New Student Orientation

Begins Friday, August 24

Orientation occurs immediately prior to the fall semester to introduce all new students to the many aspects of William & Mary including student life, academic policies, and the honor code. The goal of each orientation program is to make our students feel right at home from the moment they set foot on campus.

Mark your calendars to arrive on campus Friday, August 24 between 8 am - 12 pm!

Class of 2022 Freshmen
  • On-campus freshmen should arrive at their designated residence hall check-in location via their designated move-in map route. Check-in for both your residence hall - and - new student orientation will be accomplished at this time.  
  • Off-campus freshmen should arrive at the Sadler Center no later than noon. You will check-in for new student orientation at this time and begin your programming immediately thereafter.

Check out the New Student Orientation Schedules to gain a better sense of how all of this comes together in August.

Transfer, Exchange and Joint Degree Programme Host Students
  • On-campus students should first move into their housing assignment via their designated move-in map route and check-in location. You will then need to report to the Sadler Center by 12:00 p.m. to check-in for new student orientation and begin your programming immediately thereafter.
  • Off-campus students should report directly to the Sadler Center no later than noon to check-in for new student orientation and begin your programming immediately thereafter.
Check out the New Student Orientation Schedules to gain a better sense of how all of this comes together in August.
Parents & Family Members
  • Once your new student is checked into their residence hall and/or orientation, come to the Sadler Center between 9 AM and 2 PM to check-in for Parent & Family Orientation.
Check out the Parent & Family Orientation Schedule to gain a better sense of how all of this comes together in August.