Alumni & Visitors

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Academics

  • Yes, although access will be restricted to current faculty, students and staff. Hours may be modified. And users will be expected to follow campus social-distancing and hygiene guidelines. Visit Williams Libraries for updated hours.

    Updated 7/1/2020
  • We anticipate that when the semester begins all library services—both online and in-person—will be available to faculty, students and staff, although some will be modified to meet social-distancing and hygiene standards. Visit Williams Libraries for updated information.

    Updated 7/6/2020

Athletics

  • Any athletic engagement will begin and proceed slowly and with an abundance of caution. Knowing how important athletics is in the lives of many students, we hope to provide opportunities for team engagement.

    Williams fall sports teams will not travel and compete during the fall semester. Our decision has been guided by the utmost attention to safety protocols to ensure the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, staff and the community. Varsity athletes will not be engaged in any team activity (formal or informal) until the week of Sept. 14. At that time, coaches will work with athletes on approved outdoor training activities. The fitness center and all indoor athletic facilities are closed and likely will remain closed throughout the fall semester. This means that students, including varsity athletes, will not have access to indoor athletic spaces (e.g., pool, squash courts, basketball courts, etc). Coaches will work with athletes on developing outdoor training activities.

    Decisions about winter and spring teams have not yet been made. The Athletics Department hosted a special town hall devoted to information and discussion of these issues. Watch the archived video here.

    Please visit the EphSports website for more details about the fall semester.

    Added 8/6/2020

Campus Life

  • The college has conducted a comprehensive review of campus buildings and spaces. Engineers measured airflow rates and are upgrading the filters in our heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to a MERV 13 rating or higher. Wherever possible, they’re also adjusting building automation settings to meet or exceed ventilation standards established by ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. In enclosed spaces, windows should be kept open as much as possible. These moves will help us ensure sufficient air exchange and filtration for everyone’s safety.

    To align with this guidance, occupancy of dorm rooms will be limited to the students assigned to each room, and occupancy of enclosed offices will be limited to one person at a time. Departments are developing reopening work plans that include provisions for office schedules, remote work and other strategies that will reduce the need to share enclosed spaces.

    Added 8/13/2020
  • In an effort to prioritize people’s health and safety, the college has made the difficult decision to close the campus to all visitors. We look forward to welcoming you to campus when it’s safe to do so. Please explore virtual opportunities for alumni and families.
  • In an effort to prioritize people’s health and safety, the college has made the difficult decision to close campus to all visitors. We look forward to welcoming you to campus when it’s safe to do so. In the meantime, please explore Williams virtually.

Health

  • The college has conducted a comprehensive review of campus buildings and spaces. Engineers measured airflow rates and are upgrading the filters in our heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to a MERV 13 rating or higher. Wherever possible, they’re also adjusting building automation settings to meet or exceed ventilation standards established by ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. In enclosed spaces, windows should be kept open as much as possible. These moves will help us ensure sufficient air exchange and filtration for everyone’s safety.

    To align with this guidance, occupancy of dorm rooms will be limited to the students assigned to each room, and occupancy of enclosed offices will be limited to one person at a time. Departments are developing reopening work plans that include provisions for office schedules, remote work and other strategies that will reduce the need to share enclosed spaces.

    Added 8/13/2020

Housing

  • The college has conducted a comprehensive review of campus buildings and spaces. Engineers measured airflow rates and are upgrading the filters in our heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to a MERV 13 rating or higher. Wherever possible, they’re also adjusting building automation settings to meet or exceed ventilation standards established by ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. In enclosed spaces, windows should be kept open as much as possible. These moves will help us ensure sufficient air exchange and filtration for everyone’s safety.

    To align with this guidance, occupancy of dorm rooms will be limited to the students assigned to each room, and occupancy of enclosed offices will be limited to one person at a time. Departments are developing reopening work plans that include provisions for office schedules, remote work and other strategies that will reduce the need to share enclosed spaces.

    Added 8/13/2020

Human Resources

  • At this time, the REC center will remain closed based on state guidelines. Please contact the Controller’s Office for information about community REC pass refunds or memberships.

Student Resources

  • Yes, although access will be restricted to current faculty, students and staff. Hours may be modified. And users will be expected to follow campus social-distancing and hygiene guidelines. Visit Williams Libraries for updated hours.

    Updated 7/1/2020
  • We anticipate that when the semester begins all library services—both online and in-person—will be available to faculty, students and staff, although some will be modified to meet social-distancing and hygiene standards. Visit Williams Libraries for updated information.

    Updated 7/6/2020

Work Environment

  • The college has conducted a comprehensive review of campus buildings and spaces. Engineers measured airflow rates and are upgrading the filters in our heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to a MERV 13 rating or higher. Wherever possible, they’re also adjusting building automation settings to meet or exceed ventilation standards established by ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. In enclosed spaces, windows should be kept open as much as possible. These moves will help us ensure sufficient air exchange and filtration for everyone’s safety.

    To align with this guidance, occupancy of dorm rooms will be limited to the students assigned to each room, and occupancy of enclosed offices will be limited to one person at a time. Departments are developing reopening work plans that include provisions for office schedules, remote work and other strategies that will reduce the need to share enclosed spaces.

    Added 8/13/2020