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Residence Life collects a lot of data each year. Browse some of the highlights from years past.

  • Based on a recent survey, 85% of W&M residents who responded to a survey indicated they were satisfied with the level of safety and security on campus. (2010, 2011)
  • Based on a recent survey, 73% of W&M residents who responded to a survey indicated that residents are tolerant of each other. (2010)
  • Over 1400 W&M residents reported that they participated in activities planned by their RA during the fall 2009 semester.
  • Over 50% of W&M residents who responded to a survey indicated they consume less than one drink per week, if at all. (2010)
  • Over 60% of W&M residents who responded to an  reported that living on campus has enhanced their ability to live cooperatively. (2010)
  • Residents who participate in hall or apartment events sponsored by residence life are more satisfied than those who do not participate. (2010)
  • Based on a recent survey, 78% of W&M residents who responded stated they respect the other residents living in their community. (2010)
  • Based on the results of a recent survey, room changes request are now on a rolling bases. Residence  Residents are no longer required to wait two weeks in the semester to request a room change. (2010)
  • Based on a recent survey, 71% of W&M residents who responded  indicated they were satisfied with their ability to study in their room. (2010)
  • Based on a recent survey, 88% of W&M residents responding  indicated that living in the residence halls enhanced their ability to resolve conflict. (2010)
  • Based on a recent survey, 89% of W&M residents who responded  indicated that living on campus enhanced their ability to solve their own problems. (2010)
  • Based on a recent survey, 90% of residents who responded reported that living on campus improved their interpersonal relationships. (2010)
  • There are 4,620 spaces on campus for students to live (2011).
  • Of all undergraduate housing spaces, 8% of  are singles.
  • Of all undergraduate housing spaces 56% are air conditioned.
  • Approximately 70% of students who participate in the Room Selection Process indicate that they are able to select one of the spaces they hoped for prior to selection.
  • There are 13 Living Learning Communities on campus - Africana, Arabic, Chinese, Community Scholars, Eco-House, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mosaic, Reves, Russian, Spanish.
  • Approximately 72,000 rolls of toilet paper are used annually in the residence halls.
  • Based on a recent survey, 94.5% of residents who responded would recommend William and Mary to a friend. (2011)
  • Based on a recent survey, 77% of residents who responded are satisfied with their current room assignment. (2011)
  • Based on a recent survey, 75% of student staff who responded felt they have enhanced their problem solving skills because of their position. (2011)
  • Based on a recent survey, 80% of student staff who responded felt that their position has helped them feel positive about assuming greater responsibilities in the future. (2011)
  • Based on a recent survey, 95% of William and Mary RAs who responded reported being moderately to extremely satisfied with their experience on the Residence Life staff. (2011)
  • Based on a recent survey, 90% of residents who responded report being satisfied with their ability to study in their rooms. (2011)
  • How many loads of laundry (1 wash & 1 dry) happen on campus? 99,632 in 2010
  • What percentage of the residence halls are designated for freshmen, upperlevel and graduate students? Freshmen: 32%, Upperlevel: 63%, Graduate Students: 5% (2011)
  • More women live on campus then men, 56.4% women and 43.6% men. (2011)
  • Student staff and hall councils offered 6,539 events or activities. (2011-2012)
  • Yearly, over 60% of room change requests are accommodated.
  • Over half of all room changes are requested from sophomores and juniors.
  • Most room change requests are due to different expectations about sleep times, and study or cleaning habits.
  • Based on a recent survey, 85% of  the student staff who responded to the survey enjoy working with and learning from experienced staff members. (2012)
  • Based on a recent survey, 85% of student staff who responded to the survey specified that their position gives them confidence to assume greater responsibility in the future. (2012)
  • Based on a recent survey, 89% of student staff who responded to the survey would recommend being a student staff member with Residence Life at William and Mary to a close friend. (2012)
  • Approximately 70% of students who participate in the Room Selection Process indicate taht they are able to select once of the spaces they hoped for prior to selection.
  • Yearly, over 60% of room change requests are accommodated.