William & Mary

Shadow a Student

As close as it gets to the real deal!

Experience a day in the life of a William & Mary student by participating in our shadow program.

What is it? 

Participating student visitors will shadow William & Mary Tribe Ambassadors as they go about their 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?


What will I need to bring?

Just bring yourself and approximately $10 (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. Please register for the tour and information session separately from the shadow program.


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

Please contact [[bjharlan, Assistant Dean Brad Harlan]] for any questions or concerns.