May 2022
Hello, Class of 2022 Families!
The academic year has nearly come to a close and our students are about to become William & Mary graduates. It has been a pleasure serving as chairs of the Parent & Family Council last year and your Class of 2022 Representatives this year!

We want to congratulate you on reaching this special milestone as a family and thank you for your support of William & Mary. Graduation marks the start of new opportunities, but one thing remains constant: you are now, and forever will be, part of the William & Mary family!

We look forward to seeing many of you at Commencement, May 19-21.
Mary Hallahan Kushan ’85, P ’22 and Jeffrey Kushan ’85, P ‘22
Dates & Deadlines
May 2: Fall 2022 schedule adjustment begins for continuing students
May 6: Last day of classes
May 7-8: Reading periods
May 9-13: Exam periods
May 14-15: Reading periods
May 16-17: Exam periods
May 20-22: Spring degree conferral and Commencement Ceremony
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
Check out our posts from the past academic year. More posts will continue to be shared throughout the summer & next year!
Campus Events & Announcements
Take the 2022 Family Needs Assessment Today!
As the last few weeks of the 2021-2022 academic year approach, Parent & Family Programs is conducting our annual Family Needs Assessment to get your thoughts on our communications and programming. Your feedback is critical as we improve our practices and seek to meet your needs as integral members of our community.

If you have not already done so, please take this short survey to provide your direct feedback about events, programs, and communication for parents and families.

This survey is anonymous. If you choose to provide your email, you will be entered to win a W&M Swag Bag!
End of Year Gear Sale!
To celebrate the end of the semester, Parent & Family Programs is doing an inventory clean-out! Some of your favorite items from throughout the academic year are available for purchase.

Supplies for each item are limited and will not be restocked, so be sure to get your orders in soon!

Pick-up and shipping options are available.
W&M announces comprehensive facilities plan for housing and dining
William & Mary unveiled a long-term comprehensive plan Thursday to modernize and revitalize its residential and dining facilities. The 10-year project is part of a comprehensive strategy to address aging housing and dining facilities and ensure they advance the integration of living and learning on campus.

“A welcoming residential experience for students is essential to a William & Mary education,” said President Katherine A. Rowe. “Consistent with Vision 2026’s goal of ‘Evolving to Excel,’ we will shift from planning to implementation this spring. We aim to ensure that university housing and dining facilities will enhance William & Mary’s academic mission for generations to come.”
W&M celebrates One Tribe One Day with record-breaking $3.8M raised
One Tribe One Day (OTOD), the university’s biggest day of giving back and paying it forward, reinforced once again the incredible generosity and kindness of the entire William & Mary community. Last month, more than 9,550 students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends collectively gave over $3.8 million to more than 730 areas across the university.

“One Tribe One Day is a special annual tradition — a time when we share our gratitude for specific programs and people in real and immediate ways,” said President Katherine Rowe. “We can see small gestures of enthusiasm adding up. We can feel the community coming together over the course of 24 hours.”
May Move Out Information
Students are required to check out of their residence hall no later than 48 hours after their final academic commitment. ALL Residence Halls officially close for the spring semester at 10 a.m on Monday, May 23
  • Exceptions will be made for graduating residents or for non-graduating students who are participating in official commencement activities (as an active graduate or volunteer), have an intercollegiate athletic team obligation, or an academic requirement (e.g. law write-on).
  • If you are a non-graduating resident NOT participating in an APPROVED activity, you are expected to check out no later than 48 hours after completing your last regularly scheduled exam or final academic commitment, barring extenuating circumstances.
  • All finals end on Tuesday, May 17, resident access to the halls will be turned off on Friday morning, May 20. Only graduating residents and those approved to stay late will retain ID access through Residence Life.
Reserve Full Service Summer Storage
Your last chance to reserve your moving and storage at Dorm Room Movers while there’s still time for your student to receive their boxes is approaching. Their trucks have limited capacity so reserve your spot before it’s too late!

Don’t miss out and get stuck moving and storing all your student's stuff! If you need items moved, stored, or shipped this summer. Book your pick up now!

Sign up now and Dorm Room Movers will:
  • Send you boxes and tape to pack.
  • Pick-up, store for the summer and deliver back to campus by professional movers.
  • Provide $100 coverage per box or unboxed item.
  • Store everything in climate-protected storage with 24/7 security.

