Mary Lincoln's Flannel Pajamas
      Saturday, January 11
      10am - 2pm
      William & Mary Bookstore
      This book offers the reader a fascinating glimpse into the private lives of some of our nation's most esteemed First Ladies by examining items from their personal effects.
      W&M Faculty Writers' Retreat
      Monday, January 13 - Friday, January 17
      Swem Library

      The Provost's Office and William & Mary Libraries invite you to a Writers' Retreat in Swem Library. 

      There, There Book Discussion
      Monday, January 13
      2pm - 3pm
      Swem Library, Cox Classroom

      William & Mary Libraries will host book discussions on There There on Monday, Jan. 13 and Thursday, Jan. 16 from 2-3 p.m. Each discussion, led by Yitazba Largo-Anderson and Alex Flores, will be guided by a theme found in the novel.

        Fidelity Investments Counseling Session
        Tuesday, January 14
        9am - 4pm
        Sadler Center, James Room
          TIAA-CREF Counseling Session
          Wednesday, January 15
          9am - 4pm
          Sadler Center, York Room


            What to Make of My Grades Panel?
            Wednesday, January 15
            12:50pm - 1:50pm
            Law School, Room 124

            Let's chat about grades: the good and the bad, and different approaches to help you feel prepared to give it your all for the spring semester. The panel will be Wednesday, January 15th during the lunch hour room 124. Pizza will be served!

            2L & LLM Halfway There Social 
            Wednesday, January 15
            3:30pm - 5:30pm
            Law School, Hixon Center, Penny Commons

            2L & LLM students are invited to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with their classmates to celebrate being halfway through Law School! 

            VIMS Public Tour
            Thursday, January 16
            10am - 12pm
            VIMS - Watermen's Hall, McHugh Auditorium


            There, There Book Discussion
            Thursday, January 16
            2pm - 3pm
            Swem Library, Cox Classroom

            William & Mary Libraries will host book discussions on There There on Monday, Jan. 13 and Thursday, Jan. 16 from 2-3 p.m. Each discussion, led by Yitazba Largo-Anderson and Alex Flores, will be guided by a theme found in the novel.

              Williamsburg-Peninsula Treasures at Swem Special Collections - SOLD OUT
              Thursday, January 16
              2pm - 3:30pm
              Swem Library, Special Collections

              Join Jay Gaidmore, the Marian and Alan McLeod Director of Special Collections at Swem Library, for an opportunity to view some of the library's most important holdings relating to the history of W&M and the history of Williamsburg.

              Spring New Student Orientation
              Friday, January 17 - Tuesday, January 21
              Campus Center, Lobby for Check-In
              Orientation for incoming spring semester students & their families.
                W&M International Affairs Breakfast & Business Cards in DC
                Friday, January 17
                7:30am - 9:30am
                Carnegie Endowment for Peace| 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20036

                Join members of the William & Mary Community in D.C. for a networking breakfast and discussion on the outlook of international affairs for 2020 and beyond, led by Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. '80 and Rebecca Bill Chavez.


                Spring Parent & Family Orientation
                Friday, January 17
                8am - 5:45pm
                Campus Center, Lobby for Check-In
                Orientation for new spring semester families.
                  A Day in D.C.: Brookings Institution
                  Friday, January 17
                  9:15am - 10:30am
                  Location not specified

                  Join the Cohen Career Center for A Day in D.C., where we will participate in a series of site visits to the workplaces of W&M alumni who are working at federal agencies, think tanks, and nonprofit organizations. 

                  A Day in D.C.: Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG)
                  Friday, January 17
                  11am - 12pm
                  Location not specified

                  Join the Cohen Career Center for A Day in D.C., where we will participate in a series of site visits to the workplaces of W&M alumni who are working at federal agencies, think tanks, and nonprofit organizations. 

                  A Day in D.C.: The Department of State
                  Friday, January 17
                  1:30pm - 4pm
                  Location not specified

                  Join the Cohen Career Center for A Day in D.C., where we will participate in a series of site visits to the workplaces of W&M alumni who are working at federal agencies, think tanks, and nonprofit organizations.

