Established in 1995. Built for William & Mary’s 300th birthday, the final academic building on the left side of the Sunken Garden is McGlothlin-Street Hall, which is home to the Departments of Computer Science, Applied Sciences, and Geology. With 13 miles of fiber optic cable running through the building, thanks to generous gifts from MCI and Sony, McGlothlin-Street Hall is the most wired and technologically advanced building on campus.Each year, between fifteen and twenty Computer Science majors are published in national journals and reports alongside faculty members. Comp Sci majors have many technology-based competitions. A highlight of the year is our annual Hack-a-Thon, TribeHack, where students compete against one another to showcase their technological skills. W&M offers Applied Science as a minor, which is a great academic opportunity for those considering graduate programs in engineering. W&M also has a graduate program in Applied Science. Geology students have field-study opportunities through field trips to Virginia’s Piedmont, Blue Ridge, and Appalachian regions. More recently, geology students were able to study abroad on trips to Oman, Norway, and the Bahamas. As a capstone to their W&M education, Geology majors complete a research-based thesis. Between Washington and McGlothlin-Street Halls on your left, you will see a statue of Thomas Jefferson, a gift from the University of Virginia to celebrate W&M’s tercentenary anniversary in 1993. Thomas Jefferson enrolled at William & Mary on March 25, 1760, and went on to found his own university (UVA) in 1819. “T.J”, as he is affectionately called, is among the many statues around campus and in Colonial Williamsburg that reflect the proud history of our university and town. Turn left, walk past the Thomas Jefferson statue, and go down the stairs on your left. At the bottom of the stairs, follow the brick path straight ahead and up another set of stairs towards the residence hall in front of you, Barrett Hall, with the large wrap-around porch.