Greetings from The College of William & Mary!
Dear Future Ludwellians,
Welcome to the Ludwell Apartments. We are so excited to have you join us as residents next year in one of the most unique housing options at William & Mary. We hope that you are enjoying your summer so far. Though brief, this letter will help you learn a little bit about life on our little slice of campus and answer some common questions about the area.
My name is Billie Jo Wood and I am one of seven Area Directors who live on campus and work with our student staff members to create the vibrant communities at William & Mary. I have served in this role for four years and have worked with the Ludwell Apartments all of those years. Although I do not live in the complex myself, I really enjoy the green space and low key vibe that Ludwell provides. I’m excited to share that with you!
The Ludwell Apartment complex is made up of 23 apartment style buildings. Some of the buildings are connected together through shared walls, but each building has its own stairwell (or two). Each building has a number (ex. 700, 702, or 704) and each apartment has a letter assigned to it. We have both one and two bedroom apartments in Ludwell that house two or three residents respectively. There is a duty office located in 502A (roughly the center of the complex), where students can check out a spare key, rent pots and pans or just relax in the common space. There is also a laundry room in the basement of 504, which services the entire complex. Ludwell is a bit of the outskirts of campus, so to make the commute easier there are two WATA bus stations where the William & Mary Green Line picks up every 15 minutes. These are located near the 400 and 700 buildings.
Roughly 271 residents call the Ludwell Apartments home, but it can sometimes be challenging to meet people outside of those living in your apartment. If you are interested in finding a leadership opportunity in Residence Life and meeting new people, consider joining the Ludwell Apartment Council. We often sponsor fun events such as cookouts, trick or treating and even intramural teams!
The staff team in Ludwell is made up of eight Resident Assistants (RAs) and one Head Resident. We look forward to having you here!
With Tribe pride,
Billie Jo Wood