Facilities

What other 321-year-old has a digital editing suite?

The Christopher Wren Building, built in 1695, is the oldest academic building still in use in the United States. It also has high-speed wireless (as well as every other corner of campus).

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.

  • Dining is an experience—one we take seriously. With nearly a dozen locations, our outstanding dining facilities can bring you that intimate, fire-side coffee house experience, or the social bustle of the recently renovated Fresh Food Company. In 2013 the popular Sadler Center dining hall, Center Court, underwent an $8 million expansion, more than doubling its capacity and adding late-night dining.
  • Tribe Square, located at the edge of campus, is the newest place to be. This mixed-use development offers 56 upper level students a unique living opportunity—14 apartments, situated above restaurants. This welcome addition brings (late-night) dining and entertainment options to campus and the local community.
  • A new $26 million on-campus fraternity complex opened in the fall of 2013. The buildings total over 81,000 square feet and include 11 housing units as well as a community building. 
  • The Student Recreation Center includes three gyms, a 25 yard, eight lane pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor climbing wall and even a juice bar.
  • The $57 million Integrated Science Center provides biology, chemistry and psychology students and faculty with the best lab equipment and cutting-edge research facilities money can buy. A final $85 million phase of construction will soon complete the integrated science concept, strategically housing researchers and resource sites.
  • The Lake Matoaka Amphitheater creates an inspiring, open-air venue for student and professional theater and musical performances.
  • The Earl Gregg Swem Library, W&M's main library, includes an amazing Media Center with nine fully equipped digital recording and editing suites and a state-of-the-art Special Collections Research Center that houses a splendid collection of manuscripts and rare books. With plenty of group work spaces and comfortable furniture, Swem is a favorite place to study. The library’s Mews Café, with Greenberry's coffee, pastries and other snacks, provides a tasty break. Oh, did we mention the massage chairs?
  • The Campus Center and the Sadler Center provide spacious, state-of-the-art meeting and conference rooms, a game lounge, tons of healthy and delicious dining options, coffee shops and office space for campus groups and administrators.

Learn more about housing and dining facilities and some of the incredible research opportunities available on campus.