June 17, 2021
We are halfway through the month of June; time is flying by fast! I know your student's schedules are busy with graduation, final exams, and more. I hope you are enjoying this bittersweet time and are excited for their next chapters to begin!

To aid with summer packing and preparation, STEP and Residence Life put together a packing list. We encourage you to begin reviewing this resource with your student to determine what they may need for a smooth transition!

I also want to remind you that our next Family Friday session about Advising and Course Registration has been moved to today, Thursday, June 17th at 4 PM. This change in schedule is due to William & Mary's recognition of the Juneteenth Holiday. We invite you to join us in our virtual Juneteenth Celebration!

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:

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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Packing List Available!
Your student received an incoming student packing list this week.

You can find this list below! It contains recommended items from STEP and Residence Life that will aid your student in a smooth transition to college!
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Transfer Student Information
Important dates for transfer students:

June 22: Part 1 of College Studies for transfer students due

July 24: Fall Semester Early Summer Registration opens

Any questions regarding the College Studies course can be directed to
Financial Aid
Be sure to review your financial aid plan with your student for the 2021-2022 academic year!

The Office of Financial Aid is available to help meet as much of your need as possible. You can contact them at
Summer Visit Opportunities
Following university guidelines, William & Mary will be offering limited in-person visit opportunities. These opportunities include guided tours led by W&M students.

For more information on these opportunities, please visit the website below.
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 Pathways 2021 closes on Thursday, July 1, 2021, and spots are filling quickly!

Registration for 7 Generations is now open and will close on Friday, July 23, 2021.
Family Friday: Advising & Course Registration
Thursday, June 17 | 4 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 Family Friday session will take place on Thursday due to the university's observance of Juneteenth on
Friday, June 18, 2021.
Meal Plans and More!
Friday, June 25 - 4 PM ET
Between dining on campus, purchasing textbooks, and getting your student's Tribe Card, Auxiliary Services offers essential student services. Join representatives from Auxiliary Services to learn more about meal plans, the W&M bookstore, and other critical services your student will use during their time at W&M. 

Link to join will be provided soon.
Tribe Pride & Digital Downloads
Yard Sign Templates
We know this is an exciting time for both you and your student - and you want to share this excitement with others! Visit the link below to find templates for yard signs to show how proud you are of your W&M student!

Take any of these designs to your local printer and be sure to tag us in photos of your yard sign!
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.
Facebook & Twitter Headers
We know this is an exciting time for both you and your student - and you want to share this excitement with others! Let your community know your student is #WMburgbound this fall with our new Facebook or Twitter headers.

Visit the link below to download a header to add to your Facebook or Twitter profile.
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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