New Student Orientation

We know you're excited for your time at W&M to begin... and we're excited to welcome you!

New Student Orientation, an enrollment requirement, occurs before the fall (23-27 August, 2019) and spring (17-21 January, 2020) semesters to introduce new students to 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.

But before you arrive on campus, you'll need to know what to do and where to go. No problem! We've got the Tribe Guide for that! The Tribe Guide is developed for your specific incoming semester to take you through your new student requirements step-by-step and will be available at 12 Noon (Eastern) on May 1 and December 1 for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 new students, respectively. Plus, over time we will provide move-in information and orientation schedules.

New students traditionally move into their residence hall assignments the morning of the first day of Orientation (17 January or 23 August) from roughly 8 AM until 12 Noon. Additional information will be provided in your forthcoming Tribe Guide. Residence Life can answer questions about living on campus and what to bring with you!