One Tribe One Day 2018

OTODThe fifth annual One Tribe One Day (OTOD) drew hundreds of students, faculty and staff to the Sunken Garden yesterday to celebrate William & Mary’s biggest day of giving back and paying it forward. The popular campus carnival offered a wide range of activities, including a petting zoo, inflatables and a snow cone truck. For the first time OTOD featured a zipline, which was a major hit, as evidenced by the long line throughout the afternoon and the exclamations of students as they sailed across the Sunken Garden. The powerful meaning of OTOD wasn’t lost amidst the fun. Here is what OTOD attendees had to say about why they gave and the importance of the day.


Bianca Caccamo ’20

Psychology major

“I gave to the residence hall fund and the Center for Community Development. I’m a resident assistant on campus and I can’t say enough good things about residence life, so I want to give back to them and the general university fund because I just love William & Mary. I trust that they will use it well.”


Maicoll Gomez ’18

Biology/psychology major

“This is a day when we give back to a university that has given us everything. I gave to the university’s Center for Student Diversity because it is vital to William & Mary’s environment.”


Jennifer McGee ’18

History major

"This is a way for me to give back to the areas that have impacted me. I’ve received many opportunities in the history department and the National Institute of American History and Democracy — which is what I gave to today.”


Deborah “Deb” Cheesebro

Chief of Police

"One Tribe One Day really illustrates the spirit of the university, especially when you see the involvement isn’t just one department. You have all the students involved and they are pretty revved up about it. You also have faculty and staff involved. It’s a day where there is a sense of pride about who we are at William & Mary.”

snow truck otod


Collin Nelson ’19

Government and History major

"It’s a day for all students and alumni to come together and enjoy being a part of the Tribe. I think it’s important to support our lesser known academic programs like William & Mary's Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations, because they do a lot of important work at William & Mary.”