Everyone loves the two-dollar bill. Just like everyone loves fake journalism, movies, rockets and the Pittsburgh Steelers (at least in Pittsburgh). But William & Mary alumni get a special kick out of all five because Thomas Jefferson, Jon Stewart, six-time Oscar-nominated actress Glenn Close, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin are all members of the Tribe. Yes, Tribe Pride is an oddly powerful thing.
W&M graduating classes join a global alumni community with more than 82,000 active members. We descend on Williamsburg every October for Homecoming, root for the football team with embarrassing fervor, and strike up a conversation with absolutely anyone absolutely anywhere wearing a W&M t-shirt.
Come to W&M and be proud.
William & Mary fans celebrate with the Griffin during a homecoming football game.
Two students pose with Thomas Jefferson, a statue given to us by the University of Virginia.
"Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age," Jon Stewart '84 told the audience during his 2004 Commencement address.
Mike Tomlin '93, head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, was the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl. He told graduates during his 2008 Commencement address to be ridiculous dreamers and to make the conscious daily decisions needed to make those dreams a reality.
Archaeologists dig up the grounds of a residence hall in search of the "smoking lunchbox"—a term for a material-culture connection between the 18th-century Bray School and a building still in use on campus.