For fall, William & Mary has moved to a phased re-opening that will host fewer students on-campus prior to Labor Day. This dedensification is in response to regional health trends, stricter state guidelines put into effect in late July and the university's ongoing commitment to facilitate a safe and healthy return to campus.
The university has developed Path Forward: Fall 2020 guidelines and resources to facilitate this transition. These measures are part of a coordinated effort to support physical distancing and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We recognize this spring and fall are not the semesters anyone anticipated and that students may be facing unique and unforeseen needs. The Dean of Students office has emergency funds available for this purpose. Students with specific needs are encouraged to contact the office at [[deanofstudents]] so we can assess your personal situation.
Students may provide real-time feedback concerning questions related to planning for the fall semester and beyond through a new texting platform, W&M&You. Learn more about how to opt-in and participate.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Is COVID-19 testing required for students before arriving on campus?
- Do the state's guidelines regarding face coverings apply on campus?
- Will there be a Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020?
"In recent weeks, I have witnessed the Alma Mater of the Nation standing together in the face of a global pandemic. With great strength of purpose, William & Mary students and their families, faculty and staff embraced the work of safeguarding our community while ensuring that our learning and research mission remains strong." — Katherine A. Rowe, President