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Charter Day 2016
The 2016 Charter Day Ceremony will take place on Friday, February 5, at William & Mary Hall.

Celebrating 323 years since the birth of William & Mary by Royal Charter, Charter Day festivities involve students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the local community.

Ellen Stofan '83, NASA's chief scientist, will speak at the 2016 William & Mary Charter Day ceremony, scheduled for Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. "Ellen is among William & Mary's most distinguished alumnae, and we look forward to honoring her at Charter Day," said President Taylor Reveley.

Other highlights of the weekend include the often sold out AEF Lord Botetourt Auction on Friday, a show by comedian Bo Burnham, and the Alumni Medallion Ceremony on Saturday morning.
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Class of 2020
February 2016
Class of 2020 Parent and Family Newsletter 
Happy New Year, Class of 2020 Families!
On behalf of Parent & Family Programs, I warmly welcome you to the Class of 2020. When a student enrolls in college, the whole family attends. You, too, are now members of the Tribe! Parents & Families take an active role in the life of the College. Through partnership with family members like you, William & Mary prepares students for lives of integrity and purpose.
We hope that during your student's time at the College you will consider ways you canget involved in the William & Mary community.

I look forward to your arrival on campus in August during New Student Orientation. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the Parent & Family Council at or Parent & Family Programs at
Again, welcome to wonderful William & Mary!  

S. Mark Sikes, Ph.D.
Director, Parent & Family Programs

New Student Orientation
Ten of the university's premier student leaders were selected by the Office of First Year Experience (FYE) to serve as Area Directors for the Fall 2016 New Student Orientation program. The Orientation Area Director (OAD) team is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising returning and new Orientation Aides (OAs) and assisting with the implementation of the fall New Student Orientation Program.  
As FYE student representatives, the OADs will also participate in W&M's upcoming New Student & Family Receptions alongside Parent & Family Programs, Parent & Family Giving, and the Alumni Association. 
Learn more about the staff here!
2015 in Review: President's Report Released
William & Mary President Taylor Reveley sent a message to the campus announcing the release of the 2015 President's Report, which includes a message from Reveley, a financial report, a year-in-review video, feature stories and news highlights. 
Directory of Student Organizations
Hundreds of students turned out on Tuesday, January 19th for the Mid-Year Student Organization & Activities Fair. Over 130 different student organizations shared how great it is to be involved. Our online directory for recognized student organizations can help students get connected and parents find out about different recognized student organizations at W&M. 
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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To date, over 2,800 parents have supported the Parents Fund with gifts totaling over $550,000! We are well on our way to meeting our goal of $1M before the end of the fiscal year on June 30.
Make a gift online today or visit our Ways To Give webpage. 
Join thousands of fellow Tribe families. Support the Parents Fund today!  
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