Mission, Vision & Goals

Mission Statement

Our mission is to facilitate the transition, and ultimate persistence, of new students (either first-time-in-college or transfer) into the W&M community through opportunities that promote academic, social, and personal growth.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to create an engaging transitional experience where matriculants are empowered to optimally thrive at William & Mary.

Through their First Year Experience, new students to the College - defined as either first-time in college or transfer students - will:
  1. Connect with and engage in the William & Mary community
  2. Cultivate intellectual curiosity and embrace the academic challenges of the Liberal Arts experience
  3. Further develop the life skills needed to manage daily responsibilities, make healthy choices, and navigate challenges