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The Campus

The Campus

Responsible for Maintenance: Chief Operations Officer

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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West Campus

Academic Village

Ernst Hall
First Floor: classrooms, faculty offices, auditorium, and Provost’s Office
Second Floor: art studio, classrooms, lounge, and Writing Center

James B. McNeer Hall
Science and Technology
First Floor: classrooms, labs, faculty offices, Statesman Technical Assistance Center, Department of Information and Communications Technology offices, Math & Science Tutoring Center
Second Floor: classrooms, labs, faculty offices
Third Floor: classrooms and labs

Outdoor: Nature Trail

The Student Commons
Office of Campus Engagement, Library Services, Student Success Center, Counseling Services, Parsons Café,

Student Village

Patriot Hall

Freedom Hall
Office of Residence Life (Suite 104 – Freedom Hall)

Athletic Village

Statesman Hall
First Floor: gymnasium, Department of Athletics offices
Second Floor: weight room, Department of Athletics offices

Field House

Sports and Recreation
Sand volleyball court
Tennis courses
Softball field
Soccer/multi-purpose field
Quarter-mile track

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East Campus

Maze Hall
Offices of the President, Chief Business Officer, Advancement, Legal Counsel, Communications, Marketing, and Government Relations

Commerce Hall

Pecan Hall
Office of Financial Aid, Office of Human Resource Management, Records & Registration Office, Cashier’s Office, Office of Admissions

Barn Theatre
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.

President’s House
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.

Police Department
Chief of Police, Department of Campus Safety & Police, Dispatch

Property Management
Chief Operations Officer



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