Previews

Check out the Student-Run Programming schedule for events run entirely by students, including Affinity Previews, organized by leaders of affinity groups, and Williams in our Voices, hosted by various student organizations. All Previews events are open to all admitted students.

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Sunday, April 14

4 p.m.

REGISTRATION

Weston Hall, Office of Admission and Student Financial Services
Check in with us, pick up your welcome packet and then head to the Williams Inn.

6-8 p.m.

TRANSFER & VETERAN WELCOME RECEPTION

The Log by Ramunto's, 78 Spring Street
A casual dinner and chance to talk to faculty, current students and staff.

6-8 p.m.

PURPLE KEY FAIR

Chandler Gymnasium 
Meet student leaders from many of our 150+ clubs, causes, teams and organizations.

8:15-9:45 p.m.

JAMBOREE

Chapin Hall 
A performance sampler of singing, instrumental, comedy and dance groups. Not to be missed!

10-11:15 p.m.

STONE HILL MOONLIGHT HIKE (CANCELED)

Departs from Paresky Center steps
Canceled because of weather. Feel free to come to the Social in Goodrich instead!

10-11:15 p.m.

SOCIAL (students only)

Goodrich Coffee Bar
Enjoy a relaxing evening of snacks, beverages, games and good conversation, hosted by Minority Coalition (MinCo) affinity groups and other student affinity groups. This event also kicks off Affinity Previews—programming organized by students and open to all!

Monday, April 15

8:15-8:50 a.m.

TRANSFER & VETERAN STUDENT PANEL

Weston Hall, Office of Admission and Student Financial Services
Hear from current students in a discussion moderated by Dean Tamanika Steward and ask any questions you may have.

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

CLASS VISITS (students only)

Various locations, pre-registration required
Please register for no more than two classes. Arrive five minutes early, silence your phone and plan to stay for the entire class.

9-10 a.m.

WELCOME ADDRESS

Chapin Hall
Maud Mandel, President and Professor of History
José Constantine, Associate Professor of Geosciences
Hannah Yoon '25
Michael Fallon '24

10-10:30 a.m.

TRANSFER CREDIT OVERVIEW

Hopkins Hall, room 205
Registrar, Kath Dunlop, will provide a detailed overview and answer your questions about your transfer credits. Session offered again at 1 p.m.

10:15-11 a.m.

FINANCIAL AID AT WILLIAMS: HELPING STUDENTS THRIVE

Weston Hall, Office of Admission and Student Financial Services
Ashley Bianchi, director of student financial services, and Twink Williams Burns ’06, strategic advisor for admission and financial aid community engagement, will highlight the unique and atypical financial support that students receive during their time at Williams.

If you would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment with your student financial services advisor, in person or virtually, please schedule via the links on our Meet Our Team page.

10:15-11:30 a.m.

PERFORMING ARTS TOUR

Begins in Chapin Hall and concludes in the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance 

10:15-11:30 a.m.

SCIENCE CENTER TOUR (also offered at 1:30 p.m.)

Begins on the Science Quad

10:15-11:30 a.m.

CAMPUS TOUR

Departs from the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance

11:30-1:30 p.m.

AFFINITY-WIDE LUNCH (students only)

Dodd Hall
Hear from MinCo affinity group and other student leaders about their work to create an inclusive community on campus.

11:30-1:30 p.m.

LUNCH (students and families)

Chandler Gymnasium
Enjoy lunch and connect with members of the admission and student financial services team.

12-1 p.m.

JEWISH RELIGIOUS CENTER LUNCH & OPEN HOUSE (students and families)

Jewish Religious Center, behind Weston Hall
Take a tour of the Jewish Religious Center and meet with student leaders from the Williams College Jewish Association (WCJA) over lunch. Learn about Jewish life on campus, meet our Jewish Chaplain, Rabbi Seth Wax, and have your questions answered.

12-1 p.m.

INTERFAITH OPEN HOUSE

Thompson Memorial Chapel, bottom level
Meet with campus religious groups to learn how students experience and practice their faith.

1-1:30 p.m.

TRANSFER CREDIT OVERVIEW

Hopkins Hall, room 205
Registrar, Kath Dunlop, will provide a detailed overview and answer your questions about your transfer credits. Session offered again at 1 p.m.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

SCIENCE CENTER TOUR

Begins on the Science Quad

1:30-2:30 p.m.

VISUAL ARTS TOUR

Begins at the W.L.S. Spencer Studio Art Building; tour will include the studio art space and the Williams College Museum of Art

1:30-2:30 p.m.

WILLIAMS AS A LAUNCHPAD

’62 Center for Theatre and Dance (MainStage)
Learn about how the ’68 Center for Career Exploration and the Center for Learning in Action help students explore career paths, internship opportunities, graduate school and more.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

CAMPUS TOUR

Departs from the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance

2-3 p.m.

DAVIS CENTER OPEN HOUSE

Davis Center
Drop by our new, beautiful space to learn how the Davis Center advances broad campus engagement with complex issues of identity, history, and cultures as they affect intellectual, creative and social life.

2-4 p.m.

CLASS OF '66 ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE

Class of '66 Environmental Center
Stop by to learn about how the center serves as an inspirational model, knowledge hub and testing ground for sustainability practices and learning that embody the principles of environmental justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.

2:15-3:15 p.m.

CHAPLAINS' OFFICE OPEN HOUSE

Paresky Center Reading Room (2nd Floor)
Meet with the staff from the Chaplains' Office to learn how students are supported in their faith journeys at Williams.

2:45-3:30 p.m.

MAKING THE MOST OF WILLIAMS: PERSPECTIVES FROM ACROSS CAMPUS

’62 Center for Theatre and Dance (MainStage)
Gretchen Long, dean of the college, and Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes ’99, vice president for institutional diversity, equity and inclusion, will answer your questions about the transition to college, residential life, academic resources, inclusion and services that promote student wellness on campus.

3-5 p.m.

ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE

Chandler Gymnasium
Williams offers 65 areas of study across three academic divisions: languages and the arts, social sciences, and science and mathematics. Meet with professors to discuss classes, curriculum, research opportunities, major requirements and other aspects of academic life at Williams.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

CAMPUS TOUR

Departs from the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance

4-5 p.m.

GOT QUESTIONS?

'62 Center for Theatre and Dance (Lobby)
Mingle with admission and student financial services staff, and ask those final questions over refreshments!

Need a place to destress?
The Office of Accessible Education and the Disabled Student Union are offering spaces for relaxation, quiet activities, and allergen-friendly snacks. Visit the second floor of Greylock Hall from 11-3 if you need a quiet break. The space is accessible via stairs and a lift.

Lost something?
Found items will be brought to Campus Safety Services, located in the basement of Hopkins Hall.

Need help?
In the event of an emergency, call Campus Safety Services at 413.597.4444. For non-emergencies, text or call Dean Mendes: 518.935.3833 or Mike Byrns: 410.980.9553.