Our mission stipulates that Residence Life provides a home where William & Mary students may flourish both personally and academically. We do this by partnering with our residents to create caring and responsible communities.
One of the foremost responsibilities of a residential student member is to create an environment that allows for all members of the community to communicate honestly, build meaningful relationships, celebrate accomplishments, enhance one’s well-being, and overcome adversities—an inclusive community.
The spirit of community that defines the William & Mary residence hall experience is attributed to a long tradition of staff and student involvement and investment. The policy of self-determination, the residential learning outcomes, the individual connections, and the initiative model serve as the foundation. As such, the Residence Life staff help residents cultivate a sense of belonging, impart a willingness to accept responsibility for their individual and collective behavior, develop an appreciation for the freedom of movement and expression, and understand the rights to privacy.