William and Mary

Shadow a Student

As close as it gets to the real deal!

Experience a day in the life of a typical W&M student by participating in our shadow program.

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What is it? 

Participating student visitors will join William & Mary Tribe Ambassadors as they go about their typical school days.  Guests will have the opportunity to taste authentic college cuisine, experience what happens inside the classroom walls, hang out in our residence halls and stroll the grounds of our historic campus. 

When is it?

Mondays and Fridays from September-November. Participating students will arrive in the Admission Office by 10:45 AM to be paired with William & Mary Tribe Ambassadors. Visiting students will return to the Admission Office at the conclusion of their shadow experience at 2:00 PM. 

Where do I sign up?

Click on the Register Now button at the top of the page and select "Special Events" to register for the Tribe Shadow program.  

What will I need to bring?

Just bring yourself and approximately $13 (cash or credit) for lunch at a campus dining hall.

Will I be able to participate in a tour and information session?

You will be able to make the tour and information session that begins at 2:30 PM at the Admission Office.  Registration for the tour and information session is separate from the shadow program.


Parents, as this program is designed solely for your students, we invite you to explore Colonial Williamsburg and sample some of the local fare.  

Please contact [[kcmaccagnan, Assistant Dean Kate Maccagnan]] for any questions or concerns.