The Richard Bland College of William & Mary campus consists of approximately 800 acres of land with 16 buildings totaling nearly 345,000 gross square feet. The East Campus in Prince George County is notable for its signature pecan groves and the historic, white-washed buildings that supported a dairy farm until the early 1900s, and later a state hospital. Today, in addition to the Asian Water Garden and Barn Theatre, campus services and administration occupy the East Campus. The West Campus in Dinwiddie County is the center of student and academic life. In addition to the library and academic buildings, athletic and recreation facilities and residence halls are located on the West Campus.
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Social Sciences, Humanities, & English Building (SSHE)
First Floor: classrooms, faculty offices, auditorium
Second Floor: art studio, classrooms, lounge, and writing center
James B. McNeer Hall
Science and Technology
First Floor: classrooms, labs, faculty offices, Information and Communications Technology Department offices
Second Floor: classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices
Third Floor: classrooms and labs
The Student Commons
Student Activities & Leadership, Community Room, Library, Learning Support Center, Café, and Bookstore
Office of Residence Life (Suite 104 – Freedom Hall)
First Floor: Gymnasium, Statesman Athletic Department offices
Second Floor: Physical Education classrooms and faculty offices
Sports and Recreation
Sand Volleyball Court
¼ Mile Track
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Office of the President, Provost, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management, Chief Financial Officer, Advancement, Legal, Communications, Assistant Provost for Student Life, and Provost
Human Resources, Operations, Finance, Director of Records and Registration
Enrollment Services Center
Finance, HR, Director of Records and Registration, Business Office
A vestige of the dairy farm that previously operated on the site, the Barn Theatre is a multipurpose facility that provides a unique backdrop for lectures, live performances, and events. Because of its versatility, abundant natural light, and flexible, open space, the Barn Theatre is a popular venue for retreats, workshops, conferences, weddings, and other sponsored events.
Before the establishment of Richard Bland College in 1960, the President’s House was one of two farmhouses built by the Hatcher Seward Family, who operated a dairy and cattle farm in the early 1900s. The house is nestled amongst the College’s pecan groves and Asian Water Garden. The two-story house was remodeled in the 1960s, and a distinct room for entertaining was added to the house in 2009. The room’s large glass windows give presidential guests an expansive, breathtaking view of the Asian Water Garden. A fountain with a statue of Hebe, carrier of the Torch of Youth in Greek Mythology, a gazebo, and guesthouse are also present on the grounds.
Asian Water Garden
Initiated by former President Clarence Maze Jr. in 1988, the College’s Asian Water Garden was inspired by Claude Monet’s Gardens in France. The garden was fully developed five years later in 1993 and is open to the public throughout the year. A quarter of the one-acre garden is underwater. There are two waterfalls, two Japanese-style bridges, a pier, a garden path, benches, and a cupola. Lotus, Iris, Cattails, Clover, Papyrus, Plantain, and Thalia are just a few of the water plants. Shrubs, bog plants, and beds of Daylilies, Peonies, Irises, and numerous other plants surround the pond. Pecan, Japanese Maples, Cherry, Maple, and Dogwood Trees encase the garden.
Chief of Police, Campus Safety, Dispatch
Director of Operations & Capital Assets, Events Coordinator, Maintenance
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