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Griffin Shadow

The Griffin Shadow program is a comprehensive visit initiative that offers prospective students a glimpse into the life of a William & Mary student.

The program will run Mondays and Fridays throughout the fall semester. A typical Griffin Shadow experience begins at 10:45 am in the Undergraduate Admission lobby, where prospective students will be paired up individually or in small groups with Griffin Ambassadors. 

Griffin Ambassadors (referred to as GA's) are current William & Mary student volunteers with the Undergraduate Admission Office. GA's will take prospective students along their daily routine, including attendance of at least one class, eating lunch in a dining hall, as well as other optional visit components such as visiting a residence hall, seeing Sadler Terrace, sitting in the Sunken Garden, etc. Ambassadors will return their prospective students to the admission office lobby by 2:00 pm.

Due to class space, the Griffin Shadow program is intended for just the prospective student. The accompanying family member(s) can be provided with a list of fun places to visit or eat while waiting for their student to finish the program. The program team will do their best to construct groups around similar activities and academic interests, but please understand we are limited by students' schedules and availability during the specific time window.

You can sign up for a Griffin Shadow below. Please note that if you are unable to make a Griffin Shadow experience work with your schedule, you can also find Griffin Ambassadors in the admission office lobby Monday through Friday from 9:15 am to 10:00 am and 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm. They are available to chat with prospective students and their families.

Griffin Shadows have concluded for fall 2023. Please check back in the summer for information about fall 2024.

Please reach out to [[admission, the Admission Team]] with any questions.

Class Visits

The class visit program is designed to supplement our campus tours and information sessions. By sitting in on a real class, students can experience first-hand why William & Mary consistently ranks among the nation's top universities in commitment to undergraduate teaching. Due to the small size of so many of our classes, visit opportunities are limited and only classes with available seats will appear on the registration page.

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There are several, pre-approved class sessions Monday - Friday during the fall and spring semesters. Feel free to explore the spring 2024 classes we offer below:

Class Descriptions & Faculty

On the date of your arrival, you will need to check-in at the Undergraduate Admission Office (116 Jamestown Road) about 30 minutes before your class visit to receive your classroom location and allow for enough time to walk to the appropriate academic building.

You can also use the dynamic course catalog to search for an open class, and email a professor directly.

Please reach out to [[admission, the Admission Team]] with any questions.