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  1. Sadler Center

    Sadler Center Dedication: 1994 Previous Name: University Center Rededicated as the Sadler Center: 2008
  2. Samuel Henley

    Samuel Henley, born in 1745 in England, was ordained in the Church of England after being educated as a Dissenter. Henley was recruited to be Professor of Moral Philosophy at William & Mary (1770…
  3. Samuel Huntting Sayre, Jr.

    Samuel H. Sayre, Jr. was born in Hampton, Virginia, the son of Annie Woolsey Morris and Samuel H. Sayre, Sr. He is descended from Lewis Morris, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. He served…
  4. Samuel K. Thompson

    Samuel K. Thompson was born circa 1846 in Ohio and died July 7, 1880. He lived and owned 160 acres in Kansas at the time of his death. Thompson was at one time married to Alice L. Thompson, but they…
  5. Sandra Day O'Connor

    Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman nominated to serve on the US Supreme Court, a position she held from 1981 until 2006. In 2005, she became the chancellor of William & Mary.
  6. Sarah E. Campbell Sampson

    The daughter of Amanda M. and Joseph W. Campbell, Sarah E Campbell (ca 1824-1880), married Stephen E. Sampson (b. ca. 1813 in Goochland County). They had 11 children. They were Ella Virginia (ca.…
  7. Sarah Hammond

    Sarah Hammond was a visiting professor at William & Mary. Obituary Announcement From a Faculty and Staff Announcement Email from Provost Michael Halleran on November 30, 2011: "Dear Colleagues,…
  8. Sarah Ives Gore Child Care Center

    Sarah Ives Gore Child Care Center Constructed: 1992 Named for: Sarah Ives Gore
  9. Schmidt's Flowers & Accessories

    Schmidt's Flowers is the oldest flower shop in Williamsburg Virginia, established in 1939 founded by Joseph Schmidt.
  10. School Colors

    The school colors of William & Mary were first orange and white and are currently green, gold, and silver. The university has had several nicknames for its athletic teams and found a new mascot…
  11. School of Education

    The School of Education was created as a distinct entity within the academic structure at William & Mary in 1961. During ensuing years, the traditional commitment to undergraduate education for…
  12. School of Education Building

    A new facility houses the university's nationally-ranked School of Education and brings all of its academic programs, outreach centers, and research projects together in a single setting.
  13. Schuyler Otis Bland (1872 - 1950)

    Schuyler Otis Bland (1872-1950) was a "representative from Virginia; born near Gloucester, Gloucester County, Va., May 4, 1872; attended the Gloucester Academy, Gloucester, Va.; attended William…
  14. Science Fiction and Fantasy Club

    The Science Fiction and Fantasy Club at William & Mary, affectionately known as "Skiffy", was founded in the mid 1970's 1. Club activities include weekly meetings, video screenings, an annual…
  15. Science Hall

    Science Hall Constructed: 1904-1905 Dedication: April 27, 1906 Demolished: 1932
  16. Sculptures on campus

    There are many sculptures and statues on the grounds of William & Mary. These include multiple statues by David Turner, the James Monroe statue, King and Queen Gate statues, Lord Botetourt statue…
  17. Secret Societies

    There have been a number of secret societies at William & Mary during its history. Groups believed to be currently active on campus include the FHC Society, 7 Society, Bishop James Madison…
  18. Senior Class Chain of Office

    The Senior Class Chain of Office is worn by the president of the senior class at William & Mary for official functions. At the end of the commencement ceremony, after the last faculty member has…
  19. Seven Wise Men

    The Seven Wise Men were the seven professors who taught at the College after it reopened in 1888. They included Lyon G. Tyler, Hugh S. Bird, Charles E. Bishop, Van F. Garrett, J.
  20. Sewell Hepburn Hopkins

    Sewell Hepburn Hopkins (1906-1984), a marine biologist best known for his research into the effects of oil spills on marine life in the Gulf of Mexico, was born 24 March 1906 in Nuttall, Va., the son…
  21. Sherman and Gloria H. Cohen Career Center

    Sherman and Gloria H. Cohen Career Center Constructed: 2009-2010 Named for: Sherman and Gloria H. Cohen
  22. Shirley Aceto Award

