Williams SoA Bicentennial Events

Upcoming Events

You're officially invited! Join us for digital-first programs celebrating the Society of Alumni Bicentennial. These events are designed to be thematic, organized, relevant and enjoyable—and each month will usher in a new theme for exploration and engagement.

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purple spot graphic with text that reads as November, Home! For the closing of the bicentennial, this is an invitation for all Ephs to return "home" and re-engage as a Society that looks to the next 200 years and supports fellow alumni, students, parents, and friends.

Purple Prose Author Talk: Meg Lowman ’76

Find your copy of our October-December “All Alum-Authors” reading selection The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us, and register now for a special talk featuring “real life Lorax” Meg Lowman ’76 in conversation with Tom Jorling. Tom previously served as Director of the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College, Assistant Administrator for Water programs at the Environmental Protection Agency, and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

You do not need to be a member of Purple Prose: A Book Club for Ephs to attend this author talk, but you can join the online forum at any time to connect with fellow alumni and members of the Eph community as we read and discuss The Arbornaut from October 14 to December 16. Participation in Purple Prose Book Club is free – you just need a copy of the book!

Meg Lowman and Book Cover of Arbornaut with green trees

Puzzles in Purple: Behind the Scenes

Join Greg Pliska ’84 for a look behind the scenes of the 11-part, 10-month Puzzles in Purple series, organized in honor of the Bicentennial of the Society of Alumni. Greg and his team of alumni constructors will talk about the process of creating a multi-part puzzle hunt, reveal the solutions for each puzzle, and announce the grand prize winners.

Purple puzzle