                  Judy McCandless, Signing Workaholics Adrift
                  Saturday, January 18
                  11am - 2pm
                  William & Mary Bookstore
                  In this true adventure, Judy McCandless abandons a stressful corporate career in midlife to cross the Pacific Ocean in a sailboat with her husband, John, seeking freedom and a more meaningful life.
                  William & Mary Men's Swimming vs Davidson
                  Saturday, January 18
                  12pm - 3pm
                  WILLIAMSBURG, Recreation Center
                    William & Mary Women's Swimming vs Davidson
                    Saturday, January 18
                    12pm - 3pm
                    WILLIAMSBURG, Recreation Center
                      Sarah Norkus, Signing Broken Together
                      Saturday, January 18
                      2pm - 6pm
                      William & Mary Bookstore
                      Bella is spiraling down a dark tunnel of despair since seeing her husband, Daniel, kissing another woman. She goes on a cruise with friends and meets a mysterious stranger. Can these two help each other find a path towards healing their broken hearts?
                      Irish Music
                      Sunday, January 19
                      3pm - 5pm
                      William & Mary Bookstore
                      We invite all aspiring Irish musicians to dust off their instruments and join us for Irish music in our Café.
                      Martin Luther King Day
                      Monday, January 20
                      All day
                      Location not specified

                      University closed. No classes scheduled.

                        Campus Connect Spring Training
                        Tuesday, January 21
                        8:30am - 11:30am
                        Location To Be Determined

                        Campus Connect is an experiential suicide prevention training program designed specifically for college campuses.   

                          Inclusive Teaching in STEM Workshop
                          Tuesday, January 21
                          9am - 11:30am
                          Swem Library, Ford Room

                          What can faculty do to improve course outcomes and retention of underrepresented students in STEM? Prof. Jim Swartz of Grinnell College will facilitate an interactive workshop for STEM faculty.

                            Career Readiness Kickoff: Resume
                            Tuesday, January 21
                            10am - 10:30am
                            Cohen Career Center


                              Career Readiness Kickoff: Cover Letter
                              Tuesday, January 21
                              10:30am - 11am
                              Cohen Career Center
                                Career Readiness Kickoff: LinkedIn
                                Tuesday, January 21
                                11am - 11:30am
                                Cohen Career Center
                                  Career Readiness Kickoff: Interviewing
                                  Tuesday, January 21
                                  11:30am - 12pm
                                  Cohen Career Center
                                    Career Readiness Kickoff: Veterans
                                    Tuesday, January 21
                                    2pm - 2:30pm
                                    Cohen Career Center
                                      Seminar on Retention of Underrepresented Students in STEM
                                      Tuesday, January 21
                                      3pm - 4pm
                                      ISC2 (Integrated Science Center), Room 1127

                                      Prof. Jim Swartz of Grinnell College will present “Twenty-Five Years of Efforts to Better Serve the Underserved: Moving from Fixing the Students to Fixing Us”.

                                        Discovery Lab - Sharks
                                        Tuesday, January 21
                                        6pm - 8pm
                                        VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
                                        TIAA-CREF Counseling Session
                                        Wednesday, January 22
                                        9am - 4pm
                                        Sadler Center, York Room


                                          Bone Marrow Drive Interest Meeting
                                          Wednesday, January 22
                                          12:50pm - 1:50pm
                                          Law School, Room 133

                                          The Bone Marrow Drive raises funds as well as expand the national bone marrow registry. This registry connects individuals with cancer to potential bone marrow donors. 

                                          Paws to Relax
                                          Wednesday, January 22
                                          1pm - 3pm
                                          McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, Lobby
                                            Cascade Basic Training
                                            Thursday, January 23
                                            2pm - 4pm
                                            Jones Hall, Room 203
                                            New to Cascade? It all starts here.
                                            Breakfast with Tommy Orange
                                            Friday, January 24
                                            8:30am - 9:30am
                                            Muscarelle Museum of Art

                                            New students are invited to an exclusive breakfast with Tommy Orange, the author of our common text "There There" on January 24th.

