Life Outside the Classroom

Campus Life and Williamsburg

Ask anyone with an MBA and they will surely recount stories of staying up late to polish presentations, study for exams and prepare cases for five different classes.

The stories are all true, but that's what you're investing in -- the preparation you need to be not only a manager, but also a visionary business leader. The Mason School MBA Program will no doubt be a tough academic challenge, but it isn't all about the work.

The historic William and Mary Campus takes visitors through more than 300 years of history and tradition. We are located in the heart of Williamsburg, where you will find students reading, checking their email, or playing Frisbee in the Sunken Gardens, running through the scenic trails surrounding Lake Matoaka or walking the DOG (that's Duke of Gloucester Street) in Colonial Williamsburg.

You can kayak on the James River or practice your golf swing at one of the more than 20 PGA-quality golf courses nearby. At night, you can walk across the street to meet your classmates at a cafe or head to Virginia Beach, Norfolk, or Richmond, each about a 45-minute drive away. We are just over two hours from Washington D.C., and a half a day from New York City.

Yes, the MBA program will be demanding. Yes, you will spend a lot of time on projects and coursework, preparing to interview and to network with visiting executives. But you will also make lifelong friendships and have more fun than you imagined.

Here are just a few ways to take a break and relax during your time in Williamsburg:

Leisure Activities