William & Mary

Pre-Orientation Summer Programs

For those who can't wait . . .

W&M's four (4) pre-Orientation summer programs are great way to learn more about yourself and our community as you prepare to join the Tribe on-campus!

Preparing for Life as a University Student (PLUS)

Program Dates:  July 11 - 18, 2015

The purpose of the PLUS program is to provide a positive, transitional summer experience between high school and college life.  PLUS provides an intensive, yet supportive introduction to academic life at William and Mary, providing participants with the opportunity to interact with some of our most distinguished faculty members here at William & Mary. During the PLUS Program, students will engage in mock class sessions, while also gaining invaluable insight from professors and current students about being holistically successful at the College. Participants will also be provided the opportunity to become familiar with numerous campus resources, including the Cohen Career Center, Academic Advising, Swem Library and the D.C. Office.

International Freshmen Advantage Program (IFAP)

Program Dates:  July 20 - August 17, 2015

The International Freshmen Advantage Program (IFAP) is a program offered by the Reves Center for International Studies to prepare our incoming freshmen from abroad for a successful start at W&M. The program focuses on 4 core areas: advanced spoken and written English, research and academic skills, US culture, and internship exploration. Classes are Monday – Thursday and Fridays are reserved for site visits (including W&M’s Center in Washington!). On the weekends and select evenings, there are curricular and extra-curricular activities such as movie nights, a bowling trip, and daytrips to Virginia Beach and Washington, DC. The students are housed on campus. Participation is limited to 20 students.

7 Generations

Trip Dates:  August 2 - 8, 2015

In our 7 Generations pre-orientation program, the Office of Community Engagement offers community service trips, modeled after alternative breaks, in August.  Each trip allows incoming first-year and transfer students to participate in hands-on service while learning about diverse social issues and community-building solutions.  7 Generations is an incredible opportunity to get connected to community service at W&M, meet some amazing classmates, and make a positive impact before move-in day! Registration opens May 15.

W&M Pathways

Session 1 Dates:  August 10 - 14, 2015
Session 2 Dates:  August 17 - 21, 2015

W&M Pathways is a pre-orientation program (offered through the Department of Campus Recreation) designed to provide incoming students with a unique opportunity to become integrated into the William & Mary Community through individualized outdoor experiences. Regardless of previous experience, participants can choose a variety of outdoor activities to engage in for their trip. Students develop and use outdoor living skills while interacting with fellow incoming students and learning firsthand about life at the College.  Registration opens May 1.