|William and Mary is the nation's second oldest college, and was chartered February 8, 1693. The Sir Christopher Wren Building at the College is the oldest academic building in continuous use within the United States. The original Wren building was constructed between 1695 and 1699, before Williamsburg was even founded, and the Virginia colony's capital was still located at Jamestown. Though the building has been destroyed three times by fire, each time it has been rebuilt, with the current building dating from 1862.
The campus spreads across 1,200 acres. The "Ancient Campus" section adjoins Colonial Williamsburg, and has been restored to its 18th century appearance.
There are currently about 7,650 students enrolled at this liberal arts College, with over 5,700 undergraduates. The college has a faculty of 567 and maintains an impressive student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.
If you have a student enrolled at the College of William and Mary, a stay at the Inn at 802 couldn't be more convenient. We are located just across the street! Make your reservations early for Parents Weekend.
The library at the College of William and Mary.
Photo by Eliot.