First Year Experience

Welcoming the newest members of the Tribe!

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

New Students Arriving Fall 2014

Congratulations on your decision to attend William & Mary! We are excited to welcome you to the William & Mary family and to help you make the most of your time at W&M. A step by step program to help guide you through all of the required elements to start your journey will be available through the Tribe Guide on May 1.

Step 1: Tribe Guide

The Tribe Guide (available May 1) will lead you through everything that you need before arriving on campus in August.

Step 2: Fall Orientation Dates

Fall Orientation will take place August 22 - 26.  Parent and Family Orientation is scheduled for August 22 - 23.

Step 3: Fall Orientation Schedule

All students entering for the Fall 2014 semester are required to attend the New Student Orientation Program.  The Student Orientation Schedule (pdf) and Parent & Family Schedule (pdf) will be available May 1.


If you have any questions about orientation, contact the Office First Year Experience.  We are here to help Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm.