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  1. 1693 Scholars

    The students named as the '1693 Scholars at William & Mary were formerly known as the Murray Scholars and before that the College Scholars program. The Murray House was christened on September 29…
  2. 7 Society

    The 7 Society is a student secret society at William & Mary.
  3. A. P. Hill (1825-1865)

    Lieutenant General of the Confederate States of America, A. P. Hill (Ambrose Powell Hill) also served in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars.
  4. A.M. Pullen

    A.M. Pullen was a Lecturer of Accountancy at William & Mary during the 1919-1920 academic year. He was a member of Pullen, Henderson, McKinney, and Co., Certified Public Accountants, Richmond,…
  5. Adair Hall

    Adair Hall, 251 Ukrop Way, is located next to the parking garage at intersection of Ukrop Way (formerly Campus Drive) and Landrum Drive. The building was named for Cornelia Storrs Adair (1885-1962),…
  6. Adam Empie

    Reverend Adam Empie became William & Mary's twelfth president following the unexpected death of Rev. William Holland Wilmer.
  7. Admission Office

    In July 2007, the College of William and Mary's former College Bookstore building became the new undergraduate Admission Office. The building was constructed on the site of the Morris House on…
  8. Admissions

    Information related to Admissions at William & Mary. The Admission Office is located on Jamestown Road.
  9. Aeronautics

    The Department of Aeronautics at William & Mary was initiated in 1931 by President Julian A.C. Chandler in connection with James Riordan School of New York City which was operating out of a…
  10. African American Students

    History of African American students at William & Mary, starting in the 1950s and leading up through 1969 with the first students to live on campus and beyond.
  11. African Americans at William & Mary

    This page includes material previously assembled in subject files and FAQs about African Americans at William & Mary. This information includes "firsts" as well as ongoing data and material.
  12. Africana Studies Program

    "Africana Studies was launched in 2009 as a new interdisciplinary program merging the major in Black Studies and the concentration in African Studies."
  13. Agape Christian Fellowship

    Agape Christian Fellowship is a religious organization on the campus of William & Mary which aim to "Provide Christian fellowship for Asian/International students through Bible study, prayer and…
  14. Albert-Daly Field

    "On August 28, 2004, William & Mary officially dedicated Albert-Daly Field, the College's new grass facility for soccer and lacrosse.
  15. Alert - website launch and editing

    Notice: We are actively editing the content of this website to update building names and other information. Please email us with any questions.
  16. Alexander Irvine

    Alexander Irvine was educated in Edinburgh, came to Philadelphia in 1727 and was appointed Professor of Mathematics and Surveying at William & Mary in 1727. From the Executive Journals of the…
  17. Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

    The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, given in the form of a medal, is awarded based on characteristics of "heart, mind and helpfulness to others." The award is presented at Commencement to a man and…
  18. Alma mater

    The Alma Mater of William & Mary was written by James Southall Wilson, class of 1904, set to the tune of Annie Lisle, an old Welsh ballad by H.S. Thompson. The tune has been used by high schools…
  19. Alma Mater of the Nation

    The Alma Mater of a Nation was used to refer to William & Mary, starting in the late 1960s.
  20. Alpha Mu Tau

    The group Alpha Mu Tau is referenced in the scrapbook of __ Lee (WHRA). The scrapbooks indicates that the student organization for women students at the College of William & Mary circa 1918-1920…
  21. Althea Hunt (1890-1971)

    Althea Hunt was the director of the College of William & Mary Theater from 1926-1957. She was a professor in the English and Fine Arts departments and was named Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus…
  22. Althea Hunt Hall

    Hunt Hall, presently a co-ed freshman dormitory at William & Mary, is located at 202 South Boundary Street, at the intersection of Grigsby Drive and South Boundary Street. It was formerly an…
  23. Alumni Association

    The William & Mary Alumni Association was founded on July 4, 1842, and is the sixth-oldest alumni organization in the country. All graduates and former students of William & Mary are…
  24. Alumni Band Organization

    The Alumni Band Organization (ABO) of William & Mary was founded in 1986 as a special interest alumni group and a support group for the current band program. The Alumni Association Board of…
  25. Alumni House

    The Alumni House was built on land purchased from William & Mary in 1847 by Samuel F. Bright. The building itself had been constructed in an Italianate style, with a central tower, probably in…
  26. Alumni Medallion

    The Alumni Medallion is awarded to distinguished alumni each Charter Day at William & Mary. The Alumni Medallion was first awarded by the Alumni Association in 1934.
  27. Alvin Duke Chandler