    Established in 2010, the Shirley Aceto Award is awarded annually at William & Mary "to a member of the instructional or professional faculty "who demonstrates most fully a commitment to…
  23. Simon Joyce

    Simon Joyce is an associate professor of English at William & Mary, and was associate chair of the Department of English from 2010-2011 in addition to being the former Literary and Cultural…
  24. Sinfonicron Light Opera Company

    Known as the Williamsburg area's premiere Gilbert and Sullivan company, William & Mary's Sinfonicron is student-run on every level of production, from set design and construction, to direction,…
  25. Sleuth

    Sleuth was published in October and November 2000.
  26. Small Hall

    Small Hall Constructed: 1962-1963 Renovation: 1985, 2005
  27. Soccer

    William & Mary hosts home soccer matches at Albert-Daly Field.
  28. Sorority Court

    Sorority Court Opened: 1929 Fire: 2008
  29. South Asian Student Association

    "The South Asian Student Association (SASA) is an undergraduate student organization at William & Mary dedicated to promoting cultural identity, unity and awareness in the college community and…
  30. SS William & Mary Victory

    The SS William & Mary, was a Victory ship built during World War II by Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield Shipyard, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland.
  31. St. George Tucker (1752-1827)

    St. George Tucker (1752 - 1827) was born near Port Royal, Bermuda on July 10, 1752, the youngest of six children of Colonel Henry Tucker, a prosperous merchant, and Anne Butterfield, daughter of…
  32. St. George Tucker Award

    The St. George Tucker Award, created in 1995, is given each year to a member of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law adjunct faculty for outstanding service.
  33. St. Helena Extension

    The St. Helena Extension was a division of William & Mary established especially for veterans of World War II.
  34. Staff Recognition

    Staff Recognition at a large organization may take any number of forms. Employee Appreciation Luncheon William & Mary celebrated it's first "classified employee recognition luncheon and award…
  35. Stephen E. Sampson

    The daughter of Amanda M. and Joseph W. Campbell, Sarah E Campbell (ca 1824-1880), married Stephen E. Sampson (b. ca. 1813 in Goochland County). They had 11 children. They were Ella Virginia (ca.…
  36. Steward's House

    Steward's House Constructed: 1851 Destroyed: 1863Map it for me Note: Location on map is approximate.
  37. Student Assembly

    The Student Assembly is the student's government at William & Mary. Including both graduates and undergraduates, it represents the students' voice to the faculty, administration, community and…
  38. Student Demographics

    Student Enrollment - Early Years Year Students (undergraduate) Law School 1790 16 - 1791 22 - 1792 8 - 1793 42 - 1794 23 - 1795 19 - 1796 32 - 1797 25 - 1798 35 -
  39. Student groups

    The first student organization at William & Mary for which there is evidence was the FHC. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 and in the 18th century there was the birth and growth of literary…
  40. Student Health Center

    Student Health Center Constructed: 1972-1973 Named for: David J. King
  41. Student Protests and Rallies

    Protests by students at William & Mary have included the following (note this list is incomplete):
  42. Students' Army Training Corps

    The Students' Army Training Corps was a national organization located on the campuses of colleges and universities throughout the country, with the goal of developing new personnel for the Army.…
  43. Sundial

    The William & Mary sundial was probably made in London during the seventeenth century or early eighteenth century. Scientific measurements of how lines on the dial by Dr. George W. Crawford,…
  44. Sunken Garden

    The Sunken Garden is located to the rear of the Wren Building, running southwest, on the campus of William & Mary.
  45. Sunset Ceremony

    The Sunset Ceremony during William & Mary's Homecoming weekend dates to the early 20th century. On March 20, 1926, it was resolved that the Virginia Alpha of the Phi Beta Kappa take special…
  46. Susan Donaldson

    Susan Donaldson has been a professor of English and American Studies at William & Mary since 1985, and is the current chair of the Department of English. Her academic interests include "Late…
  47. Swem Library

    The Earl Gregg Swem Library is located at 400 Landrum Drive (formerly Old Campus Drive), across new campus from Andrews Hall at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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