W&M's five (5) pre-Orientation summer programs are great way to learn more about yourself and our community as you prepare to join the Tribe on campus in August!
The purpose of the PLUS program is to provide a positive, transitional summer experience between high school and college life. PLUS provides an intensive, yet supportive introduction to academic life at William & Mary, providing participants with the opportunity to interact with some of our most distinguished faculty members here at William & Mary. During the PLUS Program, students will engage in mock class sessions, while also gaining invaluable insight from professors and current students about being holistically successful at the university. Participants will also be provided the opportunity to become familiar with numerous campus resources, including the Cohen Career Center, Academic Advising, Swem Library and the Washington Center.
The International Freshmen Advantage Program (IFAP) is a program offered by the Reves Center for International Studies to prepare our incoming freshmen from abroad for a successful start at W&M. As a new university student in the United States – a place with a very different educational system – you may face challenges with language and the different classroom styles and expectations of US professors. Take this unique opportunity to learn what you need to succeed at William & Mary.
The purpose of the W&M Bridge program is to provide incoming neurodivergent students, both freshman and transfers, the opportunity to acclimate themselves to William & Mary. Neurodiversity refers to the diversity of brains and minds, including autism, Tourette Syndrome, epilepsy, seizure disorder, ADHD, etc. At William & Mary, we seek to improve the college experiences of neurodivergent students. Students will have the chance to meet and socialize with other neurodivergent students and will be introduced to campus resources. Please note that all costs (room/board, food, and other program fees) are covered by William & Mary. Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from campus. For more information about the W&M Bridge Program, contact [[neurodiversity]].
In our 7 Generations pre-orientation program, the Office of Community Engagement offers community service trips, modeled after alternative breaks, in August. Each trip allows incoming first-year and transfer students to participate in hands-on service while learning about diverse social issues and community-building solutions. 7 Generations is an incredible opportunity to get connected to community service at W&M, meet some amazing classmates and make a positive impact before move-in day!
W&M Pathways is a pre-orientation program (offered through Campus Recreation) designed to provide incoming students with a unique opportunity to become integrated into the William & Mary community through individualized outdoor experiences. Regardless of previous experience, participants can choose a variety of outdoor activities to engage in for their trip. Students develop and use outdoor living skills while interacting with fellow incoming students and learning firsthand about life at W&M.