July 8, 2021
July is here! The summer is truly flying by and as we reach a mid-way point, now is a good time to check in with your student regarding their progress on Tribe Guide Checklist items. This week's newsletter contains important information about health insurance, vaccination requirements, scholarship opportunities, and more.

Following last week's flash sale, we have restocked Class of 2025 gear and all sizes are now available for purchase. If you were unable to secure a certain size or item, be sure to check the store this week before we sell out for the summer.

Finally, this week's Family Friday has been postponed. Keep an eye on this newsletter for the new date. If you have missed a Family Friday they are available on our website for on-demand viewing. Please know our office's email inbox and phone line are ready for your questions Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM.

Heather Deere, M.S.
Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs
William & Mary
The Tribe Guide
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. Students should review their progress on the following items:

Due July 9th: College Studies, Part 1

Reminder - it is your student's responsibility to complete all items in the checklist. Ask open-ended questions to determine their progress on items listed above and how you can best support them in completing their to-do's.
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College Studies Due!
All new students who have accepted an offer of admission and made a tuition deposit will be enrolled in an online mini-course known as College Studies. 

This course is an important step in understanding academics at the university.

This requirement is ONLY for Class of 2025 students and JDP students. Part 1 is due 7/9 in order to participate in summer registration!
Scholarship Opportunity!
Your student is eligible to apply to the Powell Leadership Scholarship. This one-time merit-based scholarship will be given to an incoming freshman who has displayed leadership in high school within the context of clubs, sports teams, student government, and other outside activities. The award for this year is $2,200.

Students should submit a list of activities and an essay of up to 1,000 words that describes how their involvement has contributed to their understanding of effective leadership. Students should include their name, address, telephone, and email address in their application.

Questions: Drew Stelljes at
Submit to:
Insurance Enrollment Forms Available
William & Mary requires all full-time undergraduate and graduate students and all F-1 and J-1 international students to have health insurance coverage throughout the school year as a condition of enrollment.

Be sure to complete either the coverage waiver or enrollment form by July 31.

If you have any questions, please call (757) 221-2978.
COVID Vaccination Updates
All students, faculty, and staff intending to participate in in-person activities in Fall 2021 must provide proof of their FDA-approved EUA vaccination status by July 15, 2021.

Your student's vaccination should be reported to their Kallaco Portal.
Limited Amount of Class of 2025 Gear Still Available!
To commemorate this exciting time, we are pleased to offer "Class of 2025" gear through our online store. This is a great way to show your Tribe Pride at graduation, move-in, and on summer vacations. You will have this memento for years to come!

A limited quantity is available while supplies last. Gear sale ends on July 15th.
On the Same Page Available Now!
As previously mentioned, W&M Parent and Family Programs is hosting a book club this summer. We are reading Kelly Radi's, Out to Sea: A Parent's Guide to the Freshman Voyage.

The William & Mary Bookstore is selling a limited number of copies. If you are interested in purchasing this book, please use the link below!
Washington Nationals Game
Join W&M alumni, family and friends on Sunday, July 18. The Nationals will face off against the San Diego Padres in an afternoon matchup. We hope you will join us for this fan-favorite event!

Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres
Sunday, July 18th
1:05 pm
Nationals Park

W&M ticket packages include a bobblehead that plays the fight song. While fans are able to purchase tickets anywhere in the park, we encourage members of the W&M community to join us in seating areas 105 - 111.
Pre-Orientation Programs Registration
W&M's four (4) 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.

Registration for 7 Generations is now open and will close on Friday, July 23, 2021.
Family Friday: Residence Life
Friday, July 30th | 4 PM EST

A hallmark of the W&M experience is living on campus. How does your student set expectations with their new roommate? What happens if your student gets locked out of their room? What if there is a late-night maintenance emergency? Join representatives from Residence Life to learn more about residence halls, policies, procedures, and what to look for with your student's upcoming move-in day.

The link to join will be provided closer to the event.
Meal Plans & More
Recording Available
Meal plans come in many different shapes and sizes, conveniently tailored for the varying needs of individual students living both on and off-campus. How will your student choose a meal plan? What is residential dining like at W&M? Join representatives from Auxiliary Services and W&M Dining Services to learn more about meal plans, dining facilities, and other critical services your student will use during their time at W&M.
Stay Connected
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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