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The '''Walk Across Campus''' immediately precedes the [[commencement]] ceremony. It currently begins with the graduates gathering in front of the [[Wren Building]] for a brief ceremony, walking through the building's central hallway, and finally walking across campus to [[William and Mary Hall]] where the commencement ceremony is held. The walk across campus is led by the outgoing Student Association president who carries the [[College Mace]] and by the faculty marshalls. It was first held in May 1978.
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The '''Walk Across Campus''' immediately precedes the [[commencement]] ceremony at [[William & Mary]]. It currently begins with the graduates gathering in front of the [[Wren Building]] for a brief ceremony, walking through the building's central hallway, and finally walking across campus to [[William and Mary Hall]] where the commencement ceremony is held. The walk across campus is led by the outgoing Student Association president who carries the [[College Mace]] and by three honorary faculty marshalls. It was first held in May 1978. Former Vice President of Student Affairs [[W. Samuel Sadler]] stated the inspiration for the Walk Across Campus was Brown University's own tradition.[http://vimeo.com/7730489]
  
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*[http://vimeo.com/7730489 W&M Homecoming 2009: College Traditions], Louise Kale and Samuel Sadler.
  
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Latest revision as of 16:50, 9 September 2019

The Walk Across Campus immediately precedes the commencement ceremony at William & Mary. It currently begins with the graduates gathering in front of the Wren Building for a brief ceremony, walking through the building's central hallway, and finally walking across campus to William and Mary Hall where the commencement ceremony is held. The walk across campus is led by the outgoing Student Association president who carries the College Mace and by three honorary faculty marshalls. It was first held in May 1978. Former Vice President of Student Affairs W. Samuel Sadler stated the inspiration for the Walk Across Campus was Brown University's own tradition.[1]

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The SCRC welcomes various forms of support from friends and supporters. Here at the SCRC Wiki we welcome visitors to share what you may know about our collections as well as the traditions, history, and people of William & Mary based on your research or personal experience.

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Questions? Contact the Special Collections Research Center at spcoll@wm.edu or 757-221-3090, or visit the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at William & Mary.

A Note About The Contents Of This Wiki
The information available in this wiki is the best available from known documents and sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. Information in this wiki is not complete as new information continues to be uncovered in Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center and elsewhere. Researchers are strongly encouraged to use the Special Collections search tools for their research as the information contained in this wiki is by no means comprehensive.