Dorm Room Movers also provides a 'store & ship' option for graduating seniors as well as a general shipping option if you would like boxes shipped anywhere domestically.
W&M Writers of Washington Book Discussion on May 12
Join us virtually for our fourth W&M Writers of Washington event on May 12 at 4PM with Brian J. Morra ’78, author of the recently released book “The Able Archers” — a historical thriller based on real events. The discussion will focus on the history of the Cold War period depicted in the book and connections that can be drawn to the present-day Russian invasion of Ukraine, especially what it means for the potential of nuclear war. The conversation will be moderated by Ryan A. Musto, director of forums and research initiatives at William & Mary’s Global Research Institute.
Next Destination Survey 2022
Encourage your students to take this survey. It is short and simple, but very important, and will help tell your class story and inform rankings. By completing the survey, your student has the opportunity to share their most meaningful experience, name W&M faculty/administrators/staff who influenced their experience and raise their hand to be a mentor to future members of the Tribe.
Managing Exam Stress
Sponsored by the Parents Fund
We're not working to reduce stress, we're aiming to manage it. Knowing that we can't feel stress about things that aren't important to us, when we have healthy coping skills we can manage stress in a healthy way, instead of being overwhelmed. The McLeod Tyler Wellness Center offers classes throughout the week, like yoga, art therapy, pet therapy, and more to help students develop healthy coping skills. If they haven't already, you can encourage your student to activate their FitWell membership to access our offerings. Visit 'memberships' at wellness.wm.edu or let them know to stop by our front desk for help.
Senior Family Gift
Graduation is a tremendous achievement — a time for you and your student to be very proud. Giving back is a long-standing William & Mary tradition, and a great way to commemorate their W&M experience is to make a Senior Family Gift. Best of all, a Senior Family Gift not only celebrates your student's achievements and lifelong connections, it helps generations of future W&M students experience their own life-changing education. Please take a moment now to honor your graduate by making a gift to the Parents Fund or the university initiative that is significant to you and your student. Whether you give $20.22 or $2,022 or beyond, your gift will have significant impact on the lives of our students.
Law Related Classes for High School & University Students
The Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School has developed a summer series of introductory law classes for high school and university students. This program gives students the opportunity to learn remotely using an interactive videoconferencing platform. Classes are offered from mid-June through the end of July, and last from 8 to 14 hours. They are designed for students who have an interest in law and government studies.
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 deployed in Commons, Sadler and Marketplace. Of the students who participated, satisfaction for the week of April 25 was 92% in Marketplace, 82% in Sadler and 78% in Commons.
  • W&M Dining recently completed a customer satisfaction survey that netted a 3.9 overall satisfaction rating from 1,106 respondents. The program received top marks for Friendliness of Staff (4.5) and Atmosphere & Ambiance (4.1). The top 3 areas for growth are vegan & vegetarian offerings, variety of food and portion sizes.
  • W&M Dining launched myDtxt, a text notification system, which allows students to communicate directly with the team via their mobile devices, and makes it easier for Dining to communicate back when appropriate. Students should look for opt-in information throughout the dining halls and in the dining newsletter. 
  • Meal plans will end on May 18; Fall 2022 meal plan registration will begin in late June
  • Will your student remain in the area for the summer? Registration is now open for summer meal plans and plans will begin May 31.
  • Follow @wmdining on social media for the latest updates
W&M Bookstore
  • Textbook rentals returns are due back May 17. Unity Hall will be open for rental returns Tuesday, May 10 through Friday, May 13, 10 am – 4 pm and Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17, 10 am – 4 pm. Shipping labels may also be downloaded from bookstore.wm.edu for rentals to be returned through UPS. Unreturned rental books could incur Replacement Costs and fees so make sure your student returns them by the due date.
  • Textbook buybacks will be available at the Bookstore beginning May 18th
  • Follow @wmbookstore 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
  • Read complete information about Summer 2022 bike storage, permits or donation
  • If your student plans to use their bike on campus over the summer, they will need a Summer Use Tag to prevent their bike from being impounded during the annual bike rack collection. Bike rack cleanups will occur May 23 – May 27th.
  • If your student will NOT be on campus over the summer, they can take advantage of Summer Bike Storage in One Tribe Place. Bikes will be locked in a closed garage from May 25 – August 22.
  • If your student no longer needs their bike, they can donate it to the Bicycle Co-op of Williamsburg which provides bikes to people in need at a reduced cost or free of charge. An on-campus donation event will occur on the Sadler Terrace on Friday, May 13, or students can bring their bike directly to the shop.
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
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