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Welcome Week & Orientation activities will begin the first day of New Student Move-In and run through Tuesday, August 18!

Full Description

As Residence Life has shared, move-in for the Class of 2024, new transfer, and Joint Degree Programme Host students will occur by appointment over the course of three days: Wednesday, August 12 – Friday, August 14. To help you prepare, an updated packing list based on university safety guidelines will be distributed by the end of June. Move-in routes and appointment instructions will be released on the FYE website no later than July 15.

New Students

William & Mary will hold a blended schedule of in-person and virtual/remote Welcome Week and Orientation activities for new residential students beginning at their time of move-in through Tuesday, August 18. New (approved) commuter students should plan to participate in Orientation activities beginning the evening of Friday, August 14 through Tuesday, August 18. A tentative schedule will be released on the New Student Orientation website by July 17.

Parents & Families

Family Orientation will be held virtually the afternoon of Sunday, August 16 due to limited campus access for parents and families during the move-in process. We also recognize that our out-of-state families may need additional time to travel back home. All presentations will be recorded and posted by Parent & Family Programs for those unable to join us live. A tentative schedule will be released on the Family Orientation website by July 17.

We appreciate your patience as details continue to be worked through based on university guidance for the fall 2020 semester. Updates will distributed via the student and family emails on file with the university and posted on our websites - including the Path Forward.