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The College of William and Mary in Virginia - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The Southeastern region of the country constitute a vast majority of U.S. students.
  • The campus area is 1200 acres.
  • Campus is located within one mile of a city or town.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
1,200-acre campus in Williamsburg (population: 12,000), 15 miles from
Newport News and 50 miles from Richmond; branch campus for marine science
at Gloucester Point on the York River. Served by bus and train; airport
serves Newport News. School operates transportation on campus and to
surrounding apartments and shopping centers. Public transportation serves


Types of Housing

  • Coed Dorms are used by 70% of the on-campus students.
  • Women's Dorms are used by 14% of the on-campus students.
  • Men's Dorms are used by 1% of the on-campus students.
  • Sorority housing are used by 5% of the students.
  • Fraternity housing are used by 10% of the students.
  • 99% of freshmen live in school housing of some type.
  • 77% of all students live in school housing of some type.
  • 23% of all students live off campus or commute.
  • On average, 95% of all students are on campus during the weekend.
Students who are required to live on campus:
  • All freshmen must live on campus unless living with family.
Campus housing is available for all unmarried students regardless of year. The school provides assistance in locating off-campus housing if on-campus housing is not available.

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • 55% of all students have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age but certain restrictions apply.

Other Policies

  • Class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Honor Code
  • Hazing Prohibited

Student Employment

  • 30% of full-time undergraduates work on campus during the year.
  • Undergraduates may expect to earn, on average, $800 per year working part-time on campus.
  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Part-time off-campus employment opportunities are good.
  • Freshmen are not discouraged from working during first term.