Campus Spaces

W&M has always been a singularly beautiful, historic campus, but with recent renovations and construction, it’s become a model of technological innovation, accessibility and comfort. Whether you're relaxing in the Sunken Garden, studying in your favorite corner of Swem Library, conducting research in a state-of-the-art lab or flying through the trees on the ropes course, the William & Mary campus inspires.

  • a cappella in Wren Building

    One of W&M’s 11 a cappella groups performs in the Great Hall of the {{http://www.wm.edu/about/history/historiccampus/wrenbuilding/,Wren Building}}, the oldest academic building still in use in the entire country.

  • The first snow of the season always brings excitement and beauty. Enjoy quiet views of campus from above after a first winter blanketing.

  • student in Reeder Media Center

    Students visit Swem Library’s {{https://swem.wm.edu/about/contact-us/service-desks/media,Reeder Media Center}} to create original music and movies or work on class projects and personal portfolios. The center offers open and vibrant lab space, two flexible-space classrooms, screening room, collaboration lab and eight digital studios.

  • Integrated Science Center lab

    The Integrated Science Center (ISC) is part of W&M’s growing {{http://www.wm.edu/research,research}} precinct. The ISC provides applied science, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and psychology students and faculty with cutting-edge, collaborative research facilities. The latest phase of construction, a $74 million ISC 3, furthers the integrated science concept, strategically housing researchers and resource sites.

  • trading room in Miller Hall

    This classroom in the {{http://mason.wm.edu/,business school}} is as close as you can get to Wall Street without actually being there. The room was designed to be a close approximation of the trading floors — including a constant flow of information from the 11 large monitors on the walls.

  • Lake Matoaka

    {{http://www.wm.edu/as/kecklab/lakematoaka/,Lake Matoaka}} is part of the W&M campus. It’s a great spot to canoe, kayak, bird watch, hike and just relax. On its bank sits the Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre, an inspiring, open-air venue for student and professional theater and musical performances from around the country.

  • Watch history unfold on our historic campus, live from the Wren Yard. #wmWrenYard

  • Tucker Hall atrium

    Tucker Hall is one of the newly renovated academic spaces on old campus. The atrium is the perfect place for students to study between classes, or take a break and check their phones.

  • Design and Innovation Studio

    It looks more like a workshop or art studio than a classroom, but the Design and Innovation Studio in Miller Hall helps set W&M’s undergraduate business program apart, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Recent courses held in the studio allowed students to explore the role of innovation in marketing, business and other organizational contexts.

  • ropes course in College Woods

    If climbing and swinging from trees is your thing, try the ropes course. Actually the course is designed to build confidence and courage — although you might need a bit of both to attempt it.

  • Screen on the Green

    Each semester {{http://www.wm.edu/amp,Alma Mater Productions (AMP)}} shows two movies at night in the Sunken Garden for Screen on the Green. Bring a picnic, bring a friend or maybe bring a date to enjoy the movie classics.

  • Swem study room

    {{http://swem.wm.edu,Swem Library}} is the nerve center of campus. Research and writing assistance, tutoring and academic advising can all be found there. And with plenty of group work spaces, quiet study spots and a coffee shop, it is a favorite place to learn, create and discover. Swem is nationally ranked as a top-20 college library with more than 2 million books, journals, films and e-resources, and its Special Collections Research Center is home to rare books, manuscripts and artifacts.

  • Muscarelle Museum of Art

    The university has its own art museum. Over the last few years, the {{http://muscarelle.org,Muscarelle Museum of Art}} has featured the work of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Georgia O’Keefe. You can also experience it through an internship, because the museum doubles as a lab.

  • Crim Dell bridge

    One iconic (and particularly photogenic) place on campus is Crim Dell and the Crim Dell Bridge. According to campus lore, two people crossing the bridge while holding hands will be lifelong friends; and if they kiss, lifelong lovers.