Reunion FAQ

For a full schedule of events visit the Reunion Schedule.

Registration Info

  • Online registration for reunion opens on Monday, March 18, 2019. Online registration for reunion closes on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. You are still welcome and encouraged to attend reunion, but please register in person when you arrive to campus at the Faculty/Alumni Center at the corner of Park Street and Route 2. For the post-50th classes, please register and check-in at Dodd House. The 25th reunion should check-in at Mission Park and the 50th Reunion should check-in at Horn Hall.

  • We want to help every member of the Williams family participate in Reunion. If you have a financial hardship, please email alumniregistration@williams.edu to request financial assistance. This is a fully confidential ask, and we will make every effort to help offset the expense of your registration fee. We are not able to provide financial support for travel, housing or other non-registration fee related expenses.

  • Stop at the Faculty House/Alumni Center (corner of Route 2 and Park Street) to pick up a schedule, class mementos, and dorm room keys. If you are in a post-50th class, check-in is located at Dodd House (the former Williams Inn). The 25th Reunion should check in at Mission Park. The 50th Reunion should check in at Horn Hall.

  • Wednesday: 5-9 p.m. (50th and post-50th only)
    Thursday: 8 a.m.-midnight (50th and post-50th only) noon-midnight (all classes)
    Friday: 8 a.m.-midnight
    Saturday: 7 a.m.-midnight
    If you registered for College housing but arrive after check-in closes for the night, visit Security (Hopkins Hall, lower level) for access to your dorm room.

  • Up until two weeks prior to reunion, yes. If you need to cancel your registration and would like to receive a refund, email alumniregistration@williams.edu with your information. If you need to cancel your registration within two weeks of reunion, please email your class reunion chair directly asking permission for a refund (as due to catering counts and expenses that are determined in those final weeks, reunion chairs need to be sensitive to class budgets that might be affected by a refund). If the reunion chair approves the refund, forward the approval and your cancellation request to alumniregistration@williams.edu .

Logistics

  • Park in campus lots during the weekend. Larger lots are near the Hockey Rink, the Chapel, Greylock parking garage, behind Brooks House, and off Stetson Court. If parking in town lots or on town streets, please abide by posted rules as the local police will issue parking tickets.

  • If you’re looking for a ride to town, or willing to offer one, please make use of Williams Switchboard.

  • Relaxed! Unless your class leaders have urged you to bring formal attire, pack your bag with comfortable summer clothes. Be sure to check the weather in the days prior to the weekend to adequately pack for rain, heat, cold, etc.

College Housing

  • The cost is $80 per BED for the entire weekend (whether you stay three nights, or one). When we say per BED, remember that the dorm beds are x-long twins. If you are bringing young children, feel free to bring sleeping bags or pack n’plays, and the kids may sleep in your room without incurring a fee as they will not be using a campus bed. Also, we do not split up families, but as many of our dorm rooms are singles, families may be housed in rooms next to one another to meet the bed needs requested.

  • Housing is done on a first-come, first-served basis and we cannot accommodate requests for housing with friends. We do house families together. We make every effort to house class members in their class headquarters, but once the dorms are at capacity, we house you in buildings as nearby as possible. Remember, we are not a hotel and that the time spent in your on campus room is limited, as you’ll be out enjoying the campus activities!

  • Yes. No need to bring your own linens if you are staying in college housing. You will be provided basic sheets, 1 blanket, 1 pillow and 1 towel per bed registration.

  • Unfortunately, no, we cannot let people know in advance of Reunion weekend where they are housed. We house over 1200 people for those three days and hire a temporary employee to manage that aspect of the weekend, so the information is off-site until Reunion Weekend. Thank you for understanding.

  • No, pets are not allowed in college housing. Pets are allowed on the campus grounds, but not in campus buildings unless you have a medical need. Please look for local kennels, or speak to local hotels/rentals about pet accommodations.

  • The rooms are not air conditioned. The majority of the dorm rooms do NOT have private bathrooms. They are the same dormitories that you remember from your years as students, communal bathrooms and all!

Amenities

  • Williams does not provide babysitters during reunion. We do, however, have an extensive family activities program on Saturday. Details here. You may take advantage of our Eph Kids Night Out program, group childcare, on Saturday evening of reunion from 6pm-MIDNIGHT at the Williamstown Community Preschool. Look for details in your registration form. For more information contact Sue Hamblin, Director of the Williamstown Community Preschool 413-458-4476 or wcdcc1@verizon.net. Young children must be supervised by a parent or babysitter at all events, but we provide a dorm bed, free of charge, for sitters coming with families (Let us know that your sitter is coming when you register).

  • Yes.

  • We’ll provide you with directions on how to connect to our network upon arrival to campus.

  • Samuelson and Muir swimming pool will be open Thursday-Friday afternoon from 2-5pm and Saturday from 1-4pm.


Still have questions?
Email: alumni.relations@williams.edu
tel: 413-597-4151