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 2015

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.

Step 1:  Go to the Tribe Guide

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

Step 2:  Make Note of the Orientation Dates

New Student Orientation will take place August 21 - 25. Parent & Family Orientation is scheduled for August 21 & 22.

Step 3:  Review the Fall Orientation Schedule

All students entering for the fall 2015 semester are required to attend the New Student Orientation program. Final versions of the Student Orientation Schedule and Parent & Family Schedule will be available in July.


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!