The earliest known school colors of the College of William and Mary were orange and white as early as 1898 through 1923. See the Colonial Echo, p. 1.
From 1911 through the beginning of the 1923 football season, the school colors were orange and black. Originally, the colors orange and white were derived from William III (orange) and the white rose of York associated with Queen Mary II. In 1908, the colors of the