May 2022
Hello, Class of 2023 Families!
The academic year is nearing to a close. It has been an absolute pleasure serving as your Class of 2023 Representatives, and we look forward to catching up with you again in the fall!

Following the conclusion of finals on May 17, students will begin their summer break. Students are required to check out of their residence hall no later than 48 hours after their final academic commitment.
Many students will travel home and many others will take on jobs, internships, service opportunities, and education both abroad and at William & Mary, through programs in Williamsburg, Washington DC, and more. We wish all your students safety and great success in all they do!

We would like to extend our gratitude to you for a successful school year at William & Mary and we look forward to your students’ return in the fall! Class newsletters will begin again this August.
Lin Chen and Robin Lau P ’23
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.”
The Parents Fund
Sponsored by the Parents Fund
Thank you to the many parents, grandparents and family members who participated in this year's One Tribe One Day! More than 2,000 parents made gifts to more than 300 different funds at William & Mary on April 12th, unlocking more than $200,000 to the Parents Fund from members of the Parent & Family Council. The W&M family community is an extraordinary network of support for all students, and we are grateful for your generosity. Enjoy this special thank you video from the W&M Student Assembly president, Meghana Boojala '22! If you would like to learn how you can be involved in family philanthropy at William & Mary, please contact Anna Sease.
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.
Career Resources for your Student
There are many resources available to your student(s) throughout the summer, and this is a great time for them to move further in their career development. They might want to check out our resume and cover letter resources. Is your student looking to gain some experience? Forage offers free virtual work experiences and Parker Dewey facilitates micro-internships, which are short-term, paid, project based opportunities. Additionally, we are open throughout the summer and can meet with students in-person or virtually. They can schedule appointments through TribeCareers.
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.
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.
Participate in D.C. Summer Session Courses at the Washington Center
Interested in taking classes over the summer in D.C.? The Washington Center Summer Session courses are the way to go! Earn COLL 350 and COLL 200 CSI credit over a five-week summer course: four weeks of class are asynchronous and virtual and one week is in person with evening classes at the Washington Center! These courses are perfect for anyone working or interning this summer who also wants to earn some academic credit from many different academic departments. You can sign up for these courses today on Banner.
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.
W&M Faculty Led Winter Program 2022 – 2023
The Global Education Office is pleased to share our 2022 – 2023 W&M Faculty Led Winter Program offerings. The program locations and courses for this year will be announced in early May and posted on our website. Applications are due September 30, 2022. Program costs will be announced early this summer. Funding is available through the Reves Winter Scholarship applications.

For more information please direct your students to contact Marina LaMastro at mklamastro@wm.edu
Leadership by Design High School Program
William & Mary's 5th annual Leadership by Design pre-college summer program Open to all rising 11th & 12th-grade students Leadership by Design is a 5-night residential program comprised of keynote speakers, small group discussion, and facilitated reflection. This innovative institute will expose participants to some of William & Mary’s most distinguished William & Mary alumni across education, public policy, and nonprofits.

Scholarships & financial aid are available for students that demonstrate financial need. Please reach out to Program Director, Hayden Cochran, with any questions!
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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