Campus Emails

Williams-Exeter Programme 2020-21

Dear WEPO students, Following President Mandel’s message earlier today about the fall semester at Williams, we are sure that you have many questions about the plan for the Williams-Exeter Programme. We don’t have all the answers at this time, but we do want to let you know where… Continue reading »

Intent to enroll for Fall 2020

Dear Students, As you read in President Mandel’s message, we are inviting all students back to campus for the fall semester. While we look forward to seeing many of you on campus, we also know that many others will opt to enroll for fall classes but learn remotely and… Continue reading »

Announcing our plan for Fall 2020

Dear Williams community, I’m writing to inform you that Williams plans to convene an in-person semester for fall 2020. Our plan includes extraordinary public health measures for everyone’s protection, options for people who are unable to come to campus because of medical or other concerns, and a full curriculum of hybrid and remote courses. These measures will provide flexibility for all, as well as protections for international students and those from vulnerable populations, and for everyone residing on or working on campus... Continue reading »

Financial Planning for 2020-21

I want to start by thanking the more than 500 of you who participated in our recent virtual town hall on the plans for next year and the college’s response to the pandemic and its financial impact. I’m now writing to share some further details about our financial planning, including steps that we’ll take in the 2020-21 fiscal year to manage the impact of the crisis... Continue reading »

Inviting all staff and faculty: Virtual town hall

Williams staff and faculty, With everyone working remotely or coming to campus on rotation, it’s even more important than usual that we (President Mandel and Provost Love) and our fellow administrators regularly share what’s happening at Williams. Recently, a number of people on campus have asked how decisions will be… Continue reading »

Early steps for planning our postponed commencement

To the Class of 2020 and the Williams community, Following President Mandel’s April 3 announcement canceling in-person Commencement this June, I’m writing as College Marshal to share some early details about our alternate plans. While it’s regrettable that the pandemic forced us to cancel the June ceremony, we’re working hard to organize a graduation that honors your special class in appropriately special ways. Continue reading »

Announcing the Working Group on Returning for Fall 2020

April 28, 2020 Dear members of the Williams Community, As I wrote in a letter last week, I am in the process of establishing two working groups, one focused on identifying the operational requirements of opening and successfully returning for a residential fall semester, and the other focused on what would be required to pursue alternative scenarios if we are unable to hold a conventional fall term. Continue reading »

Timeline and process for deciding about Fall 2020

April 23, 2020 Williams faculty, staff and students, In higher education, a great deal of attention is now shifting to the questions of whether schools will reopen in the fall and what reopening might look like. Uncertainty about these and so many issues is hampering decision-making for the entire college community. Continue reading »

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