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Webinars

The Parent & Family Programs Webinar Series is intended to be an interactive resource designed to help you connect with faculty, staff, and students, and to answer some of your questions about programs at William & Mary.

Visit the links below to review recordings of our sessions throughout the semester, or to join live at the time of the program.

 Spring 2021 Webinar Schedule
February
  • What if Spring feels like Fall: Flourishing during Burnout Conditions
    • Join Dr. Kelly Crace, Director of the Center for Mindfulness and Authentic Excellence and Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness, as he speaks with host Heather Deere, Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs, on wellness and mindfulness this Spring semester. Dr. Crace will discuss ways to achieve a work-life balance and avoid burn-out this spring along with strategies to recharge on the Spring Break Days scattered throughout the semester.  
    • Join Live on Feb. 9 at 7 PM EST | Passcode: Wellness21
  • Fostering Connection Amid Pandemic
    • Despite the constraints caused by Covid-19, student engagement remains a hallmark of the William & Mary experience. Heather Deere, Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs, will be hosting an open conversation with Director of Student Transition Engagement Programs (STEP) Lauren Garrett, Senior Associate Director of Student Unions & Engagement Trici Frederick, and Associate Director of Student Leadership Development Jen Leung. Deere and the all-star panel will discuss how W&M is fostering an environment of both in-person and virtual involvement for students. 
    • Join Live on Feb. 25 at 7 PM EST | Passcode: Engagement
March
  • Exploring the Summer Session: Options for Your Student

    • Learn more about summer course registration through conversation with webinar host Heather Deere, Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs and Shelly Laurenzo, Associate Director of Academic Advising. With the unique opportunity for more robust summer course offerings, you and your student can learn how to register for summer courses while checking off needed COLL, Major or Minor requirements.  
    • Join Live on March 18 at 7 PM EST | Passcode: Advising21
April
  • What's Next? with the Cohen Career Center
    • Participate in a career conversation with webinar host Heather Deere of Parent & Family Programs and Lisa Randolph and Don Snyder of the Cohen Career Center. The pandemic, amongst other factors, has caused a uniquely tough internship and the job market. Randolph and Snyder will be discussing important “next steps” your student can take if they are struggling to make summer plans or find a job post-graduation.
    • Join Live on April 15 at 7 PM EST | Passcode: Career2021
Webinar Recordings
What’s Next? With the Cohen Career Center
What’s Next? With the Cohen Career Center

Review a career conversation with webinar host Heather Deere of Parent & Family Programs and Lisa Randolph and Don Snyder of the Cohen Career Center. The pandemic, amongst other factors, has caused a uniquely tough internship and the job market. Randolph and Snyder will be discussing important “next steps” your student can take if they are struggling to make summer plans or find a job post-graduation.

Exploring the Summer Session
Exploring the Summer Session

Learn more about summer course registration through conversation with webinar host Heather Deere, Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs and Shelly Laurenzo, Associate Director of Academic Advising. With the unique opportunity for more robust summer course offerings, you and your student can learn how to register for summer courses while fulfilling needed COLL, Major or Minor requirements.

Fostering Connection Amid Pandemic
Fostering Connection Amid Pandemic

Despite the constraints caused by Covid-19, student engagement remains a hallmark of the William & Mary experience. Heather Deere, Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs, will be hosting an open conversation with Director of Student Transition Engagement Programs (STEP) Lauren Garrett, Senior Associate Director of Student Unions & Engagement Trici Fredrick, and Associate Director of Student Leadership Development Jen Leung. Deere and the all-star panel will discuss how W&M is fostering an environment of both in-person and virtual involvement for students.

What if Spring Feels Like Fall?
What if Spring Feels Like Fall?

Join Dr. Kelly Crace, Director of the Center for Mindfulness and Authentic Excellence and Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness, as he speaks with host Heather Deere, Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs, on wellness and mindfulness this Spring semester. Dr. Crace will discuss ways to achieve a work-life balance and avoid burn-out this spring along with strategies to recharge on the Spring Break Days scattered throughout the semester.

Eating Turkey After Sprinting a Marathon
Eating Turkey After Sprinting a Marathon

Join Dr. Kelly Crace, Director of the Center for Mindfulness and Authentic Excellence and Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness, as he gives advice for how your student can fight work fatigue and reach this semester's finish line. Dr. Crace will then discuss ways your student can recharge over winter break and come out prepared for the spring semester.

