William & Mary Impact

Royal Papers
Royal Papers

Historic documents housed in Windsor Castle are being scanned and sent to William & Mary to be transcribed by students in Swem Library.

A Place for Magic

They may not have wands or spells, but William & Mary students make magic happen every summer through Camp Kesem.

Read 2 Lead

What started out as collecting a few books turned into an idea to build a library in Accra, Ghana, from the ground up.

Data Bootcamp
Data Bootcamp

Before students travel abroad to promote data literacy and use of aid information in decision-making, they get the opportunity to live and work with AidData staff who act as resources for any AidData-related questions and serve as the students’ own Williamsburg tour guides.

Hark Upon the Gale from Managua, Nicaragua

When Dylan Waugh '07 took a service trip to Nicaragua he wasn't too sure of what he had gotten himself into - he certainly couldn't have predicted the trip would result in his forming a new service organization.

W&M Students Serve It Up

SHOW Day is an opportunity for new William & Mary students to volunteer with community agencies and nonprofit organizations - not only to lend a hand but also learn a little about their new community in the process.

The Write Stuff

The History Writing Resource Center (HWRC) is a little known William & Mary asset making a huge impact on campus and beyond.

habitat for humanity
One Nail at a Time

When the black SUVs rolled onto the tiny street in Petersburg, you knew that this was the arrival of no ordinary volunteer.

Scott Nelson with Bruce Springsteen
Backstage Pass

Not many professors can claim to have uncovered the real man behind a great American myth, let alone count Bruce Springsteen as their friend.

Katie Leach-Lemon as a Peace Corps Volunteer
From Williamsburg to the World

There are moments in life when words fail you. For Lydia Dambekalns '81, one of those moments was in rural Kenya, a few months into her service as a Peace Corps volunteer, talking to the leader of a local women's group in broken Swahili about her sick chickens.

Eye of Hurricane Isabel
VIMS Researchers Take Tidal Predictions to the Streets

Weather along the banks of the Chesapeake Bay can change overnight. One day you're enjoying warm sand between your toes and the fragrant hint of coconut in your SPF 45. The next day you're digging out your rain gear and hoping that the power will stay on.

Bryan Watts Holds a Bald Eagle While Boating
Alma Mater of the National Bird

Seeing a bald eagle is a thrill that never wears thin and some of the best places on the East Coast to see our national bird are within a few minutes drive of William & Mary's campus.