at the Moment
What kind of graduation weekend you have, or want to have, is a highly individual question. It depends on your preferences and energy levels; how many friends and relatives you have coming into town; and whether youâre an extrovert or an introvert, and therefore love or only tolerate large crowds. I count myself among the […]
Elizabeth Andrews, the new director of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) and a William & Mary alumnus, has patiently watched as opinions and attitudes regarding environmental policy have evolved. One of the most common environmental policy issues that VCPC deals with is sea level rise and recurrent flooding in Virginia, especially in the Hampton […]
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WeÂ Admit It!Â Now that the deposit deadline has passed, it is finally time for us to provide a waitlist update specific to our transfer applicants. The good news is that we are going to be able to admit students from the waitlist.Â But, itâs important to keep in mind that just as with the freshman waitlist, […]
Last month I gave a presentation during W&Mâs admitted student day. While itâs pushing a couple of decades, I well remember the agony and excitement around the decision of where to attend college, and I wanted to provide insights that I would find most helpful were I back in their shoes. So in grand scholarly […]
I cried when I prepared for my last class of the semester. Well, not quite cried, maybeâI got choked up. I had some possible reasons. It was late Monday morning and I was teaching a film for the first time in a course Iâd only taught once before. Nearly thirty years of teaching and I […]
Congrats to the Class of 2016! By now, everyÂ social media feed is full of graduation pictures, mailboxes with grad party invites. Last year as a freshman, graduation didn’t really have much of an impact on me. I had only a few senior friends and was happy to send them off to bigger and better things. […]
Note: this post was written last September after the Fall 2015 Geology Department field trip, however it never got posted. As the Spring semester comes to a close I thought it was time to stop being a slacker and post this long overdue field trip report! Last week I spent much time at administrative meetings […]
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It was a Tuesday afternoon and I was lounging on a bench outside of Jamestown South dorm, eyes closed, soaking in the last of the afternoon sun when I realized the next week was my last week of my undergraduate life. The comprehension hit me like a plunge into cold water. I had known for […]
Ever since 7th grade, Melissa Karp has been passionate about oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Her interest was sparked after partaking in a summer program in which she learned about oyster reef ecology while sailing around the Chesapeake Bay. Little did she know that one day she would end up at VIMS researching oyster restoration […]
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We Admit It! May 2 has come and gone, meaning the next (and final) phase of the college admission cycle has begun: the waitlist review process. We realize that students on our waitlist are anxious to know whether or not they have a chance of being admitted to W&M. To help reduce your anxiety, today […]
The close of another academic year offers so much time for last-coffees, last-walks-around-the-Sunken-Garden, and last reflections with the students with whom Iâve had the pleasure to work this year. And because we in the community engagement world believe in the power of reflection to deepen our education, weâve been reflecting a lot on what the […]
“Let’s get it started, in here,” as said by The Black Eyed Peas, and me. And by it, I mean finals. It’s that time of the year; the end of the spring semester. With the Last Day of Classes come and gone, today marks the first reading day for finals. I write this from an […]
I remember the exact moment when I made my final college decision. It was the day before the matriculation deadline, and I legitimately had little to no clue where I was going to spend the next four years of my life. In an attempt to take my mind off of things, that morning I went […]
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I grew up river rafting out west. Aside from the excitement of big water, I loved the fact that when youâre on the river you depend on those around you. Weâd often go on overnight trips, taking all of our gear with us. Along the way, weâd work together to cook, explore side canyons, fix […]
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road As a recent graduate with present and future work experiences that require high amounts of travel, Iâve learned a thing or two about traveling in the business world post-graduation. In my current position as an […]
Transferring to William & Mary was one of the scariest, most rewarding experiences of my life, and last week you just started the first steps of that same journey – you were accepted to W&M! I can’t tell you what you’re feeling right now, but I hope you take some time to celebrate your accomplishment. […]
So you are officially accepted into the Tribe – congratulations! The worse part of the transfer process is finally over for you. Take a deep breath and realize a major weight has been lifted off your shoulders now. It is no longer a guessing game of whether or not you will be accepted, now it […]
Congratulations on your admission to William & Mary, new transfers! I remember when I got my decision email two years ago, I literally stared at the email for a solid five minutes in disbelief. I know it can be a tricky decision to transfer, but I think the most important thing is to take your […]
Kharis Schrage, a junior here at William & Mary, works in the the Allen Lab where she studies delicate marine invertebrates called hemichordates (a small, unusual phylum of worm-like creatures). Little did she know that her W&M research experience would one day have her flying halfway across the world on her own to lead a […]
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Forty years ago, in the summer of 1976, NASA placed two spacecraft in orbit around Mars and then safely got the Viking 1 and 2 landers to the surface. I was all of 8 years old, but have a distant memory of those the first images from the Martian surface being broadcast over the evening […]
Admit It! You have been anxiously waiting forÂ this moment since you clicked submit on your application. WeÂ Admit It!Â The moment is finally here.Â Transfer decisions are officially on their way to your inbox.Â Please review thisÂ entire blog post for pertinent information regarding admission decisions. Should you have any questions or concerns we encourage you to post a comment […]
You’ve closed all your tabs and submitted all your forms – so now what? You are in the precarious predicament of waiting to hear back from the schools you have applied to. Well, with a positive attitude and enough distraction, decisions will be out before you know it! It’s not super fun to think about, […]
What should you do while you wait for your decision?! There are so many possibilities to help pass the time as you anxiously await the decision from the admission team. I would suggest coming to visit the campus! Everyone is super nice and the weather is just starting to get warmer, so you could enjoy […]
Below is a recording of our online student panel that took place on April 21, 2016. For a complete timeline of questions asked during the panel, please see the âSee Moreâ section beneath the video on YouTube. x https://youtu.be/e3U0FoQEyhE We Admit It! Day for Admitted Students (affectionately known as DFAS in our office) was an […]
William &Â Mary offers a rich liberal arts education that allows tremendous potential for academic development and growth. Over 100 majors and minors are offered to William &Â Mary students, giving many possible academic pathways. The professors at William &Mary are down-to-Earth, understanding, and knowledgeable. With this diverse opportunity, I have been able to explore many academic […]
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