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The Path Forward: Fall 2020

We are here for you.

William & Mary will be different this fall. We are adapting so you can do your best work.

Healthy Together Checklist: See quickly what you need to do as an employee or student for the fall semester on the healthy together checklist.

Report Feeling Ill or Testing Positive: If you're a student, faculty or staff member feeling sick and suspecting you've contracted COVID-19, please visit our resource page for instructions on seeking care during and after normal business hours. If you test positive for COVID-19, please fill out the form at ReportCOVID.wm.edu to notify W&M.

Case Management: William & Mary has established a network of case managers to help students, faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19 navigate work and study while transitioning to isolation. Visit Case Management & Housing to learn more.

Have a question? W&M's call center at (757) 221-7420 answers questions or reports concerns related to the fall semester. Staffed by W&M employees, the call center is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After-hours, W&M students, faculty and staff email questions to [[COVIDResponse]] or report unsafe behavior at COVIDConcerns.wm.edu.

COVID-19 Dashboard: William & Mary's dashboard provides available public data on regional, local and campus trends regarding COVID-19 testing, results and cases.

William & Mary is preparing for an early opening and an in-person semester in fall 2020. W&M will offer three semesters – fall, spring and summer – to provide maximum flexibility for students. The fall 2020 semester will include a condensed schedule that begins a week early and ends before Thanksgiving. There will be no in-person instruction until after Labor Day. We will have no fall break. William & Mary is taking a phased approach to decision-making, and will continue to update the community as more information and details become available.

Your Return to Campus

Review the university's measures for health and safety of the campus community and find details for your return to campus, as they are made available:

Timeline Overview

Detailed academic calendars are available from the Registrar's Office.

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  • August 18: Add/drop begins at 1 p.m.
  • August 19: Classes start for undergraduates, Graduate Arts & Sciences, VIMS and School of Education
  • September 4-6: Remaining students move in
  • September 8: In-person undergraduate instruction begins
  • Fall break canceled
  • November 13: Last day of classes for undergraduates, Graduate Arts & Sciences and VIMS
  • November 16-24: Final exams for undergraduates, Graduate Arts & Sciences and VIMS
  • November 20: Last day of classes for Law School
  • November 24: Last day of semester for School of Education
  • November 25: Residence halls close for semester
  • November 30: First day of Law School exams
  • December 7: Grades due for undergraduate courses, Graduate Arts & Sciences and School of Education
  • December 31: Employees work remotely as much as possible through this date.

We encourage you to review the current info available for students and families, faculty and staff, and alumni and friends, along with our most frequently asked questions.