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Yates Hall Welcome Message

Greetings from The College of William & Mary!


To all students, parents, family and friends,

Welcome to Yates Hall! We are eagerly anticipating your arrival in August.  My name is Michael Embry and I am your Area Director. You might ask yourself, what is an Area Director?  I am a full-time, live-in, Master’s level professional staff member. I have worked in Residence Life for many years, so I have extensive experience in student housing and in working with the day-to-day joys, challenges, issues, and concerns of our residential students. Overall, I am responsible for the daily management of the area.

Living in a residence hall can be a time of great excitement, new experiences, and different 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. Our student staff members offer a great deal of information, resources, friendship, and guidance. We also have fun! There is never a lack of something to do. One of the greatest ways to be involved is to be a part of Community/Hall Council--the governing body for the residence halls. It is also a fast way to make new friends and offer input about your hall.

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. Pay close attention to the Yates specific page – it is an awesome place to live! 

Welcome to all our new students!! We look forward to your arrival in August!

Michael Embry

Area Director