Vaccinations and exemptions information

Dear Williams faculty and staff, Congratulations to you all on a successful end to an academic year unlike any other. This message explains how to document your vaccination or request an exemption. As Maud explained in her June 1 email, faculty and staff must complete one of these two… Continue reading »


To the Williams community, After consultation with Berkshire Health Systems, which is managing our county Covid vaccination effort, we have determined the best way to support our community is to provide transportation to established vaccination sites in North Adams and Pittsfield for all enrolled students and any faculty and… Continue reading »

New option for college-sponsored travel

Williams students, faculty and staff, Earlier this afternoon the NESCAC athletic conference announced plans to hold a shortened spring 2021 competition season starting in mid-April, subject to continued stability or improvement in the Covid outlook. We want to announce that Williams will participate, within the context of a broader plan… Continue reading »

Important Covid update for Faculty and Staff

Williams staff and faculty, As we near the end of the in-person semester, Covid rates are rising significantly in Massachusetts and nationally. Williams has navigated this challenge well. Along with relatively low rates regionally, people’s respect for our community commitment to health and safety has been a critical factor in… Continue reading »

Response to questions about college financial planning and staffing

April 11, 2020 Dear Williams staff and faculty, We hope that you and yours are doing as well as possible under the circumstances. We want to respond to questions about job security that some of you have communicated to us in the wake of recent campus emails. The most direct expression of concern has been a question about whether staff should anticipate temporary or permanent layoffs. Some people have also asked the college to promise that we will not cut jobs. We want to respond publicly so that everyone has a chance to understand the situation and our commitments. Continue reading »

Update about construction and facilities

Williams faculty, staff and students living locally, I am writing to share two news items about campus and our facilities. First, as of the end of the day today, March 27th, construction has been suspended on both the North Science Building and Fort Bradshaw projects. We are communicating with the… Continue reading »