Williams students walk down a wooded path on a hike to Stone Hill during Mountain Day in October 2021.

It’s Mountain Day!

It’s Mountain Day!

Despite recent rain, President Maud S. Mandel declared Oct. 14, 2022, as Mountain Day, “because, well, I want to celebrate!” she wrote in an early morning email to the Williams community.

Classes were canceled to make room for a host of indoor activities in the morning. “If weather allows,” she wrote, “we will provide opportunities this afternoon to celebrate the wonder and restorative benefits of the outdoors.”

Check out the complete schedule of activities and information about accessibility on the Outing Club’s Mountain Day web page.

To learn more about Mountain Day (which began more than 200 years ago as Chip Day and Gravel Day and has since evolved into the annual tradition of a spontaneous break from classes), take a look at this history from the college archives.

Happy Mountain Day, everyone!

Share your #mtnday experience!

Post photos and videos of your Mountain Day using the hashtag #mtnday, and visit Williams’ social channels—Instagram, Facebook and Twitter—to see how the Eph community is celebrating on campus and around the world.

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