Williams is on a 450-acre campus in a small town setting in Williamstown, Massachusetts, not far from Albany NY. Williams has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Williams does not have fraternities or sororities.
Williams students' favorite campus events are Mountain Day, Winter Carnival and Claiming Williams.
Williams offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Williams students live on campus. In 2021, 69% of undergrads at Williams lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 7% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Williams. There are 2,020 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,962 undergraduates. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Williams offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Williams there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Williams:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Golf||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 2|
|Lacrosse||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Badminton||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 3|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Squash||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Tennis||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Skiing (Cross Country)||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Skiing (Downhill)||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 1|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Volleyball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 3|
|Water Polo||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Williams College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Williams campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Williams offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Williams, take Interstate 90 to Williamstown, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Albany International airport.
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