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Vision Statement

William & Mary: The Liberal Arts University

Our Vision

William & Mary redefines the academic community: building on more than 300 years of innovation and excellence, we break the boundaries between research and teaching, student and teacher, living and learning. People come to William & Mary wanting to change the world – and together we do.

Strategic Focus

Across the university's undergraduate, professional and graduate schools, students will develop the critical thinking and understanding of diverse perspectives essential to excel in the 21st century. William & Mary will boldly innovate in interdisciplinary study, internationalization, and faculty-student inquiry. We will sustain and expand academic distinction through exceptional stewardship of our resources, building even stronger lifetime connections with our students and alumni, and finding new ways to provide the financial resources to meet our aspirations.