The Center for Student Diversity (CSD) strives to enhance the success of students both in and out of the classroom and to create a climate on campus that is inclusive and welcoming to all students.
Ash Wednesday is one of the important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday.
Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us.
The W&M family recognizes that Ash Wednesday is a day of penitential prayer and fasting for our Christian faculty, staff, and students.
May your Ash Wednesday be a time of reflection and promise.