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 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 at the College.  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 before arriving on campus in January.

Step 2:  Make Note of the Orientation Dates

Orientation for new students will take place January 13-17. Parent & Family Orientation is scheduled for January 13.

Step 3:  Review the Spring Orientation Schedule

All students entering for the spring 2017 semester are required to attend the New Student Orientation Program. Final versions of the New Student & Family Spring Orientation Schedule will be available mid-December 2016.


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!