After their initial in-room quarantine, students living on-campus are required to remain on campus at least through September (this Google Map defines what is considered campus for this purpose), and they may not visit off-campus houses until after the on-campus quarantine ends. Once the on-campus quarantine ends (if the… Continue reading »
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… Continue reading »
The college is adopting CDC guidelines for additional sanitation. These will be the primary focus of our custodial staff, and we’ll post a cleaning schedule on the Covid website once the plan is finalized. Offices will be cleaned monthly, and chalkboards weekly. Hygiene and sanitation are our shared responsibility. Continue reading »
Please see this letter for full testing details, including locations and times, scheduling, the testing process, and receiving results. Faculty and staff in frequent and/or regular in-person contact with other faculty, staff or students will be required to get tested weekly. Those likely to come to campus… Continue reading »
Only students who have completed all degree requirements are able to participate in Commencement. This means that students who take a leave cannot participate in commencement with their original class. These students can, however, opt to participate in Senior Week, Ivy Exercises, and Baccalaureate with their original class if they… Continue reading »
I’m scheduled to do a thesis. Will I be able to stay on campus over Winter Break (Jan. 4-31) to work on it?
If you are working on a thesis that requires on-campus work in January 2021, you will be able to petition to be on campus during that time. As part of the petition process, the college will seek input from your thesis advisor about why your on-campus presence is… Continue reading »
Students who wish to withdraw from the college after the semester is underway (rather than shifting modality from on-campus to remote) should understand the process and our tuition refund policy. Students who… Continue reading »
Is the intent to enroll decision that was due July 10 binding? If I decide between now and move-in that I prefer or need to pursue a different option, can I do so without penalty?
Though the deadline to declare your choice was Friday, July 10, important updates regarding campus arrival, testing, quarantine, athletics and course offerings may affect your original decision. (Please see Dean Marlene Sandstrom’s Aug. 6 letter here.) If, after you read our updates and protocols, you feel you would prefer… Continue reading »
I am an international student holding F-1 student status. If I can’t travel to Williams in the fall but am able to take courses remotely, will I maintain my F-1 student status?
F-1 International Students may take courses remotely from outside the U.S. Questions about maintaining F-1 status will be answered by Dean Ninah Pretto once DHS guidance is released for the fall. Updated 7/2/2020… Continue reading »
I am an international student who has not yet obtained F-1 student status. May I take classes remotely from my home country?
Yes, you can take courses remotely from outside the U.S. Your Form I-20 program start date will be updated to the semester you are able to obtain your visa and travel to the U.S. to participate in-person. Please contact Dean Ninah Pretto for more information. Updated 7/2/2020… Continue reading »