Campus Emails

Decisions about 2020 Commencement and Reunion

Williams students, families, faculty and staff, Over the last few weeks, Williams has been assessing the question of whether or not to hold commencement and reunion, in light of the pandemic’s progress and impact. I have decided, reluctantly and with significant disappointment, that the college cannot safely hold a traditional… Continue reading »

Preparing for Classes

Dear Students, As the semester picks back up in its new format, I want to let you know that I am thinking about all of you and wishing you well. I also want to share some advice….. I hope some of this is helpful to you. It’s… Continue reading »

Extended Stay at Home Advisory

Williams staff and faculty, As you may know, yesterday Massachusetts Governor Baker extended the state’s stay at home advisory through May 4. Schools and all non-essential businesses are to remain closed during this period. I want you to know that Williams will continue with our own essential-personnel… 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 »

Announcement about pass-fail decision

Dear Williams community, We have entered into an unprecedented period in national and global history. Clearly, for Williams this has also been a historically challenging moment: one which has forced actions we never imagined would be needed. I know that members of the Williams community are doing the utmost to… Continue reading »

Governor Baker’s order regarding essential services

Dear Colleagues, Earlier today, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued an order requiring all businesses and organizations providing non-essential services to close from noon tomorrow, Tuesday. March 24, through noon April 7, 2020. The order also directed the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to issue a “stay at home advisory”… Continue reading »