Welcome new members of the Tribe!
Orientation occurs before the Spring (January) semester to introduce new students to many aspects of W&M including student life, academic policies, and the honor code. The goal of each orientation program is to make our students feel right at home from the moment they set foot on campus, so we do everything we can to keep Orientation both informative and fun. During Orientation, you will get to know your roommate, hallmates and many other new W&M students. These are relationships that you'll carry with you throughout your years at W&M.
New Student Orientation Program
Orientation check-in for all new students will be in the Campus Center on Friday, January 16th from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. A tentative schedule will be posted on Monday, December 8, 2014.
Family Orientation Program
The transition to college life is often a major milestone for family members as well as the student. We recognize that family members have questions and concerns and the Family Orientation Program is designed to answer those questions.
Parent and family programming will be available on Friday from Noon to 6 p.m. A tentative schedule will be posted on Monday, December 8, 2014.
If you need to make reservations for your family in local motels or hotels, you should begin to make those plans as soon as possible. Find a variety of accomodation options in and around Williamsburg including hotels, bed and breakfasts and other vacation rentals.
Take a look at this guide to life at William & Mary. During the Orientation Program, you will participate in sessions designed to increase your understanding of the Honor System, the Code of Conduct, and the Residence Life policy of Self-Determination—all of which are outlined in the Handbook. The Handbook is also available through myWM under Student Links.
Placement Testing during Orientation
Placement and proficiency testing is offered in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Latin. These tests will take place during Orientation. Please contact the Modern Lanugages (Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Russian) department or Classical Studies (Latin) to schedule a placement exam in your particular subject area. Contact the Theatre, Speech, and Dance department to schedule a dance placement test.