For the next four years, Williamsburg will be home to your son or daughter. We have a dynamic community--and that's in no small part due to the highly intelligent, diverse group of students that reside on our campus and in surrounding areas. From dorm life to a wide variety of student-run extracurricular activities, there are so many reasons why your student should be excited about arriving in Williamsburg this fall. This section of the Tribe Family Guide highlights various aspects of life at William & Mary.
William & Mary offers an exceptionally well-balanced, nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program for men and women. With a valid W&M ID card, all full-time students are admitted to all on-campus intercollegiate events free of charge (there are tournament exceptions). Parents and friends of students can get ticket info through the Athletics website.
The events at William & Mary are outstanding! Through coordination with the Vice President of Student affairs and the student body, many significant events come to campus each year. Some of these events include Convocation, Family Weekend, and Commencement Weekend.
The Campus Recreation program provides well-balanced activities for the entire campus community. With informal recreation, 21 intramural sports, 44 sport clubs, fitness and wellness programs, day and weekend outdoor trips and workshops, and hundreds of student employees, we involve 80% of the student population. It’s no wonder Recreational Sports is THE activity hub of the campus!
William & Mary supports the development of students to become active in their community. The aim is to promote positive, community driven social change. Through programs like tutoring, mentoring, local engagements, and Branch Out alternative breaks, our students are very involved with the surrounding communities.
William & Mary is the birthplace of the College Fraternity. William & Mary's Greek life has evolved to include a strong commitment to scholarship, service, brotherhood/sisterhood, and leadership. This tradition remains strong and plays a vital role on campus and in the community.
William & Mary's special collections of historic journals, personal papers, art, and specimens, are gold for students to create their own original research and independent inquiry. These collections can be found all over campus, including Swem Library, the Muscarelle Art Museum, the Department of Anthropology, and much more.
Student live all over campus, and we strive to make William & Mary the "home away from homes". Living on campus allows students to easily use every resource made available by the school. It is a great way to immerse oneself in the William & Mary Community.
Both of these Centers are social hubs for the entire community by planning and sponsoring student activities.
The Center for Student Diversity is focused on creating an environment based upon understanding and respect to support our diverse community.
There are over 400 clubs and organizations at the College which provide both collaborative experiences and leadership opportunities to every student.
William & Mary recognizes the value of a study abroad experience and provides diverse opportunities for participation through the Reves Center.