Class of 2021 Newsletter
May 2020
Greetings!
In these times of uncertainty and change, we hope you and your student are staying safe and healthy.
 
This month marks the official culmination of the 2020 Spring Semester, with the last day of undergraduate classes held on May 1st, and the  final exam period  ending on May 13th. While this has been an unusual semester for our students, we hope a period of rejuvenation and a return to the rhythm of their usual lives is just around the corner. (Or. …. is not too far away.)
 
We look forward to what the summer and fall semester will bring. In the meantime, we wish you all the best. Monthly newsletters will resume in September, but as always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out!
Sincerely,
Michael and Julie Britti P ’21
MAY NEWS
COVID - 19
The university and its Emergency Management Team are monitoring developments related to COVID-19. Find the latest information, messages sent to campus, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to official government communications about the COVID-19 coronavirus using the link below.
Move Out Update
Earlier today the Department of Residence Life communicated move out updates and instructions with all residential students. Residence Life has developed these plans in consultation with our Environmental Health & Safety, Health Center and Facilities Management, all with the goal of keeping staff, students and families as safe as possible.
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Parent & Family Town Hall
President Katherine A. Rowe and other special guests hosted a virtual  T own Hall  on April 24th to share how William & Mary has responded and continues to respond to the  COVID-19 pandemic. The recording of this event is available through the Parent & Family Programs YouTube account and can be accessed here!
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Virtual Health & Wellness
William & Mary's Health & Wellness programs have compiled a list virtual resources, including helpful articles, on-demand videos, and virtual events that are designed to enhance student and family wellness. Check the Health & Wellness website often and subscribe to their YouTube channel  for the latest offerings.
Counseling Center Coping Resources
The William & Mary Counseling Center continues to be committed to providing supportive services to students. The Counseling Center website has a library of resources to help you and your student cope with these trying times, including access to support groups, live video-therapy sessions, and helpful handouts.
Honorlock
Honorlock is an online proctoring service that allows students to take exams remotely. It has been adopted by William & Mary to ensure academic integrity during this final exam period. To learn more about Honorlock, see the attached Honorlock FAQs pdf.
Spring 2020 Exam Schedule
Final exams will be held according to the scheduled start day and time of students' classes, beginning on Monday, May 4th and concluding on Wednesday, May 13th. For a complete list of dates and times visit the Registrar's Office link below.
One Tribe One Day: Covid-19 Update
One Tribe One Day has been officially rescheduled for Tuesday, June 23. William & Mary feels that it is important to hold onto this annual tradition that provides so much support to all niches of the William & Mary community. To learn more about One Tribe One Day, visit the link below!
Support for K-12 Students Learning at Home
Faculty in the W&M School of Education are developing and curating resources to support families of K-12 students learning at home. Explore our webinars and other online resources at the At-Home Learning Hub: education.wm.edu/at-home-learning
Upcoming Career Programming and Resources
The Cohen Career Center has added new programming and resources to better serve our students during these unprecedented times, including:

  • E-chats with employers
  • Webinar: “Maximizing Your Summer in the Age of COVID-19” (date TBD, after finals)
  • Virtual “Job Search Crash Courses”
  • Online “Video Clinics” providing foundational information for career development
  • Zoom and phone options for advising appointments
  • Various career documents in TribeCareers (resources link)
  • Resume examples on the Cohen Career Center website

Students can find information and sign up for these offerings through TribeCareers.
SAS Support for Students During COVID-19
Student Accessibility Services is committed to maintaining equal access for students with diagnosed conditions amidst the transition to remote learning. We encourage students to connect with SAS as they encounter challenges or questions about accessing their accommodations in this new learning environment. We are also prepared to help students who are requesting accommodations for the first time.

Students can contact SAS at sas@wm.edu or 757-221-2512 to ask questions, express concerns, or to schedule a phone or Zoom appointment with an SAS staff member.
Virtual Engagement Opportunities for W&M Community
In this challenging time, it is more important than ever that we stay connected as a W&M community and look out for each other. The William & Mary Alumni Association offers many ways to stay involved, and we continue to add new forums and virtual events. Check out our webpage for networking chats, webinars, Q&As with W&M alumni experts, faculty, and staff, virtual Tribe Thursday happy hours, celebrations of W&M traditions, exclusive entertainment by W&M alumni and more! You can also submit ideas for topics and recommendations for speakers and entertainment (including yourself!).
Summer Tuition Dates
  • First week of May 2020 – Tuition assessed for summer term.
  • May 12, 2020 – Monthly eBill statement issued for summer term. You will receive a tuition statement for any summer class for which you are registered with a due date of June 1, 2020.
W&M Summer Internship Course
Is your student working a summer internship? Would they like to earn W&M course credit for it? They can by taking the Washington Center's summer internship course! This course provides students with an opportunity to intentionally reflect upon and apply knowledge gained from experiential learning to make connections for lives and careers beyond W&M. Students in this course should be interning at least 20 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks in order to complete the class assignments. This course will be conducted entirely online, so students can participate from anywhere!
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Parent & Family Giving
We know how drastically your families’ lives have changed, and we are grateful for your care and generosity.
 
Thanks in part to your donations to the  HEART Fund  and funds that can be put to   immediate use , as well as  donations of housing and dining rebates  and parking refunds, William & Mary has assisted more than 200 students with emergency housing, food, lodging and transportation needs. We are reminded of the resilience, strength and compassion of our W&M community, and we are thankful for your help.
 
Please save the new date for One Tribe One Day – June 23 – a cherished tradition to show our W&M pride and support one another. If you wish to make a difference, please consider a gift to the  Parents Fund  to ensure students have access to necessary resources whether remotely or on campus.
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