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New Student Orientation Schedules

Come prepared.

Orientation is a busy time for incoming students. Between moving into your new home and acclimating yourself to our campus life, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Take some time to review the 2019 highlights schedules below to get a sense of what content you can expect in typical August. 

For Fall 2021, we are planning a blended schedule of in-person and asynchronous Welcome and Orientation activities.

For new residential students, these activities will begin just after your move-in appointment on either Thursday, August 26 or Friday, August 27. New commuter students should plan to participate beginning the evening of Friday, August 27 through Tuesday, August 31.

Continuing William & Mary students who studied remotely during the fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 semesters and want to participate in our New-to-Campus Welcome Days should plan to make their residence hall check-in appointment on either Saturday, August 28 or Sunday, August 29 per the upper-level student schedule.

Table of the various orientation schedules available.
Class of 2025 New Students

Our orientation schedule is the best of all worlds: it's academic, it's social, and it's unique — just like our university. Community is a big part of how we do orientation and you go through the experience alongside those in your residential community. This means that while everyone gains exposure to the same content and information, each residence hall will have its own unique schedule of events.

 For Example, View the Class of 2023 Orientation Highlights
Transfer, Exchange & Joint Degree Programme HOST Students

Tailored to you being an experienced student, your orientation schedules look different from the traditional first-time-in-college freshman experience... but includes all of the great opportunities to meet one another and learn about our community's expectations and resources.

 For Example, View the 2019 Transfer, Exchange & JDP Host Orientation Highlights

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