The well-being of the William & Mary community is paramount as we return to campus. To help safeguard the health of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and the surrounding community, we systematically adapted the physical campus, operations and curriculum. Every community member is responsible to one another, committing fully to honor these safeguards out of respect for our close community of learning and work. William & Mary emphasizes wellness, equity and community, focusing on the elements of learning, working and campus life that matter most.
Health & Safety
All those who visit campus are expected to commit to specific safeguards to promote one another’s health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Face coverings are required in all public or communal spaces, including classrooms. W&M's mobile app also provides a daily symptom-tracking module to assess risk factors and health. As public health officials help improve the understanding of how to safeguard communities while returning to in-person life and work, William & Mary will continue to adapt our practices.
William & Mary is coordinating its COVID-19 response with leaders from the City of Williamsburg and Virginia Department of Health, and are following public health guidelines for university reopening. Campus buildings remain closed to the public.
Campus gatherings, including university, school, department or student events and meetings, are subject to public health guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Virginia Department of Health and the governor. Face coverings are required in all public or communal spaces, including classrooms. William & Mary has adopted other protocols to help protect community health, including limits on gatherings. Campus buildings remain closed to the public.
External events and those with visitors should be converted to virtual gatherings. Exceptions include a small set of university traditions, approved by the President’s Executive Leadership Team. Programs that have traditionally included alumni or members of the external community may be adjusted, suspended or taken online. Facilities that have been open to the public in the past may have adjusted visiting hours or other limitations for visitors.
William & Mary Athletics is committed to providing all student-athletes with the best competitive experience possible. Athletics is working closely with the NCAA and the CAA as we make plans for all of our programs to compete during their adjusted seasons, beginning with men's and women’s basketball at the end of November and early December. At this time, W&M Athletics competitions will not be open to the public.
The health and well-being of W&M student-athletes, coaches and staff, as well as the full campus community that supports them, remains top priority. W&M Athletics is part of the overall educational mission of the university, and providing an environment that ensures the greatest opportunity for academic instruction to occur for all students is paramount. Find the latest information on the W&M Athletics website.
William & Mary's Path Forward involves consultation with W&M alumni, W&M student leadership, faculty and staff leadership, colleagues in Virginia higher education, state leadership in Richmond and the broader Williamsburg area. The Plan Ahead Team, including the Career Pathways and Call to Service squads, welcome your ideas and questions.