Class of 2020 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 and your student’s undergraduate time at William & Mary. The last day of undergraduate classes will be held on May 1st, and the final exam period will end on May 13th. William & Mary’s formal commencement ceremonies are scheduled to take place the weekend of October 9th, 2020. However, there are many ways to celebrate your student’s achievement now.

We hope this can be a time of celebration for both you and your student. If you have any questions concerning the end of the semester or commencement, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Sincerely,
Arthur and Nina Anton P’20
Commencement: Covid-19 Update

Commencement ceremonies are postponed until the weekend of October 9th - 11th, 2020, when we will come together in person to celebrate the Class of 2020 and all their accomplishments to date. In the meantime, William & Mary has new traditions planned for our graduates this month!
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2020 Cypher Awards
The William & Mary Cypher Award celebrates graduating students with exemplary engagement, leadership, and service to W&M and our surrounding community. The Cypher Award recognizes students that are unceasing in their efforts to make a meaningful difference. Recipients of the Cypher Award are stewards of our university’s core values.
Yard Signs!
Here are 4 designs ready for Class of 2020 yard signs. Download and have your local company print one of these signs.

Please take a photo and share on our  Parent & Family Facebook Group .
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 right 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. Our 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, we have provided an Honorlock FAQ page.
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. The Class of 2020 also has early access to Switchboard, an online platform for alumni networking.
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, and more!
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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