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  • Swem open for Labor Day

    William & Mary will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 7. While many campus offices will be closed, classes will be held. Swem Library will be open, 8 a.m.-2 a.m.

Beyond the History Books

Slavery at William & Mary is a chapter that until recently had often been left out of written histories. From its founding in 1693 to the outbreak of the Civil War, the college owned, hired out, and rented slaves.

Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-2 a.m.