Outer Limits Welcome Message

Greetings from The College of William & Mary!

To all students, parents, family and friends, I want to personally offer my welcome to you for the upcoming year. My name is April Palmer and I am the Area Director for the Outer Limits. This area includes the following residence halls: Ludwell, Hunt, Taliaferro, Reves,  Brown and the Graduate Complex. You might ask yourself, what is an Area Director?  I am a full-time live-in staff member of the College with a Master’s Degree. I have worked in Residence Life for many years, so I have extensive experience in student housing and in working with the issues and concerns of our residential students. Overall, I am responsible for the day-to-day activities that occur in the Outer Limits/Yates.

Living in a residence hall can be a time of great excitement and challenges! As Residence Life staff, it is our responsibility to ensure that we offer support to our students while encouraging their independence and personal responsibility. With many student staff members in this area, we offer a great deal of information and guidance. We are also known for having a tremendous amount of fun. I can assure you -- there is never a lack of something to do. One of the greatest ways to be involved is to be a part of Hall Council--the governing body for the residence halls. It is also a fast way to make new friends and offer input about your building.

At this point in the year, students are often thinking about how to prepare for the upcoming year. Please review the Residence Life website for information that can help in this process. I understand that sometimes it is necessary to speak to someone directly. I encourage you to contact me should you have any questions.

Welcome to all our new students, and welcome back to our returning students! I look forward to your arrival in August!

April Palmer
Area Director, Outer Limits
The College of William and Mary
(757) 221-3187



Message from the Staff

Hello, and welcome to the Ludwell Apartments!

Ludwell is the only completely apartment-style housing for undergrads at W&M. That's right - you and your apartment-mates get a bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and living room to yourselves. No more sharing all of these things with everyone else on the hall. For this reason, Ludwell is a great place for students to develop a sense of autonomy that will especially help with the transition from college to the "real world." You can truly make your apartment your own.  Each apartment comes standard with one bed, desk, and dresser per resident.  In addition, the complex has a number of grills and picnic tables that allow residents to mingle with one another outside.

Just down Jamestown Road from the Mason School of Business, the Ludwell Apartments are close enough to campus so that you can comfortably walk to new campus, but secluded enough to where it feels like off-campus.  Additionally, the bus arrives every thirty minutes, allowing students to access old campus, the grocery store and the dining halls.  Ludwell also has easy access to parking for those students with vehicles.

Another way to access campus easily is though riding a bike. Bikes are almost essential to living in Ludwell. Also, Ludwell is the home of the only "bike fix-it station" on campus. The station includes all of the necessary tools for fixing a bike, including an air pump.

As a resident of the Ludwell Apartments, you should make sure that you lend your voice to decisions made for the Ludwell community by getting involved in the Ludwell Hall Council. This student-run body will run fun events for the community throughout the year.

We are looking forward to seeing you!