W&M&You was originally initiated in Summer 2020, when the Provost’s Office and Student Affairs partnered with IT to seek real-time student input concerning pressing questions related to planning for the fall semester and beyond. W&M&You launched on June 18, 2020, with the first text poll sent to students on July 9, 2020. On October 8, 2020, W&M&You became available to faculty and staff.
By opting-in, students and employees received periodic texts from campus administration asking what they think, how they feel, or what they want related to a particular question. Results were communicated back out via text and are also reported on this website with additional graphics and information to ensure transparency.
In Spring 2022, the scope of W&M&You was revised, with the project now serving as an information-gathering tool for the Provost's Student Advisory Group and "5 Things to Know This Week" working group.