In This Issue
Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
Aug 26 First Day of Class

Sept 25-27 Family Weekend

Oct 22-25 Homecoming
Dates & Deadlines

Aug 13 AlcoholEdu* due


Aug 22 Pre-registration 


August 24 Haven* due


Aug 25 Second registration period 


Aug 26 Emergency Evacuation Plan* due


Aug 31 Insurance Waiver due


*Students who have not completed these items may have a HOLD placed on their account. Have your student log into his or her account to check for any holds.

Convocation - A W&M Tradition
On the first day of classes, faculty, staff, and students will gather at the Sir Christopher Wren Building to signify the beginning of the academic year and to officially welcome all of our entering William & Mary students. Get a glimpse into the life of your student with this video from Convocation 2014.
Forgot to Buy a Lunch Ticket?
We've got you covered!
Parent & Family Orientation Aides will be on hand during Check-In selling lunch tickets from 8am-12pm.  You can also purchase additional shirts, hats, and laundry bags at each lunch location from 11am-1pm.
CW Collegiate Pass
Don't forget to encourage your students to sign up for their free CW Collegiate Pass! The card grants them access to the Revolutionary City, historic art, and more!
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August 2015
Incoming Family Newsletter
Dear William & Mary Incoming Parents,

Can you believe we are less than a month away from Family Orientation? It feels like summer just flew by! We cannot wait to have you and your student join us on August 21st and welcome you as member of the Tribe.


This newsletter is dedicated to all things Orientation - what to expect, tips for a successful move in day, rain plan information, and so much more. We were in your shoes only a short time ago as we moved our daughter into her residence (and will be joining you again this year for our son's first day at W&M!). The weekend is a whirlwind of activity so be sure to take in as much as you can and make the most of your time here in Williamsburg.


We look forward to meeting you during Move-In and to continue serving you as your Parent & Family Council Co-Chairs this academic year.



Julie Dobson '78 and Chet Thaker P'17, P'19 

Learn more about the Parent & Family Council

Move-In and Parking
Can you believe it is almost time for move-in? We can't wait to meet you!


Residence life has great resources for you and your student regarding the move-in process as well as a guide for families which answers many frequently asked questions.


Wondering where to park? Parking Services will NOT be issuing any tickets on Friday, August 21 unless your car is parked in a loading zone, sidewalk, walkway, or grassy area.  The Move in Map will available by August 7.

Mobile Orientation

Looking for an easy way to track all the events and programs going on during Orientation? Download the William & Mary Mobile!


Find student and family schedules, the campus map, and other resources at the touch of a button. Available for iOS, Android, and mobile web.


Welcome Home from Residence Life!
Can you believe it's almost time for move-in? We can't wait to meet you at Check-In!
Learn all about your student's room, building, community and read the welcome letter from the building staff. Still have a few questions? Check out the Guide for Parents and Families to view a list of frequently asked questions.
Review the Orientation Schedule
Before you arrive on the big day, be sure to review the updated Family Orientation Schedule to get a sense of what to expect on Friday and Saturday.
Both days are packed with informative sessions and opportunities to become acquainted with the campus and community. Are there particular sessions you are interested in attending on Saturday? The schedule will inform you which sessions are repeated so you can plan your morning accordingly.

Your student's schedule is also available online and provides detailed information on what to expect leading up to the first day of class on Wednesday, August 26th.
August eBills and Student Accounts
August eBills will be sent to your student's WMApps email account on August 6 and are due September 1. To access the eBill, log in Banner.


Check with your student to be sure you are set up as an Authorized User in eServices. You can receive eStatement notifications, access to view and pay, and enroll in the monthly Tuition Payment Plan. 

Rain Plan
The weather in Williamsburg can be a bit unpredictable but don't worry, we have you covered!

Several events on Friday have rain plans in place. The schedule you receive on Friday designates events with rain plan contingencies and includes information on where the event will be relocated. Our office will update everyone by text and email if the rain plan will be used. Be sure to check your phone and email during Orientation. 

Events with Rain Plans
Auxiliaries Services Fair
Student & Family Picnic
Fifes and Drums Processional
Class Registration and the W&M Bookstore
All freshman students will register for classes on Saturday, August 22. Orientation Aides will also walk students to the Bookstore during orientation to buy their books. Students will just need a copy of their schedule and the staff at the bookstore will do the rest.
Calling All Parents! We rely on your partnership to help our students flourish, and we hope you'll find meaningful ways to engage with the William & Mary community.

Explore volunteer opportunities by visiting our Parent & Family website!






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P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187