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A Royal Opportunity
Daria Grastara '17, who is currently attending the William & Mary in Washington Program, handled the social media for the Presidential Precinct's "Magna Carta 2015" at the National Archives. 

"It was just so exciting that they trusted me based on what I'd told them I'd been a part of," she said later. "It was just another amazing experience."
Bosnia Project Wins Recognition
This month, the Bosnia Project has been recognized with "The Best Practices in International Education Award" for student philanthropy by the NASPA International Education Knowledge Community. The William & Mary Bosnia Project is the longest running community service project at the College. Student volunteers are continuing to build bridges as they collaborate with Bosnian educators to teach English, video production, and cross-cultural communication skills to more than 80 schoolchildren over four weeks each summer.
Swem Celebrates Women's History
William & Mary's Swem Library is marking Women's History Month with an event on March 20th celebrating women in hip-hop. The highlight of the evening will be two panel discussions featuring local women in the Virginia music business.
Mock Madness: W&M undergrads advance in trial tourney 
William & Mary undergraduates competed in the American Mock Trial Association's Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) Tournament, hosted by Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
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April 2015
Freshman Parent Newsletter
Dear W&M Parents,

Here at William & Mary, we've slowly started creeping our way out of winter weather and into some spring sunshine. There are only a few weeks left in this semester, but there's a lot going on to keep our students busy.


In this newsletter, we bring you information about move-out and room selection for next year, Study Abroad programs, advice from our Career Center, and more.

Please take a look at the rest of this newsletter to find out what's going on with William & Mary on campus and around the world!


Kind regards,

John & Wendy Dickinson
Freshman Class Chairmen
Community Engagement
Active Citizens Celebration
On Wednesday, April 8th at 7pm the Office of Community Engagement is hosting the Active Citizens Celebration in Tidewater B of the Sadler Center. This annual event is a celebration of the ways students and community partners have worked together on positive social change this year. There will be festivities, awards, dessert, and representatives of the many paths of active citizenship. All are welcome
Residence Life
The 3rd Annual Mr. W&M Pageant was an amazing success. The event, sponsored and hosted by the Residence Hall Association, raised $800.00 for St. Jude. Congrats to our winner...Mr. Botetourt!

It's April, which means the Room Selection Process for the 2015-2016 academic year is underway. And with May just around the corner, it's not too early to begin thinking about moving out
Non-W&M Study Abroad Program Registration
Is your student planning to study abroad on a non-W&M program during Summer or Fall 2015, or Academic Year 2015-2016? The registration deadline for all non-W&M programs is Wednesday, April 15th. Registration with the Global Education Office is required in order for students to receive academic credit for non-W&M programs. Have questions? Study Abroad workshops are held daily, and the Global Education Office has walk-in hours 11am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
NEW Freshman/Sophomore Career Programming
Freshman & Sophomore Career Programming will be a four-part series of workshops to be offered twice this semester; cumulative attendance is not necessary. This series focuses on the process of exploring and discovering career options based on relevant skills and interests. Students will engage in a variety of assessments and exercises in each workshop, learn to use Career Center resources, and leave with action steps to help make the most informed career decisions. Check the Career Events Calendar for these and other upcoming programs. Students can also register for these workshops by logging on to Tribe Careers
Jeffrey Tambor to Speak on Campus
Generous support from the Janet and Peter Atwater Lecture Endowment allowed Alma Mater Productions (AMP) to present a speaking event featuring Jeffrey Tambor on Tuesday, March 31st. Tambor is best known for his roles as George Bluth Sr. and Oscar Bluth on Arrested Development. His most recent success includes his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman on Transparent, for which he received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy in 2015. A sold out crowd is anticipated for this major event, taking place at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.
Spend the Summer with W&M - in DC!
Banner registration is now open for W&M summer classes in DC. W&M's Washington Office offers a broad selection of summer courses for students spending summer 2015 in the DC area.
  • Take 1-3 credit courses taught by W&M professors
  • Fulfill GERs and major/minor requirements
  • Attend class in late afternoons and evenings at our Dupont Circle office
  • Open to current/newly admitted undergraduates, alumni, visiting students, and NVCC students
  • Tuition starts at $350/credit hour!

One Tribe One Day - April 21, 2015:

 One Tribe One Day is our 24-hour giving challenge that celebrates the impact of private support and encourages philanthropy among all members of the Tribe. Our goal is to have 2,100 donors within the 24-hour period. Gifts of any size to any area of the College will count for One Tribe One Day. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks!


To date, 24% of freshman parents have made a gift this year as compared to 14% of freshman students. As a parent, your support sets the stage for your student's participation. Please support the Tribe today, and encourage your student to do the same!

Support the Parents Fund today!

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