Admission Insights Weekend

Learn more about the college admission process from experts, parents and current students! This program is designed as an educational benefit for alumni families with students entering their junior or senior year of high school. Practice your skills in topical workshops, ask questions of expert panelists and experience the decision process through the eyes of an admission professional in a mock committee exercise. This event is intended for informational purposes, and attendance has no bearing on admission to William & Mary.

Program Details

JUNE 21-22, 2024

Attire: Casual comfortable attire is advised
Fees: $125 (fee is applicable for both parents and students)

Lodging: On-campus lodging will not be offered in 2024


  • 1-5 p.m. Check-in (Alumni House)
  • 1-3 p.m. Admission Interviews (Undergraduate Admission Office)
  • 2 p.m. Financial Aid Workshop (Alumni House, Leadership Hall)
  • 4 p.m. Campus Tour (Undergraduate Admission Office)
  • 6:30-8 p.m. Welcome Dinner (Alumni House, Hunter Hall A)
  • 8-10 p.m. Dessert Social (Alumni House, Hunter Hall Prefunction)
  • 9 a.m. Breakfast (Alumni House, Hunter Hall A)
  • 9:15 a.m. Introductory Session: The Admission Process in Perspective
    • Alumni House, Hunter Hall A
    • Tim Wolfe ’95, M.Ed. ’01, Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission, William & Mary
  • 10 a.m. Being Authentically You in 650 Words or Less
    • Alumni House, Hunter Hall A
    • Matt Essman ’99, Director of College Counseling, Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School
  • 11 a.m. Breakout Sessions A
    • Parent Session: Early Decision, Early Action, Regular Decision: Knowing the Difference, Weighing the Pros and Cons
      • Alumni House, Hunter Hall B
      • Rebecca Buffington, Director of Admission, University of Richmond
    • Student Session: Finding Your College Fit, One Campus Visit at a Time: What to Ask, Where to Go, Who to Meet
      • Alumni House, Kaplan Gallery
      • Scott Cooper, Director of Recruitment, Randolph College
  • 12 p.m. Breakout Sessions B
    • Parent Session: The Need to Pivot: Shifting parental roles to empower students during the college process
      • Alumni House, Hunter Hall B
      • Lauren Garrett ’02, Director, Student Transition Engagement Programs, William & Mary
    • Student Session: Mindful Pathways: Navigating College Admission with Wellness in Focus
      • Alumni House, Leadership Hall
      • Tamisha Williams M.Ed. ’10, Founder, Tamisha Williams Consulting
  • 12:45 p.m. Lunch (Alumni House, Hunter Hall A)
  • 1:30 p.m. Mock Admission Committee Exercise (Alumni House, Hunter Hall A)
  • 3 p.m. Q&A Session and Wrap-up



  •   Valerie Brown Wilkins M.Ed. ‘08, Director, Alumni Admission Engagement & Inclusion Initiatives
  •  (757) 221-2514