Academic Affairs The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs serves as the chief advisor to the Provost on all academic matters. The Vice Provost works closely with the academic deans and vice and associate provosts on the Provost’s Executive Team and exercises oversight over several of W&M’s main university-wide interdisciplinary and academic units.
Academic Advising Our academic advising structure is administered by the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (OUAA). Undergraduate students work with a faculty advisor to plan and accomplish their academic goals. Undergraduate students also have access to additional advising support resources such as: professional advisors in the OUAA; pre-professional advisors; and Peer Advisors.
Academic Wellbeing Academic Wellbeing enables students to achieve their educational, personal and career goals by helping them acquire the skills and confidence needed to become successful in college and in life.
Accessibility William & Mary is committed to inclusive excellence and to providing a campus and resources that are physically and technologically accessible to all students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities.
Accounts Payable Accounts Payable is an integral piece of Supply Chain Services. The Accounts Payable department is responsible for ensuring that vendors supplying goods and services to William & Mary are paid in a manner consistent with the Commonwealth of Virginia's accounting policies and procedures.
Accreditation The Office of Institutional Accreditation & Effectiveness (IAE), a Division of the Office of the Provost, promotes compliance with regional accreditation and state academic requirements through rigorous self-regulation and continuous improvement within William & Mary.
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Advancement, University University Advancement includes all William & Mary efforts related to alumni engagement, private fundraising and philanthropic outreach, and marketing & alumni communications. The team's overarching goal is to create a lasting, robust culture of engagement and philanthropy by engaging students, alumni, parents and friends, corporations and foundations, and faculty and staff.
Africana Studies Africana studies focuses on the histories, cultures, and achievements of people of African descent who live in Africa and around the world. Our undergraduate students develop an analytical, interdisciplinary way of thinking, and a cross-cultural empathetic approach to human cultures. The central mission of the program is to prepare students for lifelong learning, graduate study in various fields, and leadership careers in private and public organizations across the globe.
Alumni Association The Alumni Association is an independent, nonprofit organization representing all William & Mary alumni, connecting them to each other and alma mater, and presenting alumni interests to the administration.
American Indian Resource Center The American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) works to develop meaningful partnerships among students, faculty, descendant communities and tribal members in Virginia and across the United States. In particular, the AIRC supports research which furthers, civic engagement, and community building for Native people. We also assist with the curation and exhibition of Native American art and material culture.
American Studies American studies undergraduate and graduate students use a wide array of intellectual frameworks, methods, and materials to understand “America” as idea and entity, from the global to the local. They study complexity and conflict in Americans’ diverse cultures and lives. They seek to understand how these cultures developed and thrive, how Americans make sense of their world, and how culture, institutions, ideas and relationships shape our larger society. Exploring these questions develops critical skills that lead to rewarding careers and responsible citizenship.
Andrews Gallery Andrews Gallery showcases current work in the various media and studio areas taught at William & Mary, including architecture, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. During the school year, the gallery features exhibitions of invited artists, along with regular exhibitions of work made and/or curated by students and faculty in the Art & Art History Department.
Anthropology Anthropology is the study of human beings, their relationships with one another and with the world around them. We offer coursework for graduate and undergraduate students in all four anthropology sub-fields (archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology). Our research often engages with the concerns and interests of diverse communities.
Applied Research Center (ARC) The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a research facility in the Jefferson Center for Research and Technology, in Newport News, Virginia. The ARC is an $18 million, seven-story, 122,000 square foot office and laboratory facility.
Applied Science Applied science is an interdisciplinary unit whose primary focus is graduate education and research training. Our program is cross disciplinary, with areas spanning life, physical, and computational sciences. Our faculty also contribute to undergraduate programs at all levels of the curriculum, including research mentorship and training.
Arabic Studies Undergraduate students may study the Arabic language at all levels. We also offer courses about Arabic literature and culture that are taught in English.
Art & Art History The Department of Art & Art History at William & Mary explores art and architecture through creative studio practice and historical inquiry. Undergraduate students will develop visual literacy, critical thinking, aesthetic judgment, and a range of practical skills. These skills will enable students to pursue diverse experiences, educational paths and careers.
Arts & Sciences Arts & Sciences is William & Mary's largest academic unit, with several dozen departments and interdisciplinary programs. These departments and programs represent the historic and academic heart of W&M, inheriting and building on a long tradition of excellence.
Arts at W&M Arts at W&M is a collective of the departments, programs and spaces dedicated to creating and studying art at William & Mary. Showcasing the ways in which art is interwoven throughout virtually every academic discipline, in our culture, and in our shared humanity, Arts at W&M serves as a voice for the arts on campus and in the community.
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) is a multidisciplinary program that explores a broadly conceived "Asia" in relation to other parts of the world. Undergraduate students explore the history, politics, religion, literature, fine and media arts, expressive and ritual culture, and the major languages of the region.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies (APIA) immerses undergraduate students in the multidisciplinary scholarly research and study of the histories, cultures, experiences, laws and policies relevant to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. APIA faculty guide students on aligning their APIA major curriculum with their specific career aspirations.
Asian Centennial William & Mary celebrated the Asian Centennial commemorating the admission of Chen Pu-Kao '23, our first student from Asia and the contribution of the preceding generations of students of Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern descent.