Classes & Credits

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

Class Locations

In general, classes are held at the William & Mary Washington Office, located in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Building at 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW in the Dupont Circle area of downtown Washington. Classes may also be held in the University of California DC building, located just down the street at 1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

The William & Mary Washington Office is located about one block from Dupont Circle South Metro entrance on Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Washington.  Get directions, transportation and parking information.

Class Times

Classes meet in the late afternoon and evenings during the week. 


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.