First Year Experience

The Office of First Year Experience supports the transition of new students into the W&M community through programming and outreach services, including New Student Orientation.

New Students Arriving Spring 2018

Congratulations on your decision to attend William & Mary! We are excited to welcome you to the Tribe and to help you make the most of your time at the College.

Step 1:  Go to the Tribe Guide

The Tribe Guide will lead you through everything that you need before arriving on campus in January.

Step 2:  Make Note of the Orientation Dates

Orientation for new spring semester students will take place January 12-16. Parent & Family Orientation is scheduled for January 12.

Step 3:  Review the Spring Orientation Schedule

All students entering for the spring 2018 semester are required to attend the New Student Orientation Program. Final versions of the New Student & Family Spring Orientation Schedule are available.


New Students Arriving Fall 2018

Welcome to the Tribe! We look forward to having you join us on-campus in August 2018.  Your step-by-step guide of requirements, otherwise known as the Tribe Guide, will be available May 1, 2018 at 12 Noon (Eastern).



If you have any questions about the first-year transition or the orientation program, contact the Office First Year Experience.  We are here to help!