First Generation Pre-Orientation

The First Gen Pre-Orientation is an exciting program designed to give incoming first gen students and their families an early opportunity to become acclimated with Williams College. During the three-day pre-orientation program students will connect with various faculty, staff, and upper class first gen students. In addition, the program will have facilitated workshops and activities designed to help students thrive academically and personally at Williams.

Pre-Orientation Details
First-Gen Pre-Orientation begins a few days before Opening Day for first-year students.  First-gen students will receive invitations to attend this Pre-Orientation via email by the end of May.  Please be sure to respond to this invitation so we can plan for your arrival.  Once you confirm your attendance, we will share the Pre-Orientation schedule and lots of other information to get you ready to join us in August.

First Gen Pre-Orientation Leaders for the Class of 2022
The First Gen Pre-Orientation Leaders serve as resources to the incoming first gen students and their families. They possess a strong base knowledge of the overall Williams experience and have a genuine interest in being resources and building an engaged first gen community at Williams. Meet your leaders!

And it doesn’t end with orientation! For more information about all of the great First Generation Initiatives we have to offer throughout the year, click here!