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.
Windows on Williams
Are you a member of the high school graduating class of 2014 who would like to visit campus but can’t afford it? Learn more about WOW.
Attend a Class
If you visit during the academic year, feel free to sit in on a class. The Office of Admission has a list of courses that are open to visiting students. Be sure to arrive a few minutes before class to introduce yourself to the professor.
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 the night in a first-year entry, we are happy to host you during the fall of your senior year. Overnight visits are available Sunday through Thursday between September 16 and November 25, excluding October 13-17. Sorry, but we can’t accommodate Friday and Saturday night stays.
Fill out our Visit Request Form at least 10 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 Assistant Director of Admission Kellen Williams.
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!