You can look at all the pictures you want, but nothing will give you a better sense of Williams than a visit to campus. Tour. Talk to people. Attend a class. Take in the extraordinary beauty of the place and experience a little of what makes our community so special.
Campus Tours and Information Sessions
The Office of Admission is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm throughout the year and from July through October, we’re open most Saturdays, too. Campus tours and information sessions begin at the Office of Admission (no need to pre-register). The tour and information session schedule changes throughout the year so please be sure to refer to the visit calendar when planning your visit. Tours and information sessions typically last about 75 minutes each.
In addition to participating in a campus tour and information session, we encourage you to further explore the Williams community by attending a class and taking in a campus event while you’re here.
Attend a Class
If you visit during the academic year, feel free to sit in on a class. The Office of Admission can provide a schedule of courses or you may want to choose ahead of time. Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins, turn your cell phone off before entering, introduce yourself to the professor, and stay for the entire class.
Summer One-on-One Conversations
While we are happy to speak with rising high school seniors during the summer, such conversations are entirely non-evaluative and play absolutely no part in our admission decisions. To learn more about scheduling time to speak with an admission officer, please contact Terri Melville at 413.597.2211.
If you are interested in spending a night in a first-year entry, we are happy to host you during the fall of your senior year. Overnight visits available Sunday through Thursday between September and mid-November. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate visits on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Unless you are an admitted student, we are no longer receiving overnight visit requests for the 2014-2015 academic year. Please check back next fall for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Adrian Castro, Admission Counselor.
Windows on Williams
Windows on Williams (WOW) gives high school seniors the opportunity to spend three all-expenses-paid days at Williams. WOW is a selective program open to high school students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit Williams.
WOW participants stay in dorms with current students, attend classes, meet with professors, and learn about our admission process and our extraordinary financial aid program.
You can access the WOW application here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with the following priority deadlines:
• Priority deadline 1: June 15
• Priority deadline 2: July 15
• Priority deadline 3: August 15
If you have questions about WOW please email WOW@williams.edu.
Getting to Campus
Williams is an hour’s drive from Albany International Airport/Rensselaer Train Station and three hours from Boston and New York City. Information about traveling to and staying in Williamstown can be found at williams.edu/visitors/.
If you aren’t able to visit, don’t worry. Our virtual tour will provide you with an overview of campus and a sense of what it’s like to spend four years here. And of course, students and admission officers are eager to answer your questions at any time. Never hesitate to be in touch!