April 2022
Hello, Class of 2023 Families!
Spring has finally arrived on campus, and the countdown to summer has begun. It’s incredible to think that class will conclude in one short month and senior year is just around the corner.

Mark your calendars for William & Mary’s annual giving day—One Tribe One Day – on Tuesday, April 12! It’s a day for giving back and paying it forward, and we hope you will join us in supporting the Parents Fund. Be sure to use and share downloadable graphics and keep the momentum going with the hashtag #OneTribeOneDay. And, don't miss the variety of in-person and virtual events going on throughout the day and across the country. There is something for everyone on One Tribe One Day!

Best wishes for a happy spring! And as always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Lin Chen P ’23 and Robin Lau P ’23
Dates & Deadlines
April 4: Advising Period Begins
April 12: One Tribe One Day
April 15: Advising Period Ends and Deadline to Declare Major/Minor for Guaranteed Processing Before Fall 2022 Priority Registration
April 25-28: Fall 2022 Priority Registration for Continuing Students
May 6: Last Days of Classes
Resources for You
Parent & Family Calendar
We are excited to share our Parent & Family Calendar for the 2021-2022 Academic Year! This calendar contains important academic dates, highlighted resources, and William & Mary

We hope you will use this calendar as a resource to connect with your student and support their W&M experience.
Parent & Family Resource Guide
The William & Mary Parent & Family Resource Guide is designed to be an interactive overview of frequently referenced resources.

The digital pdf will be updated once per year and posted for those who wish to print out our Resource Guide. For the most up-to-date information contained in this guide, revisit this website.
Supporting Your Student - A William & Mary Parent & Family Blog
This month, read a blog post from Vice President of Student Affairs, Ginger Ambler. Ginger shares about the significance of One Tribe One Day as an alumna, staff member, and mom.

Be sure to check out this post, as well as our previous posts!
Getting News About William & Mary
Get informed about any emergencies or campus alerts by registering with RAVE. and providing some basic contact information. After doing so, you will receive official emergency notifications from the W&M Emergency Management Team via text message and email.

Families are also encouraged to follow William & Mary News on Facebook and Twitter for news from and about William & Mary.
Campus Events & Announcements
One Tribe, One Day
On Tuesday, April 12, we will come together, wherever we are in the world, to celebrate and support our vibrant W&M community. Every gift to any area, no matter the size, makes a difference and helps unlock a remarkable Parent & Family Challenge to increase the impact of your gift. Attend an event in your region, tune into a virtual panel on student research, and encourage your student to have fun at the Carnival on the Sunken Garden.

The Parents Fund is sponsoring Sno-to-Go for students! Visit the website to learn more - we can't wait to celebrate this W&M tradition with you!
Masks no longer required in classes, labs
Effective Wednesday, March 30, masks will generally be recommended, but not required, in all indoor spaces, including classes and labs. There will be two exceptions: 1) Masks will continue to be required in the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center for students who are waiting to be seen at the Student Health Center and for all Student Health Center employees while in the clinic, and 2) Masks will continue to be required on public transportation per federal guidelines.
New Dean of Students Announced
Stacey Harris, dean’s fellow, associate director of disability & access services and member of the student life management team at Boston University, has been selected as William & Mary’s next dean of students.

Harris, who has worked in higher education for 23 years, will assume the position on May 10. She succeeds Marjorie Thomas, who left W&M last July to become vice president for student affairs at the New College of Florida in Sarasota.
Undergraduate Summer Housing
If your student is planning to take summer classes or is approved for summer research housing, they may request to live on campus. Below is the Undergraduate Summer Housing timeline:

April 11: Deadline to submit new and/or revised Medical Housing Accommodation requests and documentation to the Student Accessibility Services office for summer undergraduate housing
April 22: Priority Deadline for Summer Housing Applications
April 25: Summer Assignment emails will begin going out this week

If your student has any questions, have them email MyRoom@wm.edu.
Writing Resources Center
The Writing Resources Center, located on the first floor of Swem Library, is a free service provided to W&M students. Trained consultants offer individual assistance with writing, presentation, and other communication assignments across disciplines and at any stage, from generating ideas to polishing a final product. Your student can make an appointment by visiting the WRC webpage.
May Move Out Information
Students are required to check out of their residence hall no later than 48 hours after their final academic commitment. ALL Residence Halls officially close for the spring semester at 10 a.m on Monday, May 23
  • Exceptions will be made for graduating residents or for non-graduating students who are participating in official commencement activities (as an active graduate or volunteer), have an intercollegiate athletic team obligation, or an academic requirement (e.g. law write-on).
  • If you are a non-graduating resident NOT participating in an APPROVED activity, you are expected to check out no later than 48 hours after completing your last regularly scheduled exam or final academic commitment, barring extenuating circumstances.
  • All finals end on Tuesday, May 17, resident access to the halls will be turned off on Friday morning, May 20. Only graduating residents and those approved to stay late will retain ID access through Residence Life.
student housing skyline summer sun
Reserve Full Service Summer Storage
Spots are filling up quickly, so be sure to reserve your spot for full service summer storage by Dorm Room Movers. If you require your items to be stored over the summer or shipped home, they make it easy! This is how easy it is: They send you boxes and tape. You pack - they’ll take it from there.
Reminder: The University doesn’t provide moving or storage assistance but Dorm Room Movers is the preferred provider for moving, storage and shipping at College of William and Mary.

