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October 5
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October 19 - 30 
October 22 - 25
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W&M: International Festival
Leadership & Business Podcasts
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Class of 2016
October 2015
Senior Family Newsletter
Dear Class of 2016 Families,

It's officially autumn! Pumpkin-flavored beverages are on the rise at Aromas, leaves are falling on the Sunken Garden, and your student is experiencing their last October as an undergraduate at William & Mary. October brings midterms to W&M students, but the true highlight of the month is Fall Break. Whether your student is coming home, taking a Branch Out alternative break trip, or simply staying in Williamsburg, be sure to remind them that Fall Break is a wonderful time to decompress and take a well-deserved break from academics. 

Candace Petersen P'16, P'18
Residence Life
Fall brings cooler weather. If your student lives in a building with AC, visit the Housing Contract and click on Air Conditioners to learn about our procedures for shut down in buildings that are not individually controlled.
It's never too early to make travel plans. Find out which breaks the halls stay open and which one we close down for on our website. 
Fall is a wonderful time for students to attend awesome programs and events in their halls. Residence Life staff offers dozens of programs, on various topics, every week throughout the communities. Encourage your students to take a break and enjoy some hall fun. 
Don't forget to like William & Mary Residence Life on Facebook and follow wmreslife on Instagram and Twitter. 
Free for Fall Break? Fall Break is free!
Alternative breaks are student-led service-learning trips where students are educated about social issues, partner with a community organization to address that issue, and continue as active citizens in the home community. This Fall Break, Branch Out is offering three trips, all free of cost, to students - focusing on child homelessness in Norfolk, food insecurity and sustainable food systems in Goochland, and re-entry for formerly incarcerated individuals in Richmond. These three-day trips are a great way for students to shift gears, learn and build community with other dedicated students. 
Tribe Careers - A Valuable Resource!
Tribe Careers is a valuable resource where students can search and apply for full-time positions and internships; sign up for mock interviews; view and register for workshops, programs, and employer information sessions; and access additional online resources. Students can also indicate their career interest areas in Tribe Careers to receive tailored messages and newsletters. As your student navigates the internship and job search process, encourage him or her to take advantage of everything that Tribe Careers offers!
Representing W&M Study Abroad
During this year's Study Abroad Fair, held over Family Weekend, dozens of W&M seniors represented their study abroad programs to hundreds of interested students and their families. Around 50% of W&M undergrads study abroad by the time they graduate - the most of any public university in the United States. Of the most recent graduating class, over 600 students studied abroad in more than 60 countries around the world.
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