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 Fall 2017

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 in Williamsburg. 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.

Step 1:  Go to the Tribe Guide

The Tribe Guide will lead you through everything that you need to know and/or be aware of before arriving on campus in August.

Step 2:  Make Note of the Orientation Dates

New Student Orientation will take place August 25-29. Parent & Family Orientation is scheduled for August 25 & 26.

Step 3:  Review the Fall Orientation Schedule

New Student Orientation is an enrollment requirement of the university.  All new students must attend. Final versions of the Student Orientation Schedule and Parent & Family Schedule are available the beginning of August.


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!