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Dates to Remember
Is your student spending his or her summer at William & Mary? Don't forget these important dates:
  • 5/31 - Summer Housing Check-in
  • 6/1 - Summer Session 1 Begins
  • 7/3 - Summer Session 1 Ends
  • 7/4 - Residence Halls close for Summer Session 1 (If you are not continuing with Summer Session 2, you must be checked out by Noon.)
Visit Residence Life for a full list of summer deadlines as well as summer meal plans, storage, registration information, and more.
Six W&M Programs Honored with Public Recognition Awards
The William & Mary Athletics Department continued to demonstrate its excellence in the classroom on Wednesday with six programs earning Public Recognition Awards. To earn one of these coveted honors, teams had to rank in the top 10% of their sport nationally in the Academic Progress Rate (APR), which measures a program's success at both graduating athletes and keeping them on a steady path to graduation. Tribe men's basketballmen's golfmen's tenniswomen's golfwomen's swimming and field hockey were all honored.

Are You Mad About Chocolate?

You can enjoy the sweet treats of Williamsburg and help the college at the same time! Mad About Chocolate, our neighborhood chocolate café, will donate 16.93% of all online cookie orders made before July 1 to William & Mary.
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Class of 2018
June 2015
Sophomore Family Newsletter
Dear W&M Parents,

The spring semester has come and gone and the summer heat is upon us. We said a tearful goodbye to our graduating seniors during Commencement, knowing they will leave a lasting legacy here at William & Mary, and now welcome you to the Sophomore Family Newsletter

Although most students are away for the summer, there is still plenty of news to share. Below you will find some helpful tips on making the most of summer vacation, a video of Condoleezza Rice's commencement speech, insurance information, and so much more.

Enjoy the summer and see you in August.

Julie Dobson '78 and Chet Thaker P'17, P'19
Parent & Family Council Co-Chairs
Commencement Keynote
Couldn't join us for Commencement? We've got you covered. You can still watch Condoleezza Rice's Commencement remarks and feel inspired.
Commencement 2015: Rice's keynote speech
Commencement 2015: Rice's keynote speech
Get the Most from Summer Vacation
Summer is a wonderful opportunity to relax, but also a chance to gain valuable skills. Help your students utilize their summer - whether they are interning, traveling abroad, or joining you at home. Check out these tips on getting the most out of summer and/or an internship. And visit the Cohen Career Center  next fall for more valuable information regarding services, programs, and events.
Summer Planning for Study Abroad
From Antigua and Australia to South Africa and Russia, W&M students are traveling far and wide to participate in the Global Education Office's 16 summer abroad programs. If your student is considering studying abroad during his or her time at W&M, summer is a great time to start planning

Have questions? Throughout the summer, the Global Education Office will hold walk-in hours from 11am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
Insurance Requirement
Cypher William & Mary requires all full-time undergraduate and graduate students and all F-1 & J-1 international students to have adequate health insurance coverage throughout the school year as a condition of enrollment. Every academic year, these students must either elect to enroll or waive the W&M-sponsored Student Insurance Plan to comply with this requirement. To waive out of or to enroll in the sponsored plan, carefully select the link to the appropriate form on the College of William & Mary online insurance student center. W&M's Insurance Student Center will open for submissions on or around 6/1. 2015-2016 Enrollment requests are due by 7/31 and Waiver requests are due by 8/31.
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The William & Mary Alumni Magazine is the award-winning, quarterly publication for alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends of William & Mary. Established in 1979, each issue includes a message from the president, campus news, Tribe athletics, feature articles, quality photography and notes on every class since 1945. More alumni learn the latest about William & Mary from the magazine than from any other source.

The magazine is sent to all alumni, faculty, staff, and parents of current students. Don't want to wait? An online version is available so check it out today!
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John and Wendy Dickinson P'15, P'18

Parent & Family Council Cohen Career Center Chairs


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