Homecoming

The first or second weekend of every November, Williams hosts an annual Homecoming weekend. This 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.

HOMECOMING 2018
Saturday, November 3rd @ 1pm
Williams Football vs. Wesleyan
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  • 10AM-5PM Library Special Collections welcomes alumni to view material from the College Archives, including yearbooks, student theses, and historic football photographs. Stop by to take a trip down Eph Pride memory lane!, Sawyer Library


    9:00PM - 11:00PM:
     Alumni Welcome Reception. Members of Williams Asian & Asian American Alumni Network (WAAAAN), Williams Black Alumni Network (WBAN), Williams First Gen Alumni Network (WFAN), Williams Latinx Alumni Network (WLAN) and BiGLATA (LGBTQ+ Alumni Network) are invited to attend a casual welcome reception to kick off Homecoming 2017 at The Log. Swing by after your arrival in Williamstown to connect with fellow alumni over complimentary food and drink.

  • 9AM - NOON Library Special Collections welcomes alumni to view material from the College Archives, including yearbooks, student theses, and historic football photographs. Stop by to take a trip down Eph Pride memory lane!, Sawyer Library

    10AM: Alumni and Student Pre-game Breakfast. Meet members of student organizations including BSU, SOCA, VISTA, Sisterhood, Griffins, and WASO for breakfast before the game. Rice House

    12PM - 1:30AM: Come for a drink and a meal at the newly renovated Log!

    NOON - HALFTIME: Alumni Hospitality Tent - Join us for chili and Eph camaraderie under the hospitality tent in the northern end-zone of Farley-Lamb Field.

    12:30pm Homecoming Spirit Program! - Face painting, temporary tattoos, pictures with the Purple Cow, purple cotton candy, and spirited treats and goodies! Located next to the Concession Stand by the Southwest corner of Farley-Lamb Field.

    1pm: Homecoming Tailgate. The Williams Alumni Relations Office, in partnership with the Williams Black Alumni Network (WBAN), invite alumni and students to a special homecoming tailgate.  Click here to register.

    1pm: Football Kick OffFarley-Lamb Field 

    4:00PM: The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Gospel Choir. This free event is open to the public, Chapin Hall

    4:30PM: The Williams College Jewish Association invites you to their annual wine and cheese event, Jewish Religious Center

    7:00PM: Octet Reunion Concert, Brooks Rogers

    10 PM - 1:30 AM: Alumni are encouraged to gather at the Log and enjoy food courtesy of Alumni Relations, The Log


    Need a ride? Want to offer a ride? Post in the Williams Switchboard here.

    Visit events.williams.edu for a full schedule of events on campus and destinationwilliamstown.org for activities in the Berkshires.

    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.

  • 10:30AM: Alumni and Student Networking Breakfast. Meet members of student organizations including BSU, SOCA, VISTA, Sisterhood, Griffins, and WASO for networking conversations before you head out of town. Rice House

  • 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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  • Register Here

    Schedule of Events

    Friday, 10:00pm-12:00pm: Welcome Reception. The Log
    Start your weekend off by enjoying some light snacks and catching up with friends!
    Do not forget to bring your I.D. if you want to drink alcoholic beverages.

    Saturday, NOON-2:00pm: Homecoming Tailgate. Weston Field Complex
    Stop by, connect with classmates, and watch the Williams-Amherst game.
    Enjoy delicious food catered by The Forge Restaurant. Kick off is at 1pm.

    Saturday, 10:00pm-1:00am: Young Alumni Social Gathering. The Log
    Join other young Ephs from classes ’08-’18! The Alumni Relations office will provide free appetizers throughout the night. Cash Bar. Do not forget to bring your I.D.

    Cost to attend Zero Year Reunion:
    Class of 2018 Alumni: $15
    Guests (Including non-Zero Year alumni & non alumni): $5


    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. 

  • Can't make it to campus? Join Ephs near you by attending a regional telecast!
    Click here to find a telecast near you and register.
    Click here to see who's attending one of our parties.

  • Show us your Eph pride by participating in our homecoming photo contest on Facebook using #Ephnation. The photo with the most "Likes" will win a Purple Pride swag pack! For complete rules and instructions click here.