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Section I: Introduction

General Statement of Policy

Richard Bland College of William & Mary is an equal educational opportunity institution. In keeping with this policy, the College makes no distinction in the admission of students, or in any other of its official activities, on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, political affiliation, handicap, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. All standards and policies governing student employment, recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and support programs are applied accordingly.

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Special Notice to Students

The Richard Bland College Catalog is intended to describe the work of the College and to be a digest of its regulations. Although the courses announced and the regulations given are usually continuous from year to year, none of them is valid beyond the publication of a new Catalog, which will supersede all previous Catalogs.

Ordinarily, students may complete a degree in accordance with the degree requirements in force when they were admitted to the College or in any subsequent Catalog published while they are students. Students who have not been enrolled at Richard Bland College for a period of five years or more must fulfill the degree requirements in effect at the time of their readmission.

Students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution are urged to study carefully the degree requirements of the institutions to which they will apply in order to plan appropriate programs of study at Richard Bland College.

NOTE: This Catalog provides announcements for the 2014-16 calendar years. Because programs and policies change from time to time, Richard Bland College reserves the right to withdraw or change any requirements or provisions in this Catalog at any time.

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Academic Calendar

The Calendar is subject to change as necessary to fulfill the College’s educational objectives.

Fall 2018

August 16Tuition due by 5 p.m., last day to sign up for a payment plan with 0% down payment
Resident Assistants return
August 20Start of faculty contracts
Late fees assessed to unpaid tuition
August 20-24Faculty development
Classes dropped for unpaid accounts
August 22Move-in Day (residence halls open 9 am)
August 22-24New Student Orientation
August 22- Sept. 1Welcome Week
August 27First day of fall classes
August 31Last day to add/drop a course
September 3Labor Day - Classes Held
October 6-9Fall Break
October 22Spring 2019 registration begins
October 26Last day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty
Last day to convert “Incompletes” to a grade for Spring & Summer 2018
November 1Deadline to apply for December graduation
November 20Residence halls close at 5 pm
November 21-25Thanksgiving Break
November 25Residence halls reopen at 9 am
November 26Classes resume at 8 am
December 7Last day of classes
December 10Winter Intersession Term begins
December 10-14Final Exams
December 15Residence halls close at 12 pm noon
December 17Grades due to Records & Registration by noon
December 24College closed for Winter Break

Spring 2019

January 4Spring 2019 tuition due, last day to sign up for a payment plan with 0% down payment
January 7Late fees assessed to unpaid tuition
January 7-11Faculty Development
Classes dropped for unpaid accounts
January 11Move-In Day NEW students (residence halls open at 9 am)
January 13Move-In Day RETURNING students (residence halls open at 9 am)
January 14First day of spring classes
Winter Intersession ends
January 16Grades for Winter Intersession due to Records & Registration by noon
January 21Martin Luther King, Jr. DayNo Classes Held
January 22Last day to add/drop a course
February 1Deadline to apply for May graduation
March 2Residence halls close at 12 pm noon
March 2-10Spring Break
March 10Residence halls reopen at 9 am
March 11Summer registration begins
Last day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty
Last day to convert “Incompletes” to a grade for Fall 2018
March 25Fall 2019 registration begins
April TBDFaculty and Student Awards
April 30-May 6Final Exams
May 7Residence halls close at 12 pm noon
May 8Grades due to Records & Registration by noon
May 11 (Saturday)Richard Bland College Commencement Time TBD
May 13Summer classes begin
July 4College closed for Independence Day
August 7Summer classes end
August 9Grades due to Records & Registration by noon

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Richard Bland College Vision

As an extension of William & Mary, Richard Bland College is in the vanguard of learning-outcomes based liberal arts education for university transfer and a model for testing and applying outcomes-driven solutions in higher education.

Richard Bland College Mission

To prepare students for university transfer through academically rigorous programs grounded in the liberal arts tradition of William & Mary and to expand access to college credentials through strategic partnerships, specialized programming, and scalable innovation.


  • Integrity & Honesty
  • Exploration & Discovery
  • Student & Faculty Engagement
  • Diversity & Openness
  • Student Engagement and Success


Shared Responsibility for Student Success

College Catalog 2018 – 2019

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