Outer Limits Welcome Messages

A Message from your Area Director

To all students, parents, family and friends, I want to personally offer my welcome to you for the upcoming year. 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!

Billie Jo Wood, M.P.A.
The College of William and Mary
Area Director
Outer Limits/Graduate Complex
Office – Brown 101

A Message from the Outer Limits Staff

Dear Residents of the Outer Limits,

Welcome to the Outer Limits area in Old Campus! The Outer Limits area consists of Reves, Hunt, Taliaferro, and Brown. We are looking forward to another great year in the area and also looking forward to meeting you and living alongside you. Tucked away in old campus, the Outer Limits Halls are in a perfect location. Our buildings surround the Campus Center and are a short walk from Colonial Williamsburg- so don’t be alarmed by the sounds of canon fire and the fife and drum corps on a nice afternoon!

Taliaferro Hall houses a close-knit group of freshmen students. Each room has its own sink and mirror. Laundry facilities, a large social lounge, a study lounge, and a kitchen are all located on the first floor. The lounges are air-conditioned but the rest of the dorm is not. Manjari and Bradley, your RAs, look forward to building a community with you! Manjari is from northern Virginia and she plans to major in Global Studies. Bradley is from Culpepper, Virginia and is a Psychology major. Both are adventurers- Manjari has driven around the entire country of Iceland and Bradley took a lunch break next to a super volcano.  Your RAs cannot wait to start your freshmen adventure with you!

Hunt Hall is a freshman residence hall on campus. The duty office is located on the first floor. There are a total of five lounges, with three on the first floor and two on the second. Four of the lounges are air-conditioned, but the rest of the dorm is not. There are also two kitchens, on the first and second floors, and laundry facilities on the first floor. Hunt also has a prized elevator- makes moving in a breeze. Your RAs, Caroline, Patrick and Amanda, are excited to meet you! Patrick is a Biology major who claims Nairobi as home. Last summer he traveled to Russia and has survived to tell the tale. Amanda is a chocoholic from northern New Jersey.  She is a Kinesiology and Hispanic Studies double major. Both are super excited that you have joined the Tribe!

Reves Hall is beautiful hall located right next to Colonial Williamsburg. Reves is an air-conditioned building with a kitchen, lounge, and laundry room for student use.  Students who live in Reves are exposed to wonderful, diverse program opportunities with an International Studies theme. Alora is the RA in Reves. She grew up on other side of the globe in Changsha, China. Alora is an International Relations major and Economics minor. As a former resident of Reves Hall, she is looking forward to bringing back the “Reves Wonderful Kitchen Bonding” and creating new memories.

Brown Hall is a small freshman building situated on Prince George Street near Colonial Williamsburg. Brown Hall has a large air-conditioned lounge on the first floor and a sunroom. The rest of the residence hall is not air-conditioned. The building has an idyllic brick walled courtyard and is located across the street from Baskin Robbins, Aromas, and the Blue Talon. Julie, Kristina, and Billy want to welcome you to "Brown Town"! Julie is a double major in Biology and Math. She is from Fairfax, Virginia where her pet duck, affectionately named Duck #2, livesBilly hails from Kingsport, Tennessee and he is a Psychology and Economics double major. They are all excited to get to live with you and help ease your transition to college.

We encourage you to join your Hall Council and become leaders in your buildings- it is a valuable experience that allows you to help plan social and educational activities for your fellow residents and to serve as the governing body for the buildings. Hall Council is a part of self-determination within the residence halls.  You will hear a lot about “self-determination” at William & Mary. It means that students who live in each residence hall determine their own rules and regulations. Caleb, your Head Resident, will be advising the Hall Council and working closely with the executive board. He is a senior Public Health major and Biology minor from Richmond, Virginia. He loves running down Colonial Parkway and eating at all of the local restaurants.

We can't wait to meet all of you! We have lots of cool things in store for you and are excited for the upcoming year. If you have any questions throughout the summer, please don’t hesitate to contact the staff members in the Outer Limits and we will assist as best we can!