COVID-19 Code of Conduct

As members of the William & Mary Law School community, we must all conduct ourselves in a manner that ensures the health and safety of everyone. In furtherance of the University’s Healthy Together commitment, we must all do our part to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19. As stated at the university’s Student Accountability & Consequences website, “Violations of this personal commitment endanger our collective well-being and will result in disciplinary action.”

Pursuant to William & Mary’s Student Code of Conduct, students are expected to behave in a manner that does not endanger the health or safety of another person.

All students are expected to follow proper protocols on face covering and social distancing both while on and off campus. Keeping the Law School open and accessible to students is contingent on students understanding and adhering to these requirements.

Specifically, students are expected to:

  1. Wear a face covering while on campus, whether indoors or, when six feet of distance cannot be continuously maintained, outdoors as well.
  2. Follow social distancing protocols that call for six feet of distancing.
  3. Wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  4. Wipe down surfaces after use in the classroom, library, journal, Moot Court and SBA offices and anywhere in the Law School.
  5. Follow proper protocols when away from the William & Mary campus, including in off-campus residences.
  6. Avoid social situations where social distancing cannot be practiced. This means avoiding “super spreader” events such as mass gatherings and heavily attended social gatherings held in close quarters.
  7. When coming to the Law School building, show your ID to the attendant at the door and be cleared for entry.
Following a report of conduct inconsistent with this policy, the Associate Dean for Student & Academic Services will communicate with the affected student; subsequent actions will depend on the specific circumstances and are subject to the discretion of the Associate Dean and the relevant regulations, laws, and William & Mary policies.

Consistent with university policy, confirmed violations of this policy will potentially subject the student to actions including, but not limited to the following:

  • Revocation of access to campus buildings and activities
  • Transfer into all-remote sections of courses
  • A COVID conduct flag on your transcript
  • Probation
  • Deferred suspension or suspension
  • Permanent dismissal