Summer Send Offs

Welcome Class of 2027

The Williams Community is so excited to welcome the newest incoming class with another stellar summer of send off parties!

Join us for another special season of celebrations.


NEW YORK, NY | Registration is closed
August 22, 2023 at 6pm

ATLANTA, GA | Registration is closed
August 26, 2023 at 4pm

CHICAGO, IL | Registration is closed
August 26, 2023 at 9am

KANSAS CITY, MO | Registration is closed
August 6, 2023 at 3pm

BOSTON, MA | Registration is closed
August 19, 2023 at 3pm

LOS ANGELES, CA | Registration is closed
August 19, 2023 at 4pm

PALO ALTO, CA | Registration is closed
August 20, 2023 at 1pm

WASHINGTON, DC | Registration is closed
August 23, 2023 at 6:30pm

SEATTLE, WA | Registration is closed
August 26, 2023 at 1pm

PHILADELPHIA, PA | Registration is closed

TWIN CITIES, MN | Registration is closed

PRINCETON, NJ | Registration is closed
August 20, 2023 at 3pm

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA | Registration is closed
August 21, 2023 @6pm

YARMOUTH, ME | Registration is closed
August 17, 2023 at 6pm

Questions about these events? Please contact Rob Swann '90 at [email protected].


Moments of fun-filled connection and good food!

After about an hour of mingling, chatting, and snacking, the host and/or a regional alumni leader briefly welcomes everyone to the Williams community and asks current students and any Williams staff to introduce themselves. Current students are welcome to share a thing or two about their Williams experience (major, extracurriculars, etc.) Incoming students need only share their name and perhaps their first-year entry.

Then invite any questions that new Ephs and their families might have (“There are no dumb questions!”) and call on current students and/or college staff to answer when that might be helpful.

Keep it brief and informal. Send-offs are for new students more than anyone else: rather than listening to too much Q&A, they should be having fun meeting people and mingling with each other.


We're eager to showcase your summer send-off party to our Ephs community and invite you and your guests to capture memorable moments through photographs. These photos can be sent to Williams College after the party, which we will feature in our Summer Send-Offs Gallery and share across our social media platforms.

We also encourage students and alums to tag their personal po by using the hashtag #WilliamsClassof2027SendOffs and tagging our official accounts @EphAlum and @WilliamsCollege. Your engagement will contribute greatly to our shared celebration of the upcoming academic year.


We aim to make sure the send-offs have the Williams sparkle. Prior to your party, the Alumni Engagement Office will mail you a package with balloons, name tags, and purple and yellow napkins to use/decorate with, as well as some Williams paraphernalia to give away, such as purple and yellow m&m’s.

Please contact Alumni Engagement at [email protected].