First Year Experience

The Office of First Year Experience supports the transition of new students into the W&M community through programming and outreach services, including New Student Orientation. 

New Students Arriving Fall 2019

Congratulations on your decision to attend William & Mary! We are excited to welcome you to the Tribe and to help you make the most of your time at the College.

Step 1:  Go to the Tribe Guide

The Tribe Guide (available May 1 at 12 Noon Eastern) will lead you through everything that you need before arriving on campus in August.

Step 2:  Make Note of the Orientation Dates

Orientation for new spring semester students will take place August 23-27. Parent & Family Orientation is scheduled for August 23-24. New students residing on campus will move into their residence hall room assignment the first day of orientation (August 23). 

Step 3:  Review the Fall Orientation Schedule

All students entering for the fall 2019 semester are required to attend the New Student Orientation Program. Working versions of the fall New Student & Family Orientation Schedules will be available in early June 2019.



If you have any questions about the first-year transition or the orientation program, contact the Office First Year Experience.  We are here to help!