Summer Pre-Orientation Programs

For those who can't wait...

W&M's five (5) 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!

Preparing for Life as a University Student (PLUS)

Dates: June 23 - 30, 2018
Program Cost: None. University-sponsored.
Application: Available (Due May 25 by 5 PM EST)
Website: Preparing for Life as a University Student (PLUS)

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 & 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.

International Freshmen Advantage Program (IFAP)

Dates: July 9 - August 20, 2018 (Online: July 9 - August 3; On-Campus: August 10 - 20)
Program Costs: $1693 (all inclusive)
Registration: Available
Website: International Freshmen Advantage Program (IFAP)

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. As a new university student in the United States – a place with a very different educational system – you may face challenges with language and the different classroom styles and expectations of US professors. Take this unique opportunity to learn what you need to succeed at William & Mary.

W&M Bridge

Dates: July 20 - 22, 2018
Program Cost: None. University-sponsored.
Registration:  Available (Closes June 30)

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. For more information, please contact [[neurodiversity]].

7 Generations

Dates: August 20 - 23, 2018
Program Cost: $135 per participant
Registration: Available (Closes July 18)
Website: 7 Generations

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 freshmen 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!  

W&M Pathways

Session 1 Dates: August 13 - 17, 2018
Session 2 Dates: August 20 - 24, 2018
Program Cost: $195 per participant
Registration:  Available (Closes July 1)
Website: W&M Pathways

W&M Pathways is a pre-orientation program offered by Campus Recreation 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 W&M.