March 2022
Hello, Class of 2025 Families!
Happy March! Spring is on its way and with it, some much-needed warmer days lay ahead.

At this point in the semester, midterm season is just around the corner for our students. Now is the perfect time to plan to send a care package, an e-gift card to their favorite coffee shop, or an encouraging text message.

Since exam time can be busy for students, we want to remind you of valuable resources on campus for their mental and physical well-being. Health and Wellness offers a variety of programs and appointments to help our students flourish through the season.

Spring Break will take place from March 12-20. We hope your student can use this time to relax and rejuvenate before heading back into the final stretch of the semester. Residence halls will remain open over Spring Break.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Sarah and Rick Altman P ’22, P ’25
Dates & Deadlines
March 7: Midterm grading period begins
March 7: Vision 2026 Community Conversation at 4 p.m. ET
March 12-20: Spring Break
March 21: Classes resume from Spring Break and Summer registration begins for degree-seeking students
March 27: Midterm grading period ends at 11:59 p.m.
March 28: Last day to withdraw from a full-term course. Last day to elect pass/fail for UG social class juniors and seniors. Summer registration begins for non-degree seeking students
Resources for You
Parent & Family Calendar
We are excited to share our Parent & Family Calendar for the 2021-2022 Academic Year! This calendar contains important academic dates, highlighted resources, and William & Mary

We hope you will use this calendar as a resource to connect with your student and support their W&M experience.
Parent & Family Resource Guide
The William & Mary Parent & Family Resource Guide is designed to be an interactive overview of frequently referenced resources.

The digital pdf will be updated once per year and posted for those who wish to print out our Resource Guide. For the most up-to-date information contained in this guide, revisit this website.
Supporting Your Student - A William & Mary Parent & Family Blog
This month, Parent & Family Programs partnered with the TutorZone and Academic Enrichment. Learn about the many resources they provide, as well as some of their highlights over the last ten years! Check out the Supporting Your Student blog to learn more about this resource!
Getting News About William & Mary
Get informed about any emergencies or campus alerts by registering with RAVE. and providing some basic contact information. After doing so, you will receive official emergency notifications from the W&M Emergency Management Team via text message and email.

Families are also encouraged to follow William & Mary News on Facebook and Twitter for news from and about William & Mary.
Campus Events & Announcements
Update on Masking Policy
On February 28th, William & Mary updated it's masking policy on-campus. Effective March 1, masks will generally be recommended, but not required, indoors on William & Mary’s campus, except in classrooms and class labs during scheduled classes and/or lab activity, as well as in the Wellness Center and public transportation. The decision to maintain masks in all classrooms recognizes that we are in the midst of mid-terms and want to minimize disruptions to faculty teaching and students’ academic efforts. Masks will also continue to be required in a few other limited venues, including the Student Health Center and on public transportation as mandated by the federal government.
Save the Date: One Tribe One Day
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, we will come together, wherever we are in the world, to celebrate and support our vibrant university community. Every gift to any area, no matter the size, makes a difference and helps unlock challenges that increase the impact of your gift.
W&M Sets New Application Record For Freshman
As William & Mary prepares to celebrate its 329th year, the university is experiencing record-breaking interest in entry to the school. The Office of Undergraduate Admission received 18,050 freshman applications for fall 2022, a 3.5% increase from last year and a new record for the university.

William & Mary also received a record number of Early Decision applications, a 5% increase from 2021. The total number of applications from under-served communities also rose, with a 10% increase in first-generation students, 7% in students of color and 14% in students using a fee waiver.
Resources from Academic Enrichment
With midterm season just around the corner, Academic Enrichment has compiled a list of resources to help your student manage their academic work and help them get the most out of their experience at William & Mary.

From appointments with the TutorZone to weekly time management schedules to general academic resources, be sure to check out all of the tools available for your student.
President Rowe Reflects on Vision 2026
"Vision 2026 is the culmination of a comprehensive planning effort, begun in 2019, that invited our entire community to listen, think and strategize together to create a roadmap for the future."

You are encouraged to learn more by joining a Vision 2026 Community Conversation on March 7 at 4 p.m. ET and by browsing the robust materials on the Vision 2026 website."
“Infrastructure Policy for the 21st Century” Series
March 7 to April 15
Bridges collapsing. Spotty internet access. Climate change stressing coastal cities and power grids. These issues represent key priorities of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. Will the law meet the high expectations of lawmakers and the public? Who will benefit most?

