The usual tailgating area for Williams football fans will be closed to vehicle traffic on Saturday due to the conditions of the field. This decision was necessary given the amount of rain we have recently received. The grass area will still be open for the enjoyment of alumni, parents, and fans to bring their chairs, picnics, and coolers, however vehicles are not permitted. Parking will be available for Williams fans in the Facilities/Towne Field House lot on Latham Street across from the field.
November 5-7, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021
7pm-9pm: Welcome Reception for the Class of 2020 & 2021
The Williams College Society of Alumni is hosting a welcome reception for members of the class of 2020 and 2021 who are returning to Williamstown for Homecoming. The event will be catered by The Forge and hosted under the tent adjacent to Latham street at the Weston Athletic Complex.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
6am: Sunrise Hike with Scott Lewis
Meet on the Baxter lawn side of Paresky steps. Donuts and coffee provided!
8am: Gale Loop Fun Run led by current students
Meet on the Baxter lawn side of Paresky steps.
8am: Hopkins Forest walk led by current students
Meet outside the Rosenburg Center at the entrance to Hopkins Forest
9am – 11am: Book Signing with Coach Dick Farley @ The Log
Former head football coach, Dick Farley, will be signing copies of his self-published book “Why I Never Left Williams College.”
11:30am – HALFTIME: Alumni Hospitality Tent
Join us for chili and Eph camaraderie under the hospitality tent in the northern end-zone of Farley-Lamb Field.
11:30am – HALFTIME: Alumni Network Community Tent
Members of BiGLATA, WAAAAN, WBAN, WLAN, and WFAN are invited to connect with each other and students while having delicious Afro & Asian Caribbean inspired food. Tent located behind the grand stands in the tailgating lawn.
11:30am – HALFTIME: Spirit Tent
Grab some temporary tattoos, cowbells and other Williams-spirited gear, and take a selfie with Ephelia under the Spirit tent between the grand stands and the Team Building.
11am – HALFTIME: Williams Campus Plan
Come visit the Williams Campus Plan table at the Spirit Tent! Meet the team, learn about the project, and share your ideas for the future of the Williams campus. Visit the website to learn more: projects.sasaki.com/williams
1pm: Football vs. Wesleyan @ Farley-Lamb Field
Beer, wine, and malt beverages will be for sale ($4 per drink) within the northern end-zone of Farley Lamb Field from 10am until the end of the 3rd quarter to those 21 and older with photo ID.
2pm-5pm: Homecoming Carnival @ Science Quad
Join the Williams community for a fall festival featuring food trucks, lawn games, music, and inflatables!
Please refer to the Williams Covid-19 page for more detailed information on current policies and public health measures.
In celebration of the Bicentennial of the Society of Alumni and this month’s theme of “Home,” we invite alumni, students, parents, faculty, and staff attending the on-campus homecoming festivities on Saturday, November 6, to share their Williams spirit by doing one of the following:
- Taking a selfie with Ephelia
- Taking a selfie with President Mandel
- Taking a selfie with a friend you haven’t seen in a while
- Taking a selfie with a Williams staff member
- Taking a selfie with someone wearing a cow suit
- Taking a selfie with an alumni bicentennial banner in the background
- Taking a selfie enjoying food at a tent
- Taking a selfie with someone wearing plenty of purple
- Taking a selfie with the game in the background
- Taking a screenshot of a video call with a friend beyond Williamstown
- Taking a selfie with a cute dog
- Submit your photo(s) by sharing on social media and using the hashtag #WilliamsHomecoming or #EphNation and tag @EphAlum on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
- Claim your swag! Stop by the Homecoming Spirit Tent at Weston Field, 11:30 am - Halftime, and claim your bicentennial bandana, while supplies last.
Out of an abundance of caution, most campus buildings and programs are closed to visitors, including student houses. Exceptions include the Williams College Museum of Art, Sawyer, and Schow Libraries and Thursday lunches at Faculty House. See the Visitors and Guests section for the latest information.
Tailgating and post-game team gatherings with spectators will not be permitted until further notice.
The gym and fitness center are not currently open to the public.
All visitors and guests must wear masks indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
Williams policies and protocols may be revised in response to new public health data and guidance. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our Community Updates page.
With the increase in infection rates with the ongoing Delta variant, the college has had to reluctantly shift our campus rules to ensure the safety of our community. We ask everyone to review these guidelines before visiting.
Indoor Competition Venues:
Fully vaccinated spectators are permitted at indoor events
Public health officials consider an individual to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
Indoor venues are limited to 50% capacity
The doors will open 30 minutes before the start of competition
For volleyball please enter through the Chandler Plaza door, for indoor tennis please enter through the main entrance to Lansing-Chapman Rink
Spectators will be required to show either their Williams College ID or proof of full vaccination prior to entering campus buildings
Spectators will be required to mask while indoors
Due to current CDC age limits on vaccinations, individuals under the age of 12 are not permitted at indoor events
Outdoor Competition Venues:
Spectators, including off-campus guests, are welcome at all outdoor athletic venues and in outdoor spaces throughout campus.
Masks are not required while outdoors. However, Williamstown is in an area with a high number of COVID-19 cases. All spectators are therefore asked to follow current CDC guidance by masking outdoors if unvaccinated, or when social distancing cannot be maintained. Please consider masking in crowded outdoor settings, including in the stands or while visiting concessions, since these activities involve close contact with others who may not be fully vaccinated.
Spectators are not permitted in any campus building, including locker rooms, with the exception of designated restrooms.
For the fall athletics schedule visit here.
- 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 BY CAR WILL BE CLOSED IN THE GRASS AREA BEHIND FARLEY-LAMB FIELD DUE TO WATER SATURATION. Please park in the lower Spring Street lot or the College Parking Garage and walk over to field. Public restrooms are available under the main grandstand.
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
Pre- and Post-tailgate Gatherings:
Because the consumption of food and beverages in close proximity to others increases the risk of spread, NESCAC member institutions are not holding team gatherings or receptions with family and friends (e.g., postgame tailgates) until further notice, either at home or away.
Spectators are asked to maintain social distance while ordering and eating concessions. This is out of consideration to staff, as well as fellow guests and athletes.
As with all Williams athletic events, fans may not bring alcohol onto the Weston Athletic Complex. They may bring food and may bring non-alcoholic beverages – no glass or metal containers. Vehicles and bags are subject to search at the points of entry. Beer, wine, and malt beverages will be for sale ($4 per drink) within the northern end-zone of Farley Lamb Field from 10am until the end of the 3rd quarter to those 21 and older with photo ID.