June 30, 2021
I cannot believe we are already at the end of June! It has been wonderful to meet so many of you this month during Welcome Events and Family Friday sessions.

We are excited to share two big announcements ahead of the holiday weekend! First, from June 30 to July 5, all Class of 2025 gear will be 25% off! Use the code 25for25 at checkout to receive 25% off. Now is the perfect time to order W&M gear for you and the whole family!

Second, our next Family Friday session will be held on July 9th at 4 PM ET. For this event, I will be answering pre-submitted questions. If you have a question you would like answered, please use this link!

I also want to remind you that William & Mary will be closed beginning Thursday, July 1 through July 5 in recognition of Independence Day. Our staff will return to work on Tuesday, July 6, and will respond to any email messages we may have missed over the long weekend. We hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

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:

Available: Meal Plan Sign-Up (due July 6th)

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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25% off for the Class of 2025!
To commemorate this exciting time, we are pleased to offer "Class of 2025" gear through our online store. Through July 5, all gear will be 25% off! 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!

Use the code 25for25 at checkout to receive 25% off.
College Studies
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.

Part 1 is due 7/9 in order to participate in summer registration!
Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones is a series of workshops intended to offer incoming students helpful tips and tricks as they begin the transition into university life at William & Mary.

Session 2 will focus on the importance of time management and how to remain organized throughout the school year. The sessions will take place Tuesday 7/6 and Thursday 7/8 at 6 pm via Zoom.

Your student received links to RSVP in this week's Hot Topic Email.
Meal Plan Selection
Meal plan registration for Fall '21 is now open! Your students received an email with a link to select their meal plan.

Residential undergraduate students must select a meal plan by July 6 at 5 PM or they will be automatically enrolled in the Gold 19 plan!
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.
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.
Family Friday: Open Q&A
Friday, July 9th | 4 PM EST

This week, Parent & Family Programs' Heather Deere will be answering your questions! As we reach a mid-way point in the summer, let's check-in and answer questions you may have about the Tribe Guide Checklist or other topics related to your student's transition to W&M. To submit questions to be answered during the event, please use the link below.

Questions must be submitted by July 5th to be considered for 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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