Classes & Credits

The DC Summer Session is a selection of courses held through the W&M Washington Center at the same time as the regular campus Summer Session. The session is open to students in all majors and disciplines.  Course topics are designed to reach the largest number of student interests.

2017 Course List & Descriptions

Class Location

Classes are held at The W&M Washington Center, located in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Building at 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite #705 in the Dupont Circle area of downtown Washington.  The Center is located about one block from Dupont Circle South Metro entrance on Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Washington DC. 

Get directions, transportation and parking information.

Class Times

Classes are held throughout the day and evening. 


Classes offered in the DC Summer Session range from one to three credits.  Students may register for as many courses as they wish.  Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grading & Honor Code

Grades are awarded in the DC Summer Session like any course on campus. As on campus, students may NOT take Summer courses pass/fail. In addition, all policies and regulations contained in the Rights and Responsibilities, the Student Code of Conduct, and the Administration of Student Life Policies sections of the William & Mary Student Handbook apply to all W&M summer courses.

ADA Accommodations

William & Mary accommodates students with disabilities in accordance with federal laws and university policy. Any student who feels they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a learning, psychiatric, physical, or chronic health diagnosis should contact Student Accessibility Services staff at 757-221-2512 or at to determine if accommodations are warranted and to obtain an official letter of accommodation. For more information, please visit

Academic Guides

Nervous for your first lecture in DC? Not sure how to approach your professor at office hours? We're here for you! Here are some great guides to assist you in DC's tight-knit classroom environment.