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Summer Pre-Orientation Programs

For those who can't wait...

W&M's pre-Orientation programs are great way to learn more about yourself and our community the summer before you join us in August for university-wide New Student Orientation!

Pre-Orientation Program Descriptions
Preparing for Life as a University Student (PLUS)

2022 Dates: Saturday, July 9 - Saturday, July 16
Program Cost: None. University-sponsored.
Application: Available Monday, May 2
Website: Preparing for Life as a University Student

PLUS provides a supportive introduction to academic life at William & Mary, providing participants with the opportunity to interact with some of our most distinguished faculty members here at William & Mary. During the PLUS Program, students will engage in mock class sessions, while also gaining invaluable insight from professors and current students about being holistically successful at the University. Participants will also be provided the opportunity to become familiar with numerous campus resources, including the Dean of Students office, the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and the Washington Center.

7 Generations

2022 Dates: Monday, August 22 - Thursday, August 25
Participant Cost: $135 (limited scholarships are available; FGLI students can attend at no cost) 
Registration: Saturday, April 9 - Friday, July 22
Website: 7 Generations

7 Generations offers incoming students the opportunity to participate in hands-on service while learning about the local community and sustainability. In small teams, students volunteer with nonprofits committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability including local parks, city government, and cultural organizations. Living and serving together during the program, teams build community as they volunteer, share their meals, explore Williamsburg, and learn about W&M from their upperclassmen team leaders. 7 Generations is hosted by the Office of Community Engagement (OCE).

W&M Pathways

2022 Dates:
 - Week 1: Monday, August 15 - Friday, August 19
 - Week 2: Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26
Program Cost: $195 per participant
Registration:  Monday, May 16 - Friday, July 1
Website: Pathways 2022

Planning is underway utilizing the lessons learned from this past year's successful COVID-adapted Tribe Adventure Program (TAP)

Campus Recreation offers incoming students a unique and transformative pre-orientation experience. Participants share an extended outdoor adventure experience designed to assist students during this time of transition. No previous outdoor experience is necessary. During their adventures, students will develop a strong sense of self-efficacy while gaining valuable social and leadership skills. Lead by the TAP's student trip leaders, participants learn about W&M life, are welcomed into the Tribe community and become part of a W&M tradition.

For participants traveling to Williamsburg from farther distances, the university's Parking & Transportation Services Office has an Airport and Out of Town Travel page that is useful when coordinating such logistics. 

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Page Updated: 01 April 2022