My W&M Story

Well, I took a bit of a less traditional route to get here. I have known I wanted to attend William & Mary for as far back as I can remember. My family and I visited Williamsburg often for mini weekend vacations, and I knew the first time that I set foot on campus that these brick pathways would be my home someday. The campus was strikingly beautiful, and I quickly learned that the academic reputation of William & Mary was equally superb. When I came for my first official tour in high school, I fell in love all over again after finding out how genuinely friendly and welcoming the Tribe community was, a discovery that continues to be renewed for me each day here.

I attended an out-of-state four-year college for my freshman year, but it just wasn’t the right fit for me. William & Mary was still very much on my mind. I longed for the strong sense of campus community I had experienced every time I visited W&M. I made the 8-hour drive one autumn weekend for Prospective Transfer Day and renewed my excitement and desire to be at such an amazing school. I improved my grades, got involved on campus, submitted an application to transfer, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Although my journey to William & Mary is a bit less typical than most, I think you’d be hard pressed to find a more enthusiastic member of the Tribe anywhere. I love our campus, the rigor of our academics, all of our little quirks and traditions, and above all our student community. Being a transfer student has made me appreciate even more what an amazingly unique school we are and how sincerely blessed I am to be here.

– Audrey Savage

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