Old Dominion Welcome Message

Greetings from lovelyWilliam & Mary!

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