                                            Rocket Pitch at Tribe Square
                                            Friday, January 24
                                            1pm - 5pm
                                            Tribe Square

                                            Have an amazing business idea or a problem worth solving? Come by the EC on Friday to pitch your idea in 90 seconds for a chance to win $100, then stay for a community dinner and brainstorm your idea with other students and entrepreneurs.

                                            Biology Spring Seminar: Matthew Wawersik-  William & Mary
                                            Friday, January 24
                                            4pm - 5pm
                                            ISC3 (Integrated Science Center), Room 1221

                                            Talk Title: "Sex, stem cells and infertility: Discovering Childless Gambino"

                                              24 Speed Filmmaking Competition
                                              Friday, January 24 - Saturday, January 25
                                              5:30pm - 5:30pm
                                              Swem Library, Ford Classroom, Ground Floor

                                              Since 2005, William & Mary Libraries’ Charles W. Reeder Media Center has hosted the highly anticipated 24 Speed Filmmaking Competition. The rules are simple: write, shoot, and edit a short film in just 24 hours! 

                                              AMP / Disco Derby
                                              Friday, January 24 - Saturday, January 25
                                              9pm - 1am
                                              Sadler Center, Chesapeake

                                              Start of the new semester with some FREE fun. Join us on January 24th for a night of roller skating as we transform Chesapeake in Sadler into a groovin roller party!

                                              We've got the skates, the beats, the glow sticks, and the groove -- all we need is you! 

                                              William & Mary Women's Tennis vs George Washington
                                              Saturday, January 25
                                              10am - 1pm
                                              Williamsburg, Va., McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center
                                                Mary Montague Sikes, Signing Hearts Across Forever
                                                Saturday, January 25
                                                11am - 2pm
                                                William & Mary Bookstore
                                                When her business takes her to present-day Jamaica, Kathryn Calder beings having visions of a life two centuries earlier on a vast plantation permeated with evil.
                                                Service Saturday
                                                Saturday, January 25
                                                12pm - 3pm
                                                TBD, Various Locations in the Williamsburg Community

                                                Volunteer for Community Service Projects in Williamsburg

                                                Barbara McLennan, Signing Washington’s Shadow
                                                Saturday, January 25
                                                2pm - 6pm
                                                William & Mary Bookstore
                                                Jane Powell, daughter of Leven Powell, cares for her widowed mother while waiting for the return of her betrothed, George Morgan White Eyes, who has disappeared out west.
                                                William & Mary Men's Basketball vs Towson
                                                Saturday, January 25
                                                4pm - 6pm
                                                Williamsburg, Va., Kaplan Arena
                                                  William & Mary Women's Tennis vs Winthrop
                                                  Sunday, January 26
                                                  9am - 12pm
                                                  Williamsburg, Va., McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center
                                                    William & Mary Men's Tennis vs James Madison
                                                    Sunday, January 26
                                                    1pm - 4pm
                                                    Williamsburg, Va., McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center
                                                      Grad Center Lunch & Learn: Student Health Insurance Plan Info Session
                                                      Tuesday, January 28
                                                      12pm - 1pm
                                                      Swem Library, Grad Student Commons

                                                      A presentation and Q&A hosted by the A&S Graduate Center with student health insurance coordinator, Trista Sikes. Learn about the student health insurance plan and what it covers. Lunch provided for those who register in advance.

                                                      Crash Course: Resume
                                                      Tuesday, January 28
                                                      12:30pm - 1pm
                                                      Cohen Career Center
                                                        American-British-EU Realignment: Post-Brexit Possibilities
                                                        Tuesday, January 28
                                                        4pm - 5:30pm
                                                        Tucker Hall, 127A

                                                        The Reves Center for International Studies, in cooperation with the US-Europe Alliance, presents the 2020 George Tayloe Ross Lecture on International Peace, "American-British-EU Realignment: Post-Brexit Possibilities."

