Photograph of spectators celebrating in the stands, behind a banner that says "Go, Ephs!" during Homecoming Weekend 2022.

Experience Homecoming 2022

Photographs and videos capture the excitement of Homecoming Weekend at Williams.

Close-up of hands in black gloves ringing handbells

Till Hill and Valley Ring

The Williams Handbell Choir attracts students with all levels of ability, from beginners to proficient musicians.

Three students, including Jordan Wynn, Class of 2026, center, who transferred to Williams from Howard Community College in

Serving Veterans

Williams’ multi-pronged approach to increasing representation among student veterans includes partnering with the Warrior-Scholar Project, whose board now includes former provost Cappy Hill ’76.

A spread from a children's picture book in which a frog is extended his tongue very far to reach a lily pad in a pond as a girl in overalls sits and watches him. There are mathematical equations drawn around his head. Text on page reads: Josh explained the physics: the forces of water and gravity pull the stone deeper under the surface. In the air, the stone’s spinning motion provides stability, but it eventually loses speed in a splash. Applying this instruction to each throw, Millie developed the perfect toss. She quickly learned that square stones would veer off at an angle and triangular stones could cut through choppy water. She took a special delight in heavy, lopsided stones because they provided the greatest challenge. Late in the day, Josh declared Millie the best stone skipper in the valley. Her rocks seemed to dance across the fresh mountain water before tumbling into the muddy bank.

A Fairy-tale Book

A homework assignment in a comparative literature class at Williams inspires Olivia Polk ’18 to write a children’s book.

Students walk across a field against a backdrop of vibrant fall foliage in celebration of Mountain Day on October 15, 2022

Mountain Day Magic

A video and collection of photographs let you experience the magic of Mountain Day, which took place on October 14.

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

It’s Mountain Day!

On Friday morning President Maud S. Mandel canceled classes and the bells rang out “The Mountains,” signifying the start of Williams’ beloved tradition, Mountain Day.

The wrought-iron gates in front of Buckingham Palace with gold shields

End of an Era

At the first meeting of What in the World, an informal discussion series, Global Studies professors Aparna Kapadia and Chris Waters talk about the ramifications of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

Colorful illustration of heads and shoulders in blues, reds, oranges and black.

A Welcome Workplace

Inspired by his teenage son, Charlie, Jeff Miller ’91 founded Potentia, a human resources firm that helps employers hire and retain neurodiverse personnel.

Alana Lopez Barro Rivera, Class of 23.5, in Berlin, Germany, where she was an intern at the environmental policy think tank Ecologic Institute

Career and Life Experience

Sourcing and designing a clothing line. Augmenting elementary school curriculum. And researching the human brain. These are just samples of the work 202 Williams students engaged in this past summer with the help of the Alumni Sponsored Internship Program.

In an older photo, six people are onstage performing a play, most of them in cabaret-style clothing with hats and leotards, with one in a shiny white wedding dress.

Uncovering Williams History

Two students spent the summer in Special Collections, researching the history of thought about Shakespeare among Williams scholars and the lives and works of staff in the second half of the 19th century.