Vol. 28 Iss. 9 - January 02, 2012

Chapter 20
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The College of William and Mary is exempt from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4002 A 6 of the Code of Virginia, which exempts educational institutions operated by the Commonwealth.

Title of Regulation: 8VAC115-20. Weapons on Campus (adding 8VAC115-20-10, 8VAC115-20-20, 8VAC115-20-30).

Statutory Authority: § 23-44 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: January 3, 2012.

Agency Contact: Kiersten Boyce, Compliance and Policy Officer, College of William & Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187, telephone (757) 221-2743, or email


The regulation establishes the weapons limitation policy at the College of William & Mary. No changes were made to the regulation since publication of the proposed regulation.


8VAC115-20-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Police officer" means law-enforcement officials appointed pursuant to Article 3 (§ 15.2-1609 et seq.) of Chapter 16 and Chapter 17 (§ 15.2-1700 et seq.) of Title 15.2, Chapter 17 (§ 23-232 et seq.) of Title 23, Chapter 2 (§ 29.1-200 et seq.) of Title 29.1, or Chapter 1 (§ 52-1 et seq.) of Title 52 of the Code of Virginia or sworn federal law-enforcement officers.

"University property" means any property owned, leased, or controlled by the College of William & Mary in Virginia, including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

"Weapon" means any firearm or any other weapon listed in § 18.2-308 A of the Code of Virginia.

8VAC115-20-20. Possession of weapons prohibited.

Possession or carrying of any weapon by any person, except a police officer or an individual authorized pursuant to university policy, is prohibited on university property in academic buildings, administrative buildings, student residence and student life buildings, or dining or athletic facilities, or while attending an official university event, such as an athletic, academic, social, recreational or educational event, or on vessels that are university property. Entry upon such university property in violation of this prohibition is expressly forbidden.

8VAC115-20-30. Person lawfully in charge.

In addition to individuals authorized by university policy, College of William & Mary police officers are lawfully in charge for the purposes of forbidding entry upon or remaining upon university property while possessing or carrying weapons in violation of this prohibition.

VA.R. Doc. No. R12-3015; Filed December 13, 2011, 12:35 p.m.