The Greylocks Fall Mini Reunions

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September 20 – September 21, 2019

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.

Registration HERE

  • NOON - 5:00PM Check In for the weekend to pick up name tags, schedules, and buttons
    MAIN LOBBY, '62 CENTER 

    2:00PM Encountering the Old Williams and moving along into the New with Williams College President Emeritus Francis “Frank” Oakley
    From the Cast-Iron Shore, part personal memoir and part participant-observer's educational history, details the progression of Williams from a fraternity-dominated institution in the 1950s to the leading liberal arts college it is today. Oakley relays his experiences growing up in England, Ireland, and Canada, his time as a soldier in the British Army, and his years as a student at Yale University. He combines this account with reflections on social class, the relationship between teaching and research, the shape of American higher education, and the challenge of educational leadership in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.
    MAINSTAGE, '62 CENTER 

    3:30PM Faculty Lecture with Soledad Fox, V-Nee Yeh '81 Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
    MAINSTAGE, '62 CENTER 

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

    7:00PM Volleyball vs. Trinity
    CHANDLER GYMNASIUM

    9:00PM Concert by the Williams College Reunion Jazz Band with a cash bar
    THE ORCHARDS HOTEL

  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Traveling Ephs Breakfast
    Join Williams Alumni Travel Study for a hosted breakfast, as we preview upcoming alumni tours and explore the lifelong learning opportunities available through this faculty-led program. All alumni and friends interested in learning more about alumni travel with the College are encouraged to attend. Presented by Leila Derstine, Director of Intellectual Engagement.
    FACULTY CLUB

    9:30AM – NOON Check In for weekend to pick up name tags, schedules & buttons.
    MAIN LOBBY, '62 CENTER 

    10:00AM Conversation with President Maud S. Mandel 
    MAINSTAGE, '62 CENTER 

    11:15AM Watergate: Lessons for Current Times with Henry Hecht '68
    Professor Hecht of UC Berkeley, School of Law, served as an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor from the inception of the office in the spring of 1973–through the Saturday Night Massacre and the firing of Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox–until the spring of 1976. He will offer observations on similarities and differences between the Watergate Prosecutions and recent investigations and prosecutions by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
    MAINSTAGE, '62 CENTER

    12:30PM Tailgate Lunch
    WESTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX

    1:30PM Football Kick Off, Williams vs. Tufts
    FARLEY-LAMB FIELD

    2:00PM WCMA Reception & Gallery Talks
    Join Class of 1956 Director Pamela Franks for an afternoon reception in WCMA’s newly renovated multipurpose space. In addition to remarks from the Director, Williams students will be giving brief talks and tours of the galleries.
    WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

    3:00PM Student Tours of Campus
    Interested in learning more about the new buildings and happenings at the college? Join current students on a tour of the latest campus structures.
    PARESKY FRONT PORCH

    4:30PM Public Post-Game Reception
    THE LOG

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


  • Parking:
      • 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:

    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.

    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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