    Alvin Duke Chandler was the twenty-first president of William & Mary. Following the resignation of John Pomfret, he served from October 9, 1951 until May of 1960, when he became Chancellor of…
  28. American Revolution

    William & Mary During the War Classes at William & Mary were suspended when the British army invaded Virginia in January 1781. Classes resumed in the Fall of 1782. Several students who…
  29. American Studies Program

    William & Mary established the American Studies Program in 1982, as an interdisciplinary Master of Arts study. The program was the first graduate course of study in American Studies in the state…
  30. Amos Alonzo Stagg Society

    The Amos Alonzo Stagg Society was a William & Mary student-faculty-alumni-Williamsburg residents organization formed to prevent the proposed expansion of Cary Field Stadium.
  31. Andrews Hall (VIMS)

    Andrews Hall is located on the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) campus of William & Mary in Gloucester, Virginia. It is named for the late Virginia Senator Hunter B. Andrews and his…
  32. Anglo-Saxon Club

    The Anglo-Saxon Club was a student organization at William & Mary in the 1920s. According to an article in the Flat Hat, a Post of the Anglo-Saxon Club of America was organized at William &…
  33. Annette Gordon-Reed

    Annette Gordon-Reed was the recipient of an honorary degree at this the College's 2010 commencement ceremony. From 2005 to 2008, she served on the Council of William & Mary's Omohundro Institute…
  34. Anthropology Department

    "The Department of Anthropology at William & Mary offers strong programs in undergraduate and graduate studies. Our faculty and focus reach around the world, fostering an interdisciplinary…
  35. Applied Science

    "The Department of Applied Science at William & Mary is an interdisciplinary graduate department that offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the physical and natural sciences. The program is offered by…
  36. Armand J. Galfo

    Dr. Armand J. Galfo received his degrees from the University of Buffalo: a B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics in 1948, an Ed. M. in the Teaching of Science in 1952, and a Doctorate in Educational…
  37. Art Club

    In 1926, an Art Club was formed by chosen students of President Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler at William & Mary. Artistry was a passion of his.
  38. Asian Americans at William & Mary

    The first Asian American student to attend William & Mary was Art Matsu, class of 1928. Other early Asian American students and faculty include...
  39. Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. Colonial Capitol Branch

    The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) and its branches are dedicated to preserving and promoting the state's irreplaceable historic structures, landscapes, collections,…
  40. Augustine Dabney

    Augustine L. Dabney attended William & Mary in 1814-1815 and 1817-1819 according to The Provisional List of Alumni. The following references to Augustine Dabney are found in the College of…
  41. Austin-Twyman Families

    Archibald Austin (1772-1837) was born in Buckingham County, Virginia. He practiced law in Buckingham County until being elected as a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, 1815-1816, 1835-…
  42. Awards and Honors

    Timeline and references for the the creation of various awards and honors, as well as the recipients of those awards.
  43. Backdrop Club

    Backdrop Club Material in the Special Collections Research Center Guide for conducting research related to the College of William & Mary References in the The Flat Hat, William & Mary News,…
  44. Balfour-Hillel

    Balfour-Hillel Material in the Special Collections Research Center Guide for conducting research related to the College of William & Mary References in the The Flat Hat, William & Mary News,…
  45. Balloon Club

    In 1786, a Balloon Club was formed by students of the College of William & Mary, which is believed to be the first balloon club at any institution of higher learning. The balloon was invented in…
  46. Band

    Materials in the Special Collections Research Center Guide for conducting research related to the College of William & Mary The Flat Hat, William & Mary News, and Alumni Gazette:
  47. Baptist Student Union

    Materials in the Special Collections Research Center Guide for conducting research related to the College of William & Mary The Flat Hat, William & Mary News, and Alumni Gazette:
  48. Barksdale Field

    Barksdale Field is located adjacent to Phi Beta Kappa Hall and William Barton Rogers Hall, at the corner of Jamestown Road and Landrum Drive on the William & Mary Campus. Named for Martha…
  49. Barrett Hall

    Barrett Hall, 313 Jamestown Road, is located at the eastern intersection of Jamestown Road and Landrum Drive (formerly Old Campus Drive) at William & Mary. Named for Kate Waller Barrett, a member…
  50. Benjamin Rush

    Dr. Benjamin Rush Materials in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library Notes on Medical Lectures: As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, William Baird Westmore of Petersburg,…

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