Covid-19 & Reunion Weekend

After a three year hiatus, we are excited to welcome Ephs home to Williamstown for reunion this June 9-12! 

This year’s reunion will also be taking a layered approach to mitigate risk of community spread of COVID-19 once you are on campus, taking into account vaccination, venue and ventilation, and masking and hygiene. While all reunion attendees are expected to comply with current public health directives including those outlined below, please note that Williams College cannot confirm the vaccination status of attendees or otherwise guarantee safety. We encourage you to make choices that are right for you. If you need to cancel or change your reunion registration as a result, please let us know.


The vast majority of reunion activities are outside, and specific planning efforts were made this year to maximize use of outdoor venues for risk mitigation purposes. 


Reunion attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated are expected to be fully vaccinated (boosters optional).

Williams continues to welcome those younger than 5 (who are not yet able to be vaccinated) to attend reunion with their family, with the expectation that they mask anytime indoors.

Masking and Hygiene

For those events that take place inside, masking is required of all participants aged 2 and up unless actively eating/drinking or in a private room in a residence hall with the door closed.

Surgical masks will be on hand for all indoor events across reunion weekend. 

Hand sanitizer will be available at all indoor events across reunion weekend, and also available at each class’s reunion tent.

Mask-wearing remains optional for all outdoor events and activities.


Antigen testing is another layer that you may wish to employ at your own expense. Rapid antigen tests are readily available at pharmacies nationwide, including in Williamstown.

Illness and Isolation

Should you or a member of your party fall ill while on campus for reunion, a list of health care options can be found on the health center website

Reunion attendees who become sick while on campus (whether with COVID or another transmissible illness) should depart immediately. Isolation rooms will not be available on campus for reunion attendees.