William & Mary

W&M students to hold open house of Jamestown dorms

Students at the College of William and Mary will hold an open house this weekend of the new Jamestown Residence halls. The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 19, from noon until 3 p.m. at the new dorm halls and the public is invited to attend. The open house was originally planned for Oct. 7 but severe weather during that weekend prevented many from attending.

“Students are very proud of their new residence halls and they want to share them with the rest of the Williamsburg community,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Sam Sadler. “We hope local residents will come by Sunday afternoon and see these marvelous facilities.”

Students at the Jamestown Residences will conduct guided tours of the new buildings, which are located on Jamestown Road near Landrum Drive. Jamestown North and South dorm halls opened at the beginning of the fall 2006 semester and house nearly 400 students. These two, three-story state-of-the-art structures -- are the first new undergraduate dorms built at William and Mary since Preston and Nicholas Halls, part of the Randolph Complex, which opened in the fall of 1989.

The dorms are designed to achieve LEED environmental certification.