Tribe Square 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 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

Tribe Square Residents:

Hello! My name is Jordan Foote and I have the pleasure of being the Tribe Square RA for this upcoming year. Tribe Square is conveniently located next to Wawa and across the street from the Blow Hall and Bryan Complex. Tribe Square has three large lounges, a laundry room on each floor, and a swipe entrance elevator. One of the best things about Tribe Square is that the apartments consist of four single rooms (with full size beds!), two bathrooms, a combined living room and kitchen area with a fridge, stove, oven and microwave. Each apartment comes with one lamp located in the living rooms, but residents must provide their own lighting for their bedrooms. Each bedroom contains a full size bed, desk, desk chair, file cabinet, and set of dresser drawers. Pita Pit, the Crust, and Mooyah are located just below the Tribe Square apartments making it the perfect location if you need a late night snack!

As your Resident Assistant, I look forward to planning programs that fit your needs! Hall dues for the summer, fall, and spring will only be thirty dollars.

Our big check in times are at the start of each session.  They are:

May 29 (Bryan Hall B014): 1pm-7pm
July 3 (Bryan Hall B014): 1pm-7pm
August 20 (Location TBD): 9am-10pm and other designated hours posted for upper-class check in

Until August 4th you can also check in at Bryan Hall B014 between the hours of 6pm and 8pm.

At our hall meeting we will be discussing the community agreement.  Please come with ideas in mind of how you want our community to come together.  Self Determination is an important and unique aspect of living on campus at William and Mary.  So to refresh your memory about what that means, please check out this little movie.

If you have any questions or need to check in at a different time, please contact me at jpfoote01@email.wm.edu, or after June 1st you can also contact Area Director Billie Jo Wood bjwood@wm.edu 

Please keep in mind that you cannot check in earlier than May 29, and that you should be in contact at least a week in advance if you need to check in at an alternate time than listed so we can work out a time to meet.

Can’t wait to meet you!