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 and Culture The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture is the only organization in the United States exclusively dedicated to the advancement of study, research and publications bearing on the history and culture of early America to approximately 1815. The Institute's focus also encompasses the Caribbean, Latin America, the British Isles, Europe and Africa, insofar as the study of the histories and cultures of these places is relevant to the mainland of North America from 1500 to 1815.
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.