Meal plans come in many different shapes and sizes, conveniently tailored for the varying needs of individual students living both on and off-campus. How will your student choose a meal plan? What is residential dining like at W&M? Join representatives from Auxiliary Services and W&M Dining Services to learn more about meal plans, dining facilities, and other critical services your student will use during their time at W&M.
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.
Summer 2021 Family Friday ScheduleMore sessions will be added throughout the summer and will be shared with incoming families via email.
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.
The Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works with faculty and university offices to offer a variety of services for William & Mary students who have disabilities with reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the duration of their time at the university. Join representatives from SAS to learn more about upcoming deadlines and how they can aid in your student's transition to W&M. You may be interested in this session if your student is requesting air conditioning, housing, or academic accommodations due to a diagnosed disability.
During this time of transition, there are key campus partners to help you along the way. Join Lauren Garrett, Director of Student Transition Engagement Programs, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join faculty and staff from across campus to discuss how to support your student through and after a busy exam period.
Join the Senior Peer Advisors to discuss the logistics of moving to St Andrews.
Join representatives from Residence Life to learn about the 2020 Room Selection process.
Join President Rowe for a conversation about her recent read "Range" by David Epstein.
Learn about Study Abroad opportunities and deadlines from Director of Global Education, Sylvia Mitterndorfer.
Join the Director of the Counseling Center for an informative webinar about services offered to students.
Join representatives of Academic Advising to discuss Academic Advising at William & Mary.
Webinar begins at 2:30. For more information about Study in DC visit www.wm.ed/studyindc