                                                        W&M Nonprofit Breakfast & Business Cards in DC
                                                        Wednesday, January 29
                                                        7:30am - 9:30am
                                                        W&M Washington Center | 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20036

                                                        Join members of the William & Mary Community in D.C. for a networking breakfast and discussion on the outlook of international affairs for 2020 and beyond, led by Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. '80 and Rebecca Bill Chavez.


                                                        Red Cross Blood Drive - BloodMobile in Morton Parking Lot
                                                        Wednesday, January 29
                                                        10am - 3pm
                                                        Alan B. Miller Hall (Business School), Morton Parking Lot

                                                        The American Red Cross has issued a Critical need for all blood types, especially Type O. Blood collections were down significantly over the holiday season, causing a significant blood shortage needed to help save people in emergencies. Please donate!

                                                        Crash Course: Resume
                                                        Wednesday, January 29
                                                        12pm - 12:30pm
                                                        Cohen Career Center
                                                          Emerging Scholars Series: Maddy Bassett, “The Archaeology of Islam in the Horn of Africa”
                                                          Wednesday, January 29
                                                          2pm - 3pm
                                                          Stryker Center, Boundary Street

                                                          Madeleine Bassett, a doctoral student in Anthropology, will present an Emerging Scholars Series talk for the public. Presented through partnership between the A&S Graduate Center and the Williamsburg Regional Library.


                                                          16 Bars Screening
                                                          Wednesday, January 29
                                                          6pm - 8pm
                                                          Tucker Hall, 127a

                                                          Join us for a screening of 16 Bars following a unique music rehabilitation effort in Richmond and offering a rare glimpse at the human stories – and songs – that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. 

                                                          NASA DEVELOP Information Session
                                                          Wednesday, January 29
                                                          6:30pm - 7:30pm
                                                          Cohen Career Center
                                                            2020 W&M Global Film Festival
                                                            Thursday, January 30 - Sunday, February 2
                                                            Kimball Theatre

                                                            This year's festival is January 30 - February 2, 2020. The website is live, so you can view the list of films, watch trailers and check out our alumni and other industry professionals who will attend this year..

                                                            Crash Course: Navigating the Career Fair
                                                            Thursday, January 30
                                                            12:30pm - 1:30pm
                                                            Cohen Career Center
                                                              President's Strategic Planning Forum
                                                              Thursday, January 30
                                                              3:30pm - 5pm
                                                              Sadler Center, Chesapeake ABC

                                                              Strategic Planning Forum

                                                              January 30, 2020

                                                              3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

                                                              Sadler Center, Chesapeake Ballroom


                                                              After Hours Lecture - Expedition Nepal
                                                              Thursday, January 30
                                                              7pm - 8pm
                                                              VIMS - Watermen's Hall, McHugh Auditorium


                                                              COLL 350-Claude Steele
                                                              Friday, January 31
                                                              8:45am - 3pm
                                                              Alan B. Miller Hall (Business School), Room 1078


                                                              IJL Nexus Series featuring Tanisha Fazal 
                                                              Friday, January 31
                                                              11:30am - 1pm
                                                              Blow Memorial Hall, BOV Room

                                                              Jan 31 | 11:30am | BOV Room |  Nexus Series Lunch Featuring Tanisha Fazal who will discuss international community and the role it should play in global politics. RSVP: http://bit.ly/NexusFazal

                                                              Spring 2020 Career & Internship Fair
                                                              Friday, January 31
                                                              12pm - 4pm
                                                              Sadler Center, Chesapeake and Tidewater

                                                              The fair is an excellent way for companies and organizations to meet students, get their brand name out on campus, and speak with interested students of all class years and majors.

