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.
Schedules are also available in the Orientation area of the W&M Mobile app. Download the app and select the New Students & Families experience to access information including move-in maps and schedules, key app features including Tribe Card, Transit and Academic Tools, and to receive important notifications and updates from the Student Transition Engagement Programs office.
Class of 2026 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 - and thus the importance of a Highlights Schedule.
For new residential students, these activities will begin just after your move-in appointment on either Thursday, August 25 or Friday, August 26. New commuter students should plan to participate beginning the afternoon of Friday, August 26 through Tuesday, August 30.
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. Check out the Highlights Schedule!
Email us at [[orientation]].