Joint Degree Programme Families
Spring 2016
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Dear Families,

The Joint Degree Programme between William & Mary and the  University of St Andrews is a unique and wonderful academic opportunity, and we are thrilled that your student is a part of it. The goal of this newsletter is to keep you updated about the programs and events within and surrounding the Programme. We hope you find it enjoyable and informative! 

Additionally, we would appreciate feedback on what you would like to hear about in these newsletters. Please email us at with any questions or suggestions!


Mark Sikes
Director of Parent & Family Programs
College of William & Mary 
William & Mary Dining Program 
In January, William & Mary was recognized by for having one of the top dining halls in the country.

St Andrews Marine Lab
In January, it was announced that University of St Andrews plans to build a new £10 million marine laboratory, which will help cement Scotland's reputation as a world leader in oceanic research and species protection. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. One-Day Service Program
On January 19th, a team of W&M students joined for a day of focused service and education on one of four themes: hunger, access to housing, healthy families and youth empowerment.
The Quad Refurbishment 
Sallies Quad, is one of the oldest remaining parts of the University of St Andrews, and its recent refurbishment has preserved this beautiful and historically important space, ensuring that it will remain a focal point of University life for many years to come.

William & Mary Charter Day 
February brings the annual celebration of the granting of William & Mary's Royal Charter by King William III and Queen Mary II in 1693. 

Out of the Box: Chinese New Year
Did you know 2016 is the year of the monkey in the Chinese zodiac? In February, St. Andrews students will celebrate Chinese New Year by creating some traditional crafts.  

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Ringing of the Bell
The historic First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia was secretly founded in 1776 by slaves. Its bell has been silent for generations...until now. 

Scottish A Cappella Championship 
On March 4th, St Andrews' legendary a cappella ensembles will be joined by groups from further afield to compete for the Scottish a cappella championship! 

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The Joint Degree Programme is a unique partnership between William & Mary and the University of St Andrews. Through a balance of academic, social and pre-professional programs Joint Degree students are learning to thrive no matter where they are in the world. Support our students in their journey by making gift to the William & Mary/St. Andrews Program Fund.

Your gift will support: 
  • Summer Research Funds
  • Career Exploration Opportunities
  • Need and merit-based travel awards
  • Emergency financial aid
  • And many additional opportunities for students
  Support our students with a gift to the William & Mary/St. Andrews Program Fund today!
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