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. Through the Students' Army Training Corps (SATC) based at William & Mary, male students could enlist in the military and still attend college with government-paid tuition. The Corps became such a central feature on campus that it became common for an Army bugle to signal the end of classes. Founded in the fall of 1918, their headquarters was in the Brafferton and their armory was in the Old Gymnasium. The SATC was disbanded at the end of the fall semester of 1918, after Armistice Day.
Material in the Special Collections Research Center
- Guide for conducting research related to the College of William & Mary
- Catalogue of the Alumni and Alumnae For the Years 1866-1932. A list of alumni who died during World War I is on pg. 178.
- Michael J. Faughnan, You're in the army now : the Students' Army Training Corps at selected Virginia universities in 1918, Thesis (Ph. D.)--College of William & Mary, 2008. Available in Swem stacks, Archives Books, and on W&M Scholarworks call number: LD6051 .W5m Educ., 2008, F38.
- The blog "Mary Comes to the College with William" includes several posts related to World War I.
- "Taps"; published in memory of the Students' Army Training Corps at William & Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, "Oh Happy Days!"