June 2022
Summer is in full swing here in Williamsburg. I hope your summer is filled with some rest and time with loved ones. Our newsletter series provide information to assist with your transition into our community. This issue focuses on opportunities for you and information to share with your student. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

S. Mark Sikes, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Student Success
Regional New Student and Family Events Released
June 21 - August 1
This summer we will both virtually and in-person welcome our fall 2022 new students and their families to the Tribe! These events offer 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.

Find and register for a welcome event near you using the link below!
Upcoming Tribe Guide Deadlines
June 10: Review Laptop Information; Review Financial Aid
June 15: Deadline to register for W&M Parent and Family
July 1: Registration for W&M Pathways closes; eServices
Authorized User set-up recommended deadline
July 15: Deadline to send in official IB, AP, Cambridge, and other test reports to to the Office of the University Registrar
July 22: Registration for 7 Generations closes
Webinar 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.

Zoom link below.
Follow Parent & Family Programs on Social Media
Follow us on instagram @wm_families and our Facebook page: W&M Parent and Family Programs to stay up to date on important deadlines, learn about volunteer opportunities, and see on-campus and off-campus resources!

We want parents and families to have all of the resources necessary for their William & Mary experience to be as enriching and rewarding as possible.
Join the William & Mary Parent & Family Programs Summer Book Club!
Parent & Family Programs is very excited to relaunch our On the Same Page Book Club this summer! Starting June 21, we will be diving in and reading Kelly Radi’s, Out to Sea: A Parents' Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage. Over the next several weeks, you can look forward to learning more about your student’s upcoming transition into college and reflecting on how you can support your student’s independence from a distance. You can also anticipate joining in on our Facebook Page for weekly discussion posts and opportunities to connect with other families.

Please register before June 15 with the link below.
Summer Visit Oppurtunities
Be our guest! We've welcomed many noteworthy visitors in our 328-year history and we can't wait to welcome you as well. Information sessions are led by a member of the Undergraduate Admission Office Dean's staff and guided campus tours are led by current William & Mary students.

Come see our beautiful campus -- whether that is in-person or virtual!
Register for Pathways 2022
Pathways is a unique way to start your W&M experience. During Pathways you will meet other new W&M students and form lasting friendships. You will be lead by experienced W&M students and learn valuable lessons. You will do all of this while participating in adventures, from the comfort of a tent and while sitting around the campfire.

Students can choose to participate in a week-long trip, either "backpacking in the Appalachians," "canoeing and camping," "Surf'SUP," or "Base Camp."

More information can be found below.
Register for 7 Generations
7 Generations is a pre-orientation program focused on sustainability and community engagement. It's your opportunity to build and serve community at the start of your W&M experience. In teams of eight, with two upperclassmen student leaders, 7 Generations participants spend the four days before Orientation volunteering, living, and exploring their new community together.

Our 7 Generations program is free to first generation and low-income students. A limited number of $75 scholarships are also available.
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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Show Your W&M Pride!

To commemorate this exciting time, we are pleased to offer "Class of 2026" gear through our online store.

This includes student t-shirts, backpacks, hats, and gear for the family too!

 A limited quantity is available while supplies still last.
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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Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795