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Tribe Guide

Welcome new fall semester students!

The Tribe Guide is your one-stop online source for information about what you need to do before you arrive in Williamsburg this fall. From advising and registration to housing and meal plans, the Tribe Guide is here to help you make a smooth transition to college life. 

Grounding Statements
As a community grounded in seven Core Values, William & Mary respects our region's complex history and the university's place in that narrative. Take a few moments to read and consider our Land Acknowledgement and Statement on Slavery and its Legacies before you even begin your Tribe Guide Checklist.
Account Activation

Have you activated your account? If not, activate your W&M Username now. You will need to create a secure, personalized password. You will also need to enroll a secondary device (like a cell phone) in Duo Two-Factor Authentication to access most W&M systems.


After you pay your enrollment deposit (allow 2-3 business days for processing), you will be able to access your Outlook email account (powered by Microsoft 365) via the Outlook icon on myW&M. The standard format for student email addresses is Make sure to check it frequently for important updates.

Laptop Information

We expect all incoming students to have a notebook computer. A laptop makes it easier for you to stay connected with classmates, professors and administrators - no matter where you might be on campus. Make sure your device meets the minimum requirements.


You'll also use myW&M to access a variety of core services such as financial aid awards, class registration and your Outlook email. Go ahead and visit myW&M to take a look around.

New Student Orientation

Wondering what Orientation is going to be like? We've made last year's schedule available for reference.


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