No stress because:
  • They send you boxes and tape to pack.
  • Picked-up and delivered by professional movers.
  • $100 coverage per box or unboxed item.
  • Climate-protected storage & 24/7 security.
  • Dorm Room Movers also provides a 'store & ship' option for graduating seniors as well as a general shipping option if you would like boxes shipped anywhere domestically.
Class Ring Sales to Participate in Family Weekend Ring Ceremony
The W&M Ring Ceremony is moving to Family Weekend in Fall 2022. Any student with 60 credit hours or more is eligible to order their class ring now and participate in the ceremony next September. There will be 2 ring sales events sponsored by Jostens in April. (April 13th & 14th).
Alternative Breaks: Working Side by Side
Three groups of student volunteers, led by students, partnered with communities in Lynchburg, Kilmarnock, and Upper Marlboro (MD) during spring break. Through Branch Out Alternative Breaks, students learned the goals and approach of their community partners to address complex social issues, and got to work! We were thrilled to be able to travel again for the first time in two years, and look forward to growing in the coming year.
Highland Annual Sheep Shearing
Highland’s annual sheep shearing will take place on Sunday, May 1 (rain or shine), at 2:30 PM. Shearing humanely and sustainably removes a sheep's woolen coat to prepare for the warmer months. Tom Stanley, Virginia Tech Agriculture Extension Agent, will demonstrate the New Zealand sheep shearing method in this agricultural and educational event. If the weather is favorable, visitors are encouraged to enjoy a picnic lunch on Highland's grounds. Admission to the sheep shearing event is $5 per person. Children under 6 are admitted free.
Conference & Event Services is Hiring
Conference & Event Services is hiring students to support summer events operations. Is your student interested in the hospitality industry or taking summer classes? This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience – with housing included.
F.U.S.E. Funding for Unpaid Summer Experiences
Sponsored by the Parents Fund
Is your student participating in an unpaid summer experience? Make sure to tell your student to check out F.U.S.E.! Fund for Unpaid Summer Experiences (F.U.S.E.) applications are now open in TribeCareers (filter by Position Type: F.U.S.E. Funding). F.U.S.E. exists thanks to kind donations from the Parent's Fund, alumni, and other donors. The fund awards up to $4,000 to undergraduate students who will be completing necessarily unpaid internships over the summer. To apply for the funding, a student will need to have an offer and proof of the unpaid internship opportunity.
Day Trip to William & Mary's Highland
STEP is partnering with James Monroe's Highland for a unique day trip to/from the former plantation on Friday, April 15. Interested students should sign-up using the link below. Highland is a historic site located outside Charlottesville, VA and is notable as the home of W&M alumnus and 5th U.S. President, James Monroe. It has become a leader in public education and community engagement, offering educational programs, rustic trails, and special events throughout the year. Highland is also proud to partner with the Highland Council of Descendant Advisors. W&M students are encouraged to visit Highland and consider the site for interdisciplinary research projects.
High School and College Students: Law-Related Online Classes
The Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School has developed a series of introductory law classes for high school and college students. This program gives students interested in law and government, as well as business and technology, the opportunity to experience classes in the comfort of their homes using an interactive videoconferencing platform. Classes are offered in June and July and last between eight and 14 hours. This program offers students an exceptional opportunity to gain valuable knowledge for their future careers.
Auxiliary Services
W&M Dining
  • Parents, subscribe to The Scoop, the monthly dining newsletter created for students
  • Visit dining.wm.edu for hours of operation.
  • Happy or Not feedback kiosks have been redeployed in Commons, Sadler and Marketplace. Of the students who participated, satisfaction for the week of March 21 was 93% in Marketplace, 82% in Sadler and 77% in Commons. .
  • A comprehensive student satisfaction survey began on March 28
  • W&M Dining launched myDtxt, a text notification system, which allows students to communicate directly with the team via their mobile devices, and makes it easier for Dining to communicate back when appropriate. Students should look for opt-in information throughout the dining halls and in the dining newsletter. 
  • Meal plans will end on May 18; Fall 2022 meal plan registration will begin in late June
  • Follow @wmdining on social media for the latest updates
W&M Bookstore
  • Textbook rentals returns are due back May 17. Unity Hall will be open for rental returns Tuesday, May 10 through Friday, May 13, 10 am – 4 pm and Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17, 10 am – 4 pm. Shipping labels may also be downloaded from bookstore.wm.edu for rentals to be returned through UPS. Unreturned rental books could incur Replacement Costs and fees so make sure your student returns them by the due date.
  • Textbook buybacks will be available at the Bookstore beginning May 18th
  • Follow @wmbookstore on social media for the latest updates
Transportation & Parking Services
  • Visitors parking on-campus from Monday at 7:00 am through Friday at 5:00 pm should park in designated visitor parking lots and use the Passport app to establish a pay-by-phone session
Families, subscribe to Campus Corner, the monthly Auxiliary Services newsletter created for students: https://tinyurl.com/auxnewsletters

Follow @wmauxiliaries on social media for the latest updates
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