07/15/20: update from W&M Residence Life: Mattress pads and toppers will be permitted in the residence halls. However they must be removed when students check out of their rooms at the end of the year.
Residence Life staff will issue you a key and other important materials during check-in. Upon arriving at your building's unloading zone, please unpack your vehicle and park your car within the designated lot before moving your belongings to your room.
You will need the following when you arrive in your check-in line:
The QR code sent to your W&M email address in early August
Clearance from the W&M Student Health Center. If you have not heard from a Health Center official, you can assume you are okay.
Patience. Our staff will do the best they can to check you in quickly. However, circumstances sometimes occur beyond their control that may slow up the process. Remember that many of our check-in days have been fairly hot so a little extra patience could make the day go more smoothly for everyone!
Personal Property Insurance Recommended for Residential Students
The university is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage to property resulting from fire, theft, casualty or any cause, or for personal injury occurring within the leased premises, except as may be required by Virginia law. It is strongly recommended that personal property insurance be obtained by each student for his or her belongings. Renter's insurance is offered by most major insurance companies; some companies actually offer the option of a rider on a homeowner's policy to cover the belongings of students away at college. We recommend that you contact your current insurance provider or visit these informational websites for quotes, guides andreviews, to examine your options.
Navigating to Your Residential Assignment
With a color-coded card on your dash, your vehicle will follow your designated route signs to your unloading zone after driving through the multi-step residential check-in process.
Details regarding each of the color-coded move-in routes, to include an interactive Google Map and dashboard card, will be published here by August 7.
Upon arriving at your residence hall's unloading zone, we ask that you:
Unload your vehicle within one hour's time
Proceed to your route's designated parking area
Unpack your belongings and get settled in
Have your "See You Later" moment
Unloading Zone Details
No oversized vehicles are allowed (RVs, campers, trailers, box trucks, etc.)
Only one vehicle per student allowed at any one point in time
One-hour time limit strictly enforced (fines range up to $100)
Vehicles must be accompanied by a driver at all times during the unloading process
Do not park in fire lanes, or on grass or sidewalks (fines range up to $100)
New Family Welcome Tents
During your limited time on campus during the new student move-in process, parents and families are encouraged to spend just a few moments at one of our five strategically located Welcome Tents hosted by Parent & Family Programs.
Botetourt / DuPont Traffic Island
Monroe Hall Front Lawn
Campus Center Front Lawn
Landrum Drive Outside Classroom
Kaplan Arena Ukrop-Side Lawn
*Off-Campus/Commuter/Remote New Students
Any new student who is not residing on-campus (whether they be a transfer, exchange, or joint degree programme host student, or a freshman with a residency exemption due to either commuter status or a remote-only course schedule) for the Fall 2020 semester will simply need to check-in for Orientation the morning of Saturday, August 15. Detailed instructions will be emailed directly to each student.