February 2021
Happy February and happy New Year! We hope you and your family were able to enjoy this winter break and holiday season.

Even with the extended break, time still managed to fly by, with students already returning to campus! Like last semester, there is a phased move-in for residential students. Students began to move in on January 22nd and move-in appointments last through February 7. Visit the W&M Residence Life page to confirm procedures for returning to campus.

We are looking forward to celebrating William & Mary’s 328th Charter Day. The event, held annually to mark the day on which the university was founded by British royal charter in 1693, will be presented virtually in accordance with health and safety precautions around the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be streamed on the university’s Charter Day website at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11.

After a fall semester unlike any other, we are all optimistic for this spring semester. With the altered calendar featuring Spring Break days, students will have breaks spaced throughout the semester and we hope students plan to make the most of these scheduled breaks.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Mary and Frank Bradley P ‘23
Spring 2021 FAQs
Spring 2021 features a remote start to undergraduate classes, phased move-in for residential students and break days throughout the semester, all in support of successfully and safely convening in person at William & Mary. Visit W&M's Spring Semester FAQ page to get answers to some of the most pressing questions related to the Spring 2021 semester.
Spring 2021 Dining Updates
Fall residential students who will be remote learning or not attending W&M for the spring semester may cancel their meal plan once a Housing Release Request is processed. Meal plans may be removed by visiting mealplan.wm.edu. Student Accounts could take up to 3 business days to be updated. 
If the request is approved after February 5, email dining@wm.edu to remove their meal plan. Refunds are based on the date of request.
Spring 2021 Parking Updates
If your student purchased a parking decal in the Fall 2020 valid until August 31, 2021 and their plans have changed for the Spring 2021 semester, they may be eligible for a refund or decal change.

Several changes were also made to parking for the Spring 2021 semester, included suspended parking schemes and the availability of a "Dillard Complex Only" parking pass, among other changes.
William & Mary News
Charter Day 2021
Please join us in celebrating William and Mary's 328th "birthday" this Charter Day! William & Mary will mark the 328th anniversary of the awarding of the Royal Charter from King William III and Queen Mary II of England during the Charter Day Ceremony on February 11 at 7 p.m. ET. During Charter Day weekend, prizes and awards will also be presented to faculty, students, alumni and friends who make a difference at William & Mary and in our nation and world.
W&M Receives Record Number of Applicants for Class of 2025
Despite unprecedented times, we're excited to announce that William & Mary received a record number of applicants for the Class of 2025. William & Mary received around 17,400 applications, up 23% from last year and the first time applications for the undergraduate class have exceeded 15,000.
Tuition Statement - IRS Form 1098-T
Form 1098-T is a statement of qualified tuition and related expenses* paid and the amount of scholarships and grants received during the calendar year that is provided to the student as well as reported and filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Form 1098-T is intended to assist you, or the person who may claim you as a dependent, in determining whether a tuition and fees deduction can be taken or an education credit, such as the Lifetime Learning credit and the American Opportunity Credit, can be claimed on your federal tax return for any qualified tuition and related expenses that were actually paid during the calendar year. 
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Power of PROTEST, MARCHES, and COLLEGE STUDENTS
The Center for Student Diversity’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration program pays tribute to his life and impact. As we honor Dr. King, we will also highlight the present day movements happening in Williamsburg and across the country.
Thank You to Our Winter Break Experience Hosts and a Career Exploration Opportunity
Thank you to all the parents who made an impact by hosting William & Mary students for externships over Winter Break and participating in Career Chats. These opportunities are so valuable for our students to learn more about a career field of interest. If you would like to join our externship program as a host in the future, please contact Lisa Randolph at lrandolph@wm.edu.

Cohen is offering My Active Career Exploration (MACE) this semester, a virtual 6 week program open to freshmen and sophomores looking for assistance determining or confirming career options. MACE is offered Tuesdays 9:30a.m.-11:00a.m., February 16 – March 23. Registration closes Wednesday, February 10.
Spring Counseling Services and Programs
The Counseling Center will continue to provide telemental health services and virtual outreach programs for students throughout the spring semester. These services will include brief individual counseling, psychiatry, case management, several group counseling opportunities, and various supportive outreach workshops and supportive outreach groups. Groups available range from general process groups (understanding self and others) to theme or population specific oriented groups (e.g. anxiety, women, body image and eating concerns).

