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Housing & Dining

Nestled in the colonial capital of Virginia are the homes away from home of over 5,000 William & Mary students. Living on campus provides the opportunity to surround yourself with exceptionally smart, fun and gifted people. As for food, forget everything you think you know about college dining — at W&M you'll find healthy, delicious and often locally-sourced cuisine.

  • Lemon Hall

    Our newest {{,residence halls}} come fully-equipped with all the conveniences of home — Lemon and Hardy Halls, for example, offer in-room controls for heating and air-conditioning, kitchens and lounges on every floor, soundproof practice rooms, reading rooms and a game room.

  • Eating in Sadler with chopsticks

    W&M’s {{,dining halls}} feature food from around the world. In the Sadler Center’s Center Court, you'll find home-style favorites along with an extensive salad bar, soup and sandwiches, a handmade pasta and pizza bar, Mongolian grill, plenty of minimally-processed, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, and fresh-baked treats prepared in our own bakeshop.

  • Welcoming new students to campus is always exciting. Enjoy a quick look at the day we welcomed some of our newest Tribe members to campus for move-in day and {{,orientation}}.

  • Element Café in ISC3

    Element Café, located in our Integrated Science Center, offers your favorite Starbucks beverages, freshly baked pastries, bagels, sandwiches, and an opportunity to sit back and reconnect with friends. Throughout campus, {{, W&M dining}} offers access to all-you-care-to-eat facilities, specialty coffee houses and cafes, convenience stores, food trucks and national franchises.

  • Daily Grind

    {{,Aroma's Daily Grind}}, a locally owned coffee house set in the middle of campus, is known for its good food and good vibes. Tucked into a hill behind the Sadler Center, it's a hotspot for studying, meeting with professors and hanging out with friends.

  • House in sorority court

    One of the perks of {{,fraternity and sorority life}} is living in a house with other members. {{,Sorority Court}} is a pretty enclave across the street from campus and very close to dining and shops. On-campus {{,fraternity housing}} totals over 81,000 square feet and includes 11 housing units as well as a community building located in the heart of campus.

  • BBQ 1693

    Located on the Sadler Terrace, the Tribe Truck is especially popular when the weather is nice. It offers a rotating menu based on the season and student preferences — be sure to watch {{, @wmdining}} for all the latest options.

  • Aromas in Swem Library

    Now with a location in Swem Library, {{, Aromas}} has been a local favorite for almost 20 years. Open late, they'll help power you through those late night study sessions, offering specialty coffees, fine teas, baked goods, soups and sandwiches.

  • Freshman Move-in in Yates

    Move-in day can be exciting, chaotic and sometimes tearful. But with the help of your parents and {{,orientation}} aides you'll be settled in no time.

  • Center Court in Sadler

    Friends meet up at one of the spots to eat in the Sadler Center. {{,Qdoba}} helps keep students fed into the wee hours, and {{,Cosi}}, a full-service café, offers hot and cold beverages, Squagels, salads, flat breads and more.

  • CW House

    The Colonial Williamsburg (CW) House is a unique housing opportunity available to two rising juniors or seniors each year. Other {{,special-interest housing}} options include the Africana House, Sharpe Community Partnership Program, Mosaic House and eight language houses.

  • student getting coffee at Wawa

    Wawa (which means Canada Goose in Ojibwe) is one of the most popular spots for mid-morning coffee runs, classic mac and cheese dinners and late night study snacks.