Summer Pre-Orientation Programs

For those who can't wait...

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

Coordinated in conjunction with W&M Parking & Transportation, limited carpool van transportation may be available for students who are travelling to Williamsburg to participate in a university-sponsored/coordinated Pre-Orientation Program from the Richmond International Airport. 

Pre-Orientation Program Descriptions
Preparing for Life as a University Student (PLUS)

Dates: June 22 - 29, 2019
Program Cost: None. University-sponsored.
Application: Available Now thru Friday, May 24th by 5:00 PM
Website: Preparing for Life as a University Student (PLUS)

The Center for Student Diversity offers the PLUS program for incoming Freshman 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 & 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 university. 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 Washington Center.

W&M Bridge

Dates: July 19 - 21, 2019
Program Cost: None. University-sponsored.
Registration:  Available Now!

The purpose of the W&M Bridge program is to provide incoming neurodivergent students, both freshman and transfers, the opportunity to acclimate themselves to William & Mary. Neurodiversity refers to the diversity of brains and minds, including autism, Tourette Syndrome, epilepsy, seizure disorder, ADHD, etc. At William & Mary, we seek to improve the college experiences of neurodivergent students. Students will have the chance to meet and socialize with other neurodivergent students and will be introduced to campus resources. Please note that all costs (room/board, food, and other program fees) are covered by William & Mary. Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from campus and for bringing bed linens.

7 Generations

Dates: August 19 - 23, 2019
Program Cost: $135 per participant
Registration: Available Now!
Website: 7 Generations

7 Generations offers incoming students the opportunity to participate in hands-on service while learning about the local community. In teams of ten, students volunteer with a variety of non-profit organizations, meet with civic leaders, and develop the skills of active citizenship. Living and serving together during the program, teams also build community as they volunteer, share their meals, explore Williamsburg, and learn about W&M from their upperclassmen team leaders. 7 Generations is hosted by the Office of Community Engagement.

W&M Pathways

Session 1 Dates: August 12 - 16, 2019
Session 2 Dates: August 19 - 23, 2019
Program Cost: $195 per participant
Registration:  Available Now!
Website: W&M Pathways

Campus Recreation offers incoming students a unique and transformative pre-orientation experience. Participants choose from a list of weeklong outdoor activities designed to assist students during this time of transition. No previous outdoor experience is necessary. During their adventures, students will develop a strong sense of self-efficacy while gaining valuable social and leadership skills. Lead by the Tribe Adventure Program’s student trip leaders, participants learn about W&M life, are welcomed into the Tribe community and become part of a W&M tradition.