Williams Alumni Bicentennial

Watch 200 Years of the SOA

We're turning 200!

You—yes, you!—are an important part of this story.
The history of the Society of Alumni has been written by all of us. Learn about our incredible journey, and join us in looking forward.

There's a Place for You. Explore the Bicentennial's purpose and monthly themes.

Event Spotlight

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Purple Prose Author Talk: Amanda Eyre Ward ’94

7/13/2021 at 12:00pm ET

Grab your copy of our summer reading selection The Jetsetters, and register now for a special talk featuring the New York Times bestselling author Amanda Eyre Ward ’94 in conversation with writer and life coach Zahie El Kouri ’93.

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The Gifts of Summer: July Mini-Retreat

7/28/2021 at 12:00pm ET

Join facilitator Liana Thompson Knight ’01 for a two-hour mini-retreat in July using the metaphor of summer’s gifts as an entry point to deep reflection, stillness and renewal. Liana is a Circle of Trust® facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal®.

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The Gifts of Summer: August Mini-Retreat

8/10/2021 at 7:00pm ET

Join facilitator Liana Thompson Knight ’01 for a two-hour mini-retreat in August using the metaphor of summer’s gifts as an entry point to deep reflection, stillness and renewal. Liana is a Circle of Trust® facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal®.

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Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife with Barbara Bradley Hagerty ’81

8/19/2021 at 12:00pm ET

Join Barbara Bradley Hagerty ’81 for a talk on her most recent book, Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife. Barbara is a New York Times best-selling author, contributing editor to the Atlantic, and a former NPR correspondent for 18 years

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Every Person
Has a Story (EPHS!)

What does it mean to you to be a Williams alum?

Ephs on the Mooove

Meeting alumni where they are, sharing who they are.

July 1-31: Get aboard the 'Mooover' and join a cross-country journey of two alums, Mike Rodriguez '17 and Juan Baena '06, where they bring you alumni voices from their local communities and celebrate the shared sense of connection beyond the Purple Valley.

graphic of an RV covered in bicentennial spots and logo, with one person staring out a window and another leaning against the hood

Puzzles in Purple

The Williams College Society of Alumni
Bicentennial Celebration Puzzle Hunt

You and your team of crack puzzle hunters are tasked with combing through the past, present—and maybe future—of Williams College to unlock the secrets of the Society and reveal the answer to the question, “How should we celebrate the bicentennial of the Williams College Society of Alumni?

A graphic of puzzle pieces.