For the most complete and up-to-date information on on-campus housing, please see the Office of Residence Life website.
Students who have not yet reserved a room on campus and who would like to do so, should contact [[living, Residence Life]].
Housing Information by Student Status
- Undergraduate Students (including exchange students)
- Graduate Students (including exchange students)
General Housing Information
Your housing contract is a legally binding document that covers both the fall and spring semesters. Signing the contract obligates a student to reside in W&M housing for the entire academic year or the period of time the student is enrolled at William & Mary. Students are strongly advised to read the contents of the housing contract carefully before committing to campus housing for the entire academic year.
Housing During College Break Periods
All residence halls remain open for fall break and spring break.
During the Thanksgiving holiday, only certain buildings remain open:
- Graduate Complex
- Fraternity and Sorority Houses (does not include Units K and L)
- Language houses in the Randolph Complex (Giles, Preston, Pleasants)
The residence halls, with the exception of graduate and family housing, are not open for occupancy during the longer winter break. A provision for international students who need housing during the winter break is sometimes available. To inquire, [[globe, contact]] the Reves Center. Students are encouraged to plan ahead and make alternative arrangements during the Thanksgiving holiday and longer semester breaks.
Many international students travel during breaks, or stay with friends who live off-campus. Another alternative is to stay in one of the local hotels, which are located within 1-3 miles from campus ($50-75 per night.) See the Williamsburg Hotel and Motel Association website for ideas on places to stay.