While we are not currently offering any guided touring opportunities, you are welcome to download and review the self-guided campus tour (pdf). For any visitors who find themselves on campus, please note most buildings are currently closed to the public but we do encourage you to visit our front lobby vestibule to pick up a self-guided tour along with some additional informational literature. The self-guided tour is written by our student tour guides and is the next best thing to following them around as they walk backwards to show you their home!
Virtual Campus Tour
This virtual campus tour will give you a glimpse into all that William & Mary has to offer to all those that come here. Founded in 1693, William & Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, and a cutting-edge research university. Learn about our premier academics, unique student research opportunities, top-ranked study abroad programs, and supportive campus community of passionate students and faculty.
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1. Welcome to William & Mary! (1:03)
Meet your Tour Guide, Henry Blackburn, as he shows you around our campus, tells you more about campus life at W&M, and shares his experiences and why he chose William & Mary as his home away from home.
2. The Wren Building & Historic Campus (1:38)
Come learn about William & Mary’s beginning, as well as the nation’s oldest academic building – the Sir Christopher Wren Building and our historic campus.
3. Sunken Garden & Old Campus (1:41)
Similar to a quad, the Sunken Garden is the center of Old Campus and is always there for students on bright, sunny days. You can often find students basking in the sun, tossing a Frisbee, or having class outside. The Sunken Garden is also a hotspot for student organizations to use for campus-wide events like philanthropy events, the King & Queen Ball, or a massive snowball fight on a snow day.
4. Residence Life (1:41)
A central part of every college experience is dorm life. Join your tour guide Henry as he shows you what one of William & Mary’s dorms looks like, how to choose your roommate, and more about the first year experience. Learn more about Residence Life.
5. The Crim Dell (1:03)
Often cited as one of the most romantic and iconic spots on camps, the Crim Dell is revered for its legend of love. Join your tour guide, Henry, as he shares the history of this legend and tells you about campus traditions that center around this focal part of William & Mary’s campus.
6. The Integrated Science Center and Research at W&M (1:45)
The Integrated Science Center is home to many STEM-related departments on campus, and is home to many undergraduate research opportunities. As a liberal arts & sciences institution and research university, William & Mary is committed to making sure students are not only receiving excellent classroom instruction, but are also being exposed to cutting-edge research they can partake in.
7. Swem Library & Academic Resources (1:51)
William & Mary’s main library, Earl Gregg Swem Library, is a big part of the academic experience, and hosts many different resources for students to interact with. From the historic Special Collections, to the Tribe Tutor Zone, to the Research Desk, Swem is prepared to help any student succeed academically.
8. The Sun Dial & New Campus (1:01)
The Sun Dial is right outside Swem Library and is the center of New Campus. It is the intersection of the liberal arts & sciences at William & Mary, especially because the buildings that surround the Sun Dial are home to Biology, Physics, Math, Art & Art History, Sociology, and Film and Media Studies... to name just a few. Come join your tour guide Henry as he talks about student organizations on campus as well, and to learn more about our student groups.
9. Study Abroad, International Student Programs, and the Global Research Institute (1:13)
Oh the places you'll go! Study abroad programs are consistently some of the most meaningful experiences for William & Mary students during their time at the university. With programs spanning the globe and lasting anywhere from a few weeks to a full year or more, you will definitely be able to find a study abroad program where you can experience new things and enhance your global perspective. The Global Research Institute provides opportunities for students to engage with meaningful global research and make a difference in the world while on campus as well. Join your tour guide Henry as he tells you more about the various opportunities for global awareness and engagement at William & Mary.
10. Sadler Center & Dining Services (2:10)
The Sadler Center is William & Mary’s student union on campus. It holds many resources for students including one of our three main dining halls, Sadler Center Court. Come learn more as your tour guide Henry tells you about our dining meal options for students on campus. Learn more about Dining Services.
11. The Terrace (1:36)
The Terrace is a large social hub on campus located right outside the Sadler Center in between Old and New Campuses. You can often find students hanging out with friends on beautiful days, or on their way past to either the Cohen Career Center or the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center. Given its location, it’s a great place to pass the time in between classes or hang out with friends for hours.
12. The Student Recreation Center (0:54)
The Student Recreation Center on campus has lots of opportunities to stay active and healthy. From fitness classes, to a rock wall, to intramural sports, the Rec Center is an integral part of a William & Mary college experience. Learn more about Campus Recreation.
13. William & Mary Tribe Pride and Athletics (0:38)
We’ve got Tribe Pride, yes we do! William & Mary has 23 Division 1 varsity athletic teams in addition to over 40+ club teams for all students to play on. With so much Tribe Pride, students go to games to have fun and support the teams that consist of their classmates and hallmates!
14. Thank You for Visiting! (0:54)
William & Mary is a home away from home for many, so listen to your tour guide Henry share when W&M started to feel like home to him. Thank you for joining us on William & Mary’s virtual campus tour! We hope you learned much about what William & Mary has to offer all those that come here, but we encourage you to check out the Office of Undergraduate Admission and email your regional dean should you have any further questions.