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References to notable, infamous, etc. graffiti on or near the campus of William & Mary are included here.

  • JT's Date
  • Lodges: To the right of the door of Lodge 12, which dates from the spring of 1970: "Happy [Earth] Day April 22 | 22." ("How do I know it dates from 1970? Coz I remarked on it when I moved into my office in Lodge 12 in August 1970--I had been very apprehensive about moving my pregnant wife and our two year old daughter to Virginia (not the gloriously enlightened place it is today!), and was pleased to see any sign of modern sensibilities. April 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day, and surely this note chalked up by a student perhaps now collecting social security turns out to have been prophetic of the lodges' own future."--provided by Terry L. Meyers, 7/8/11)
  • The date "1723" carved into a brick on the Brafferton.
  • The date "1759" (?) carved into a brick on the back of the Wren Building.
  • Lovers' initials carved into the largest trees in Crim Dell (illegible with age?).
  • Painted, penned, and penciled notes on the walls and ceilings of the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre lighting towers and dressing rooms (probably gone since the renovation).
  • Something in the tunnel under Jamestown Road.
  • Something in the steam tunnels under campus, often infiltrated by students.

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