William and Mary

Fall Focus Days

Come preview the William & Mary experience during one of our comprehensive Saturday programs!

Finding the college that fits you best is a tough process. A visit to campus can be a great way to explore your options. W&M's Fall Focus Days are designed to help introduce you to many elements of the William & Mary experience. Hear from faculty about academic opportunities and research experiences, from students about campus life and the Williamsburg community and from an admission officer regarding how to put your best foot forward during the application process. Each Saturday we will also showcase the talents of our students with performances from some of our most well known organizations! William & Mary's a cappella, ensemble and improv comedy groups are fantastic. Come see what all the buzz is about!

A small group of on campus interviews will be offered for senior students visiting W&M on Saturdays this fall (in addition to those that are offered on weekday afternoons). The only Saturday interview appointment that does not conflict with the Fall Focus events is at 9:00am. We do recommend registering for your interview first and then registering for the Fall Focus event if you plan to participate in both on the same day. If you have trouble registering for both events, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission (757-221-4223 or [[admissionevents]]).

Register now. *Select Special Event 

Program of Events

9-9:45 a.m. Registration
9:45 a.m. A World of Talent
10:00 a.m. The William & Mary Experience: A W&M Community Panel
10:50 a.m. Admission 101
11:30 a.m. Campus Tour


Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Performance by Passing Notes

John Riofrio, Assistant Professor of Latino and Hispanic Studies

Molly DeStafney, Assistant Director for Study Abroad Operations


Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Performance by Cleftomaniacs

Clay Clemens, Chancellor Professor of Government

Lauren Garrett, Director of First Year Experience


Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Performance by Reveille

Howard Busbee, Clinical ProfessorMason School of Business

Anne Arseneau, Director of Student Leadership Development 


Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Performance by the Intonations

Bev Sher, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology & Pre-Med Advisor

Lu Ann Homza, Dean for Educational Policy, Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Professor of History

Kelly Buckley, Assistant Director of the Cohen Career Center


Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Performance by the Accidentals

Michael Deschenes, Chair & Professor of Kinesiology & Health Sciences

Jennifer Leung, Assistant Director of Student Leadership Development


Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Performance by the Gentlemen of the College

Rowan Lockwood, Associate Professor of Geology 

Terry FassanellaJames Rowe/Lodges Area Director


Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Performance by DoubleTake

Jodi Fisler, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs; Director of Student Affairs Planning & Assessment

Chris Nemacheck, Associate Professor of Government Pre-Law Advisor

Doug Young, Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Contact: [[jrokerson, Justine Okerson]], Senior Assistant Dean of Admission