Our supportive outreach programming is designed for students who may not necessarily want or need ongoing counseling but could benefit from engaging a short-term (one time or 3-4 part mini-series) supportive outreach workshop while receiving support and connecting with peers. The supportive outreach groups provide community specific support (e.g. transgender students, law students) and typically meet 2 times a month.
Fall 2021 DC Semester Program Applications are Open!
Applications for the Fall 2021 DC Semester Program are now open!
Through this program in the W&M Washington Center, students will work in a mostly full-time internship, with dedicated staff support throughout the application process and during the experience. They'll also earn at least 12 credits, including COLL 300, while gaining professional experience. All while living in DC and experiencing all it has to offer!
This opportunity is open to all majors and students may apply by visiting www.wm.edu/dc/apply.
February Student Activities
Spring 2021 Orientation & Upcoming Community Connection Activities
The Office of Student Transition Engagement Programs, alongside various campus partners, welcomed our newest W&M students during Spring Orientation. We encourage students to follow STEP on social media so they can stay updated about the upcoming community connection activities we have planned throughout the spring semester.
20 Events in 21 Days with Student Unions & Engagement
Join SUE as we kick off 2021 and the spring semester with 20 events in 21 days! Through partnerships with departments across campus, we present to you acurated list of activities to get your year started strong. There are campus events for your student to participate in through February 14.
W&M GivePulse, our campus platform for community engagement
W&M GivePulse helps students find service and community internship opportunities all in one place and lets them track the positive impact they make in our communities. This includes helping get PPE to vulnerable populations, becoming an online archivist for the Smithsonian, signing up for a virtual alternative break, and more.
Charter Day 2021 Adventure Race
This February 12, celebrate Charter Day with an adventure! Embark on a Charter Day Adventure Race, completing challenges, following clues and solving puzzles inspired by William & Mary's history and culture. Students may join the adventure on campus or virtually from anywhere! Players that complete all activities and correctly solve all puzzles will be entered in a drawing for a grand prize, with winners selected in a post-race virtual ceremony!
6-feet-of-fun: SA's Weekly Digest of Things to Do!
Student Assembly's "6-feet-of-fun" weekly email blast has resumed! On Friday afternoons, SA will showcase where students can find 6-feet-of-fun in the upcoming week through a curated list/email. Parents & Families can always check out the evergreen website OR follow SA on instagram or facebook (@wmstudentassembly) where links to the email blast will be posted! 6-feet-of-fun is part of SA's "Be the Reason" campaign. This campaign encourages students to be the reason we can protect each other's health, be the reason we can socialize in safe settings, be the reason we maintain a positive student community.
New Semester Brings New Opportunities for Joining
A hallmark of the W&M student experience is the opportunity to be involved. Joining a group can help to create some of your students’ most meaningful experiences. The start of a new semester is a great time for students to explore joining opportunities. Doing so should never put a person in harm`s way. The Hazing Prevention Coalition shares "questions to consider" as the semester begins to help students consider joining new groups. Another resource available is the publication of student organization conduct history.
Student Leadership Foundation - Applications Due 2/5
Student Leadership Foundation is a program for freshman and sophomore leaders that allows participants the opportunity to learn about themselves, to deepen their understanding of leadership, and how to apply a variety of leadership concepts to impact positive change.

Following the SLF Kick-Off on Saturday, February 27th, participants will meet weekly through mid-April. We will be offering this as an in-person experience on campus this Spring.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 5th, and students selected to participate will be notified by Friday, February 12th. Interested students can apply on TribeLink.
The Parents Fund Supports Career Readiness
The Parents Fund elevates student success and retention by providing support for the TutorZone. The TutorZone employs and trains around eighty certified student tutors, giving them valuable marketable skills for their future careers. Our mission is to serve all William & Mary students and help them achieve academic goals, regardless of financial ability. With your gifts to the Parents Fund, the TutorZone offers need-based scholarships to students so that they can receive the tutoring services they need. This year may be the first time some students have barriers to resources. As a result of the pandemic some students have become homeless, or parents have lost jobs. The Parents Fund is there to support these students.
  • 560 students accessed 3,800 hours of tutoring in 2019-2020
  • 160 students received scholarships
Meet a Tutor!
Name: Elizabeth Li
Title: Tutor/Time Management Consultant
Major: Biology/Minor: Math
Bio: Elizabeth '21 is from Northern VA. She is majoring in Biology and specializes in Biology, Chemistry, and Math courses with the TutorZone. When she is not working in the TutorZone, you can find her in the research lab or volunteering with Griffin School Partnerships and Branch Out. In her free time, she enjoys reading, (watching) basketball, running, hiking, and indulging in entirely too much food. Fun fact: Elizabeth plays the piano, flute, and marimba!
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