News & Events


Since 2015, we have held more than 25 alumnae events in Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Richmond, Roanoke, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, Norfolk, Boston, Philadelphia and Virginia Beach. See which events are happening soon.

Have a great idea for how we should continue celebrating the centennial anniversary of women at William & Mary? Or do you have thoughts on how we could celebrate the centennial anniversary in your region, including possible venues, speakers, programming, or hosts? We’d love to hear about it! Submit ideas to or raise your hand through the volunteer portal.

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Women at William & Mary continue to make an enormous impact on both the Williamsburg community and beyond. Read more about some of the recent accomplishments of W&M women.

A New Society Formed for W&M Women, by W&M Women

Named in honor of the year William & Mary first admitted female students, the Society of 1918 aims to grow women's engagement, leadership and philanthropy and celebrate and honor William & Mary women. Members who join by June 30, 2018 are charter members of the society.

W&M Women: A network of support

On Thursday, Jan. 11, approximately 40 William & Mary women gathered in a ballroom at The Main hotel in Norfolk, Va., to connect with one another and learn about William & Mary's 100-year anniversary of women students.

All the Past We Leave Behind: W&M Women in Computer Science

From October 4-6, about 18,000 women packed into 2.1 million square feet of the glass and steel monstrosity of the Orange County Convention Center on the outskirts of Orlando, Fla. Six of those young women traveled to the Florida Panhandle from William & Mary eager to network, job hunt and socialize with women in the computer science and big data fields. They were able to do so, thanks in large part to private support.

Achieving the American Dream: A Powerful Story about Giving

Nancy Burgess Gofus '75 and her husband, Joe Gofus, were both raised by parents who grew up during an era when a college education wasn't easy to come by for working-class families. It was expensive and, for so many Americans, what often followed their childhood was a life spent raising a family on the farm, working in a factory or heading off to war.