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. 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



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 Ludwell, 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. Sionne and Zach, your RAs, look forward to building community with you! Sionne is a senior with a double major in Government and Sociology and Zach is a sophomore who hopes to major in Physics and Math. Your RAs can't wait to meet 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 an elevator. Your RA’s Caleb and Nuha are excited to meet you! Caleb is sophomore who is studying Kinesiology and Biology. He’s an avid runner and a huge fan of American Horror Story and Parks and Recreation. Nuha is a senior majoring in Biology and Public Health. She loves the William and Mary family and can’t wait to welcome you to the Tribe!

Reves Hall is beautiful hall locted right next to Colonial Williamsburg. Reves is an air conditioned building with a kitchen, lounge, and laudry room for student use.  Students who live in Reves are exposed to wonderful, diverse program opportunities with an International Studies theme. 

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 a beautiful brick walled courtyard and is located across the street from Baskin Robbins, Aromas, and the Blue Talon. Kat, Maddy, and Amanuel want to welcome you to "Brown Town"! Kat is a Geology major and Chinese minor from Reston,VA. She enjoys knitting, guacamole, and The X-Files. Maddy is an Art History major from Chesapeake, VA whose favorite activity is eating. Amanuel is a Chemistry major and Public Health minor from Fairfax, VA. They are all excited to get to live with you and help ease your transition to college. Welcome to the Tribe!

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. Sarah, your Head Resident, will be advising the Hall Council and working closely with the executive board. She is a senior History major and Italian minor from Bangor, Maine who loves music, reading, and traveling!

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!