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Our Community

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It is part of our mission in Residence Life to provide a home where William & Mary students may personally and academically flourish. We partner with our residents to create caring and responsible communities.

Through our collective efforts, we hope that students will ultimately be able to determine what it means to be in a community with others and their responsibility in its development and evolution as empowered leaders. We accomplish this through our learning goals:

Belonging: Interpret a sense of belonging in a community by embracing diverse perspectives and experiences of others through the development of meaningful connections and significant relationships. 

Wellbeing: Develop personal values rooted in social responsibility by analyzing the eight dimensions of wellness and their impact on individual and community-based success.

Community Engagement: Recognize and examine individual influence and membership in constructing inclusive communities through assessing and modifying community contributions and collaboration.

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Residential Experience

Living on campus isn't just about where you lay your head at night! Here at William & Mary we believe that our residence halls provide students the opportunity to connect, engage and learn from others in the community while having fun in the process. With self-determination as our foundation for learning and growing, students have a multitude of ways to make their experience living on campus their own.

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Living-Learning Communities

William & Mary offers a variety of on-campus residential living-learning communities to both first-year and returning undergraduate students that provide opportunities for students to live amongst others with similar specific interests.

Fraternity & Sorority Living

Why We Love Living at W&M

As gathered in our annual survey of student residents in fall 2022.

  • 75 %

    Feel they belong in their residence hall community

  • 77 %

    Enjoy living in their community

  • 90 %

    Feel safe in their residence hall

  • 74 %

    Value their residence hall community