Save the date! Homecoming is Nov. 9, 2024


Homecoming weekend is an opportunity for students, alumni, and the local community to come together around their love of purple and gold to cheer on the Ephs. Festivities include tailgating, a Spirit Tent and Chili Fest down on Farley-Lamb Field while cheering on the Williams Football team.


Friday, November 3, 2023

4 – 6 p.m. – Chapin Library Centennial Celebration, Chapin Gallery, Sawyer Library
A reception in celebration of the Chapin Library Centennial

8 – 10:30 p.m. – Zero Year Reunion & Young Alumni Celebration: Farley-Lamb Field
The Class of 2023 is invited to celebrate their Zero Year Reunion. The Classes of 2019-2022 are also invited to join the celebration. This event will run from 8-10:30 p.m. outdoors under the tent at the Weston Athletic Complex entrance. The night will be catered by The Forge. Bring your I.D.


Saturday, November 4, 2023

9 a.m. – Yard-by-Yard Lecture, Williams Inn Ballroom
FROM HERE TO HERE: Student to teacher with a four- decade pit stop in Hollywood

Join us for a talk by Michael Sardo ’81, an Emmy-nominated writer, producer and show-runner, who is now a Visiting Lecturer in English at Williams. He has worked on hundreds of episodes of television, including Wings, Picket Fences, Caroline in the City, Rizzoli & Isles and The Tracey Ullman Show; written pilots for most major studios; was the creator, showrunner and executive producer of the series Fairly Legal and Normal; and is currently developing five series in three countries.

Join Michael as he discusses his path from Williams student, to his first Hollywood job, success with widely-acclaimed shows and back to Williams, teaching screenwriting.

Coffee and pastries available at 8:30 am.

10:15 a.m. – A Conversation with President Maud S. Mandel, Williams Inn Ballroom
Hear from President Mandel about campus updates followed by Q&A.

12:30 p.m. – At the Alumni Hospitality Tent
Join us through halftime for chili and Eph camaraderie under the hospitality tent in the northern end-zone of Farley-Lamb Field.

12:30 p.m. – At the Alumni Network Community Tent
Members of BiGLATA, WAAAAN, WBAN, WLAN, and WFAN are invited to connect with each other and students while enjoying delicious food. Tent located behind the grandstands in the tailgating lawn. This event goes until halftime.

12:30 p.m. – At the Spirit Tent
Grab some temporary tattoos, stickers, and other Williams-spirited gear, and take a selfie with Ephelia under the Spirit tent between the grand stands and the Team Building. This event goes until halftime.

1 p.m. – Football vs. Wesleyan at Farley-Lamb Field
Beer, wine, and malt beverages will be for sale within the northern end-zone of Farley Lamb Field until the end of the third quarter to those 21 and older with photo ID.

All events are free and registration is not required unless specified.

For other events happening in the area over Homecoming Weekend, visit btw Berkshires and Destination Williamstown

  • 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.
    • See Williams College map for locations.


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

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

    • 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