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 August 2018

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 upon your campus arrival.

Step 1:  Go to the Tribe Guide (available 1 May 2018 at 12 Noon Eastern)

The Tribe Guide will lead you through everything that you need before arriving on campus in January.

Step 2:  Make Note of the Orientation Dates

Orientation for all new fall semester students will take place Friday, 24 August through Tuesday, 28 August. Parent & Family Orientation is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, 24 August through mid-day Saturday, 25 August.

Step 3:  Review the Fall Orientation Schedule

All students entering for the fall 2018 semester are required to attend the New Student Orientation Program.  A sample New Student & Family Spring Orientation Schedule will be available 1 April; your final version will be available early August.



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!