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Housing Updates
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Spring 2021 Move Out
W&M Residence Halls all close at 10am on Monday, May 24th.  Please review Spring 2021 Check Out information early so you will be prepared for your move out day.
Willis Hall (formerly Taliaferro Hall)

Per the Board of Visitors Resolution (April 2021) Taliaferro Hall shall be renamed Willis Hall in honor of Hulon L. Willis, Sr, M.Ed. ’56 who was the first African-American student to enroll at William & Mary.  We are exited to share this news and thank you for your patience as the University works over the coming months to update hall signage, information systems entries, web presence, and messaging.

Summer 2021 Bike Use, Storage and Donation

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Room Selection 2021 For Returning Students

As we approach the time to think about housing for next year, the Residence Life team would like to share news and information regarding the 2021-2022 process. Please take the time to read the following information carefully as it may impact your decision regarding housing for next year.

The 2021-2022 Housing Application & Contract will go live January 4, 2021 and Room Selection begins January 18, 2021! Please review the full 2021 Room Selection Calendar for all important dates that may pertain to you individually!

Complete a 2021-2022 Housing Application & Contract by January 15th: 

  • Students who have an approved Adaptive Housing or SAS Medical accommodation on file will be assigned Priority Room Selection Days’ time slot guaranteeing their accommodations for next year
  • All other students who submit their 2021-2022 Housing Application and Contract by the January 15, 2021 deadline will receive the first chance of regular time slots based upon their social class during Traditional Room Selection week
  • Students who submit their 2021-2022 Housing Application and Contract after the deadline will be assigned a time slot at the end of their social class designated day during Traditional Room Selection week
  • Students who submit their 2021-2022 Housing Application and Contract after their social class Traditional Room Selection Day starts will be assigned a time slot on the next available room selection date later in the semester

What's Happening in Room Selection 2021-2022:

  • Select rooms will be held back in upper level buildings to insure that we have enough beds for rising sophomores – this does NOT include singles and apartments
  • Medical Accommodations for Housing for Priority Housing approval for Returning Students:
    • Student Accessibilities Services (SAS) requests process only pertains to students who are requesting housing accommodations for the first time or who are requesting changes to their current housing accommodations.  If you are already approved for housing accommodations and would like to keep those same accommodations for next year, no further action is needed. Please note if you are a first year student in a residence hall with a window unit you will not be added to Priority Room sign up as all upperclassmen halls have cooling systems.
    • January 7, 2021 is the deadline for completing a new request or adjustment for SAS.  Requests will continue to be considered after this date, but there may be a delay in implementing accommodations based on space and availability.
  • January 15, 2021 - New Adaptive Housing Requests deadline.  If you currently have an approved Adaptive Housing Request you will be added to the Adaptive Housing selection day, unless you ask us to not include you in the process.

Cancellation of Contract Prior to Occupancy:

Students who are not required to live on campus have until February 28, 2021 to cancel their housing contract with no penalty. After February 28, 2021, students who have signed the W&M Residence Life Housing Contract but later request Contract cancellation for the 2021-2022 academic year will be billed the cancellation fee schedule listed below.   The cancellation policy does not apply to rising sophomores (by social class) contracts/housing assignments.

After February 28th cancellation period and prior to May 31, the following cancellation schedule and fees apply:

Semester I, Fall 2021:

  • Prior to February 28: If a request for cancellation is received before this date the student may cancel their contract without penalty.
  • March 1 to March 31: If a request for cancellation is received between these dates the student may cancel their contract and a $500 cancellation fee will be billed to the student account.
  • April 1 to April 30: If a request for cancellation is received between these dates the student may cancel their contract and a $1000 cancellation fee will be billed to the student account.
  • May 1 to May 31: If a request for cancellation is received between these dates the student may cancel their contract and a $1500 cancellation fee will be billed to the student account.

Contract Release Exemptions: Students are able to submit a Contract Release Request via the Housing Portal under the 2021-2022 Housing Application.  A contract release may be granted only to students who can demonstrate through the written and supporting documentation that their situation has changed in an unexpected or unforeseen manner and cannot be resolved in campus housing.  Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and release is not guaranteed. 

As the availability of a Remote Learning Exemption option will not be reviewed until the University announces fall course schedule plans, we advise students to submit a 2021-2022 Housing Application and Contract to secure their 2021-2022 housing assignment during of the 2021-2022 Room Selection process and apply for an housing exemption if/when needed.

As in past years, rising seniors will be the first to choose their rooms, followed by juniors, then sophomores.  A student’s designated room selection day/time slot is determined by social class, not credit hour academic standing.

A Housing Information Session will be held on December 10, 2020.  The session will provide an overview of the process, will include a live Q&A at the end of the session, and the recorded session will later be available on the Residence Life website. The invitation to this session will be sent later this week.

Beginning in February – All Students who submit their 2021-2022 Housing Application and Contract after their social class Traditional Room Selection Day starts will be assigned a time slot on the next available room selection/room change date:

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021

We look forward to having you live on campus with us next year!

-W&M Residence Life

Health and Safety Requirements in Residence Halls

As we return to William & Mary and manage the impact of COVID-19 in our community,
a mutual commitment to the health and well-being of one another has never been
more critical. Here is what you need to know about living on campus this year: Residence Hall Guidelines

Continued Updates On COVID-19 From The University

 

 

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