As One Class Closes, Another Begins

We Admit It!  Move-in Day is a pretty exciting day on our campus.  New freshmen and their families come to campus with anticipation and enthusiasm.  Returning students, in various shades of neon t-shirts, volunteer to assist in welcoming the newest members of the Tribe.  It’s a busy, chaotic, whirlwind of a day that’s filled with Tribe Pride.  It’s also a day our office has very little to do with.  Yes we enjoy the excitement and the energy.  And we’re just as eager to join in the revelry as other campus offices.  We recruited these students, we reviewed their applications, we admitted them, and now we are hard at work on the class that will experience their own Move-In Day one year from now.  So as we welcome the Class of 2017 and our new transfer students, we’re eagerly awaiting what the Class of 2018 and those who apply as transfers this year will bring.

To that end, those wishing to apply to W&M this year will be happy to know that the W&M Member questions are now live through the Common Application.  You can now fill out, complete and submit your application for freshman or transfer admission!  That being said, it’s okay to take your time.  Our first deadline isn’t until November 1 (Early Decision freshman applicants and spring transfer applicants).  The freshman Regular Decision deadline is January 1.  The fall transfer deadline is March 1.  So no pressure to submit today, tomorrow, next week or even next month.  We will not begin to process any applications submitted for a little while yet anyway.  As always, we will be here throughout the course of this application cycle to assist you with anything you might need.

So welcome to campus, Class of 2017 and new transfer students.  And welcome to the application cycle, Class of 2018 and transfer applicants.  Whether you are moving in or just considering the possibility for next year, our office is honored and thrilled to have worked or to be working with you.

Wendy Livingston ’03, M.Ed. ‘09
Associate Dean of Admission