Wren Traditions

Senior Year – Your Transition from Student to Alumni

Welcome and congratulations! You have now achieved senior status at William & Mary. 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, here's the information you need as a graduating senior to assist you on your journey to becoming W&M alumni.

Current Videos

Learn more in these short videos about the exclusive programs and services available to you as alumni.

W&M Career Initiatives
Learn more about the William & Mary Alumni Association Career Initiatives.
Inclusion Initiatives
Learn more about the William & Mary Alumni Association Inclusion Initiatives.
W&M Young Guarde Council
Learn more about becoming a member of the Young Guarde and volunteering for the Young Guarde Council. For additional information visit the Young Guarde page.
Community Conversation with President Rowe (03/22/2021)
What will William & Mary look like in a post-pandemic world? Join President Katherine Rowe and guests for a Community Conversation that will look ahead as W&M renews its third phase of strategic planning: Vision into Action. In Phase III, we will chart a longer-term vision and near-term actions that will maintain the university's positive momentum under pandemic.

What to Do

  • Mark your calendar for senior traditions
    • Cheers to Your Senior Year: October 19
    • Senior Wine & Cheese: April 18
    • Senior Spring Brunch: May
    • The Last Chance Dance: May
  • Make your senior class gift
    • Not only will you be giving back and paying it forward, for a gift of $20.24 or more you'll receive your Senior Class Gift mug for discounts around Williamsburg!
  • Sign up for My1693 and update your contact information
  • Complete the Next Destination Survey

Young Guarde

Alumni within 10 years of graduation enjoy membership in the Young Guarde. This alumni organization provides cultural, intellectual, professional and social programs specifically designed for recent graduates. It also sponsors service initiatives that strengthen the bonds between William & Mary alumni and the greater communities in which they live.

The group’s governing body, the Young Guarde Council, works with Alumni Engagement staff to create outreach and programming for the Young Guarde. It also advises the Office of University Advancement on issues relating to recently graduated alumni.

Class Ambassadors

Serving as a class ambassador is another way you can stay involved. As a class ambassador, you will reach out to 10 classmates of your choosing to engage in a conversation about the importance of giving back to the university. You will serve as William & Mary’s link to your community, providing regular updates and ways to engage with the university.


Here are some opportunities to remain engaged with William & Mary after you graduate:


What will happen to my email and accounts?

If you had a degree conferred from the university, you will continue to have access to your Google Workspace account for 16 months after Commencement. This applies to all Google Workspace services, such as email and Google Drive.

Are there groups within the W&M Alumni Association for alumni that share my identities and interests?

Yes! Visit the Affinity & Identity Groups page to see the many vibrant organizations within the W&M Alumni Association.

How do I connect to local affinity groups or alumni networks?

Explore other ways to strengthen your connection with W&M by checking out our affinity and identity groups and regional networks!

How do I connect with career services?

Visit the Career Development & Professional Engagement website to explore career and networking opportunities for alumni. You can also contact career@wm.edu with additional questions.

Have additional questions? Contact:

  •  Courtney Hurt, Associate Director of Student Philanthropy
  •  757-211-999
  •   clhurt@wm.edu
  •  Ellie Voorhis ’22, Assistant Director of Young Guarde Philanthropy
  •  757-221-2870
  •   mlvoorhis@wm.edu