Old Dominion Welcome Message

Greetings from lovely 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 Billie Jo Wood and I am the Area Director for the Brown, Monroe, Old Dominion, Tribe Square, 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 area.

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!

Billie Jo Wood, M.P.A.
The College of William & Mary
Area Director
Office – Brown 101
757-221-3181
bjwood@wm.edu

Hello OD residents!  We all hope you are enjoying this time off.  To any and all transfer students… Welcome to the Tribe!

We are all looking forward to a great year ahead in Old Dominion and can’t wait to start meeting everyone.  We would like to extend an early invite to get you all involved in Hall Council this year.  We were brainstorming some ideas of events we want to have and a couple of them were a Trivia Night, Talent Show, and bonfire with s’mores, so get excited!

Here are some quick things about OD if you haven’t been in the building before.  We have a huge attic with a TV for studying and lounging. The building is generally pretty quiet.  We are across the street from the delis, Wawa, and the Tribe Square eateries which provides easy access to food and places for social events!  And of course we need to let out a little loud Tribe Pride Spirit, so it’s a good thing we are adjacent to the Stadium and can catch the football games quite easily.  Even if it means just cooking out at the grill right outside the building and listening to the announcers give the play by play!

Our student staff has a variety of interests and majors, from neuroscience, to government, to music.  We also participate in some extracurricular activities like the William and Mary Symphony Orchestra, Student Caucus, and College Republicans.

We hope you enjoy your time away (or at least some time away) from books and we look forward to seeing and meeting all of you at check in!

Tribe Pride Always!

The Old Dominion Staff

I hope that everyone is enjoying the summer months wherever you may be.  My name is Jennifer Garcia and I am the Area Director for Bryan Complex, DuPont Hall, Monroe Hall and Old Dominion Hall.  I have the opportunity to work with the residence life staff that lives in these buildings and who you will get to know well as the year goes on.  As the Area Director I am also responsible for working with them to ensure that the communities are thriving, that our facilities are kept up, but also to work with students in creating the community they want.  I hope that you will take some time to check out the residence life webpages as there is tons of information about what to bring, what you can expect at move in, and information about self-determination and hall governance.  I hope to see many, if not all, of you at hall council this year.  Hall Councils are a great way to help shape the community and plan events that you want to see happen on a larger scale. 

If after looking through our webpages, you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at jmgarc@wm.edu or at (757)221-3185.

So if you are returning to William and Mary, we look forward to welcoming you back home.

If you are new to William and Mary, WELCOME TO THE TRIBE!

Tribe Pride,

Jenn Garcia

Hello OD Residents! We all hope you are enjoying this time off.  To any and all transfer students… Welcome to The Tribe! 

We’re all looking forward to a great year ahead in Old Dominion and can’t wait to start meeting everyone.  We want to send an early invite to you all to get involved with hall council this year. Last year they put on some great events, including a legitimate pig roast, with Bryan Complex (our hall council is Bryan/OD) and we are excited to continue on with that tradition!

Here are just some quick things about OD if you haven’t been in the building before.  We have a huge attic with a TV for studying and lounging.  The building is generally very quiet.  We are across the street from the delis, Wawa and the Tribe Square eateries so we are just a few steps from meeting others!  And of course we need to let out a little loud Tribe Pride Spirit, so it’s a good thing we are adjacent to the Stadium and catch those football games quiet easily!  Even if it means just cooking out at the grill right outside the building and listening to the announcers give the play by play!

Our student staff has a variety of interests with majors ranging from Government to Neuroscience and extracurricular activities including theater, tennis, golf, research, Honor Council, and Greek life.

We hope you enjoy your time away (or at least some time away) from books and we look forward to seeing you all at check in!

Tribe Pride Always,

The Old Dominion Staff

Lillian Fu, OD 1st RA, lgfu@email.wm.edu

Phil Holzknecht, OD 2nd RA, pmholzknecht@email.wm.edu

Mary Turgeon, OD 3rd RA, mcturgeon@email.wm.edu