Congratulations on your acceptance to Williams!
Williams Previews—Admitted Students Program
Previews Welcome Address
If you couldn’t attend Previews, you can watch the Welcome Address featuring President Adam Falk, Director of Admission Dick Nesbitt ’74, Professor Cruz ’91, and undergraduates Jay Mehta ’13 and Carrie Tribble ’13.
April 15 and 16, 2013
We hope you and your family will join us for Williams Previews on April 15 and 16. The program will give you a real sense of what life would be like as a Williams student: you can stay overnight in a dorm, eat in dining halls, participate in classes, meet faculty, and get to know students.
Meeting with Financial Aid
While the Previews program includes an overview of financial aid at Williams for all admitted students and families, if you have specific questions about your financial aid award, we encourage you to schedule a one-on-one appointment with your financial aid officer for when you’re on campus. The Office of Financial Aid will have extended hours on Sunday, April 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday, April 15 from 9:00 to 8:00 p.m., as well as appointments during its normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) on Tuesday, April 16.
Exploring Williams Beyond Previews
If you can’t make it for Previews, you’re welcome to visit anytime. Admission staff will be available to speak with admitted students from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. on weekdays from April 8 to April 26 (and we’ll have campus tours at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.).
Overnight hosting for admitted students may be available from April 7 to 11 and April 21 to 25. Please fill out our Visit Request Form at least three days before you’d like to visit. We’ll confirm your overnight stay through an email containing your host’s contact information. Questions? Please contact Admission Counselor Kellen Williams.
Lunch with an Eph
If you’re only able to visit for the day and want to hear a current student’s perspective, we invite you to have lunch with an Eph! Space is limited, so register online (with your Williams ID#) as far in advance as possible. If you have questions about the Lunch with an Eph program, contact Derrick Robertson.
Join us on Tuesday, April 9 at 9 p.m. for a Tweet-up! Have a question about Previews? Curious to hear more about life at Williams? Want to meet other admits to the Class of 2017? Follow hashtag #Williams2017 to join in. Current Williams students will be on hand to answer questions about classes, roommates, campus jobs, and more. We’ll even be giving away a Williams T-shirt or two. You can see conversations from previous Tweet-ups here.
In the meantime, you can join the student-maintained Class of 2017 Facebook community.
Other ways to explore Williams
Want to know more about the Williams community?
- Glimpse some of the amazing opportunities (think research, taking a course with just one other student and a Williams professor, and one of the most unique first-year housing systems around) available at Williams by checking out the videos in the right-hand column.
- Have questions for current students? Ask an Eph
- Get the details on who we are, where we come from, and what we do: Student Profile
- Find out about the fantastic group of students admitted to the Class of 2017.
- Dream about what you’d study: Areas of Study and Faculty
You Can Afford Williams
We’ve offered you a spot in the Class of 2017; we at Williams will make sure you can attend! Our financial aid program is among the very best in the world, meeting 100 percent of students’ demonstrated need.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our financial aid office if you have any questions. You can reach a financial aid counselor at email@example.com or 413.597.4181. The office is open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST and will have evening hours from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST on March 19, 21, and 25 and April 4, 9, 11, 18, and 23.
As a reminder, one-on-one appointments with your financial aid officer are available during Williams Previews by clicking here.
Responding to Your Offer of Admission
Please let us know by May 1 whether or not you plan to attend Williams. You can respond to our offer of admission and/or submit your enrollment deposit online.
Once you’ve enrolled, the Dean’s Office will be in touch with information about housing, registering for courses, academic advising and more. Visit the Dean’s Office website for a snapshot of what to expect in the coming weeks.
Have Questions That Aren’t Answered Here?
Admission officers are happy to answer—by phone or email—any questions. Please feel free to contact your regional admission representative.