Brick Program FAQ

How many lines and characters of personalization can I have on my brick?

Bricks can have up to three lines of personalization and each line can have up to 26 characters per line (spaces and punctuation count)!

How big are the bricks?

Bricks measure 4x8 inches.

Can I choose where my brick will be placed? 

We are happy to accommodate your request. Just indicate your preference at the time you place your order.

What kinds of characters can be engraved on my brick?

Any character that is found on a standard keyboard can be engraved. Greek letters can also be used.

How do I let someone know that I have purchased a brick in their honor?

Please download and complete the Clarke Plaza Brick Certificate to commemorate your brick. You will be able to write your engraved message on the certificate and give it to your loved one or keep it for your own records.

What is the cost of the brick? Is it tax-deductible?

Each personalized brick can be purchased for $500. Your $500 gift is tax-deductible and supports a variety of alumni and student programs, communications, events and services focused on strengthening lifelong ties to William & Mary. It also counts toward your William & Mary total lifetime giving.

How do I order a brick?

Visit or call (757) 221-1168.

Do you have a question that isn’t answered here?

Contact Cindy Gillman at (757) 221-1168 or