Living On Campus

All students will reside in a W&M residence hall for the duration of the Pre-College Program.  Residence halls will be staffed by NIAHD Residential Program Assistants (RPAs) to provide support, guidance, and supervision at all times.  Students will also have privileged access to a community building near their dorm where they can do laundry, socialize, and study. 

Where you will be living

Session 1 Dorm: Preston Hall or Giles Hall (Randolph Complex)

Session 2 Dorm: Pleasants Hall (Randolph Complex)

Refer to the campus map to locate your residence hall.

What to pack

Residence halls are air-conditioned and furnished with a bed, a Twin-XL mattress, a chest of drawers, a desk, and a chair for each student.  Each room will also have a closet/wardrobe to be shared by two roommates.  Students must bring their own pillows, bed linens, towels, and blankets as they will not be provided by NIAHD or W&M. 

Suggested Packing List (pdf)

Dining on Campus

Meals will be provided by NIAHD for the duration of the students’ stay on campus.  All on-campus meals will be served by W&M Dining Services.  W&M Dining Services takes great care to accommodate everyone’s diets.  Be sure to note any dietary restrictions on your Student Health Form and feel free to reach out to NIAHD staff directly if you have concerns.

On full-day field trips, NIAHD will provide box lunches catered by a variety of off-campus services.  We do our best to offer choices and accommodations for restricted diets.

Students will have opportunities to dine off campus on their own at nearby restaurants.  Meals taken off campus (excluding boxed lunches during field trips) will be an additional cost to the student.  NIAHD will not reimburse students or parents for any meals eaten outside of the W&M dining hall. 

For more information about dining, be sure to review the NIAHD Pre-College Handbook.