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A student in a cap and gown holding their diploma over their head walks among rows of graduates at Williams College's 235th Commencement on Sunday, June 2.

Celebrating Williams’ 235th Commencement

See a recap of all the weekend’s festivities at commencement.williams.edu.

Photo of the jazz band performing on stage.

End of a Jazz Era

After four decades, the Williams Reunion Jazz Band is playing its last gig at Reunion Weekend, June 6-9, 2024.

A variety of students wearing and using gear from the Outing Club pose amid a mix of different items for outdoors activities.

Get Out and Play!

From slacklining to swimming, camping to collecting clover, students are connecting with the outdoors—and each other—through the Williams Outing Club.

A photo of a student using a glove box to install tantalum discs in the Majorana Demonstrator detector array at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D.

Detecting Dark Matter

As the only liberal arts college participants, physics professor Graham Giovanetti and his students are part of a massive collaboration to unlock one of the biggest mysteries of the universe.

Stories

illustration of a bee flying above dandelions and green grass

In an essay for Noēma Magazine, environmental studies professor Laura Martin writes about the negative impacts of biocides on biodiversity—and on us.

Two buildings that make up the new Davis Center complex

Davis Center Opening

The reimagined Davis Center, a hub of programs and spaces supporting historically underrepresented communities within the larger Williams family, is celebrating its opening after a substantial renovation and expansion.

Two musicians, Alastair Moock, Williams class of 1995, and his friend and collaborator Reggie Harris play guitar, seated, on stage.

Opening Doors

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alastair Moock ’95 is the founder of a collaborative program that uses musical performance and storytelling to encourage interracial conversations about race, gender and class.

Students work in a garden outside the Class of 1966 Environmental Center.

The Class of 1966 Environmental Center earns Living Building certification.

As the 34th Living Building in the world, the environmental center is the first of four buildings on campus to pursue the International Living Future Institute’s rigorous criteria.

Two people stand outside a building with gray siding and large windows. Large green letters in a window behind them say 91.9 WCFM, and smaller white letters say Tune in with a URL (not entirely visible in the photo).

Voices from the Past

Williams alums and former DJs return to campus to take the mic—and to lend their voices to a history of WCFM radio for Josh Picoult’s ’24 senior thesis.

Headshot photos of the 2024 honorary degree recipients

Four to receive honorary degrees at Williams’ 235th commencement.

Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III will be the principal speaker at the 2024 Commencement Exercise.

Sports

5/27: Williams Men's Tennis tied with NCAA Individual Championship 0-0 Matt Kandel loses, 6-4, 5-7, 2-6, in Quarterfinals (singles) | Kandel and Nicholas Chen lose, 2-6, 1-6, in quarterfinals (doubles) away.

5/24: Williams Softball defeated by East Texas Baptist 9-10 (7 innings) away.

5/23: Williams Softball defeated by East Texas Baptist 0-8 (5 innings) away.

5/18: Williams Softball defeats No. 20 Husson University 4-0 (7 innings) away.

5/17: Williams Softball defeats Framingham State University 6-1 (7 innings) at home.