Lifelong Learning

Welcome to your online hub for alumni education beyond the classroom. Enhance your personal development, renew your intellectual curiosity, and keep learning with Williams through all of life's ages and stages. Check out resources, browse past webinars, and register for upcoming events below.

Enjoy, and let us know what learning programs inspire you!
Leila Derstine
Director of Alumni Engagement Programs

Featured Learning Opportunities

Bolin Legacy
Mentorship Weekend

April 12-14, 2024

Celebrate the newly renovated Davis Center and honor the legacy of Gaius C. Bolin Sr., while we recognize the rich history and contributions of historically underrepresented alumni.

Purple Prose Book Club

March to May 2024

Join the Purple Prose Book Club as we dive into Still Life by Sarah Winman, a story of missed connections and enduring friendships that intertwines art, love, and the human condition in post-war Italy and England.

Claiming Williams Keynote

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

The 2024 Claiming Williams keynote featured Ruth Simmons, author of this year’s Williams Reads selection, Up Home: One Girl’s Journey. You can watch the event, read the ebook, or listen to the audiobook.

Purple Prose Book Club

Join our virtual book club to connect with fellow Williams alumni and members of the Eph community as we read and discuss various book genres, including novels, lifelong learning, personal growth and more! Participation is free—you just need a copy of the book.

Travel Study

Since 1981, alumni and friends have embarked on outstanding travel-study opportunities led by Williams faculty. Our trips are adventurous, engaging, and most importantly, provide a wonderful way to continue your lifelong learning through the College.




JSTOR is available for a all alumni. It is the most widely searched collection of scholarly full-text journals used by Williams students. The 1,400+ high-quality JSTOR journals from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences are extremely useful for all disciplines and topics.

Williams Club Podcast


Listen to conversations with Williams alumni and affiliates, recorded live at the Williams Club and hosted by Williams Club Director Dale Riehl '72. Established in 1913, the Williams Club is located in mid-town Manhattan and open to alumni, family, undergrads, faculty, and staff of 35 institutions.

Teach Winter Study


The Winter Study Program provides students with a change of pace, emphasizes individual student initiative, and opens new horizons for students to explore during this interlude between semesters. Alumni are invited to submit their course proposals to teach Winter Study 2025 by April 5, 2024.

On Demand: Talks & Conversations

The Arts

Climate and Environmental Science

Culture and Food

Finance and Economics

History, Politics, and Social Sciences

Identity and Belonging

Science, Mathematics, and Medicine

Sports and Athletics

Work and Career

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