Dear Parents and Family Members: On behalf of the Parent and Family Council (PFC), welcome to The College of William & Mary. Founded in 1693, William & Mary is an advanced, modern university deeply rooted in history and tradition. As a parent or family member, you play an important role in our unique community. Your involvement on campus and support of William & Mary helps raise the value of your child’s experience and, ultimately, his or her degree from the College. The PFC is one way you can stay informed and learn about what is happening at William & Mary. The goal of the PFC is to build an active parent community at the College, one which engages parents in appropriate volunteer opportunities and service to the College to support our students.
The PFC sponsors the annual Family Weekend, which takes place on September 20-22 this year. We also support activities throughout the year, which provide a method and means for parents to support the College, and their student – all without intruding on your son or daughters college experience. If you are interested in learning more about the Parent and Family Council, please complete the PFC Interest Form or contact [[sbsummerfield, Stacey Busbee Summerfield ’04,]] Director of Parent and Family Giving.
At William & Mary, you should expect that your student will be in caring, capable hands. Our personal experiences affirm that the College is indeed this type of environment. The week-long orientation program each fall prepares new students for classes and for life in the College community. A dedicated and well-trained New Student Orientation staff, Residence Life staff, an outstanding teaching faculty, and a thoughtful administration create a truly special climate for living and learning. This year there is a two-day Family Orientation scheduled for August 23-24 and we highly recommend and hope that you plan to attend. The Family Orientation will be your opportunity to meet and greet faculty and staff from across campus with whom you and your student will be interacting for the next few years.
We look forward to seeing you on campus!
Rachel and Dan Cohen
Co-chairs of the Parent & Family Council
Parents of Ariel ’14 and Alison '17