Home-Early Decision 2021

WELCOME

Being admitted to Williams is no small feat–we hope you take some time to celebrate. We're so glad you'll be an Eph!

Over the next few months this site will be updated frequently with content just for you—new videos, stories and other ways to connect with the Williams community—so make sure to bookmark it!

This spring, there will be a variety of in-person and virtual opportunities to continue to explore Williams and get to know the students, faculty and staff who’ll shape your experience over the next few years. See below for more information about Williams Previews, our program for admitted students in April.

You can respond to your offer of admission by logging in to your My Williams Account.

CAMPUS TOUR

A VIRTUAL VISIT TO WILLIAMS

We encourage you to take a deep dive into the campus experience with our virtual tour, hosted by current Williams students...in under 10 minutes!

SAVE THE DATE

Participation in these events is entirely optional, but we'd love to see you!

CLASS HANGOUTS 
December 15, 2021 @ 9 a.m. or 8 p.m. ET

Meet other newly admitted Ephs and current students in these Zoom hangouts. Join us here at 9 a.m. or here at 8 p.m.

WILLIAMS PREVIEWS
APRIL 2022

While the schedule of events will remain tentative until we have a better sense of the public health landscape, we very much hope to welcome admitted students and families to campus for Williams Previews on April 11-12, 2022. Virtual Previews will be held on April 14-15, 2022, and details about both programs will be shared in March.

In the meantime, please note that we are operating under the assumption that we won’t be able to host admitted students overnight in dorms this spring. Should that change, we’ll communicate as soon as possible, but if you are interested in making plans in advance, you can find information on airports and room blocks at local hotels here. We encourage you to make refundable reservations.

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"We respectfully acknowledge that Williams College stands on the ancestral homelands of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, who are the indigenous peoples of the region now called Williamstown. Following tremendous hardship after being forced from their valued homelands, they continued as a sovereign Tribal Nation in Wisconsin, which is where they reside today. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all." ...

Today we introduce you to Cailin ‘21, a pre-med student who has taken a Biomedical Ethics tutorial with Prof Julie Pedroni:

“I originally took BME because, as a pre-med student, I've long been interested in looking at medicine and treatment from an ethics perspective (for example, triage and deciding which patients get treatment when resources are limited). While the course content itself was amazing, I took away a lot more from the class than just having a better understanding of medical ethics. My tutorial instructor and partner helped me to become much more confident in myself in an academic setting. I learned that it is okay to share thoughts and ideas that could be wrong (it's actually encouraged) and that I am capable of so much more than I thought! Oftentimes the course had difficult readings and sources, and I would go into the class worried that I would have nothing to contribute, but my partner would be in the same boat! It was always nice to come into the tutorial knowing I was not alone and to work through the sources together.” #explorewilliamscollege
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This week on #Ephsdropping, we met Gigi and Caroline ‘23, sipping their iced coffees and basking in the glow of the Purple Valley. Caroline is heading to Vienna for the spring semester, and they were reflecting on what felt like the quick jump from freshman to junior year during the pandemic: ”Oh my gosh, we feel so old!” 💜🐮💛 ...

About two weeks ago, you got a glimpse into Michael’s “Dangerous Music” tutorial. Today we introduce you to Jadon Cooper ‘22. “I'm in a tutorial called Heliophysics right now with a junior astrophysics major. We've been learning about all aspects of the sun, from its atmosphere to helioseismology, which is the study of the core of the sun through oscillations. It's been nice flexing a different skill set in this STEM/Division 3 class. Since the tutorial is presentation-based, we have no exams or problem sets. It forces me to understand the material in a different way, and I've found I really enjoy this way of engaging with astronomy.
Most of the work is doing readings and outside research for a given topic each week. The professor provides us with some readings, but we’re encouraged to do our own research on the subject and bring in other sources.” #explorewilliamscollege
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