The Greylocks Fall Mini Reunions


The Greylocks Fall Mini Reunions
September 28 – September 29, 2018

One weekend each fall, The Greylocks (the post-50th classes of the Society of Alumni) gather in Williamstown for a series of mini reunions. Classes from 1945 through the current 50th reunion classes descend on the Purple Valley for a weekend of faculty lectures, class dinners, sporting events, entertainment by the Williams College Jazz Band, and a tailgate lunch on Weston Field before Saturday’s football game.

The following classes have organized individual class dinners during the 2018 weekend: 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966

All other classes are encouraged to attend but have elected not to organize any dinners this year; classmates are free to make their own arrangements.

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The Greylocks Fall Mini Reunions
September 28 – September 29, 2018

FRIDAY, September 28, 2018

9:00AM – 6:00PM Check In for the weekend to pick up name tags, schedules, and buttons, The Alumni Center (Faculty Club lower level)

2:00PM Swarms, Models, and the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics, Faculty Lecture presented by Chad Topaz, Professor of Mathematics, 62 Center: MainStage

3:30PM Rendering Histories Visible: An Exhibition on the Historical Connections Between Williams College and Hawai’i. Presentation on current exhibit at Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) featuring Sonnett Coggins, Interim Deputy Director, WCMA and Kailani Polzak, Assistant Professor of Art. Introduction by Pamela Franks, new Class of 1956 Director of WCMA, ’62 Center: MainStage


9:00PM Concert by the Williams College Reunion Jazz Band with a cash bar, The Faculty Club

SATURDAY, September 29, 2018

9:30AM – NOON Check In for weekend to pick up name tags, schedules & buttons, ’62 Center: MainStage Lobby

10:00AM Conversation with President Maud S. Mandel. Introduction by Wendy Hopkins ’72, former Director of Alumni Relations. Moderated by Paul Neely ’68, former Williams Trustee (1995-2009) and Chair of the Ephraim Williams Society. ’62 Center: MainStage

11:15AM Healthcare Delivery in a Developing World, Alumni Panel featuring Dr. John McGill ’71, Emergency Medicine Doctor, Hennepin Healthcare (MN) & former President, Doctors Without Borders; Dr. Walter Schlech ’71, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Dalhousie University & Member, Academic Alliance of Africare; and Bob Schwed ’71, Retired Senior Partner, Wilmer Hale & Board Member, Kupona Foundation (Tanzania). Moderated by Laura Estes ’71, Former Williams Trustee (1998-2003) and Member, Board of Directors, Hartford Healthcare. ’62 Center: MainStage

Coffee and Tea available before the lecture at 9:30AM

12:30PM Tailgate Lunch, Weston Athletic Complex

1:30PM Football Kick Off, Williams vs. Trinity, Farley-Lamb Field

2:00PM WCMA Highlights Tour with Student Guides, (meet in WCMA foyer to be assigned to a tour group) Williams College Museum of Art

3:00PM Faculty-led Tour of the New Science Center, (meet in Eco Cafe, Science Center, to be assigned to a tour group; session will culminate with Q&A with science faculty members in Wege Auditorium) Eco Cafe, Schow Atrium

4:30PM Public Post-Game ReceptionThe Log


Tailgating Rules at Football Games at Farley-Lamb Field at Williams College

    • Lansing Chapman Rink parking lot – located across the street from the Weston Field Athletic Complex off of Latham Street. Handicap spots available.
    • Lot off Water Street – ample parking is available just around the corner. A 5 minute walk to the Weston Field Athletic Complex.
    • Lot inside Weston complex — tailgating spots will be available inside the gates of the Weston Field Athletic Complex adjacent to Farley-Lamb Field on grass. First come, first serve basis. Handicap spots available.

Tailgating is available on the grass adjacent to Farley-Lamb Field.

For football games, the gates to Weston open at 10:00 AM. For Homecoming, Weston gates open at 8:00 AM.

  • First come, first serve basis. No reservations.
  • No charcoal grills allowed.
  • Attendees prohibited from bringing alcohol into Weston Field Athletic Complex.
  • Unsealed plastic or paper containers checked with a passive alcohol detector.
  • No cans, no glass.
  • No RV’s or similar large vehicles.

Visiting Teams:

Visiting teams will be housed on the east side of the Team Support Building, closest to the Taconic Golf Club parking lot. For convenience, supporters of visiting teams are encouraged to utilize the space in that surrounding area. Public restrooms are available under the main grandstand.


If using GPS, the following address will bring you to the Weston Field Athletic Complex:

  • Tailgating – use main grandstand address: 71 Latham Street, Williamstown MA 01267
  • Bus drop off – use Team Support Building address: 75 Meacham Street, Williamstown MA 01267

Weston Athletic Complex Layout & Parking