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New Student Orientation

orientation_iconWe know you're excited for your time at W&M to begin... and we're excited to welcome you!

New Student Orientation, an enrollment requirement, occurs before each semester to introduce new students to many aspects of William & Mary including student life, academic policies, and the honor code. The goal of each orientation program is to make our students feel right at home from the moment they set foot on campus.

But before you arrive on campus, you'll need to know what to do and where to go. No problem!

We've got the Tribe Guide for that! The Tribe Guide is developed for your specific incoming semester to take you through your new student requirements step-by-step and will be available May 1, 2024 and November 15, 2024 noon ET for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 new students, respectively. 

Residential new students move into their residence hall assignments by selected appointment immediately prior to the start of Orientation on Friday, August 23. Fall 2024 New Student Orientation is slated for Friday, August 23 - Tuesday, August 27. The first day of fall semester classes is Wednesday, August 28, 2024.

Additional information will be provided in your forthcoming Tribe Guide about the move-in process and orientation schedules — and Residence Life can answer questions about living on campus and what to bring with you!