The Greylocks Fall Mini Reunions

PrintOne 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.

September 30 – October 1, 2022

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  • Noon – 5:00pm
    Check-in for the weekend to pick up name tags, schedules, & buttons
    Main Lobby, '62 Center for Theatre & Dance

    2:00-3:15pm
    Faculty Seminar
    “Creative Thinking & The Origin of Big Ideas”
    Zachary Wadsworth, Associate Professor of Music
    Katharine Jensen, Assistant Professor of Physics
    MainStage, '62 Center for Theatre & Dance

    3:30 - 4:45pm
    Faculty Seminar
    “Mellon ‘Just Futures’ Project: Reimagining New England Histories”
    Christine DeLucia, Associate Professor of History
    Joy James, Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Humanities
    Tom Van Winkle, Williams-Mystic Executive Director
    MainStage, '62 Center for Theatre & Dance

    6:00 - 9:00pm
    Mini-Reunion Multi-Class BBQ
    Weston Athletic Complex

  • 8:00 am
    Alumni Travel Study Breakfast
    Join Williams Alumni Travel Study for a hosted breakfast, as we explore the lifelong learning opportunities available through this faculty-led program. Presented by Leila Derstine, Director of Alumni Engagement Programs. Pre-registration required.
    The Williams Inn

    9:30 am - Noon
    Check-In for the weekend to pick up name tags, schedules & buttons
    Main Lobby, '62 Center for Theatre & Dance

    10:00 - 11:15 am
    Conversation with President Maud S. Mandel
    Featuring Liz Creighton '01, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid; Pamela Franks, Class of 1956 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art; and Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes '99, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    MainStage, '62 Center for Theatre & Dance

    12:30 - 1:30 pm
    Tailgate Lunch
    Weston Athletic Complex

    1:30 pm
    Football Kick Off, Williams vs. Tufts
    Farley-Lamb Field

    2:00-4:00 pm
    Why I Never Left Williams College: Book Signing with Author & Coach Dick Farley
    Reily Room

    3:00 pm
    Student-Led Tours of Campus
    The Faculty House/Alumni Center

    4:30 pm
    Public Post-Game Reception (cash bar)
    The Log

    CLASS DINNERS ORGANIZED BY CLASS LEADERSHIP
    OR CLASSMATES ARE FREE TO MAKE THEIR OWN PLANS

  • For a full schedule of sporting events taking place on campus over Mini Reunion Weekend, please visit the Eph Sports calendar. Highlights include:

    • Women's Volleyball vs Connecticut College (Sept 30, 7 pm, Chandler Gymnasium)
    • Field Hockey vs Amherst College (Oct 1, 11 am)
    • Men's Cross Country (Oct 1, 12 pm)
    • Women's Cross Country (Oct 1, 12 pm)
    • Women's Soccer vs Amherst College (Oct 1, 12 pm, Cole Field)
    • Women's Volleyball vs Bowdoin College (Oct 1, 2 pm, Chandler Gymnasium)
    • Men's Soccer vs Amherst College (Oct 1, 2 pm, Cole Field)
  • Parking:
    • Lansing Chapman Rink parking lot – located across the street from the Weston Field Athletic Complex off 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 are available.
    Tailgating:

    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 are allowed.
    • Attendees are prohibited from bringing alcohol into Weston Field Athletic Complex.
    • Unsealed plastic or paper containers are checked with a passive alcohol detector.
    • No cans, no glass.
    • No RVs 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.

    Directions:

    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

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