                                                                Rocket Pitch at Tribe Square
                                                                Friday, January 31
                                                                1pm - 5pm
                                                                Tribe Square

                                                                Have an amazing business idea or a problem worth solving? Come by the EC on Friday to pitch your idea in 90 seconds for a chance to win $100, then stay for a community dinner and brainstorm your idea with other students and entrepreneurs.

                                                                Chemistry Spring Seminar
                                                                Friday, January 31
                                                                3pm - 4pm
                                                                ISC2 (Integrated Science Center), Room 1127

                                                                Dr. Darryl Boyd of the US Naval Research Laboratory presents

                                                                "Fabrication of High Refractive Index, Infrared Transmitting Organically Modified Chalcogenide (ORMOCHALC) Polymers"


                                                                  Biology Spring Seminar: Sally Hacker- Oregon State University
                                                                  Friday, January 31
                                                                  4pm - 5pm
                                                                  ISC3 (Integrated Science Center), Room 1221

                                                                  Talk Title: "Dune grasses, climate change, and effects on coastal ecosystem functions and services"

                                                                     International Justice & Law: Challenges and Challengers in the 21st Century  (IJL Launch Event)
                                                                    Friday, January 31
                                                                    5pm - 7:30pm
                                                                    Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

                                                                    Jan 31 | 5:00pm | Blow 201 | International Justice & Law: Challenges and Challengers in the 21st Century featuring: Wayne Sandholtz, Univ. of Southern California; Tanisha Fazal, Univ. of Minnesota; Layla Abi-Falah, W&M '17, W&M Law '20

                                                                    Van Certification Training
                                                                    Friday, January 31
                                                                    5pm - 8pm
                                                                    Campus Center, Room 220

                                                                    Dates & registration information for Spring van certification training courses.

                                                                      Lunar New Year 
                                                                      Friday, January 31
                                                                      7pm - 9:30pm
                                                                      Alan B. Miller Hall (Business School), Brinkley Commons

                                                                      An event where the Mason community gets together to celebrate Lunar New Year with performances, delicious food, games and more. 

                                                                      AMP / Comedy Magician: Todd Migliacci
                                                                      Friday, January 31
                                                                      8pm - 10pm
                                                                      Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

                                                                      Come out to a comedy magic show with award-winning magician, Todd Migliacci! The show will be in Commonwealth Auditorium on Friday, January 31st. Doors will open at 7:30 P.M., and the show will start at 8:00 P.M. The show is completely FREE! 

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                                                                      1619 / 2019
                                                                      Wednesday, November 6 - Sunday, January 12
                                                                      Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan and Spigel Galleries

                                                                      The exhibit will feature works from African American and Native American emergent and established artists in a variety of media.

                                                                      British and Colonial Antecedents of American Liberties (Wolf Law Library Exhibit)
                                                                      Tuesday, October 1 - Sunday, March 15
                                                                      Law School, Wolf Law Library

                                                                      An exhibition of rare books on early American law from the collection of Sid Lapidus at the Wolf Law Library at William & Mary Law School.

                                                                      The Daragan Collection of Almanacs
                                                                      Thursday, September 19 - Saturday, August 1
                                                                      Swem Library, Bright Gallery, 2nd Floor Rotunda

                                                                      Almanacs are annual guidebooks, used as a calendar and sometimes as a diary, for looking up astronomical data or astrological signs, and even as a weather forecast. 

                                                                      The  Cold Wars
                                                                      Thursday, September 19 - Sunday, May 3
                                                                      Swem Library, 3rd Floor Rotunda Gallery

                                                                      On November 8th, 1917 soldiers loyal to the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party, more commonly known as the Bolsheviks, overthrew that nation's government and began their 74 year experiment with Communism.

                                                                      Peer Health Outreach Coalition (every Thursday when classes are in session) 
                                                                      Thursday, September 5 - Thursday, April 30
                                                                      4pm - 5pm
                                                                      McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, Conference Room
                                                                      Boost your org’s impact, save  money and time, reduce programmatic redundancy, build bridges/collaborate with like-minded groups, share your success, garner support, and benefit from free, unbiased advice from campus experts in this forum!