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New School in Computer Science, Data Science, Applied Science & Physics

William & Mary is establishing a new school in computer science, data science, applied science and physics, marking the first new school established at the university in more than half a century and propelling the university into the future. 

The new school reorganizes the four highly successful units to foster unparalleled growth in teaching and research and to meet emerging needs in the Commonwealth and beyond.


In discussion since early 2022, the new school at William & Mary is in the final stretch. 

Fall 2023

W&M Board of Visitors moves to establish the new school.

Spring 2024

W&M submits school proposal to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Fall 2024

New dean named.

Fall 2025

New school launched.

Yellow light arching into the starry night sky.

Vision 2026

William & Mary has led in powerful ways during the most challenging times. The key to that success has been understanding the moment that we are in while seeing the possibilities ahead.

Initiative Archive

Review an archive of the planning materials outlining the new school's genesis, design team and initiative exploration committee.