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New & Prospective Faculty

Moving to a new campus and city means many changes and adjustments. Faculty new to campus and those interested in working as faculty at William & Mary will find information on this site to help with their onboarding experience as a new campus and community member.

Getting to Know W&M

Once hired, learning more about William & Mary jargon can help you understand the shorthand used in meetings and conversations on campus. Campus maps and the W&M Mobile app can come in handy as you are learning your way around campus. We also recommend you get to know W&M by learning more about the university's history, campus traditions and other tidbits about the campus culture.

W&M JargonCampus MapW&M MobileGet to Know W&M

University Human Resources

University Human Resources (UHR) hosts a new faculty orientation on benefits, and their website provides information on policies, benefits and resources. UHR also provides different learning opportunities for employees and hosts the mandatory training all employees must complete.

New EmployeesBenefits & Leavelearning opportunities

Faculty Onboarding

Several resources exist to help with onboarding as a new faculty member at William & Mary — they provide you access to a range of information to support your work.

New Faculty TipsNew Faculty Compliance FAQsCampus Contacts

Faculty Development Events

Typically, at the beginning of each academic year, there are a series of orientation events you can join as a faculty member.

Faculty Development Calendar

New Faculty Member Directory & Affinity Groups

We are excited to welcome new faculty members to our community each year. This directory can provide insights for campus members about other new colleagues, identify areas of joint research interest in the new faculty cohort, and provide current faculty with an introduction to their new colleagues. Explore diversity and inclusion resources, including affinity groups on campus to find additional support in your new community.

New Faculty DirectoryOffice of Diversity & Inclusion

New-to-Town Resources

The following provides a variety of programming options and tips for things to do in Williamsburg:


Housing resources are available through W&M's Williamsburg Off-Campus Housing and real estate and relocation services, or from a host of realtor sites, including:


The Williamsburg Childcare Center is located on campus and provides one option for childcare. The Women's Network on campus also lists students willing to do childcare. A list of pre-schools also provides options for parents.

Dual Careers

Many new faculty members have partners moving to the region who may be looking for employment. The Dual Careers website contains information on employment at William & Mary and links to other regional employers.

Dual Career Resources & Opportunities