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 »
What happens if I change my mind about my enrollment status between now and the first day of classes?
We recognize that extenuating circumstances may make your initial enrollment decision problematic (e.g., travel/visa restrictions; illness in the family, etc). If this occurs, please contact the Dean’s Office to let us know so that we can help you develop a workable plan. Added 7/8/2020… Continue reading »
Is the intent to enroll decision, due Friday, July 10, binding? If I decide between this Friday and move-in that I prefer or need to pursue a different option, can I do so without penalty?
We are requiring all students and families to make a decision by July 10 so that we can do the planning and operational work required to fully support all of our students in the fall. As you can imagine, if we don’t know how many people… 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 »
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. Continue reading »
Are students, faculty and staff required to be tested before returning to campus for the fall semester?
Covid-19 testing will be required for all students. There will also be testing for faculty and staff. Tests will be administered upon arrival and then weekly throughout the rest of the in-person term. We’ve arranged with the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to provide… Continue reading »
I was hoping to study abroad this fall. If the CDC and U.S. State Department warnings remain elevated, but my program still plans to operate, can I attend?
The majority of our study away partners have canceled their programming for the fall. If you have applied to a program that is still running an in-person study abroad program for the fall and you would like to attend, please contact Tina Stoiciu to determine whether or not Williams… Continue reading »