Questions & Answers

Contact Us

Dave Johnson, Dean of First-Year Students
PO Box 518
Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 597-4171
[email protected]s.edu

 

Getting Here

  • The dorms open for first-year students Monday, August 27 at 8:00am. No exceptions will be made for early arrivals.

  • Williams runs a shuttle from Albany International Airport only through Williams Motorcoach. Please note: there is no return shuttle service. Also check out the Visitors' Guide for driving directions, bus and train schedules, car rentals and other information.

  • See the Visitors' Guide for links to area accommodations (as well as restaurants and places to visit).

  • Yes! The President and his staff have set aside a short time to address parents and families who come to campus with their first-year students. The program is brief and parents are not obligated to attend. However, parents and families are encouraged to return for the more extensive Family Days program in October. But be sure to make hotel reservations for Family Days now!

Life at Williams

  • (The Family Days website will be updated in the spring.)

  • Unfortunately, there is no storage space available in your entry. However, you may ship your things to the Campus Post Office, addressed to yourself at your Student Union Box number. Packages should be marked "Hold for Arrival," shipped to arrive after Aug. 22 and limited to 25 pounds max. The College assumes no liability for items stored. Students are required to show their student ID to pick up packages.

  • Click here for the complete schedule.

  • The week between Winter Study in January and the beginning of Spring Semester in February.

  • The Deans Office provides services to students, including

        • academic advising
        • academic accommodations
        • crisis intervention
        • international student advising
        • multicultural student support
        • orientation and First-Year programs

Living on Campus

  • All the latest mailing information can be found here.

  • Student rooms are furnished with a bed and mattress, desk and chair, bureau, and bookshelves. As space permits, College-owned furniture may be stored in storage rooms. Students are responsible for returning college furniture to its original position in the room when vacating. See the Bell Book.

  • Mattresses used at Williams measure 36" x 80" (twin extra-long). Students may provide their own linen or arrange to use a linen exchange service provided by a local firm. Williams DOES NOT supply pillows...you must bring your own.

  • Check with Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T -- most of these providers have fairly good service throughout campus and much of the Berkshires. Just remember to TURN OFF YOUR PHONE when you’re in class! If you need a landline, more information can be found here.

  • No. Limited parking space makes it impossible to allow first-year students to have cars. First-year students will be required to acknowledge this policy as directed by Campus Safety and Security http://security.williams.edu/?page_id=363.

Academic/Campus Resources/Technical Questions

  • Instructions for activating your Williams email can be found here.

  • Insurance questions : Gallagher/Koster Insurance 800-406-5205 or www.gallagherkoster.com

    Health questions: Either email Heather DeMarsico or call 413-597-3166.