Reunion FAQ

For a full schedule of events visit the Reunion Schedule.

Registration Info:

Logistics:

College Housing:

Amenities:


Registration Info:

  • What is the registration deadline? 
    Online registration for reunion opens on Friday, March 16, 2018. Online registration for reunion closes on Friday, June 1, 2018. You are still welcome and encouraged to attend reunion, but please register in person when you arrive to campus at the Faculty/Alumni Center at the corner of Park Street and Route 2. For the post-50th classes, please register and check-in at Dodd House. The 25th reunion should check-in at Mission Park and the 50th Reunion should check-in at Spencer. 
  • Where do I check in when I arrive to campus?
    Stop at the Faculty House/Alumni Center (corner of Route 2 and Park Street) to pick up a schedule, class mementos, and dorm room keys. If you are in a post-50th class, check-in is located at Dodd House (the former Williams Inn). The 25th Reunion should check in at Mission Park. The 50th Reunion should check in at Horn Hall. 
  • What are check-in hours?
    Wednesday: 5-9 p.m. (50th and post-50th only)
    Thursday: 8 a.m.-midnight (50th and post-50th only) noon-midnight (all classes)
    Friday: 8 a.m.-midnight
    Saturday: 7 a.m.-midnight
    If you registered for College housing but arrive after check-in closes for the night, visit Security (Hopkins Hall, lower level) for access to your dorm room.
  • May I receive a registration refund if I have to cancel my plans to attend reunion?
    Up until two weeks prior to reunion, yes. If you need to cancel your registration and would like to receive a refund, email alumni.relations@williams.edu with your information. If you need to cancel your registration within two weeks of reunion, please email your class reunion chair directly asking permission for a refund (as due to catering counts and expenses that are determined in those final weeks, reunion chairs need to be sensitive to class budgets that might be affected by a refund). If the reunion chair approves the refund, forward the approval and your cancellation request to alumni.relations@williams.edu.

 

Logistics:

  • Where can I park on campus?
    Park in campus lots during the weekend. Larger lots are near the Hockey Rink, the Chapel, Greylock parking garage, behind Brooks House, and off Stetson Court. If parking in town lots or on town streets, please abide by posted rules as the local police will issue parking tickets.
  • I’m interested in sharing a ride. Where do I find fellow carpoolers?
    If you’re looking for a ride to town, or willing to offer one, please make use of Williams Switchboard.
  • What’s the dress code?
    Relaxed! Unless your class leaders have urged you to bring formal attire, pack your bag with comfortable summer clothes. Be sure to check the weather in the days prior to the weekend to adequately pack for rain, heat, cold, etc.

 

College Housing:

  • What is the cost to stay in on campus housing?
    The cost is $80 per BED for the entire weekend (whether you stay three nights, or one). When we say per BED, remember that the dorm beds are x-long twins. If you are bringing young children, feel free to bring sleeping bags or pack n’plays, and the kids may sleep in your room without incurring a fee as they will not be using a campus bed. Also, we do not split up families, but as many of our dorm rooms are singles, families may be housed in rooms next to one another to meet the bed needs requested.
  • Can I be housed with my friends?
    Housing is done on a first-come, first-served basis and we cannot accommodate requests for housing with friends. We do house families together. We make every effort to house class members in their class headquarters, but once the dorms are at capacity, we house you in buildings as nearby as possible. Remember, we are not a hotel and that the time spent in your on campus room is limited, as you’ll be out enjoying the campus activities!
  • Will sheets and towels be provided in the college rooms?
    Yes. No need to bring your own linens if you are staying in college housing. You will be provided basic sheets, 1 blanket, 1 pillow and 1 towel per bed registration.
  • Can I find out where I am housed on campus before I come to town for Reunion?
    Unfortunately, no, we cannot let people know in advance of Reunion weekend where they are housed. We house over 1200 people for those three days and hire a temporary employee to manage that aspect of the weekend, so the information is off-site until Reunion Weekend. Thank you for understanding.
  • Can my pet stay with me in on-campus housing?
    No, pets are not allowed in college housing. Pets are allowed on the campus grounds, but not in campus buildings unless you have a medical need. Please look for local kennels, or speak to local hotels/rentals about pet accommodations.
  • Are the rooms air conditioned? Do they have private bathrooms?
    The rooms are not air conditioned. The majority of the dorm rooms do NOT have private bathrooms. They are the same dormitories that you remember from your years as students, communal bathrooms and all!

Amenities:

  • Will the college provide babysitters during reunion? 
    Williams does not provide babysitters during reunion. We do, however, have an extensive family activities program on Saturday. Details here. You may take advantage of our Eph Kids Night Out program, group childcare, on Friday and Saturday evening of reunion from 6pm-MIDNIGHT at the Williamstown Community Preschool. Look for details in your registration form. For more information contact Sue Hamblin, Director of the Williamstown Community Preschool 413-458-4476 or wcdcc1@verizon.net. Young children must be supervised by a parent or babysitter at all events, but we provide a dorm bed, free of charge, for sitters coming with families (Let us know that your sitter is coming when you register).
  • Will I have cell-phone service in Williamstown?
    Yes.
  • How can I access the campus wireless network?
    We’ll provide you with directions on how to connect to our network upon arrival to campus.
  • Will the pool be open?
    Samuelson and Muir swimming pool will be open Thursday-Saturday afternoon from 2-5pm.


Still have questions?
Email: alumni.relations@williams.edu
tel: 413-597-4151