Class of 2021 Newsletter
September 2019
Greetings!
Welcome to an exciting new year here at William & Mary! Although the summer heat persists, fall classes are in full swing, thus commencing the 2019-20 academic year!
 
We are Michael and Julie Britti P ’21 from Lone Tree, CO, and we are excited to serve as your Class of 2021 Representatives. To all of our in-state, out-of-state, and international families: we look forward to staying in touch with you through this monthly newsletter and sharing useful tips and information about upcoming programs.
 
For many of us, this marks the halfway point in our students’ time at William & Mary. Though you are experienced members of the Tribe family, make sure to stay connected with Parent & Family Programs through the  website social media, and email. Our engaged and supportive presence in the community helps students flourish!
 
We hope to see you all on campus for  Family Weekend, October 4-6. In the meantime, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out!
Sincerely,

Michael and Julie Britti P ’21
Register for Family Weekend
We invite all Tribe Families to Family Weekend 2019, which will be held on the weekend of October 4-6. The weekend features a wide variety of family-friendly events and special programs that you can enjoy together with your student or on your own.   
Download the Family Calendar
Parent & Family Programs is pleased to provide a digital version of our beloved Family Calendar. We hope the digital version of this resource will help you feel connected to campus events and resources during the upcoming year.

William & Mary is committed to ensuring documents are accessible to all. If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the content in the calendar, please contact Parent & Family Programs.
Upcoming Fairs and New Suit Up Event
The month of September is very busy with recruiting events. Encourage your students to log into tribecareers.wm.edu to see when and where fairs will be taking place. For the first time in the fall semester, the Cohen Career Center is partnering with JC Penny in Newport News for Suit Up, a private shopping event for W&M students where they'll receive 40% off all professional clothing. Have your students save the date for Sunday, Sept. 15, and more details will be emailed to them soon.
Join Community Council
Participation in Community Council is an unmatchable leadership experience offered to all students in housing. Hall Governance and Self Determination define the W&M residential experience. Does your student have what it takes to make a difference? Encourage them to join!
Study in DC Applications Now Open
Is your student interested in studying in DC? Applications W&M Study in DC opportunities are now open. Students can take class and/or complete a full time internship over their Winter Break, Summer Break, or during the Fall/Spring Semester.
Alternative Fall Breaks
Beginning August 30, students can apply to go on a Branch Out alternative Fall Break on TribeLink. These low cost ($10) service-learning experiences are opportunities to engage with social justice issues in communities ranging from Mullens, West Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay.
Your Dining Program
A new friendship bridge program at William & Mary launches as the Sodexo dining team visits their culinary counterparts in China. This friendship bridge program was originally conceived by the William & Mary Chinese Parents Association. The parents expressed interest that the Chinese students who attend the college might have a greater opportunity to enjoy authentic Chinese dishes in the current dining program menu mix. 
Enjoy Tribe Football vs. Villanova during Family Weekend
Join William & Mary football as the Tribe takes on Villanova during family weekend. Use the promo code TRIBEFAM to purchase discounted tickets. Purchasing this ticket will allow parents to sit with their student in the student section. As a reminder, students receive FREE admission with their ID.

Please contact the Tribe Ticket Office with questions.
Parent & Family Giving

This month, we highlight the impact your Parents Fund gifts make on students’ health and wellness .

In 2018-2019 the Parents Fund supplied:

“I cannot express my gratitude enough for your gifts which aided me in a time of mental emergency. I desperately needed mental health services not only for my health, but also to stay in school. Now, I have never been happier, more stable, and mentally healthy in my life. And it was your donation that made this all possible.” - W&M Graduate Student

Please make a gift to the Parents Fund this month and help us reach our goal of $1 million by June 30, 2020. Together with you, we can help students flourish.
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