at the Moment
I remember waiting for a decision letter from William & Mary and feeling anxious. I also remember all the things I could have been doing instead of stressing out over something of which I had no control. While you wait until you receive your decision letter by email in early May, make sure to focus on […]
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I spent the other night out late “studying” with a friend who is a fellow transfer student and a fellow senior. I say studying in quotes because in reality we spent the majority of our time discussing important topics like when to grab a skillet cookie or the best profile picture. Eventually the topic turned […]
Hello world! It is hard (for me) to believe, but we are quickly approaching the halfway point of my last semester of undergrad! The past few months have been about 50% schoolwork and 50% planning for postgrad, which requires a lot of thinking back. It’s strange to think about it this way, but every past […]
Another glorious February weekend, and I was off, once again, to the field with my research students. On this trip we returned to the Falls of the Nottoway River to obtain more measurements and complete our mapping of this awesome exposure in the middle the Southside Virginia Piedmont. We brought a small friend with us, […]
Last week, I talked about the optional interviews with the Office of Undergraduate Admission. These interviews are not required but they are recommended. If you are thinking about transferring to William & Mary in spring 2018 or fall 2019, you still have the chance to schedule an interview! I recommend interviewing because it gives you a […]
Passionate is a word I often use to describe the students at William & Mary. Their passion can vary from academics, to politics, to a philanthropy. A fantastic thing about W&M is you can always find someone who shares your passion. This is exemplified by the numerous clubs on campus. There is basically a club […]
300 million years ago, vast quantities of magma intruded the Earth’s crust deep beneath what would one day become Richmond, Virginia. The magma that reached the surface fed a legion of volcanoes which no doubt erupted their fiery wrath over Ol’ Virginny, but much of that magma crystallized at depth, forming granite with its distinctive […]
The Sir Christopher Wren Building is an iconic symbol at William & Mary. Built between 1695 and 1700, it is the oldest college building still in use in the United States. Several important W&M traditions take place here, like freshman convocation and the Yule Log ceremony. Many students also try to take a class in […]
This past weekend W&M celebrated its 324th birthday — a feat mostly unmatched by modern universities. Charter Day asks us to consider our Charter that established our great institution three hundred and twenty four years ago by King William and Queen Mary. We see our statues of TJ, Botetourt, Monroe, and the Tyler Garden decorated in […]
Two weekends ago, I awoke in a former monastery overlooking the James River, the Richmond skyline, and a stream of headlights coursing through I-95. I was spending the weekend at Richmond Hill with 25 others for the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship (CTF), a program of Hope in the Cities & Initiatives of Change. As part of […]
Around this time, I am sure a lot of prospective candidates are getting antsy waiting for your decisions from the Office of Undergraduate Admission. I transferred to William & Mary last year in the Fall 2015 semester so I vividly remember waiting to hear a decision. At first, when I was awaiting a letter from […]
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William & Mary felt like home to me long before I transferred, but there was an aspect that was missing for me. I was home, but without a family. I had friends, and people I would study with. I was lacking a sense of community. I spent my first year trying to figure out my […]
Hey William & Mary world, it’s been a while! Let me catch you up on a few things. In May I graduated from W&M—which was an unprecedented mix of exciting, sad and terrifying—and I’m now writing to you as an alum from our nation’s capital, where I work as an editorial assistant for a small […]
Hi everyone a little about me before I tell you about my journey. I am a senior at W&M, I am a neuroscience major, a biochemistry minor and on the premedical track. William & Mary was always my dream school. It was a cold October day when I first laid my eyes on William & […]
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I’m Malerie and I’m a senior here at W&M. I was born and raised in suburban Maryland. I am currently a psychology major, a management and organizational leadership minor and my goal is to earn a master’s degree in higher education. I have always been somewhat obsessed with volunteering. I volunteered over 1,000 community service hours in […]
Hey guys, it’s Alfred. I am a junior studying history and government with pre-law concentration here at William & Mary. Life here at the Burg has been simply amazing! I transferred last fall from a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. The ultimate reason that drove me to finalize my decision to William & Mary all […]
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One of my favourite academic traditions at St Andrews is the academic family. To briefly describe it: upperclassman students ‘adopt’ freshmen to be their sons and daughters. You can have a mother from one family and a father from another, but you can’t have two mothers and a father or two fathers and a mother […]
We Admit It! After enjoying relaxing (and much needed) winter breaks, our Undergraduate Admission team has resumed the humbling and rewarding task of building the class of 2021. As I’m writing this, our Operations Staff is busy completing and organizing application files, while our Admission Committee is enjoying reviewing those applications and learning more about […]
I used to think that life was a blueprint: set in the works of the future skyscraper you would end up making yourself out to be. I was so dead set on certain dreams and aspirations, some of which I still want to carry out and some which I have set to the back burner, […]
We in the Office of Community Engagement began this academic year with a phrase ringing in our hearts: “Just a small dot in a huge, incredible world, trying to do big things.” These words, given to us by our friend and colleague Anne Davis, describe the spirit that we have embodied in our work of education, partnership, […]
Now that this new spring semester is underway, let’s take a moment to appreciate what brings us all back. The Tribe. At the time of my last post I was writing from my desk in Cardiff, Wales and now I write to you from a first floor computer of Swem. It’s amazing how quick you […]
The most common question I get is, ‘So exactly how does the Programme work?’ and it’s a pretty valid question. I didn’t even know for sure when I applied, or even when I was accepted. I’ve summed it up to be this: you spend half your undergraduate time at William & Mary and half at […]
One of the nice parts of having an extended Winter Break as a student—aside from the obvious time to visit with family and old friends—is the time it affords you to reflect on successes and challenges as you move into a new semester. Whether you find the New Year’s Resolutions strategy productive or disheartening (I’ve […]
When I talk about vocation with students, I often describe it as the overlap between what you want and are equipped to do and what your communities need. After all, active citizenship, the guiding model of our office, is about prioritizing community in your values and life choices. It is through this lens of vocation […]
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