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Peer Advising Program

Our 2018-19 Peer Advisors

During the summer, Peer Advisors serve as guides and mentors for new first-year and transfer students. They also help to administer the summer College Studies online course. During the academic year, Peer Advisors are available to meet with current undergraduate students.

Peer Advisor Support for New Students

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 summer before they arrive on campus. Peer Advisors will contact their assigned students through email when the College Studies course for new students opens in June. The Peer Advisors support the advising process for new students by:

  • Providing leadership and fostering a network of peer support
  • Serving as role models who can provide information about curricular and co-curricular opportunities at W&M
  • Informing new students about policies and procedures
  • Teaching new students how to schedule classes and how to register
  • Helping new students prepare for meetings with their faculty advisors
  • Providing individual peer support as needed throughout the year
  • Supporting the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs staff and faculty advisors
Peer Advisor Support for Continuing Students

Want to get a peer's perspective on academic life at William & Mary? During the academic year, our peer advisors can meet with you and talk about:

  • Adapting to academic life generally
  • Tips on communicating with faculty advisors and professors
  • What it might mean for you to be a "William & Mary" student
  • Managing the registration process
  • How to connect with campus resources
  • Ideas for getting involved on campus

Make an appointment WITH A PEER ADVISOR

To reach a Peer Advisor during the academic year, feel free to make an appointment or [[oaapeeradvisor, email]] us.

Meet the Fall 2022 Peer Advisors

For additional information on the Peer Advising Program please contact [[advising, Gail Williams]], Peer Advisor Program Coordinator.