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Spring New Student & Family Orientation
Friday, January 21 - Tuesday, January 25
Across Campus
Orientation for incoming spring semester students & their families.
    Offices Available
    Friday, January 21
    8am - 5pm
    Various Location
    Offices available for new student and family inquiries until late afternoon - then closed until January 24. Please note that each space may have specific access guidelines in accordance with COVID safety protocols.

      Residence Hall Check-in & Move-In BY APPOINTMENT
      Friday, January 21
      8:15am - 12pm
      Campus Center, Residence Life
      Residence halls open for new residential students. Check-in first with Orientation in the Campus Center Lobby 5-10 minutes prior to your move-in appointment and then you will pick-up your room key with a valid picture ID.
        Residential New Student Orientation Check-in
        Friday, January 21
        8:15am - 12pm
        Campus Center, Lobby
        Residential new students should plan to arrive at the Campus Center Lobby 5-10 minutes prior to your designated residence hall move-in time. You will begin the orientation check-in process & receive your Tribe Card before moving to Residence Life. 
          Lunch
          Friday, January 21
          11:30am - 1:30pm
          Commons Dining Hall

          Meals during orientation are provided for all new spring semester students. Move-in helpers are welcome to join their new students through the line, as well, for this meal using the wristband provided to them during their student’s orientation check-in.

            New Student & Family Connections Fair 
            Friday, January 21
            2pm - 3:30pm
            Sadler Center, Atrium

            W&M has numerous resources to help students be successful throughout their university experience. Campus representatives will be available in one convenient area so you can pursue the info you want to ensure a positive start to your W&M experience. 

              Off-Campus/Commuter New Student Orientation Check-in 
              Friday, January 21
              2:30pm - 3:30pm
              Sadler Center, Atrium
              Off-campus and commuter new students should plan to arrive at the Sadler Center Lobby anytime during this time period to check-in for orientation and receive your Tribe (Student ID) Card before the program begins.
                Welcome to William & Mary!
                Friday, January 21
                3:30pm - 4pm
                Sadler Center, Chesapeake Rooms

                An introduction to William & Mary and a kick off to the Spring Orientation programs!

                  Welcome to the Family! Success at W&M (for Parents & Families)
                  Friday, January 21
                  3:30pm - 4pm
                  Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
                  A thoughtful and interactive program about your student’s experience, W&M expectations, and parental support during the college transition.
                    Your New Tribe Home
                    Friday, January 21
                    4pm - 4:50pm
                    Sadler Center, Chesapeake Rooms

                    Being to explore your new W&M community and meet Residence Life staff to become familiar with residence hall opportunities and policies.

                      The Liberal Arts Vision: A Look into Academic Success (for Parents & Families)
                      Friday, January 21
                      4:05pm - 4:35pm
                      Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
                      We will highlight what makes our liberal arts education distinctive and describe the course planning and enrollment process.
                        A Commitment to Wellness & Flourishing (for Parents & Families)
                        Friday, January 21
                        4:40pm - 5:15pm
                        Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

                        W&M focuses on promoting health and wellness for all students. Join us to discuss how we strive to accomplish this mission.

                          Foundations & New Beginnings
                          Friday, January 21
                          5pm - 5:45pm
                          Sadler Center, Lobby
                          Meet your Orientation Aides (OAs) and other students in your Orientation Group.
                            A Chat with the Dean of Students (for Parents & Families)
                            Friday, January 21
                            5:20pm - 5:50pm
                            Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

                            Chat with Mark Sikes, Interim Dean of Students, about how the college journey can be an exciting and challenging time for students and families. Find out more about the supports and opportunities available.

                              Dinner
                              Friday, January 21
                              6pm - 8pm
                              Commons Dining Hall

                              Meals during orientation are provided for all new spring students. Family members are welcome to join their student through the line, as well, for this meal using the wristband provided to them during their student’s orientation check-in.

                                Community Connection ... S'mores Galore
                                Friday, January 21
                                8pm - 9:15pm
                                Sadler Center, Terrace (Rain Location: Lodge 1)

                                What better way than to spend your first night on-campus  than on the Sadler Terrace roasting marshmallows and getting to know your classmates? Use this time to get to know other students -- or spend it focusing on your own well-being.