International student support
RBC staff and faculty understand that the transition to university level study can be challenging and we recognize the importance of meeting your academic and personal needs during your studies.
Learn More About The RBC Student Experience
Learner Mentors are members of the RBC Student Success Team. Working closely with GSSP staff, Learner Mentors will explain course prerequisites, degree path requirements, transfer options, and help you develop a personalized study plan to ensure that all required courses are satisfactorily completed.
The Exceptional Student Experience
The Exceptional Student Experience at Richard Bland College helps first and second term students to become academically oriented while introducing students to resources and technology for advising, registration, and college support services.
When you come to Richard Bland College of William & Mary you bring your passions, hobbies, and academic skills with you. Student organizations are the best places for you meet other like-minded students. You can join an established student organization or start your own. Immersing yourself this way helps enhance your student experience and develops leadership skills. Some recent student clubs and organizations include:
- Anime Club
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
- Business and Economics Club
- History Club
- International Club
- LGBT+ Club
- RBC Striders Running, Walking & Fitness Club
- The Musical Statesmen
- Soccer Club
- RBC Debate Team
Athletics and Recreation
Richard Bland College has a picturesque campus with hiking and biking trails. It is minutes away from rivers, golf courses, state parks, and more.
The college is also home to several competitive sports teams, including:
- Baseball (M)
- Basketball (M, W)
- Cross Country (W)
- Soccer (M, W)
- Softball (W)
- Beach volleyball (W)
- Track and Field (W)
- Volleyball (W)
The Richard Bland College Library is a comfortable, welcoming facility with a designated a quiet study area. The library is open Monday to Friday with onsite librarian staff assistance.
College can sometimes feel overwhelming, but we’re here to help. You may seek counseling for many reasons, including personal concerns that might interrupt your learning on campus or hinder your progress. You might seek counseling because you are facing a difficult situation and need a trustworthy individual to help you achieve mental clarity as you sort through your feelings. Counseling services are offered to Richard Bland College of William & Mary students at no cost.
The information shared between you and your counselor is completely confidential. Rare exceptions are made for safety or if concern for your well-being is in question. If you need more extensive mental health services, you may request a referral to another agency in the community.
The mission of the Richard Bland College Department of Campus Safety & Police is to provide a safe and secure living, learning, and working environment for the College community. The Department is staffed by certified police officers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Student and Academic Support Services
- Personalized academic advising
- Social activities including membership in the International Club
- Tutoring and writing labs
- Small, interactive classes
- Transfer school education
- TOEFL preparation
- 24/7 emergency assistance