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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-friendly 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, associate director of the Office of Community Engagement, 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 2018
August 2015
Sophomore Family Newsletter
Dear W&M Families,

Welcome to the start of the new academic year! We are Terry and Dianne Squire, proud parents of sophomore Amy Squire and your Class of 2018 Sophomore Class Representatives.  We are very happy to serve your family in this role and to enhance the W&M experience for all members of the Tribe.


The new school year offers exciting opportunities for students and families that are showcased in this month's newsletter along with some tips for sophomore parents and upcoming opportunities for your student.


As we all transition from summer break to fall semester, remember that Family Weekend is a great chance to stay connected with our students and their wonderful school. We look forward to enjoying the Family Weekend experience with you this year.



Terry and Dianne Squire P'18  
Learn more about the Parent & Family Council

Tips for a Successful Sophomore Year
There will be many meaningful and exciting experiences as your student enters his or her second year at William & Mary.  Here are a few articles to help your student navigate sophomore year.
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, and 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.
Student Organization & Activities Fair
The Office of Student Leadership Development is proud to announce the Student Organization & Activity Fair. This is an annual part of new student orientation at the College (but open to all students). Taking place the night before classes begin (8/25), it is a fun and exciting evening intended to introduce students to the many ways to get involved on campus. We hope students will utilize the Fair to explore interests and passions for a well-rounded college experience (and beyond)! Involvement at W&M creates an opportunity for students to engage in the practice field of leadership.
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.
Opportunities Abroad

Is your student interested in studying abroad for a summer or semester? Come learn about all of the opportunities available to W&M students! The Global Education Office's annual study abroad fair will be held this year during W&M Family Weekend. Have questions? Study Abroad workshops will be held daily starting at the beginning of the Fall semester, and the Global Education Office has walk-in hours 11am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

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 29% of rising sophomore parents made a gift to William & Mary 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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