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Williams College





Educational Resources

Libraries

Schow Science Library; Chapin Library; Matt Cole Environmental Studies Library; Archives and Special Collections

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 934,278 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 13,493 current serial subscriptions.
  • 143,374 microforms.
  • 39,010 Audio/Visual items.
  • 94,689 e-books.

Museums & Art

Williams College Museum of Art, '62 Center for Theater and Dance

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 377 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 800 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 150 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 200 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 50 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,500 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

health service

Remedial

math, writing, other

Counseling

career, personal, academic, psychological, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 95% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 82% of housing units are Singles.
  • 18% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 0% of housing units are Triples.
  • In total, there are 41 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 95% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 100% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 136 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Muslim Student Union, Newman Association-Williams Catholic, Williams Christian Fellowship, Williams College Jewish Association, Williams Meditation Society, Liberal Interfaith Experience.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian American Students in Action, Black Student Union, Chinese American Student Organization, Hawaii Club, International Club, Koreans of Williams, Queer Student Union, South Asian Students Association, Students of Carribean Ancestry, Williams African Students Organization, Vietnamese Student Association, VISTA
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) All Campus Entertainment, Baltimore Club, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Campus Greens, Cheese Club, Chemistry Student Advisory Committee, Chess Club, Chinese Yo Yo Club, Cinephiles, Food Club, Forest Garden, Friends of Turkey, George C Marshall Foreign Policy Society, Greensense, James A Garfield Republican Club, Marathon Club, Music Equipment for Serious Students, Rape and Sexual Assault Network, The Rappers of Williams, Smoothie Club, Society of Midnight Athletes, Students Against the Death Penalty, Students for Social Justice, Table Tennis Organization, Texans at Williams, Voice for Choice, Waffle Club, Williams College Anime Society, Williams College Democrats, Williams Entrepreneurship Society, Williams for Life, Williams Magic the Gathering Club, Williams Outing Club, Williams Progressives, Williams Rocket Club, Williams Gaming Alliance, International Justice Journal, Gulielmensian, Mad Cow, WCFM, Williams College Literary Review, Outdoor Outreach, Students for Organ Donor Awareness, Best Buddies, Chrysalis Community Walk for Love, Education without Borders, Humane Race, Hurricane Relief Coalition, Lehman Community Service Council, Peer Health, Purple Bike Coalition, Run for a Cure, Student Global AIDS Campaign, Williams Bone Marrow Registry, Habitat for Humanity, Williams Students On Line, WISHES, College Council, Asian Dance Troupe, Accidentals, Anti-Gravity Club, Argentinean Tango Club, Asian Theatre Project, Canboulay, Cap and Bells, Ceramics Club, Chinese Calligraphy Club, Combo Za, Dancing Folk, Dance Dance Revolution, Dance Dhamaka, Elizabethans, Ephlats, Ephoria, Good Question, Korean Samulnori Club, Kusika, Love Galaxy Jazztronauts, Moocho Macho Moocow Military Marching Band, Nothing But Cuties, Octet, Photography Club, Poppers at Williams, Ritmo Latino, Sankofa, Springstreeters, Student Symphony, Swing Club, WARP, Williams Art Collective, Gospel Choir, College Bowl, Williams Interdisciplinary Seminar on Ethics, Debate Team, Ethics Bowl, Harrison Morgan Brown Premedical Society, Model United Nations, Cheerleading, Aikikan, Badminton Club, Club Baseball, Fencing Club, Figure Skating Club, Sailing Club, Men's Club Water Polo, Women's Club Water Polo, Williams Club Volleyball, Cricket Club, Club Cycling, Club Equestrian, Gymnastics Club, Williams Ultimate Frisbee, Williams Women's Ultimate Frisbee, Men's Rugby, Women's Rugby
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Williams Record (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Albany, NY (50), Boston, MA (175)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Albany/Rensselaer, NY (50)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Williamstown, MA (0)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 34% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 63% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,700
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other






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