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Old Dominion, Tribe Square, Brown & Monroe Welcome Message

Greetings from William & Mary!

A Message from your Area Director

To all students, parents, family and friends, I want to personally offer my welcome to you for the upcoming year. My name is Billie Jo Wood and I am the Area Director for the Brown, Monroe, Old Dominion, Tribe Square, and The Graduate Complex. You might ask yourself, what is an Area Director?  I am a full-time live-in staff member of the College with a Master’s Degree. I have worked in Residence Life for many years, so I have extensive experience in student housing and in working with the issues and concerns of our residential students. Overall, I am responsible for the day-to-day activities that occur in the area.

Living in a residence hall can be a time of great excitement and challenges! As Residence Life staff, it is our responsibility to ensure that we offer support to our students while encouraging their independence and personal responsibility. With many student staff members in this area, we offer a great deal of information and guidance. We are also known for having a tremendous amount of fun. I can assure you -- there is never a lack of something to do. One of the greatest ways to be involved is to be a part of Hall Council--the governing body for the residence halls. It is also a fast way to make new friends and offer input about your building.

At this point in the year, students are often thinking about how to prepare for the upcoming year. Please review the Residence Life website for information that can help in this process. I understand that sometimes it is necessary to speak to someone directly. I encourage you to contact me should you have any questions.

Welcome to all our new students, and welcome back to our returning students! I look forward to your arrival in August!

Billie Jo Wood, M.P.A.
The College of William & Mary
Area Director
Office – Brown 101

Welcome to the Tribe!

We are all looking forward to move-in day and the opportunity to welcome you to the beginning of what we hope will be some of the greatest years of your life!  Our halls are staffed by Resident Assistants and a Head Staff who all reside in the buildings. Together we will make your experience at William and Mary one that will be fun, safe, and memorable! Our first year halls are lucky to have Orientation Aides who will be working with us during orientation to help you become familiar with the campus and college life as a whole.

Our student staff is made up of driven and well-rounded members of the Tribe, all of whom are very involved on campus. We represent organizations ranging from dance groups and sports clubs to service organizations, Greek life, and research work. As you can see, we are a diverse and active group, and we are ready to welcome you to campus in August!

Through our student-run Hall Council, the residents of our buildings make decisions to help enhance the experiences. This includes not only the purchases made, but also educational and social events! Past years’ programs have included parties, tie-dyeing, trivia nights, formals, and so much more! So consider this your first official invitation to become involved with Hall Council! 

We hope you are looking forward to this incredible experience as much as we are! Relax, enjoy your time off, and get excited to begin your William and Mary journey!


One Tribe, One Family,

Your Monroe, Brown, Old Dominion and Tribe Square Hall Staff
(click here to learn about us)