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Important Dates
Aug 3 Fall tuition due

Aug 24 eRefund deadline
Join us for Family Weekend!
September 25-27
Experience campus life first-hand with your student. Family Weekend features a variety of family-friend programs for you to enjoy. Register today! And don't forget to purchase your exclusive Family Weekend tote bag and windbreaker.
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!
A handbook for changing the world
Melody Porter recently helped write a book about how to create and sustain alternative break programs, which allow students the chance to work with community partners on social justice issues.
Faculty inform the press
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
William & Mary raised a record-breaking $105.8 million in a single fiscal year (FY) and now has one of the highest percentages of undergraduate alumni from a public university giving back to their alma mater - 27.1 percent or more than 16,800 alumni.
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Class of 2016
August 2015
Senior Family Newsletter
Dear W&M Families,

Welcome to the start of the new academic year! I am Candace Petersen, proud parent of senior Adam, sophomore Perri, and your Class of 2016 Senior Class Representative. I am excited to serve you and your family in this role and to enhance to W&M experience for all members of the Tribe.

Summer is winding down and most of us are starting to think about all the opportunities a new school year brings us. This month's newsletter showcases a few upcoming events on campus, provides some tips on getting the most of the last year in college, upcoming events and programs, as well as news from William & Mary.
It may be difficult to say goodbye to our students as they travel back to Williamsburg, but remember that Family Weekend is just around the corner. I hope to see you there!



Candace Petersen P'16, P'18  

Learn more about the Parent & Family Council

Tips for a Successful Senior Year
Senior year of college is a great opportunity to explore your interests, plan for the future, and enjoy your final year as an undergraduate student. Here are a few articles to share with your student to make the most of their time at William & Mary.
A Day of Workshops Offered at the Cohen Career Center
Students can jumpstart their semester by attending one or multiple workshops offered by the career center the day before classes start. Topics include Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn, Internships, Interviewing, and the Job Search.
Apply to lead an alternative break trip!
Alternative breaks are short-term service-learning trips in which students partner with community members and organizations around the world to work on specific social issues. Applications will be accepted from all students with interest in leading a spring break trip in the US, and are due September 7.
The Inner Architect: Constructing a Purposeful Life
The Inner Architect Application is now available for the pilot program in 2015-2016. Applications are due 8/3. Over time, we know that students accumulate a variety of experiences - whether they be coursework, co-curricular involvement or internships and work -without adequate time, space, or guidance for examination. In The Inner Architect, students will move their collection of experiences through a process of integration toward a deeper understanding of themselves and their purpose in the world.
Student Accounts: Updates and News

Begin the new academic year by being informed and prepared! 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.


Restrictive holds will be placed on all W&M Student Accounts that are not paid or covered by financial aid, scholarships or the Tuition Payment Plan on August 4th. Payments can be made in several ways. International payments must be paid through peerTransfer.


Expecting financial aid refund? Direct deposit refunds are sent electronically to the student's bank account.
Welcome Home from Residence Life!

Can you believe it's almost time for move-in? Learn all about your student's room, building, community and read the welcome letter from the building staff. Check out the Guide for Parents and Families for a friendly reminder on the move-in process.


Is your student looking to get involved on campus? Participation in Hall Council is an unmatchable leadership experience offered to all students in housing. Hall Governance and Self Determination define the W&M residential experience. Ask for information at check-in.   

Come Study in Washington, DC!

The Washington Office offers three unique opportunities for W&M students to experience our nation's capitol.


DC Semester Program

Applications Open: Aug 17

Contact: Sam Fansler


DC Winter Seminar

Applications Open: Sept 1

Contact: Roxane Adler Hickey


DC Summer Institutes

Applications Open: Sept 15

Contact: Lauren Bragg 

We want to hear from you!
You and your students are important to us. How can we better serve you? Please let us know if there's information you need or topics you'd like to see addressed.
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Thank You! An impressive 25% of rising senior parents made a gift to the College this fiscal year. Your generosity supports our students as they learn in the classroom, perform on the stage, play on the field, and explore the world!
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