Category: Williamsburg

Williamsburg Rain

The other day, after what seemed like a week-long rainstorm, a friend turned to me and said, “you know, Williamsburg always seems prettier after it rains.” I looked around. He was right. The trees were greener than they ever were and even the pavement seemed to sparkle. This magnificent beauty was our reward after the



15 Reasons Why I Chose W&M

Day for Admitted Students was this weekend, and William & Mary welcomed over 3,000 students and their families to campus. As a tour guide, I’ve been volunteering with DFAS for three years now, and every year the tribe pride that accompanies the occasion is unrivaled. Admitted students are exceptionally great because they’ve already applied and



Choose Home

Admitted Class of 2018, Congratulations on your admission to William & Mary! Now that you have received your wonderful and exciting emails from the W&M Admission Office, it’s your turn to choose what college to attend! Yes, this is daunting, I know. I remember having SO MANY questions about what I would experience in college




My Unicorn Song

The first song I learned is called the Unicorn Song. For anyone that’s heard it, you know what I’m talking about…the one with the green alligators and long-necked geese. Until I was about 14, I thought it was just a fun children’s song about unicorns…then I listened to the words. And now I know why




Kate runs on Dunkin

William & Mary is wonderful. It’s a gorgeous campus, the weather is typically significantly warmer than home, and the people are fantastic. But this winter has been cold and wet. The best part about Spring Break is the minimal work that typically needs to be done. It’s half-way through the semester (I refuse to countdown




W&M Alumni Living the W&M Vision – Changing the World

In this entry, Charlotte Mabon, ’15, serves as guest blogger. Below is her reflection from a recent Community Engagement Lunch Discussion. 2002 William & Mary graduate Abbitt Woodall is now the director of a local non-profit agency called Housing Partnership Inc. Located right in Williamsburg, HPI uses state and local government funds to provide essential




Why W&M by Elisabeth

My first visit to William & Mary was on a cold, rainy Saturday during my junior year Spring Break. The Sadler Center was packed with prospective students and our tour group dodged umbrellas and puddles as we navigated Old Campus. I already knew about the College’s history and commitment to academics, but I was taken




9 Things No One Tells You at the College

  To my incredibly talented and inspiring Tribe Family: 1. You’re not going to get straight A’s anymore. It’s a terrible thing to realize, as many of you are used to being the top in your class. However, the courses at the College are downright challenging, so there’s no surprise there. But guess what? You




Halloween Homecoming

Unlike a majority of those in Williamsburg this past weekend, I was not reconnecting with William & Mary alumni, watching football…or singing along to the Jackson 5? Instead, my sister and I were walking the darkened streets of Colonial Williamsburg (more affectionately known as “CW”) and scaring ourselves silly at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream. It’s not



The Williamsburg Winery

After hearing that it offers free wine tastings for students, my friends and I recently made our first trip to the Williamsburg Winery. Only a five-minute drive from campus, the Winery has a great wine selection and a beautiful vineyard that includes two restaurants and a gorgeous indoor venue for formal events. After a short