Military & Veterans

Our Mission

Here at William & Mary, we are grateful for the service of our nation's military veterans and their families. Our mission is as simple as it is important:  We ensure that all services to our military veterans and their families are commensurate with the character of their service to our nation. If you choose to attend William & Mary, you will have every chance to develop all the necessary components to thrive and succeed academically and beyond. Welcome home!

{{youtube:large:center|I5GZFhFLRJs, Timothy Beck '17 is recognized as a distinguished campus leader and the inaugural recipient of the Patriot’s Dream scholarship, a privately-funded $1,000 award for an undergraduate student veteran.}}

Calling All Spring 2018 Graduates! 

Active duty or retired members of the U.S. Armed Services have the option to wear a military uniform appropriate for the occasion at commencement ceremonies.

Graduation Cords indicating military service will also be available to all active duty and veteran students who wish to wear them at graduation.

Please inquire with [[caward01, Carolyn Ward]] by May 4 for information regarding pick-up time, date, and location of graduation cords.

Robert Gates"My education at William & Mary was a formative experience in my own life, and I believe it continues to be for today's students, including those who have served, are serving, or plan to serve in the military. William & Mary's academic rigor, engaging community, and long-standing commitment to serving our country make it a wonderful place to build upon the leadership skills learned in the armed forces, and equips its graduates with the tools for lifelong success." 

Robert M. Gates '65, William & Mary Chancellor and Former U.S. Secretary of Defense 

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