The Peer Advising Program is a student group that assists admitted freshman and transfer students in their academic transition to William & Mary. All new students are connected with upper-level students who serve as Peer Advisors. The Peer Advisors operate with the Office of Academic Advising to support the advising process for new students and also:
- Provide leadership and foster a network of peer support.
- Serve as role models and provide information on curricular and co-curricular opportunities at W&M.
- Inform new students on policy and procedures as well as campus resources.
- Teach the registration process to new students in preparation for scheduling classes.
- Support the Office of Academic Advising staff and faculty advisors.
Do you have what it takes to become a Peer Advisor?
Recruitment for the Peer Advising Program begins early each spring semester. Qualified individuals participate in Advisor/Leadership Workshops preparing them to teach and advise new students through the online summer course, COLL Studies. Peer Advisors continue to support new students during orientation guiding them through the pre-registration process.
For additional information on the Peer Advising Program please contact [[advising, Gail Williams]], Peer Advisor Program Coordinator.