June 2022
We hope this newsletter finds you and your family well. As we roll into the summer, we are excited to look forward to the future; a future that includes you and your family. Welcome to the William & Mary family!

This newsletter, and others that follow, will provide you with information to ease your transition into our community. Keep reading to learn more about the Tribe Guide, family summer book club, Pre-Orientation Programs, and ways to connect throughout the summer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Mark Sikes
Vice Dean for Student Success
Family Friday: Academic Advising & Course Registration
June 10, 2022 | 4-5 PM EST
Your student is about to embark on a liberal arts education. But what is a COLL curriculum and how does your student know what classes to sign up for? Join representatives from Academic Advising to learn about course registration and how advising works at W&M.
This webinar and all other webinars from the Parent & Family webinar series will be recorded and available online to watch later.
Upcoming Tribe Guide Deadlines
June 1: 
July 1:
Registration for W&M Pathways closes
July 15: 
Deadline to send in official IB, AP, Cambridge, and other test reports or transcripts to to the Office of the University Registrar
July 22:
Registration for 7 Generations closes
The Tribe Guide is Live!
The Tribe Guide is your student's one-stop online source for information about what they need to do before they arrive in Williamsburg this fall. From advising and registration to housing and meal plans, the Tribe Guide is here to help your student make a smooth transition to college life.

Please note that it is your student's responsibility to complete all questionnaires, educational modules, applications, etc. in the student checklist. Check out the Parent & Family Checklist for your own to-do's!
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Join the William & Mary Parent & Family Programs Summer Book Club!
Parent & Family Programs is excited to announce our On the Same Page Book Club! Beginning in late June, we will be diving in and reading Kelly Radi’s, Out to Sea: A Parents' Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage.

In this book club, you can look forward to learning more about the transition from home to college, reflecting on your role as a parent or family member, and contemplating how you can support your student's independence from a distance.

A limited number of copies are available through the William & Mary bookstore. You can also purchase it from Amazon and many secondhand websites.

If you are interested in joining our summer book club, please register via the link below!
Show Your W&M Pride!
To commemorate this exciting time, we are pleased to offer "Class of 2026" gear through our online store.

 A limited quantity is available while supplies last.
Summer Pre-Orientation Programs
W&M's pre-Orientation programs are a great way for your students to learn more about themselves and their community the summer before they join the Tribe in August!

More information regarding these programs will become available as the summer progresses.
Regional Welcome Events Coming Soon!
This summer, we will welcome our fall 2022 new students and their families to the William & Mary family, both virtually and in person! These events offer incoming classmates and their families the opportunity to begin building the strong community that will support them throughout their William & Mary journey.

Space is limited for these events, so each new student and family will be encouraged to register for, and attend, only one welcome event each season.

More information about these events will be released in the upcoming weeks.
Download the W&M Mobile App
William & Mary offers a convenient app that allows you to access essential information anywhere, anytime on your mobile device – available for iOSAndroid and mobile web. W&M Mobile provides a variety of campus information and services for the university community. The W&M mobile app will also prove extremely helpful for you and your student when they arrive on campus this fall, with quick links to access their course schedule, grades, and emergency notifications.
Parent & Family Council
The Parent & Family Council (PFC) is a community of parent donors and volunteer leaders who are dedicated to increasing parent engagement and philanthropy, promoting William & Mary, and strengthening the Tribe family. PFC families enhance student life and student success initiatives by giving and raising vital funds for the Parents Fund and programs across the university. As parent ambassadors, PFC members welcome new Tribe families and help them navigate life with a college student. Members also meet faculty and administrators, provide parent perspectives to William & Mary’s senior leadership, and learn about university initiatives and priorities.
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