Ombuds Office The W&M Ombuds Office serves as an alternate and informal resource for all categories of employees seeking assistance with workplace concerns. In the case of instructional faculty operating in administrative roles, the Ombuds can provide the same resources and options available to other employee categories. Staff members are welcome to come and talk in confidence about any concerns, no matter how big or small.
Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture An independent research organization founded in 1943 and located on the campus of its primary sponsor, William & Mary, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture (OI) is one of the leading scholarly groups in the world for the study of early America, broadly understood. The scholars and scholarship it supports focus on all parts of the Atlantic World, including the Caribbean, Latin America, the British Isles, Europe and Africa, between roughly 1480 and 1820.
100 Years of Women Anniversary In the fall of 1918, 24 women were admitted as undergraduate students at William & Mary, making W&M the first public coeducational university in Virginia. During 2018-19, we celebrated the accomplishments of the 55,000+ alumnae, and the many women students, faculty and staff of William & Mary.
Orientation, New Student Orientation occurs immediately before the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters to introduce new students to many aspects of the university including student life, academic policies and the honor code. The goal of each orientation program is to make our students feel right at home from the moment they set foot on campus.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at William & Mary is dedicated to persons, particularly but not exclusively to seniors age 50 or older, who seek learning, enrichment and keeping in touch with the larger world. We strive to provide outstanding educational opportunities for members to explore varied topics through courses, lectures, special events and activities in an environment that encourages sharing and fellowship.