Paul Manna, director of public policy and Isabelle and Jerome E. Hyman Distinguished University Professor at William & Mary, invites you to join him and other public policy faculty as they explore those questions and more in an exciting new online faculty seminar series
Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Invitations Extended
Invitations to join the Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies have been extended to qualified first- and second-year students via their university Outlook email account. To be eligible for membership, students must be full-time and earn at least a 3.5 GPA during either their first or second semester of their first-year at William & Mary. We look forward to welcoming our new members later this semester!
Available Student Leadership Opportunities
Student leaders help the STEP office deliver initiatives and programs that are meaningful to the broader W&M undergraduate experience. A variety of paid student positions are seeking talented students for the 2022-2023 academic year. If your student is interested in strengthening our community through programming, outreach, and/or peer education, we might have an engagement opportunity for them! 
F.U.S.E. Funding
Sponsored by the Parents Fund
With the help of generous donors, the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement and partner offices on campus are able to offer several sources of funding for unpaid summer internship opportunities. Awards are based on a budget model for living expenses and are not intended to provide payment for the internship.
W&M Washington Center Upcoming Opportunities
Be on the lookout for new, upcoming Washington Center opportunities! Get involved in these incredible upcoming opportunities. Scholarship opportunities are available through the D.C. Scholarship Fund so that every student who wants to study in D.C. can. Read about a previous experience here.

More information about these upcoming opportunities in D.C. can be found below.
Communal Quilt Project at W&M's Highland
For our Charlottesville community: Please join us at Highland on Saturday, April 2, 2022 for the Communal Quilt Project. Participants will be guided through the process of creating non-sewn quilt sections. With simple elements like fabric, glue, and scissors participants will make a quilt section that shares aspects of their own stories. In late Spring 2022, the sections will come together in a patchwork quilt to be displayed in Williamsburg. This is a great opportunity to bring our Highland community to the Williamsburg campus! Workshops are free of charge. No quilting or art experience needed! Due to supplies, the workshops are not open to the public. The two workshops will be held at 10 AM and 1 PM. Each workshop is two hours long, and you only need to attend one. Highland continues to require masking when indoors. Advance sign-up required.
Hazing Prevention Coalition on Instagram
The Hazing Prevention Coalition at W&M will launch our spring semester social media campaign the end of February and early March - sharing information from Coalition resources and Stophazing.org. Please consider following us on instagram @wmhazingprevention to keep up with community wide information sharing.
High School and College Students: Law-Related Online Classes
The Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School has developed a series of introductory law classes for high school and college students. This program gives students interested in law and government, as well as business and technology, the opportunity to experience classes in the comfort of their homes using an interactive videoconferencing platform. Classes are offered in June and July and last between eight and 14 hours. This program offers students an exceptional opportunity to gain valuable knowledge for their future careers.
Auxiliary Services
W&M Dining
  • Parents, subscribe to The Scoop, the monthly dining newsletter created for students
  • Visit dining.wm.edu for hours of operation.
  • Happy or Not feedback kiosks have been redeployed in Commons, Sadler and Marketplace. Of the students who participated, satisfaction for the week of February 14 was 86% in Marketplace, 87% in Sadler and 76% in Commons.
  • Late Night continues to be a popular option in Sadler from 9 pm – 12 am, Sunday through Thursday. Each night features a different theme is offered with special dietary options available as well.
  • Follow @wmdining on social media for the latest updates
Transportation & Parking Services
  • Visitors parking on-campus from Monday at 7:00 am through Friday at 5:00 pm should park in designated visitor parking lots and use the Passport app to establish a pay-by-phone session
  • Last call for Spring Break airport shuttles. Registration ends Friday, March 4. View the schedule and reserve your student’s space.
Families, subscribe to Campus Corner, the monthly Auxiliary Services newsletter created for students: https://tinyurl.com/auxnewsletters

Follow @wmauxiliaries on social media for the latest updates
The Parents Fund
The rigors of college can cause strain at times, and the Dean of Students Office assists all students in achieving their academic and personal goals. Resources through the Center for Student Diversity, TutorZone, The Haven, Care Support Services, and Student Accessibility Services simply would not be possible without the generosity of our Parents Fund donors.

Learn more about the many departments in the Dean of Students Office and know that the Parents Fund makes an impact on each one.

Help us create a support system for every student at W&M. Each gift makes a difference.
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