SUA Signature Events


SUA Signature Events is a series of events and programs by Students for University Advancement, for students held throughout the year that strengthen our community and celebrate William & Mary. These new traditions help students make the most of their William & Mary experience and build lifelong connections with each other and their alma mater.
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Our Traditions


Cheers to Your First Year - August 27

Welcome to the Tribe! Get to know key locations on campus and be welcomed to your first year by various members of the W&M community. Be part of traditions like the annual Orientation Aide Cheer-Off and 1693 Class Photo.

Tag Day - September 29

So many of the people, places and things at William & Mary are here because of private support! Look for yellow tags around campus that show the impact of our donors and how private support enhances all aspects of student life. #wmtagday

Cheers to Your Senior Year - October 19

Gather in the Sunken Garden with fellow seniors to celebrate your final year and see what Homecoming is like post-graduation. Bring your ID to enjoy tastings of Virginia beer and wine, dance the night away with DJ, and take pics with your friends in the photobooths!

Fall & Spring Impact Weeks

Make an impact in the local community! Each semester, student organizations are selected to receive their share of $5,000 from private donors to complete their community service project. Support these initiatives by making a $5 gift and casting your vote for your preferred project. Impact Week occurs once in the fall and once in the spring.


One Tribe One Day Carnival - March 26

Shark slide, surfing station, kettle korn, Crumbl cookies, DJ, giveaways and more! Join us each spring as we celebrate our annual day of giving back and paying it forward.

Senior Wine & Cheese - April 18

Each spring we host Senior Wine & Cheese, a donor only event for seniors to celebrate your legacy at W&M. There is a VIP reception for Sunken Garden Society members before the main event. Enjoy your time with wine, cheese, a DJ, photobooth and more with your fellow seniors in the countdown to Commencement.

Senior Spring Brunch - May 5

This is a time for seniors to congregate, recall fond memories of time at W&M at a special event open to all seniors. Come to the Alumni House to enjoy brunch fare, giveaway, and resources to help you post graduation and to stay connected to W&M. Raise a glass of champagne to your time at W&M!

Study Hall at the Alumni House - May 8

Need a place to study in preparation for finals? Come study at the Alumni House with SUA! Snacks, beverages and a raffle for a prize will be available. 

Alumni Induction Ceremony

At this ceremony during Commencement, you and your fellow graduates will officially be inducted as alumni and receive your alumni pins. Don't miss parting words of congratulations and best wishes from the president of William & Mary, your senior class president and leaders in the Alumni Association.

Transition to Alumni

Senior year is a wonderful time to celebrate all that you have accomplished thus far and make the most of your final year as an undergraduate. As you prepare for life after graduation, we are here to assist you on your journey to becoming W&M alumni with resources, connections and support.

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