William & Mary is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in America. On February 8, 1693, King William III and Queen Mary II of England signed the charter for a "perpetual College of Divinity, Philosophy, Languages, and other good Arts and Sciences" to be founded in the Virginia Colony. And William & Mary was born.
William & Mary is an academic powerhouse. Our undergraduate and graduate students know they'll work hard, and that their uncommon efforts will be personally, academically and professionally rewarding.
Our research culture places an emphasis on quality, selectivity and innovation. Our size fosters both collaboration and efficiency. We're big enough to contribute effectively to many of the solutions of problems at national and global levels, yet small enough to keep overhead costs from ballooning.
The Graduate Career Management Center is a comprehensive suite of classes, workshops, online resources and one-on-one advising that integrates career planning and preparation into the Mason MBA, MSBA, and MAcc experience.
The Office of Community Engagement connects the College and community to support students’ development as active and educated citizens and to promote positive, community-driven social change. Our vision is that students will prioritize working within and understanding community in a lifelong pursuit of social justice.
As a major tourist destination, Williamsburg offers a wide range of lodging accommodations for visitors to William & Mary. Your stay can be more than an overnighter — make it an experience. Many local hotels support the William & Mary community with special rates and discounts. For more information and current rates, contact the hotel directly.
William & Mary’s extensive library system is the collective brain of the university. Within its million–plus books and hundreds of thousands of periodicals, journals and electronic databases, you can find the sum total of human knowledge. It’s like the Internet, without all of the made up stuff.
William & Mary IT is a service-based organization, first and foremost. Whether you're a student, faculty member, or an administrator, that means we'll always be ready with creative solutions for all your technology needs.
Campus life at William & Mary is as varied and engaging as the remarkable students who go here. We're athletes, artists, activists, hikers, singers, researchers and adventurers, and W&M knows how to make us happy.
Athletics are a source of pride at William & Mary. We're winning conference titles, and graduating scholar athletes at a rate higher than any other public university in the country. Across the university, an impressive 85 percent of undergraduates participate in some athletic or recreation program. Besides our 23 Division I varsity sports teams, W&M has a thriving sport club and intramural scene, a multi-million dollar student recreation center and a ton of opportunities for outdoor adventure.
The astounding number of student clubs and organizations at W&M is a reflection of the broad diversity of thought, experience and background of our students, and an opportunity to explore leadership and community engagement in a supportive environment. There are over two hundred special interest clubs inspired by political engagement, religious faith, ethnic and cultural pride, environmental protection and endless geekery from quiz bowl to ping pong to heavy metal.
William & Mary is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, post-master's certificate, doctoral and first professional degrees.