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Preparing for Life as a University Student (PLUS)

The Preparing for Life as a University Student (PLUS) program provides an intensive, yet supportive introduction to academic life at William & Mary, providing participants with the opportunity to interact with some of our most distinguished faculty members, current students and other incoming students. The purpose of the PLUS program is to provide a positive, transitional summer experience between high school and college life.
  • PLUS students pose in their ropes course gear.

    PLUS participants are provided the opportunity to become familiar with numerous campus resources, including the Cohen Career Center, Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Swem Library, the Washington Center and even the ropes course.

  • PLUS counselors smile for the camera outside of ISC.

    PLUS also provides a great opportunity to meet other incoming and current William & Mary students, beginning that all-important process of networking and community-building.

  • PLUS externship students visit the Washington Center in DC.

    PLUS participants have the opportunity to become familiar with numerous campus resources, including the W&M Washington Center.

  • Students in the PLUS program pose for a photo at the bowling alley.

    During the PLUS Program, students will engage in mock class sessions, while also gaining invaluable insight from professors and current students about being holistically successful at the university. They also get to try out fun activities like bowling and the campus ropes course.

  • PLUS counselors wear William & Mary t-shirts in front of a giant chalkboard.

    PLUS provides a great opportunity to meet other incoming students, as well as current students who serve as counselors.