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Parent & Family Orientation

Join us August 26-27!

Welcome to the family! This is an exciting time and we are preparing now for your arrival in August. William & Mary views our relationship with you and your student as a partnership. Through this partnership, we seek to create the optimal support system for every student. Our relationship begins at Parent & Family Orientation where you will gain helpful information to support your student during the critical first year.


Registration for the 2022 Parent & Family Orientation opens May 2 at 12 Noon (Eastern) and closes August 22 at 8 AM (Eastern).

Do not register your student for Parent & Family Orientation. Student are required to participate in their own New Student Orientation upon move-in to campus.

If you would like to purchase lunch tickets for the Friday move-in day, you can do so through our online store until 8 AM on August 22. Students do not need to purchase a lunch ticket; their on-campus meals are covered after move-in.

Family Orientation Registration (Closes August 22) Friday Move-In Family Lunch Tickets (Closes August 22)


Parent & Family Orientation will begin on Friday, August 26 and end on Saturday, August 27.

Review the 2022 Parent & Family Orientation Schedule to better understand programs and events offered throughout the weekend. We also recommend that students and families discuss their "see you later" plan prior to move-in so all are prepared to part once all orientation activities begin. The schedule is subject to change.

Some Parent & Family Orientation presentations will be recorded and posted by Parent & Family Programs for those unable to join us in-person in Williamsburg.

Mobile Orientation & Move-In Info

Download the W&M Mobile app today! Then in late-July select the New Students & Families experience to access orientation information including move-in maps and your schedules, review key app features including Tribe Card, Transit, and Academic Tools, and receive important notifications and updates from Student Transition Engagement Programs.

Overnight Accommodations

If you are traveling from away or want to explore the Williamsburg area before or after moving your new student onto campus, overnight accommodations will be needed. Plan your visit now.