W&M Promise

Securing a future worthy of our past

The William & Mary Promise, adopted by the Board of Visitors in April 2013, is an innovative operating model that enhances the quality of a William & Mary education while improving predictability and affordability for in-state undergraduate students at the Commonwealth’s distinctive “public ivy.”

In the face of growing competitive pressures and limited public funding, William & Mary will become more self-sufficient so it can continue to offer an outstanding educational experience as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth and nation.

Key pieces of the W&M Promise include:

"William & Mary is a treasure for the Commonwealth and for the country. It is an iconic national institution that was present at the creation of both the State of Virginia and the United States of America. As the stewards of this great inheritance, it’s up to us to sustain William & Mary in our time." –President Taylor Reveley