The following message was sent to the William & Mary community on Aug. 25, 2009. - Ed.
Dear William & Mary Community,
Welcome to academic year 2009/10, the 317th in W&M's long life. Our Opening Convocation will be this Friday afternoon at 4:30 in the Wren Courtyard. A very distinguished alumnus, James Comey '82, will be the prime speaker. In accord with tradition, Convocation will end with the newest members of our community walking through the Wren Building to the tolling of its bell. Everyone is warmly invited to these important opening rites.