Anxious: the best word to describe high school seniors who anticipate letters from universities of their dreams. April 1st: the day by which William & Mary will invite admitted students to visit the university in the spring. What follows is a list of 10 reasons that explain why I chose William & Mary, and why […]
at the Moment
William & Mary is rich with history. Walking through the campus can bring you back in time. This is also helped by seeing people in colonial garb walking around the campus from Colonial Williamsburg. With such a long history, good and bad, comes a long list of traditions also. The traditions at William & Mary […]
We Admit It! Committee meetings are moving right along here in Williamsburg. As part of this process, admission decisions are being quadruple checked and officially entered, admission letters are being printed and signed by Dean Tim Wolfe, and admission notification emails are being finalized by the members of our Marketing and Communications team. We are […]
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Ever dreamed of being a lawyer? Looking to wield the power in a courtroom to advocate for justice? Congrats! You’ve come to the right place. William & Mary is a fantastic school for you to hone your “skills” as a future law school student. Wait, you may wonder isn’t W&M a school that provides liberal […]
We Admit It! Committee season is upon us. As I’m posting this, our dean staff is meeting to have thorough, passionate, and detailed discussions about this year’s applicants. During the weeks leading up to April 1, we like to post “Overheard in Committee” blogs in order to give you a glimpse of the types of […]
I always thought about going to medical school and one day being a doctor. I lacked the faith in myself to be able to do it. At the end of my first year at William & Mary (also the end of my junior year) I changed my perception of this. From that point on I […]
It’s been a while, Tribe! In my hiatus I’ve been re-learning my American accent and getting finals and the beginning of the spring semester under my belt. I thought with the start of the new term I would return to the most outstanding difference between St Andrews and William & Mary. The obvious and biggest […]
When I applied for the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship, I did so because I hoped it would inform my work in the Office of Community Engagement, equipping me with tools to work with others in small groups for social change. And, I knew it wouldn’t be an easy experience. One of the major goals of the […]
Qantab is a village at the eastern edge of the Muscat metropolitan area, it’s hemmed in by steep rocky hills, and flanked by a broad strand that faces out to the Gulf of Oman. It is one of my favorite spots in Oman, and I recently visited Qantab with my research students on a Spring […]
As you may have guessed from the seemingly random title of this blog post, I’ve taken a wide variety of unique and interesting classes at William & Mary, including a freshman seminar on the French Revolution, an English class that focuses entirely on Jane Austen, and a kinesiology course on whitewater kayaking! I’ve had the […]
From riding a camel in Morocco to eating Belgian waffles in Brussels to surviving one of the world’s most dangerous hikes to visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, these past two months have been filled with the most incredible moments of my life. Traveling and studying in Europe has provided spaces for me to learn […]
One of the most difficult lessons in life is learning how to fail. That’s right, failure. Being wrong. Inadequacy. Not succeeding. Many of us, including myself, try to avoid these feelings of incompetence by striving to maintain a streak of perfect first attempts. But the stress that we bring upon ourselves to uphold this unrealistic […]
I’ll let Kermit the Frog demonstrate what our admission team has been up to over the past few months. In other words, we’ve been reading. A lot. Prior to this year, our team read applications using a combination of electronic and paper records. This year, for the first time ever, our office is reading applications […]
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These past few days have been a whirlwind! Since coming into DC just a few days ago, we’ve been moving and working pretty much non-stop. On Saturday, those of us who opted to stay in W&M-sponsored housing got acquainted with our roommates in the morning, and then took the Metro to the William & Mary […]
Hi! My name is Emmel El-Fiky, and I am a sophomore at William & Mary. Just to introduce myself a little, I am currently an as-of-right-now undeclared but almost-declared government and music double major, I’m the features editor for Rocket magazine, the philanthropy chair for the music sorority Nu Kappa Epsilon, a member of the […]
Sometimes I get so involved in trying to get things done I forget to look around and see what is new. With midterms happening this past week I guess my nose was more in a textbook than usual as I saw something new this week. In the Integrated Science Center there is a series of […]
My mom likes to describe me as an over achiever in all aspects of life, especially when it comes to getting sick. When I get sick I’m never kind of sick, I’m more like one of those patients on Grey’s Anatomy that comes into the clinic with a head cold and stays for brain surgery. […]
Experience tells us picking the best academic program, institution, or place of work, requires more than a minimum GPA and the ability to comb through lists and rankings. We have to see ourselves there. Beyond a title or diploma, we have to know what it will mean for us to be a part of this […]
Dear procrastinators who are still wrapping up their applications and early birds who might be anxiously waiting for the decisions, here are some nontraditional facts and interesting things about William & Mary for you guys to take a tiny break: You do not want to miss the Grand Illumination firework show at Colonial Williamsburg! Free […]
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. For prospective freshmen, these interviews are not required but they are recommended. If you are thinking about transferring to William & Mary in spring 2018 or fall 2019, instead of scheduling an interview, you have the opportunity to make individual appointments […]
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 […]
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