Study Abroad in a Changing World
Study Abroad in a Changing World

Study abroad remains a transformational experience your student can take in their college career, and we want to help your student successfully study abroad during their college career. Director of Global Education Sylvia Mitterndorfer leads a session on what Study Abroad opportunities will look like in the future. She will help you learn about changes to the program and exciting opportunities that will be available in the future.

Fall 2020 Pass Fail Options
Fall 2020 Pass Fail Options

Learn more about academic options available to your student, specifically the pass/fail options for this semester with Janice Zeman, Dean of Undergraduate Studies. She will guide you through the important aspects of your student’s decision and how to approach this semester’s academics and grades.

Academic Enrichment
Academic Enrichment

Are you curious about the academic resources available to your child this semester? The Office of Academic Enrichment will give an overview of the in-person and virtual resources available, how your student can access them, and answer any questions you might have.

Campus Dining & Nutrition
Campus Dining & Nutrition

Join Stephanie May, Campus Dietitian, Eden Harris, Associate Director of Marketing, Administration and Licensing Office of Auxiliary Services, and Heather Deere, Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs to learn more about meal plans and options that are available to your students!

Learn More: Student Leadership Development
Learn More: Student Leadership Development

At William & Mary, we believe that student leadership development is a cornerstone in supporting our students to become engaged citizens. Student leadership involves cultivating a frame of mind for exploring self, others and community. Join representatives from Student Leadership & Development to learn more about how your student can begin the process of getting involved at W&M.

Partners in Career Development: Strategies for Families
Partners in Career Development: Strategies for Families

The Cohen Career Center offers career development programs, services, connections, and resources, empowering students to achieve their career goals. Join representatives from the Cohen Career Center as they discuss resources available to your student's first year and beyond.

Academic Advising & Course Registration
Academic Advising & Course Registration

Your student is about to embark on a liberal arts education. But what is a COLL curriculum and how does your student know what classes to sign up for? Join representatives from Academic Advising to learn about course registration and how advising works at W&M.

Meal Plans & More!
Meal Plans & More!

Between dining on campus, purchasing textbooks, and getting your student's Tribe Card, Auxiliary Services offers essential student services .Join representatives from Auxiliary Services to learn more about meal plans, the W&M bookstore, and other critical services your student will use during their time at W&M.

Learn More: Student Accessibility Services
Learn More: Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) offers a variety of services for William & Mary students. From the Watson Lab to special needs housing, they are here to help your student in any way they can. Join representatives from SAS to learn more about upcoming deadlines and how they can aid in your student's transition to W&M.

Learn More: Pre-Orientation Programs
Learn More: Pre-Orientation Programs

W&M's four (4) pre-Orientation programs are a great way for your student to learn more about themselves and their community the summer before they join the Tribe in August. Join representatives from each program to learn more about deadlines, cost, and experience.

Tribe Transitions: Meet the Team
Tribe Transitions: Meet the Team

Join Lauren Garrett, Director of First Year Experience, and Heather Deere, Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs, as they discuss the Tribe Guide, summer next steps, and how both offices will support your transition moving forward.

Confidence and the Coronavirus
Confidence and the Coronavirus

Peter Atwater is a William & Mary alumni, parent and a pioneer in the developing field of confidence-driven decision-making. In addition to teaching a freshman COLL 150 class on the topic, he serves as a consultant to corporations and institutional investors, helping them to better understand the impact of changing confidence on consumer preferences, decisions and actions.

Academic Success Roundtable
Academic Success Roundtable

Join faculty and staff from across campus to discuss how to support your student through and after a busy exam period.

Room Selection 2020
Room Selection 2020

Join representatives from Residence Life to learn about the 2020 Room Selection process.

Global Education Webinar
Global Education Webinar

Learn about Study Abroad opportunities and deadlines from Director of Global Education, Sylvia Mitterndorfer.

W&M Counseling Center Webinar
W&M Counseling Center Webinar

Join the Director of the Counseling Center for an informative webinar about services offered to students.

Study in DC Webinar
Study in DC Webinar

Webinar begins at 2:30. For more information about Study in DC visit www.wm.ed/studyindc