The Williams Firsts Pre-Orientation is a program designed to give incoming students and their families an early opportunity to become acclimated with Williams College. During the three-day pre-orientation program, invited incoming students will be welcomed by upper-level students and college staff focused on guiding our students’ transition to Williams. Students will connect with other incoming first-year students who have journeyed similar pathways to college, and together they will participate in community-building activities and informational workshops designed to help students thrive academically and personally at Williams. This program is by invitation and centers those students for whom coming to Williams is a significant “first.”
Williams Firsts Pre-Orientation begins a few days before Opening Day for first-year students. Invited students will receive details via email in mid-June. 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 2025
The Williams Firsts Pre-Orientation Leaders serve as resources to the incoming Firsts students and their families. They are excited to meet the newest members of the Firsts community and to make everyone feel welcomed to campus. Meet your leaders!