Walk Across Campus
The Walk Across Campus immediately precedes the commencement ceremony at the College of William and 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.
- SCRC File.
- W&M Homecoming 2009: College Traditions, Louise Kale and Samuel Sadler.
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